How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

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I recently got an iPhone X and I have an iPhone 6. Both are on iOS 11.3 and no matter what trick from these forums I've tried, the contacts not syncing on new iPhone. I have turned off the iCloud. Signed out and back in with my Apple ID. I have done a hard reboot on the iPhone. I would really love not to have to enter each contact by hand and need to know how to transfer contacts from iphone to iphone without icloud. Any help?

After getting a brand new iPhone, do you know how to transfer contacts from the old iPhone to the new iPhone X or iPhone 8? It is always noted that iCloud is the first option when it comes to transferring contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone or iPad/iPod touch. Whereas with the limited free storage space of 5GB, not all of the contacts, photos or other data can be successfully saved in iCloud. If you are looking for a way to transfer contacts to new iPhone without iCloud, take a look at this post, by which you can learn on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

Tip 1. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth

If you are looking to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone using Bluetooth, here are the simple steps you can follow.

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth on both the devices and make sure that for the old device, the visibility is open to all.

Step 2. Now scan for available devices on the new iPhone and pair the old iPhone with the new one.

Step 3. Open the contacts on the new iPhone, you will have the menu button wherein you can select share on the upper right corner.

Step 4. Select all the contacts which you want to share, tap on share option which is in the upper right corer and select the option of sharing it as vCard file.

Step 5. Now select the Bluetooth logo which you will find on the next screen and choose the new iPhone from the list of devices. Then accept the incoming files on the new iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth

Tip 2. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via VCF File

You can also transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone easily by making a vcf file. Let us see the details of this method.

Step 1. Download My Contacts Backup on your old iPhone and then install this app.

Step 2. When you run the app, it will automatically create a file with .vcf extension that will have details of all your contacts. The details would also include fax, pictures, email and other info.

Step 3. This file will be auto emailed to you.

Step 4. Now, open the email on your new phone and just import the file when you are prompted. This will help you transfer contacts from one iPhone to another.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via VCF File

Tip 3. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is another great way to get contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Let us see the steps here.

Step 1. Backup Old iPhone with iTunes:Make sure that you connect your old iPhone to iTunes to create a backup and then disconnect it. Now connect your new iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Restore New iPhone with iTunes: In the side bar, click Restore iPhone and you will find the iTunes backups that you made before. Choose the backup of the old iPhone and proceed.

That is all you need to do as the content will then be restored and your old contacts will be easily transferred on to the new one.

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Tip 4. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

iMyFone D-Port Pro is one of the top apps that has been smartly designed to offer you a plethora of different features. The new released program is mainly used to back up your iOS devices and restore any backup files to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without overwriting the other data. With this tool, you can freely choose to move contacts from iphone to iphone or transfer contacts from iPhone to computer.

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Key Features:

  • Users can flexibly choose to restore a full backup or restore only selected data to their iOS devices without data loss.
  • Our programs are highly recommended by many popular technology websites, such as 9to5mac, techradar, Macworld, etc.
  • Extract more than 18 different types of data from the iOS devices or from iTunes/iCloud backup.
  • This program is compatible with the newest iPhone X, iPhone 8 running iOS 11.3/11/10/9/8/7.

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    This version of iMyFone D-Port Pro now is not compatible of restoring contacts. And we'll add this function in the next upgrade version of this program, please stay tunned.

If you are looking to selectively restore some part of the previous content to the new device, here are the extra steps which you need to use.

Step 1. Download iMyFone D-Port Pro on your system and then install it, click on restore partial backup and you will get a prompt to choose the type of data you want to restore. restore a partial backup

Step 2. Let the app then scan the backup and then you will see the list of the different data. Preview the files and choose the ones which you want to restore. When you are done selecting, click on 'restore'.

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Step 3. The restoring process will last for several minutes. Then the process has finished, you can view the restored data on your device.

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This will start the restoring process and you will be able to restore all the data on your device. It is important to note that this process has no implication on the data which is already present in the new iPhone.


These are some of the different ways to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone. It doesn't matter whether you are looking to transfer contacts, photos, videos or more, all you need to do is ensure that you follow any of these methods and the transfer will be done in no time.