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How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Summary: Switch to a completely new iPhone, e.g. iPhone XR/XS, iPhone X/8, and look for a simple guide about how to transfer contacts to new iPhone? Here we are. You can sroll down on the screen and check the way to transfer phone numbers from iPhone to iPhone without iTunes. 

Apple announced the new iPhone X/8 lately, and many iPhone users like you must can't wait to upgrade the device to the latest one. It sounds remarkably easy to buy a new iPhone, but how will you do with the valuable data that are still stored on the old iPhone, such as contacts? 

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Actually all contacts on your iPhone are stored on the iPhone's memory instead of the SIM card, so it might be impossible for you to transfer contacts to a new iPhone straightforwardly by transferring the SIM card. Of course you can sync contacts between iPhones with iTunes or iCloud. However, some of you may find out that though the contacts are backed up to iTunes or iCloud, it doesn't transfer to your new iPhone. Luckily, you still have other options to depend on. You can FonePaw DoTrans program to help you transfer contacts between iPhones.

How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone

FonePaw DoTrans is a convenient tool that empowers iPhone users to transfer contacts from iPhone to new iPhone easily. Moreover, this program allows you to edit, import, export and remove duplicated contacts directly. Compatible with iOS 12, this program also works with all iOS devices including the newest iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone x and iPhone 8. With this DoTrans, transferring contacts to the new iPhone couldn't be easier.

Download the trial version below and follow the steeps to transfer contacts to a new iPhone now.


Step 1. Connect the old iPhone and new iPhone to your computer

First of all, you need to download and install the program on your computer. After that, connect two iPhones to the same computer with USB cables. The computer will recognize both of the devices once they have been connected. You can see the names of both iPhone appear on the program respectively.

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Step 2. Transfer contacts to new iPhone

You can preview the contacts on your old iPhone before you decide to transfer them to the new one. After selecting the items you want, go to "Export to Device", and then click on your new iPhone to proceed with the transferring process. A few seconds later, all contacts selected will be transferred to the new iPhone.

Transfer All Your Contacts to New iPhone

With the help of FonePaw DoTrans, you can easily manage and transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to computer and even from computer to iPhone. If you want to transfer more data including music, photos, vides, and others between your iOS devices, you can do it simply by using DoTrans.


Above is the whole guide to export contacts from iPhone to new iPhone. If you have any problem when trying the method, please let us know by leaving a comment below!

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