Transferring contacts between iPhones is a common requirement for iOS users. This often happens when they switch devices or want to get contacts synced between different devices. Whatever the purpose of doing this, try the methods offered in this post to finish the task. 

Tip 1. AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to iPhone One by One

The AirDrop is a convenient option to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. No installation is required. You can complete the whole process with your iPhone only. But the process might be tedious because you have to transfer contacts one by one. Therefore this method is more suitable for transferring several contacts. If you have a lot of contacts to transfer, try other solutions instead. 

Before proceeding with AirDrop, be sure your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have been enabled on both iPhones. 

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on both iPhones.

Turn on AirDrop on iPhone

Step 2. Go to the Contacts App on your source iPhone, tap on the contacts you'd like to send to another iPhone, and then choose "Share Contact." Tap the AirDrop icon and choose the target device.

Share contacts via airdrop

Step 3. Then a notification will pop up on your target iPhone. Click "Accept" to receive the contact and then check it in the Contacts App on your target iPhone.

For users who want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth, AirDrop is the answer. The Bluetooth connection lets your iPhones find each other and make data transfer possible.

Tip 2. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iPhone Data Transfer Tool

If you have a lot of contacts to transfer, one of the quickest ways is to use this iOS data transfer tool. As a professional iOS data transfer tool, it can help you move contacts, messages, photos, videos, and many other data between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and a computer. Apart from that, it is also equipped with some additional functions, such as:

Notes: The WhatsApp Manager tool is only available in EaseUS MobiMover's free version

Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Make sure you have trusted your computer on your iPhones and go to "Content Management" > "Contacts".

Select category

Step 2. Select the contacts you want to transfer from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus and click "More" > "To Another Phone".

select items

Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to complete. Then you can view the contacts transferred to your target iPhone in the "Contacts" app.

transfer process

In addition to transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, you can also do many other things like saving iPhone text messages to the computer, putting music to iPhone, and syncing photos from one iPhone to another. As an iPhone user, you will need a tool like EaseUS MobiMover in many situations. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Tip 3. Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another via iCloud

Apart from AirDrop and third-party software, iCloud is also a good choice for contact transfer. Compared with the two methods we introduced above, iCloud is more flexible. Whether to get all iOS data transferred from to the new iPhone or get contacts only synced between iPhones, iCloud can make that happen. The only downside of iCloud is that the contacts you transferred with iCloud will erase your current contact. 

To transfer contacts only from the old iPhone to the new iPhone:

Step 1. Make sure both iPhones are connected to Wi-Fi and are signing in to the same Apple ID.

Step 2. On your old iPhone, head to the Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Move the Contacts slider to ON.

Step 3. Repeat Step 2 on your new iPhone. 

Step 4. Then a message will appear about merging the contacts. Just choose "Merge."

Sync contacts via iCloud sync

Tip 4. Transfer Contacts Between iPhones via iTunes

If you prefer to use iTunes instead of iCloud, here's how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes. 

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to a computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click your iPhone tab and click "Info."

Step 3. Tick the box next to the "Sync Contacts" option and then click "Apply."

Step 4. Then, disconnect your old iPhone and connect your new iPhone to the computer.

Step 5. Choose your new iPhone and click "Info."

Step 6. Next, tick the box next to "Sync Contacts."

Step 7. Under the "Advanced" section, make sure the "Contacts" option is checked and click "Apply."

Sync Contacts via iTunes

Tip 5. Import iPhone Contacts from SIM Card

If you have ever stored contacts in your SIM card on your old iPhone, you can import them to your new iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Remove the SIM card from your old iPhone.

Step 2. Put it into your new iPhone. 

Step 3. On your new iPhone, go to the Settings.

Step 4. Tap "Contacts," then tap "Import SIM Contacts."

Bonus Tip. Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone

Currently, you can transfer contacts from Android to iPhone in three ways: by syncing a Google account, using a VCF file, using a SIM card. Here is how each way works.

Use a Google Account

Step 1. On the iPhone, go to the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap "Password & Accounts" > Tap "Add Account" > Tap "Google."

Step 3. Follow the on-screen prompts to add your Google account to the iPhone. Then, your contacts will be automatically synced.

Use a VCF File

Step 1. On your Android device, open the Contacts app.

Step 2. Tap the three dots at the top right corner of the screen and then tap "Share."

Step 3. Choose the contact you wish to transfer and tap "Share."

Step 4. Select "VCF file."

Step 5. Choose the way you wish to send the VCF file via emails or text messages.

Step 6. On your iPhone, open VCF files and add the contacts to your iPhone.

Use a SIM card

Step 1. On your Android phone, open the Contacts app. 

Step 2. Tap the hamburger menu.

Step 3. Tap "Manage Contacts."

Step 4. From this page, tap "Import/export contacts" and then Tap "Export."

Step 5. Select where to export your contacts to.

Step 6. Choose the contacts you wish to export and tap "Export."

Step 7. Remove the SIM card from your Android device and insert it in your iPhone. 

Step 8. Import SIM contacts: Go to the Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts.

The Final Words

These are the most practical and effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. As you can compare, EaseUS MobiMover gives you the most freedom in choosing the items and saves more time for you during the transfer process. Get it now, and you will enjoy a good helper forever.

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Updated by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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