Data backup is required when either your phone is creating problems so you are going to reset it or you want to sell your old iPhone to switch to the new one. So create a complete backup of your iPhone data including your contacts to get it back to the new phone. There are different ways through which you can transfer contacts to iPhone including your entire contact list. It depends on the device through which you are getting back your data. So, select the best way to transfer your contacts to iPhone according to your requirements.

Part 1: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iPhone

If your contact list is stored in your old iPhone and you want to transfer it to your new device then this can be done through some ways but it is recommended to use a third party software named MobileTrans for Mac (or MobileTrans for Windows).

It is the advanced data transferring software which is capable of transferring all of your iPhone data between different devices. Your overall data will be kept in its original form so there is no need to worry about losing your data in any form. You can transfer the data through different modes depending upon the device. The program allows you to do a full-scale phone transfer including contacts with name, number, email address, WhatsApp number and much more. Also your audios and videos will be transferred with complete information including artists’ names, lyrics, album info and much more.

iSkysoft Phone Transfer 

Key Features of Phone Transfer:

  • Easy phone to phone data transfer.
  • Keeps your entire data in its original form.
  • Transfers each and every file format.
  • Retrieves data from iTunes backup.
  • Retrieves data from iCloud backup.

Steps to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iPhone

Step 1: Launch the phone transfer

The first step which you have to do is to download the Phone Transfer on your computer. And install and launch the program.

Step 2: Open phone transfer mode

In the main interface of the program, you will see the "Phone to phone transfer" tab. Now connect your both iPhones through data cable with your PC. After a successful connection, the program will start to scan your source device.

Step 3: Start transferring contacts to iPhone

Now select the contacts to transfer from phone to phone and click "Start Copy" button to start the process. Wait a little to end the process.

After transferring your entire contact list, press ‘OK’ to end the proceedings.

Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from PC

If you have backed up your complete contact list to your PC then in order to transfer your contacts from PC to iPhone, there is simple step to follow. You can transfer your contacts from PC to iPhone through iTunes. So here is the step-by-step guide through which you can transfer your contacts from PC to iPhone with ease.

Step 1

The first step which you have to do is to connect your device with your computer. iTunes will be launched automatically on your computer. Wait for a minute otherwise open iTunes by clicking on its icon.

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Step 2

Now select your device by clicking on it. You will find your device on the top left side of the window.

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Step 3

Now click on the "Info" tab.

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Step 4

Mark "Sync contacts with" and select your PC from the drop down menu.

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Step 5

Now click apply to get contacts from computer to iPhone.

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Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iPad

In order to transfer your entire contact list from your iPad to iPhone then it is recommended to use the MobileTrans for Mac (or MobileTrans for Windows). Through this method you can securely transfer all of your contacts so here is the step-by-step guide to help users to transfer contacts from iPad to iPhone.

Steps to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iPhone

Step 1: Run the phone transfer

The first step which is required to take is to download the Phone Transfer on your computer. After downloading, install the program. Now launch the program to start the transferring process.

Step 2: Open phone to phone transfer mode

Connect both your IPad and iPhone with your PC with the help of data cable and click on the "Phone to Phone Transfer" tab in the main interface of the program. Now you will be directed to the transfer window to see both of your devices.

Step 3: Transfer contacts to iPhone from iPad

Now check the "Contacts" option and click "Start Copy" to start getting contacts from iPad to iPhone.

Part 4: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iCloud

If you have backed up all of your contacts to iCloud then you can get them back easily from iCloud to your device. For this purpose, here is the step-by-step guide to make everything easy for you.

Step 1

The first step which is required to take is to open the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap on the "Settings" app to open it.

Step 2

Now tap on iCloud to begin the process.

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Step 3

Now it is required to enable the Contacts. If it is already enabled then turn it off and then again turn it on.

Step 4

Now select the "Delete from my iPhone" option when asked what to do with the existing contacts.

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Step 5

Now select to merge the contacts.

Step 6

Now launch your contacts app and you will see all of your contacts in your iPhone. It will take a bit of time to transfer your contacts from iCloud to iPhone so wait for it with patience.

Part 5: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from Mac

In order to transfer your entire contact list from Mac to iPhone then you can do it in a very simple way. There are also other ways but the below process is very easy to follow. So, here is the step-by-step guide to make things easier for you when going to transfer your contacts from Mac to iPhone.

Step 1

The first step which is required to take is to make sure that you have backed up your contact list via iCloud.

Step 2

Now, install the iCloud app on your Mac. Click on the iCloud icon and open it.

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Step 3

Now enable iCloud contact sync on your iPhone.

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Step 4

Now import contacts from your Mac to your iCloud app.

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Step 5

It will move and sync your entire contact list to your iPhone.

Part 6: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone from iTunes

If you have backed up your contacts via iTunes then it is easy to get them back to your iPhone. So, here is the step-by-step guide to help you in transferring your entire contact list from iTunes to iPhone. Follow these steps one by one to transfer contacts easily and properly.

Step 1: The first step which you have to take is to connect your iPhone with your computer with the help of data cable. The iTunes will be launched automatically. You should wait for a while to let the iTunes load. In case it doesn’t, simply click on the iTunes icon on your desktop to launch it manually.

Step 2: Now look out for your device. It will be shown on the top left side of the iTunes window. Click on your device and then select the "Info" tab.

Step 3: Now mark the "Sync contacts with" option and select "Windows contacts" from the drop down menu. Keep in mind that if you are using Windows XP then the "Windows Contacts" will be displayed with a name of "Windows Address Book".

Step 4: Now click on the "Sync" button. You will find this button on the bottom-right corner of the window.

Step 5: After synchronizing successfully, all of your windows contacts will be transferred to your iPhone.

Part 7: How to Transfer Contacts from Address Book to iPhone

If you want to transfer all of your contacts from Address Book to iPhone then here is the step-by-step guide which will surely help you in transferring contacts with ease. Follow all the below steps one by one and transfer your contacts.

Step 1

The first step which you have to do is to open the Address Book on Mac.

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Step 2

Now press Ctrl + A to select all of your contacts displaying in the address book.

Step 3

Now click on “File” menu, select “Export” and choose export as a VCard option.

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Step 4

Now open your email account on Mac. Attach the VCard file and send a mail to your iPhone.

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Step 5

Now open your mail in your iPhone and download that file. Then you will be asked if you want to import all the contacts into the iPhone contacts, click “Done”.

Finally, you have learnt many different ways of transferring your entire contact list to iPhone. All of the above ways of transferring your contacts are safe and secure. So, select any of the above method depending upon your requirements and start transferring your contacts back to your device.

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