How to Transfer Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone X

When you get a brand-new iPhone X, the first thing you need to do is transfer all the contacts and numbers on the old iPhone to the new one. Just read on and learn how to move contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone X.

1. Move Contacts to iPhone X with Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer

The easiest way to move contacts from one iPhone to another is using Tenorshare Phone to Phone Transfer, which is a one-click solution to sync contents including Messages, contacts, call history, notes, calendar, voice memo, safari bookmarks, photo, video, music, iBooks and apps so far) between iDevices with no iOS version, size, distance limitations. Now get Phone to Phone Transfer downloaded and installed on your computer. Ffollow the steps below to learn how to move files with the help of it:

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Step 1: Launch it on your computer, and connect two iPhones to computer via USB cable, click Next button to proceed.


Step 2: Then select and tick Contacts, then hit Start Transfer to transfer contacts.

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After a while, you will find all the contacts have been synced to your destination phone.

2. Sync Contacts to New iPhone X via iCloud

If you are using the same iCloud account on both devices, then you can try to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud, just do the following:

Step 1: First of all, please make sure that both devices have Wi-Fi network connected and you have logged in the same iCloud account on both iPhones.

Step 2: On the old iPhone: Enable the contacts sync feature by going to Settings >> Your account>>iCloud>>toggle on Contacts sync, then wait for a while to let iPhone sync the contacts to iCloud.

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Step 3: Then do the same thing to new iPhone X: Head over to Settings >> Your account >> iCloud >> Also enable Contacts sync.

If your iPhone contacts won't sync with iCloud, just refer to How to Solve iPhone Contacts Won't Sync with iCloud

3. Copy Contacts to iPhone X Using iTunes

iTunes is another way to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone X, below are the detailed steps how to perform contacts transfer using iTunes:

To get started, please update the iTunes version to the latest one, then launch it.

Click on the device icon to select your iPhone from the menu bar, then click 'info' and enable Sync Contacts with, don't forget to tick the All Contact option beneath the Sync Contacts with.

After all these done, hit Apply button to start contacts sync.

Once completed, connect your iPhone X to computer. And repeat the steps above and hit Apply button, then hit Apply to transfer contacts to your new iPhone.

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Extra Tips: Can I Transfer Contacts to New iPhone 8/X via SIM Card

Normally, we save the contacts in the SIM. Hence, when it comes to contacts transfer, we prefer to take the SIM card out and insert into to the new phone. But unfortunately iPhone doesn't store contacts on the SIM card, so there is no contact on some users' iPhone.

Here you have it, 3 ways to sync contacts from old iPhone to iPhone X with/without iCloud. If you have any problems or questions about data transfer, drop them in the comments!

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