How To Sync Contacts From iPhone 5s To iPhone 6s ?


I got my new iPhone 6s, quite excited. But I have a problem: how can I sync contacts from my iPhone 5s to new iPhone 6s? I don’t want to input those contacts one by one manually. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance. iPhone 6s, iOS 9. 

iPhone 6s has been shipped from September 25 and now, some people have got their new iPhone 6s. After get your new iPhone 6s, have you ever thought the question: how to sync data like contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 6s just as the above user did? When it comes to changing to a new iPhone or mobile phone, data transferring problem will come along. However, things always get a cure. Here, I have two methods introduced to sync contacts from iPhone 5s to new iPhone 6s. (Recover All Lost Contacts On My iPhone 6S)

Sync contacts from iPhone 5s to iPhone 6s with iCloud 

I think the most easiest way for you to sync contacts from iPhone 5s to new iPhone 6s is via iCloud. Just set the iPhone 6s with the same iCloud ID as iPhone 5s. Then go to Settings > iCloud > Turn on Contacts. It will ask you to Merge contacts, click Merge button. Then the contacts from your iPhone 5s will be in iPhone 6s.

The limitation of this method is that you may get other data like notes, photos from your old iDevice. Also, when you delete some data from iPhone 5s, data from your iPhone 6s will also be deleted. Don’t worry, we have the second method to sync only contacts from iPhone 5s to new iPhone 6s.

Sync contacts from iPhone 5s to iPhone 6s with iFonebox 

If you don’t want to follow the above method, you can try this way. iFonebox can also help you to sync contacts from your old iDevice back to iPhone 6s as long as you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your old iDevice contacts, for iFonebox can extract and restore contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup back to your iDevice directly. Plus, it can also recover deleted data like contacts, notes, messages, WeChat messages and more from iDevice. Pretty powerful. So firstly, please back up contacts from yoru iPhone 5s with iTunes.

Then free download and install iFonebox: Windows version and Mac version. Next, I will show you how to sync contacts from iPhone 5s to iPhone 6s with iFonebox.

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. Please connect your iPhone 6s to the computer.
  2. Scan contacts from iPhone 5s iTunes backup.
  3. Preview and select all contacts to transfer. After scanning, you can choose all contacts and then, click Recover to Device. Contacts from your iPhone 5s will be in iPhone 6s now.


The above are two different methods to help you sync contacts from iPhone 5s to iPhone 6s. Just choose one according to your own situation.

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