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3 ways to transfer contacts from an old iPhone to a new iPhone<!-- wp:html --><p>It's easy to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another.</p> <p class="copyright">Crystal Cox/Business Insider</p> <p>To transfer contacts from an old iPhone to a new one, you can use iCloud syncing.<br /> You can also use an iCloud backup to sync contacts to a new iPhone during its initial setup.<br /> Another option to transfer contacts to a new iPhone using an iCloud backup is to sync them with iTunes.</p> <p>When you get a new iPhone, one of the things you'd want to do is import your contacts list from the old phone. </p> <p>As long as you've been <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-backup-iphone" target="_blank" rel="noopener">backing up your device frequently with iCloud or iTunes</a>, it's not that hard. You can retrieve your contacts at any time, even if you've lost your old iPhone.</p> <p>Here's how to transfer contacts between iPhones, in three ways.</p> <h2><strong>How to transfer iPhone contacts to a new iPhone using iCloud syncing</strong></h2> <p>If you have both your old iPhone and your new phone and both are working, then it's easy to load the contacts onto the new phone. Just make sure you're somewhere with a stable Wi-Fi network when you do so.</p> <p><strong>1. </strong>Connect both phones to the Wi-Fi network and log into the same Apple ID account on both.</p> <p><strong>2. </strong>On the old phone, open the Settings app. </p> <p><strong>3. </strong>Tap on your Apple ID profile (your name and picture at the top of the Settings page).</p> <p>Tap your Apple ID to go to the Apple ID page.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>4. </strong>Tap <strong>iCloud</strong>.</p> <p>Tap iCloud.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>5. </strong>Tap the toggle next to <strong>Contacts.</strong></p> <p><strong>6. </strong>When the pop-up "What would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone?" appears, tap Merge.</p> <p><strong>7. </strong>On the new phone, open the Phone app.</p> <p><strong>8. </strong>Tap Contacts in the bottom menu.</p> <p>Go to your contacts page in the Phone app of your new iPhone.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>9. </strong>Drag <strong>your name</strong> down and release it – you'll feel a subtle vibration when it's time to release – to refresh the contacts list.</p> <h2><strong>How to transfer iPhone contacts to a new iPhone using an iCloud backup</strong></h2> <p>If iCloud syncing didn't work, or if you don't have your old phone anymore (or it's not working properly), you can use the contacts backed up to your iCloud account to load contact information onto a new iPhone.</p> <p>To do this, however, you'll need to have backed them up beforehand.</p> <p><strong>Note: </strong>For the record, this method also works fine if the old phone is operable and is right there with you.</p> <p><strong>1. </strong>Turn on the new iPhone and follow the steps to join a Wi-Fi network.</p> <p><strong>2. </strong>When the <strong>Apps and Data</strong> screen loads, tap <strong>Restore from iCloud Backup</strong>.</p> <p><strong>3. </strong>Log into your Apple ID using the same email and password you used with your old phone.</p> <p><strong>4. </strong>Apple will send a passcode to any other Apple Device you have, or you can opt to have it texted to you as well. Retrieve it and enter it in the pop-up prompting you for the passcode.</p> <p><strong>5. </strong>Agree to the Terms and Conditions by tapping <strong>Agree</strong>.</p> <p><strong>6. </strong>Choose the most recent backup from the list of backups.</p> <p><strong>7. </strong>Tap <strong>Continue </strong>and the backup, and your contacts — along with everything else on the backup – will be installed. The completion of the process will depend on the size of the backup and the speed of your network.</p> <p><strong>8. </strong>Follow the next set of instructions to finish setting up the new phone.</p> <p><strong>Quick tip</strong>: If you've already set up the newer phone, or if it's not a brand new iPhone, you can <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-restore-iphone" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reset the phone and then restore it using an iCloud backup</a>.</p> <p>Whichever way you do it, it can't be undone, unless you have another backup to load onto the phone.</p> <h2><strong>How to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another with iTunes</strong></h2> <p>You can also sync contacts to your new phone using iTunes.</p> <p><strong>1. </strong>With the new iPhone connected to your computer, open the iTunes desktop app.</p> <p><strong>2. </strong>Click the <strong>iPhone icon</strong> in the top left corner of the screen.</p> <p>Click the iPhone icon.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>3. </strong>In the left side menu, click Info.Click “Info” in the left side menu.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>4. </strong>Click the checkbox for <strong>Sync Contacts</strong>.</p> <p>Make sure “Sync Contacts” is checked.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <p><strong>5. </strong>Click <strong>Apply </strong>in the bottom right corner.</p> <p>Apply the changes you've made.</p> <p class="copyright">Stefan Ionescu</p> <div class="read-original">Read the original article on <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-transfer-contacts-from-iphone-to-iphone">Business Insider</a></div><!-- /wp:html -->

