2 Simple Ways to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone 8

Most of us would agree that contacts are the most important data stored in our smartphones. If you have also made the big move or planning to do so in the near future, this article will come in handy to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8.

Many a times, iOS users gave no clue about how to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8 or any other iOS device. This problem may arise if you've purchased a new iPhone or have multiple iPhone sets which you tend to use simultaneously. For all such and many more purposes, refer to the two techniques listed below and transfer contacts to new iPhone 8 easily as contacts are of utmost importance to us and facilitate the calling and messaging feature on any smartphone.

Read on to know more about how to keep your iPhone contacts intact and transfer them safely on to your new iPhone 8.

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Wondershare MobileTrans is very powerful software which enables its users to send data from the old iPhone onto the latest iPhone 8 in simple and easy steps. Its 1-Click Phone Transfer tool makes it very unique as it finishes the task within seconds. It can easily transfer data, such as photos, videos, music, calendar, messages and especially contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 8. It is designed to support iOS 11.

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Go ahead and follow the steps given below to help you transfer contacts to new iPhone 8:

Step 1: Download, install and run the Phone to Phone Transfer program

To begin with, download the Phone to Phone Transfer tool on your personal computer. Follow the instructions that follow to install it on your PC and then double click on its icon launch its main interface.

Now use two different USB cables to connect your old Android or iPhone and new iPhone 8 to the PC and then select “Phone to Phone Transfer” option to begin to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8.

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Step 2. Select the Contacts option from the list of data

In this step, you will see that both of your iPhone are recognized by the software and placed before you as the source and target device. In the middle, you will also notice a list of data which can be transferred from a previous iPhone to iPhone 8. Herein, select “Contacts” by ticking on the small check box next to it.

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Step 3. Initiate the Transfer process

This is the last step and requires you to click on “Start Transfer“ to initiate the transfer process. Once you do this. The contacts will start moving from old phone to new iPhone 8. The process may take a few seconds. Remember not to disconnect your devices until the transfer is over.

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That's it! Once this is done, you will find all your contacts in the new iPhone 8. Simple, isn't it? Go try it out yourself to believe it.

Part 2: How to transfer contacts to iPhone 8 with iCloud

Don’t we all use Apple’s iCloud services to store our essential data? Yes we doubt what we don't know is that iCloud is a great medium to transfer this data from one iOS device to another in simple, yet effective steps. All you need is an Apple ID along with its password which can be fed on multiple iOS devices to retrieve the same data on all of them.

Wondering how to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8 using iCloud? Here is what you have to do:

Step 1. In case iPhone 8 has been set up by you, you will have to reset it to proceed further. To do so, simply open “Settings” and hit “General”. Next up, select “Reset” and there you go. Make sure you either don't set up your new iPhone or follow these steps to reset it completely.

Step 2. Open “Settings” on the old iOS device and click on the name at the top of your screen. Scroll down and tap on “iCloud”. On the iCloud Settings page, open “iCloud Backup” and hit “Backup Now” to backup all the data saved on the iPhone.

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Step 3. Once the process of backup is successful and complete, pick uproar new iPhone 8 and start setting it up. Connect it to Wi-Fi and on the “Set up your iPhone” page, select the option which allows you to restore a backup from iCloud as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 4. Select the backup based on the time stated along with it and feed in your Apple ID along with its Password when prompted. iPhone 8 will automatically start retrieving the data from the iCloud backup and save it on your new iOS device.

Note: The only drawback of using this method is that it does not allow iOS users to selectively backup and restore contacts only. All the data saved in the old iPhone is backed up and then restored on the new iPhone 8. As a result of this, a lot of unwanted data may enter your new iPhone 8.

We have already learnt how to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8 using Wondershare MobileTrans 1-Click Phone Transfer Tool. Let us now quickly take you through some of its exciting features:

  1. It allows users to transfer data, especially contacts, from one iPhone to another in just a click.
  2. It is available for Mac and Windows, both.
  3. It also helps in backing up data and restoring it to other devices later on.
  4. Wondershare MobileTrans is safe to use and prevents data loss.
  5. It is compatible with iOS 11 and hence supports iPhone 8.

In short, iCloud is a great way to transfer contacts to new iPhone 8, but Wondershare MobileTrans takes the lead and surpasses all such tools as it is bestowed and equipped with very advance and useful features which not only assist in moving contacts to the new iPhone 8 but also helps in managing iOS devices in a better and efficient way. Simply download and have a try!

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