When you switch to a new iPhone, it is almost a necessity to transfer contacts from your old iPhone to the new one. By doing so, you can keep your contacts available on the new device and use them as usual.
When it comes to transferring contacts from one iPhone to another, iCloud may flash into your mind first. Indeed, it is a direct and simple way to sync contacts across devices that use the same Apple ID. However, it is not suitable for all situations since you need to make some preparations before you use it. Then how can you transfer contacts to a new iPhone when iCloud is not a proper choice for your current situation?
iCloud is a proven but not the only solution to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. Without the help of iCloud, you can also migrate contacts to your new iPhone within seconds using one of the ways below:
How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone Without iCloud Quickly
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As an iPhone data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover helps to make iPhone contacts transfer, photos import and export, video and music download and sharing and more between two iDevices or between an iDevice and a computer.
As a backup manager, it allows you to back up an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch simultaneously or selectively. Afterward, you can view your iPhone backup or restore the backup to a new device.
The WhatsApp management features enable you to transfer, back up, and restore WhatsApp chats and attachments.
While the file conversion option works to convert iPhone photos to JPG so that you can view HEIC files on Windows and convert videos to MP3 to help you extract wanted audio from videos.
Thus, when you prefer to transfer contacts to your new iPhone without iCloud, EaseUS MobiMover is a recommended way out.
To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another without iCloud:
Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer with two USB cables and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iDevices and click "Trust" to trust your computer. To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, click "Phone to Phone" and specify the transfer direction. Then click "Next" to continue.
Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click "Transfer" to start transferring contacts from your old iPhone to your new iPhone.
Step 3. When the transfer process has completed, go to open the "Contacts" app on your iPad/iPhone to check the transferred items.
Since EaseUS MobiMover also supports data transfer between an iDevice and a computer, you can export iPhone contacts to CSV, import VCF to iPhone, and more.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud Wirelessly
Speaking of file-sharing services on an Apple device, AirDrop could be one of them. It is a built-in utility on Apple devices that lets you send photos, videos, contacts, information, websites, locations, and more.
However, although contacts are supported, you can only transfer one item at a time via AirDrop. Thus, you'd better apply AirDrop when you only want to share a few things.
To AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone:
Step 1. Turn on AirDrop and Bluetooth on both iPhones.
Step 2. Go to the Contacts app on the source iPhone, tap the contact you want to transfer, and then choose "Share Contact."
Step 3. Tap "AirDrop" and then choose the name of the target iPhone.
Step 4. On the target iPhone, click "Accept" to start the contact sharing.
Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone with iCloud
iCloud is the easiest way to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another as long as you make proper preparations, including:
- Sign in to both iPhones with the same Apple ID.
- Get enough iCloud space to save the contacts.
- Connect both devices to stable and fast network connections.
Afterward, go to the Setting app to toggle on iCloud Contacts to sync contacts from your old iPhone to the new iPhone automatically.
The Bottom Line
Now you know how to transfer contacts to a new iPhone with or without iCloud. Whether you prefer a wired or wireless solution, you can find a method that fulfills your needs. Actually, you can also move contacts from iPhone to iPhone by sending an email or using a social networking app. But these ways are not so user-friendly for bulk transfer. Specify your needs and apply the way to like to get contacts from the old iPhone to your new iPhone within seconds.
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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.
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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