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4 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8

Congratulations on getting a new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8. We know you must very excited to set it up and use it, but before that let us learn how to transfer data, especially your contacts, from iPhone to iPhone. Here are 4 ways that make it easy to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, two of which also teach you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without using iCloud. Amongst other data, transferring contacts is very important for all smartphone users because it is difficult and very time consuming to manually feed in all contact details one by one. Also, without contacts, there is not much you can do with an iPhone.

So, let's not wait anymore, let us proceed to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus/ 8 in the best possible ways.

Part 1: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using dr.fone

Do you know about dr.fone toolkit - iOS Data Backup & Restore ? It is a software developed by one of the most trusted companies called Wondershare. This software helps you to backup all your data stored on an iPhone without using iTunes and then restore them to the same iPhone or another iPhone using your Windows PC/Mac. This procedure is 100% safe and leads to zero data loss.

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Simply, follow the steps given below to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud and iTunes:

Step 1: Backup contacts from old iPhone

Download, install and run the software on your personal computer and click on “Data Backup & Restore”. After you do this, connect your old iPhone to the PC (using an original USB cable) and let the software recognize it.

transfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 1

The software will now automatically identify the data saved on your iPhone. Select “Contacts” and other the files you wish to transfer to new iPhone and hit “Backup”.

transfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 2

iOS Data & Backup toolkit will now start backing up your contacts and other files. This process will take a few minutes, so you should patiently wait and not use any of the devices in the meantime.

transfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 3

Once all your contacts are backed up successfully, you may view them all at once. At the bottom of dr.fone, click on Restore to Device, connect the new iPhone. The contacts will be transferred to the new iPhone within minutes.

transfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 4

Let us now move on to the restoration process.

Step 2: Restore backed up contacts to new iPhone

Open the dr.fone iOS toolkit to choose “Data Backup & Restore”. Now click on “To view the previous backup file”. Now connect your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8 to the PC.

transfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 5

From the list of backup folders, select the correct folder which will help you to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone and hit “View”.

ransfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 6

Select the contacts you wish to transfer to your new iPhone and simply hit “Restore to Device”.

ransfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 7

Finally, on the pop-up message that appears, hit “OK” and wait for the backed up contacts to get transferred to your new iPhone.

ransfer iphone contacts with dr.fone - step 8

There you go, all your contact got easily transferred to your new iPhone.

Part 2: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud

You can also transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud by the process of iCloud Syncing. You need to be logged in on your old iPhone with your Apple ID to avail this option. Now, all you have to do is visit “Settings” > tap on your name at the top of the iPhone Settings screen > select “iCloud” to check whether the “Contacts” option is turned on.

turn on icloud contacts backup

Now you may follow the simple steps given below and learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with the help of iCloud Syncing:

Use the same Apple ID and password to set up your new iPhone. Then, turn on “Contacts” under iCloud on your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8, and wait for your the new iPhone to prompt you to “Merge” contacts.

setup icloud contacts on new iphone

Hit “Merge” and wait for the process of transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone finish.

transfer iphone contacts by icloud syncing

Once the sync is completed, refresh the contacts in your new iPhone to see all your contacts appear there. There you go, all your contacts are easily merged in your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8.

Part 3: Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

The most common and popular way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone is via iTunes. Many users prefer iTunes as is specially developed by Apple to take care of all your iOS device management needs. The steps given below will be useful and teach you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your PC and connect the old iPhone to it. iTunes will automatically recognize your iPhone.

2. Now from the “Device” option >select “Summary” > Choose “This Computer” to “Back Up Now” all your data.

backup iphone with itunes

Finally, connect the new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8 to the PC (after disconnecting the old iPhone) and reach the “Summary” > select “Restore Backup”, browse to locate the latest backup folder and hit “Restore”.

restore backup to iphone 7 / 8

Note: The only drawback to using iTunes is that it restores the entire backup on your iPhone and not just contacts. Also, it is necessary to have a previous iTunes backup to use this technique.

Part 4: Transfer contacts from iPhone to a brand new iPhone

Another user-friendly and effective way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus/8 is by restoring an iCloud backup from your old iPhone during the initial set up of the brand new iPhone. Many iOS users prefer this technique as it does not involve any third party Apps and software.

Look at the steps given below for better understanding of how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone:

Connect Wi-Fi on your previous iPhone and open the iCloud screen by visiting “Settings” and tapping on your name. Make sure “Contacts” is turned on > then scroll down to open “iCloud Backup” > turn it on > hit “Back up Now”.

backup iphone with icloud

Now on your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8, follow the online instruction, to set it up choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”. You will be prompted to feed in an Apple ID. Make sure you log in with the same Apple ID and password that was used to back up the contacts.

sign in icloud

On the next screen also, follow the instruction on the screen and choose the latest iCloud backup. That's it. The backed up contacts and other files will be restored on your iPhone 7/7 Plus/8 depending upon the size of the backup and its contents.

setup iphone from icloud backup

After a thorough research and consulting many iOS users all over the world, we have brought for you the 4 ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus/8 which are effective and very efficient. These methods will not only do the given job but also save a lot of your time, money and effort.

We would recommend you to try and use dr.fone toolkit- iOS Data Backup & Restore software as it is amongst the best methods to transfer contacts and other data from iPhone to iPhone and offers many other features to help you manage your new iPhone 7/7 Plus/8.

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