FreeFonePaw AppThe professional app to manage your iPhone/iPadMore Products

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Summary: This guide is about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes or iCloud. If you are looking for a method to easily share contacts between two iPhones, just go on to read.

Many iPhone users get into trouble when they purchase a new iPhone (iPhone X/8,for example) and want to transfer contacts from old iPhone to the new one. It is known to all, iPhone contacts are stored in iPhone's memory card, not in the SIM Card. Therefore, we can't easily transfer contacts from the old one to the new one by simply swapping the SIM card with contacts. However, when it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, you still have options. You can transfer all your contacts using iCloud, iTunes or FonePaw DoTrans, an iPhone to iPhone data transfer tool.

People also read:

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Move Everything from Old iPhone to New iPhone 8/X

As there are some limits to sync contacts between iPhones with iTunes or iCloud. For instance, you are not allowed to transfer contacts selectively from iPhone to iPhone, and it cannot ensure all of your contacts would be safely moved from one iPhone to another without any data loss. In this way, If you want to get rid of these limits, you are recommended to transfer data between iPhones via the FonePaw DoTrans program, and I will show you the details of how it works below!

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

With FonePaw DoTrans, you can transfer contacts between two iPhones, for example, iPhone 7 to iPhone 8/X directly without iTunes. It not only can transfer all contacts from one iPhone to another just as iTunes and iCloud can do, but it is very useful when you just want to share selected contacts with someone else's iPhone, such as sharing some but not all contacts with a colleague. In addition, this software can help you edit, import, export and remove duplicate contacts directly.

Free download the trial version below and you can follow the steps to transfer contacts between two iPhone now.


Step 1. Get two iPhone connected to PC

To import contacts from iPhone, you need to download the DoTrans program and install it on your computer. When it is installed, run it. Then, connect both iPhones to the same computer with USB cables. Both iPhone models will be detected right after you connect it. The information of both iPhones will be shown on the left sidebar.

Connect Two iPhone Devices to Computer

Step 2. Transfer contacts between two iPhones

Choose "Contacts" Menus in left sidebar. Select the one you want to export to the other iPhone. Then you can preview all the contacts and decide to transfer all or some contacts from this iPhone to the other. Click "Export to Device" at the top and select your iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Export All Contacts: Click Contact Transfer > Start. All contacts from the iPhone on the left to the one on the right.

Contact Transfer in One Click

With FonePaw DoTrans, you can easily transfer contacts between two different iOS devices, from iPhone to computer or from computer to iPhone. You can also transfer music from iPhone to iPhone. So why not download the app on your Windows or Mac to have a try?


If you have any problem about whis guide to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, please let us know by dropping us a comment below!

iPhone to iPhone Transfer: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes


Thank you for providing feedback!