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How to Transfer Your Contacts to a New iPhone

Are you curious about how you might transfer your contacts from an old iPhone to a new iPhone? It’s actually a fairly easy process and there are a few ways that you can do it.
First of all, you can use Apple’s official methods to transfer your contacts, but keep in mind that these are often too troublesome involved. Transferring your contacts may seem like a simple task, but Apple kind of over-complicates things and doesn’t allow you to transfer your contacts only—you have to sync everything else on your phone as well.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts to New iPhone Using iCloud

The first official Apple method that you can use to transfer your contacts is to use iCloud. iCloud is pretty easy to use in this regard. Here are the basic steps:

Step 1. Connect both your phones to your WIFI network.

Step 2. On the first phone, go to Settings > iCloud and make sure that “Contacts” is on your list of items that will be synced.

Step 3. Wait for your contacts to sync to the cloud, then go on your new IPhone and follow the same process of going to Settings > iCloud and setting your contacts to sync. After awhile (when it is done syncing), the contacts should show up on your new phone.

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Method 2. Only Few Contacts Need to Be Transferred? Share Them!

If you only need to transfer a few contacts, then you can simply share them. This is actually very easy to do. Just follow these steps:

Step 1. On your first phone, go to one of the contacts that you want to transfer. Tap Share Contact.

Step 2. Now you will be asked to choose an app to share with. If your new phone is on the same WIFI network as your old one, you can use AirDrop. If not, you can send it through iMessage, WhatsApp, and so on.

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Method 3. Transfer Contacts to New iPhone by 3rd-Party Tool

There are also special tools that you can use to transfer your contacts easily to your new iPhone. They make the process a lot smoother and save you a lot of time. One of the best of these tools is iMyFone D-Port Pro. It helps you transfer your contacts in just a few minutes with just a few clicks. Some of its features include:

iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • You can transfer all of your data to a new phone, or just Messages, WhatsApp data, WeChat data.
  • You can make a full backup or partially backup Messages, WhatsApp data and WeChat data of iPhone,.
  • It supports almost all iOS devices, such as iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 running on iOS 11/10/9/8, etc.

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    The current version of iMyFone D-Port Pro doesn't support restoring contacts to your iPhone, it supports restoring Messages, WhatsApp Messages and WeChat data. It will soon reaching the goal of backing up and restoring contacts. Just stay tuned!

How to Transfer Contacts to New Phone Using D-Port Pro

To transfer your contacts using D-Port Pro, you can simply follow these easy steps:

Step 1. First, you will need to back up your contacts from your old iPhone. You can do this by making a full backup and later extracting from it. Download and install D-Port Pro to get everything set up first.

Step 2. Plug your iPhone into your computer and launch D-Port Pro. Click Back Up and Export From Device on the left, then click Make a Full Backup on the main screen. Click Back Up and wait while the application backs up your device. Don’t unplug your iPhone during this process.

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Step 3. Now you will restore your contacts to the new iPhone. Start by unplugging your old iPhone after it is done backing up and plugging in your new iPhone. Click Restore Backup to Device, then click Restore Partial Backup after you choose one backup.Choose which data type you want to restore. In this case it will be your contacts.

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Step 4. Click Next and allow the application to scan for the data type. After scanning, you can preview these contacts.

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Step 5. Choose specific contacts that you want to restore and then click Restore. The program will start to restore the data you chose without affecting the other data on your device.

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Transferring your contacts doesn’t have to be complicated. While it’s simple enough to use iCloud, if you want to transfer just your contacts—or back them up onto your computer—it’s probably best to use iMyFone D-Port Pro. This will allow you to selectively restore your backups and have more control over your data.

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