Ultimate Solutions to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

If you have recently got a new iPhone, then you must be asking the same question. While setting up a new iOS device, we often wonder how to transfer contacts from iPhone to new iPhone. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions to transfer contacts to new iPhone from an existing iOS or Android device. In this guide, we will teach you how to transfer contacts to new iPhone from an Android or iOS phone. Read on and learn more about these three different techniques in detail.

Part 1: Transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone using iCloud

To start with, let’s learn how to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone. You can take the assistance of iCloud to transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone. Every iPhone user gets a free access to 5 GB storage on iCloud. Later, you can also buy more space to manage your data on iCloud. In this way, you can learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to new iPhone over the air.

The only drawback of this method is that it will only work while setting up a new device. You would only get an option to restore your device from iCloud backup during its setup process. If you like to transfer contacts on an existing iPhone, then you would be required to factory reset it. Though, you can always learn how to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone via iCloud by following these steps.

1. Firstly, make sure that you have already taken a backup of your contacts on iCloud. To do this, visit its Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn on the option of iCloud Backup.

backup old iphone contacts to icloud

2. To take an immediate backup of your data, tap on the “Backup Now” button. Make sure that the option for Contacts in enabled here.

enable icloud backup

3. Once you have taken a backup of your contacts on the cloud, you can access it from anywhere by visiting its website or using its app.

4. Now, to transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone, simply turn on your new iOS device to perform its setup.

5. As you would initiate the process, you would be asked how you wish to setup the new device. From the provided options, tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

restore from icloud backup

6. This will launch the following screen where you need to log in to your iCloud account.

7. After signing in with your iCloud credentials, you can view a list of all the recent and old backup files stored on the cloud.

8. Simply select the iCloud backup file of your choice (ideally the most recent one) and wait for a while as it will transfer contacts to new iPhone.

select the icloud backup

Part 2: Move Android contacts to new iPhone using Move to iOS app

After learning how to transfer contacts from iPhone to new iPhone, let’s know how to do the same for Android devices as well. Apple has developed a dedicated app to transfer contacts to new iPhone from an existing Android device. The Move to iOS app can be used to transfer your contacts, messages, bookmarks, photos, account details, and more from an Android to iOS device.

Though, just like the previous solution, this one will only work while setting up a new iOS device. You can’t move your data if you are already using your iPhone. While setting up the device, you can follow these steps to learn how to transfer contacts to new iPhone from an old Android.

1. To being with, you need to download Move to iOS app on the source Android device.

2. Turn on your target iOS device and follow the same process when you transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone. The only difference is that while setting up the device, you need to tap on the “Move Data from Android” option.

transfer contacts to new iphone using move to ios app

3. Now, launch the Move to iOS app on the source Android device and proceed by tapping on the Continue button.

launch move to ios app

4. Once you will select the “Move Data from Android” option on the target iPhone, a random one-time code would be generated. You need to match this code on your source Android device to establish a secure connection.

enter code to start moving contacts to ios

5. After matching the code on both the devices successfully, your devices would be connected.

6. From the source device, you can select the kind of data you wish to move. Make sure that “Contacts” is selected before commencing the transfer process. This will transfer contacts to new iPhone from Android wirelessly.

contacts moved to new iphone

Part 3: Transfer old Android/iPhone contacts to new iPhone using dr.fone

As you can see, using both the above-mentioned methods are pretty tedious. Additionally, they would only work while setting up a new iPhone. If you wish to learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone/Android device to new iPhone without setting up your device, then you can use dr.fone - Switch. It is a part of the dr.fone toolkit and provides a seamless way to perform a direct phone to phone transfer.

With just one click, you can move your contacts, messages, notes, bookmarks, voice memos, media files, and every other data type from one device to another. Since dr.fone Switch supports a cross-platform transfer, you can transfer contacts to new iPhone from an iOS or Android device. It follows a simple click-through process and is fully compatible with every leading iOS and Android device. To learn how to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone using dr.fone, follow these simple instructions.

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1. Download dr.fone on your Windows or Mac. Launch the application and click on the “Switch” option from the opening screen of the toolkit.

transfer contacts to new iphone with dr.fone

2. Now, connect your existing and new device to the system. You can perform an Android to iPhone or iPhone to iPhone transfer using dr.fone - Switch.

3. In no time, your source and target devices would be detected by the application. Your new iPhone would be marked as a destination device. Take the assistance of the “Flip” button to interchange the positions of the device.

connect both source device and new iphone

5. Furthermore, select the type of data that you wish to transfer from your existing to new iPhone. To transfer contacts to new iPhone, make sure the option of “Contacts” is selected.

6. To initiate the process, click on the “Start Transfer” button.

select contacts to new iphone

7. Wait for a while as dr.fone - Switch would transfer your data from the source to the target device. Both the devices should be connected to the system during the process.

8. As soon as the transfer would be completed successfully, you will be notified. In the end, you can disconnect your devices safely.

contacts transferred to new iphone successfully

As you can see, it is pretty easy to learn how to transfer contacts to new iPhone from an existing iOS or Android device. For a hassle-free experience, download dr.fone Switch and transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone within seconds. It can also be used to transfer contacts to new iPhone from Android (or vice versa). Besides contacts, you can move all the important data files as well. It is a remarkable tool which will let you switch from one device to another with no data loss.

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