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How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X


September 25, 2017 by Lincoln Spector

Contacts are indispensable for everyday use, we use them to make phone calls or send messages. So when you get one new iPhone 8/iPhone X, you may want to transfer contacts from old iPhone to your new iPhone in first time. Here in this guide we will tell you four ways that can help you transfer contacts from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5/4s/SE to the new iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X. You can first read and then choose the method you prefer. Let's get it on.

Part 1. Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 8/X with MobileTrans

Part 2. Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 8/X via iCloud

Part 3. Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X from Backup

Part 4. Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X via SIM Card

Part 1: Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 8/X with MobileTrans

If you prefer an easy and quick way, then MobileTrans can be a good choice. It is one iPhone to iPhone transfer tool that can help you move data to new iPhone directly.

It enables to transfer contacts from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/4s/SE to iPhone 8/X in minutes. And also allow you to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone 8/X.

Step 1. Download MobileTrans on your Mac or PC computer > Launch it and connect your old iPhone and new iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X to computer via USB cables.

Step 2. Choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" feature.

Step 3. Select Contacts and other contents to transfer from iPhone to iPhone.

Part 2. How to Sync Contacts to New iPhone 8/X via iCloud

If you share the same iCloud account on your old iPhone and new iPhone 8/X, and have connected to Wi-Fi network. Then you can try this method. It will sync all the contacts from iPhone 7/6s/5s/SE to your new iPhone 8/X.

Step 1. Log in the same iCloud account on both iPhones and connected to Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. On old iPhone: Settings > Your account > iCloud > Turn on Contacts sync.

Step 3. On new iPhone 8/X: Settings > Your account > iCloud > Also enable Contacts sync.

Wait for some minutes for the contacts syncing, and go to Contacts app to have a check.

Notice:

There's some otential risks with using iCloud. You never know when all your contacts will be synced to new iPhone, and whether you will lose some important contacts during this process.

Part 3. How to Import Contacts to iPhone 8/X from Backup

As for this method, it will not only transfer contacts to your new iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X, but also other types of data like messages, photos, notes and more. It will also erase the existed data on the new iPhone. If you just want to transfer contacts or don't want any data loss, then please prefer to Part 1 to get the solution.

1. Restore from iCloud Backup

Backup your old iPhone with iCloud: Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi > Open Settings app on iPhone > Your account > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.

Restore backup to iPhone 8/X: Set up your iPhone until you access the Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup. If you have already set up your new iPhone, you can go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to start over.

2. Restore from iCloud Backup

Backup your old iPhone with iTunes: Install the latest version of iTunes and open it > Plug in your old iPhone > Click Device tab > Summary > Choose Back Up Now.

Restore from iTunes backup: Plug in your new iPhone 8/X and open iTunes > Click Device tab > Summary > Restore Backup… > Select the right backup.

Part 4. How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone 8/X via SIM Card

If your SIM card contains the contacts you need, you can just remove the SIM card from your old iPhone, and then insert the SIM card into your new iPhone. Then go to Settings > Tap Contacts > Tap Import SIM Contacts to move contacts to new iPhone 8/X.

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to transfer contacts from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/4s/SE to iPhone 8/X. And if you prefer an easy and quick way, AnyTrans is the better one. Besides that, it can also help you transfer messages, photos, music, ringtones etc. from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/X.



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Lincoln Spector, is a senior editor for giveumore studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips and Tricks in the iOS world.

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