How to Transfer Contacts Between iPhones

Have you also bought a new iPhone and wanted to move some important data including contacts from your old iPhone to new iPhone? No need to worry. With these given solutions you can share, copy and transfer contacts from one iPhone to other easily.

Choose the solution which is suitable for you and copy or share your contacts with any of your iPhone.

How to share contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Contacts app

This is one of the easiest ways to transfer contacts between iPhones which does not require any third party solution. Sharing will be done by using iPhone’s native contacts app.

Follow these easy steps:

To share a specific contact:

  1. Open the ‘Contacts app’ on your iPhone.
  2. Touch on the contact you want to share from the contacts list.
  3. Scroll down a little and tap on ‘Share Contact.’
  4. Select an option (Message, Mail, etc.) to share the contact via Mail, Message, AirDrop, IM apps, and more. Tap on ‘More’ button to see more sharing medium.
  5. Enter or choose a receiver.
  6. And Send.

Contact will successfully send to the receiver.

To share multiple contacts:

  1. Open the ‘Contacts app’ on your iPhone.
  2. Tap and hold on a contact to select more.
  3. Tap on the contact from the contact list to continue selecting.
  4. After selecting, tap on the ‘Share’ at the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Select a sharing medium.
  6. Enter or choose a receiver and then send.

Selected contacts will send to the receiver.

How to share contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

Before going ahead, both iPhones should be connected with a Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ of the old iPhone.
  2. Tap on your ‘Apple ID.’ It is at the top of the settings menu. If you aren’t Signed in then, tap on Sign in>Enter your Apple ID and password>Sign in.
  3. Tap on ‘iCloud.’
  4. Turn on the sliding button of ‘Contacts.’
  5. Scroll down & tap ‘iCloud Backup.’ (If the iCloud Backup switch Off then turns it on)
  6. Tap on ‘Back Up Now’ to backs up the contacts of your old iPhone to iCloud.
  7. Now, open the ‘Settings’ of the new iPhone.
  8. Tap on your ‘Apple ID.’ It is at the top of the settings menu. If you aren’t Signed in then, tap on Sign in>Enter your Apple ID and password>Sign in.
  9. Tap on ‘iCloud.’
  10. Turn on the sliding button of ‘Contacts.’
  11. Now, press the ‘Home’ button to go to the home screen.
  12. Open the ‘Contacts’ app.
  13. Swipe down & hold until the contacts would not start refreshing.
  14. After finish, release your finger.

Now, the contacts of your old iPhone will be available on new iPhone.

You can also use iTunes to copy contacts from your backup. Just log in with the same Apple ID and restore the backup into your new iPhone.

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate .

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