5 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without/with iCloud

5 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without/with iCloud

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By Elva | Aug 22,2018 10:09 am

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Using iCloud to transfer contacts is one of the good ways since iCloud is come with your iPhone. But the service offers only 5GB storage. For more storage, the users need to pay for it. Because of this, the users’ interest has been increased for doing the transferring process without iCloud. If you are very new to this process, we are providing both the methods to transfer contacts, which are how to transfer contacts through iCloud or without it.

Part 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is a service that helps in keeping the devices in sync by sharing information between iOS devices and computer. You can use iCloud to transfer contacts if you want a wireless process. Following are the steps on how to transfer contacts through iCloud.

Step 1: Connect both the iPhones to the same internet connection or Wi-Fi. Log in to your iCloud account by entering the Apple ID and password to both the phones. Head to “Settings” now and go to the name. Go to “iCloud” and toggle the “Contacts” switch on. Please note that if you operate iOS 10.2 and earlier, you need to tap on “Settings” and then “iCloud”.

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Step 2: Look for “Storage & Backup” by scrolling down and tap “Backup now”.

Step 3: In the new iPhone, go to “Settings”, select “iCloud”. Slide the toggle button again to turn on the “Contacts”.

Now, open “Contacts” by tapping the dark grey silhouette head icon. Swipe the screen down to refresh it. You will see the rotating refresh icon. Release the screen and your contacts will be successfully transfer and will show in the new device.

Part 2: 4 Methods to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

Method 1: [Best] Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via iSkysoft iTransfer

There is no doubt that iSkySoft iTrasnfer is the excellent way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone withoud iCloud. This is the most impressive phone manager tool that is able to manage different contents on the device. iTransfer can help in transferring music, messages, photos etc. other than contacts. The transfer process can take place between any iOS or Android devices.

  • There’s no fear of losing data when working with this tool. It fully manages to take care of all the data including contacts, messages, images, videos etc. by making proper and safe backup.
  • You are able to transfer all contacts by one click or transfer them selectively using iSkysoft.
  • You can create amazing and creative GIFs using your pictures and videos. Also, it can help in rooting the Android device.
  • You can import, transfer and add/delete contacts with this tool easily.
  • Sending SMS through PC directly when Android is not working is its another wonderful feature.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone withoud iCloud

Step 1. Launch the iSkysoft iTransfer

Download iSkysoft iTransfer and proceed to install the software. After installing, next step would be launching it. When all this done, continue the process by connecting the two iPhones with the computer. Select the device from which the contacts are going to transfer as the source device. Now, press the “Phone to Phone Transfer” button from the given options in the main window of the program.

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Step 2: Pick the Target Device

Next, receive the files to the new device by selecting it as the target device. Just click on the dropdown icon and press the “Next” button.

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Step 3: Transfer Contacts

On clicking “Next”, you will be able to catch the sight of all the file types from the source device. They all will be selected by default. You need to unselect them except “Contacts”. Now, click on “Delete contents on target device then transfer” box. Lastly, click on “Transfer” and when it will done, click on “OK”.

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Method 2: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is also wireless technology helping in sharing files between two devices within a specific range. However, iPhone doesn’t support file transfer whereas it supports connecting wireless headsets through Bluetooth. To perform the transfer method via Bluetooth, you need to install an app on both the devices namely, ‘Bluetooth Share Free’. the steps for transferring are given below.

Step 1: Open “App Store” and install “Bluetooth Share Free” application from there. Hit the icon of Bluetooth which will make your iPhone visible to the other iPhone.

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Step 2: Go along the prompts that come to connect both iPhone.

Step 3:Now, tap on “Bluetooth Share Free” icon after installation and then go to “Contacts”.

After this, select the contact you want to transfer and choose “Send by Bluetooth”. Accept from the other device and the contact will successfully transfer to the other iPhone.

Method 3: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

iTunes is a software helping in organizing music to the iDevices users. It has bundle of features and helps in many things including syncing music, movies to iOS devices etc. Following are the steps for transferring contacts.

Please note that this method is free but it won't allow you to selectively transfer the wanted contacts, and you have no chance to preview the contacts.

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect the old iPhone to PC. Select your iPhone in iTunes and click on “info” tab. Turn on “Sync Contacts with” button. Select “All Contacts” and then “Sync”.


Step 2: Let the syncing completes and click on the “Eject” button to disconnect the phone. Connect other iPhone and follow the same pattern i.e. selecting the device and clicking on “info”. Hit “Sync Contacts” and subsequently hit “All Contacts”.

Step 3:Click on “Sync” and this will transfer contacts to the new iPhone.

Method 4: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Google Gmail

This is the last way in the list of how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone withoud iCloud. Gmail is an e-mailing service provide by Google which can help syncing contacts as well. People can use Gmail in their Android/iOS device easily or they can access on web also. The steps are:

Step 1: Open “Settings” in the iPhone and go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”. Tap “Add Account” and select “Google”.

Step 2: Enter the Gmail details i.e. e-mail address and password. Look the contacts and turn it on if it is not.

Step 3:Take new iPhone and follow the same pattern till entering the Gmail details. Subsequently, go to “Settings” and hit “Fetch New Data”. Slide the “Push” button on.

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