It’s easy to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another.

To transfer contacts from an old iPhone to a new one, you can use iCloud syncing.
You can also use an iCloud backup to sync contacts to a new iPhone during its initial setup.
Another option to transfer contacts to a new iPhone using an iCloud backup is to sync them with iTunes.

When you get a new iPhone, one of the things you’d want to do is import your contacts list from the old phone. 

As long as you’ve been backing up your device frequently with iCloud or iTunes, it’s not that hard. You can retrieve your contacts at any time, even if you’ve lost your old iPhone.

Here’s how to transfer contacts between iPhones, in three ways.

How to transfer iPhone contacts to a new iPhone using iCloud syncing

If you have both your old iPhone and your new phone and both are working, then it’s easy to load the contacts onto the new phone. Just make sure you’re somewhere with a stable Wi-Fi network when you do so.

1. Connect both phones to the Wi-Fi network and log into the same Apple ID account on both.

2. On the old phone, open the Settings app. 

3. Tap on your Apple ID profile (your name and picture at the top of the Settings page).

Tap your Apple ID to go to the Apple ID page.

4. Tap iCloud.

Tap iCloud.

5. Tap the toggle next to Contacts.

6. When the pop-up “What would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone?” appears, tap Merge.

7. On the new phone, open the Phone app.

8. Tap Contacts in the bottom menu.

Go to your contacts page in the Phone app of your new iPhone.

9. Drag your name down and release it – you’ll feel a subtle vibration when it’s time to release – to refresh the contacts list.

How to transfer iPhone contacts to a new iPhone using an iCloud backup

If iCloud syncing didn’t work, or if you don’t have your old phone anymore (or it’s not working properly), you can use the contacts backed up to your iCloud account to load contact information onto a new iPhone.

To do this, however, you’ll need to have backed them up beforehand.

Note: For the record, this method also works fine if the old phone is operable and is right there with you.

1. Turn on the new iPhone and follow the steps to join a Wi-Fi network.

2. When the Apps and Data screen loads, tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

3. Log into your Apple ID using the same email and password you used with your old phone.

4. Apple will send a passcode to any other Apple Device you have, or you can opt to have it texted to you as well. Retrieve it and enter it in the pop-up prompting you for the passcode.

5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions by tapping Agree.

6. Choose the most recent backup from the list of backups.

7. Tap Continue and the backup, and your contacts — along with everything else on the backup – will be installed. The completion of the process will depend on the size of the backup and the speed of your network.

8. Follow the next set of instructions to finish setting up the new phone.

Quick tip: If you’ve already set up the newer phone, or if it’s not a brand new iPhone, you can reset the phone and then restore it using an iCloud backup.

Whichever way you do it, it can’t be undone, unless you have another backup to load onto the phone.

How to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another with iTunes

You can also sync contacts to your new phone using iTunes.

1. With the new iPhone connected to your computer, open the iTunes desktop app.

2. Click the iPhone icon in the top left corner of the screen.

Click the iPhone icon.

3. In the left side menu, click Info.Click “Info” in the left side menu.

4. Click the checkbox for Sync Contacts.

Make sure “Sync Contacts” is checked.

5. Click Apply in the bottom right corner.

Apply the changes you’ve made.

Read the original article on Business Insider

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