How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to New iPhone


If you are going to change your old iPhone for a new one, for example, from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6s, the first thing you want to transfer to your new iPhone must be contacts. Actually there is more than one way to export contacts on your old iPhone to your new one. Here in this post I would like to introduce a couple of different ways to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone.

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have iTunes backup, you can restore your iPhone from the iTunes backup file on your computer. If you don’t have an iTunes backup, you can back up your iPhone through iTunes right away. Make sure the backup you choose is the most recent one in case that newly added contacts will be lost during the restoring process.

Download from iCloud

If you have enabled the iCloud syncing for contacts, all the contacts saved on your old iPhone will also be stored on iCloud. To transfer all the contacts to the new iPhone, all what you need to do is to sign in with the same apple ID you use for icloud syncing, all the contacts will be synced to your new iPhone.

Transfer selectively from iTunes Backup

There is also a way to transfer the contacts selectively from iTunes backup file without losing anything else. The secret weapon is a piece of third party iPhone data recovery software named iFonebox. iFonebox, as the most renowned and specialized iPhone data recovery software, can not only export data from iPhone directly but also from iTunes or iCloud backup file. It is most easy to use iPhone contact recovering and transferring software.

Here is how.

> Install and run iFonebox on your computer.
iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac users, please choose the right version to download and install.
> Choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup”.
> Connect your new iPhone to your computer.
> Select iTunes backup from which you want to export the contacts items.
> Choose contacts to scan selectively by clicking on the corresponding icon for Contacts from the interface listing all the supported data types.
> Wait until the data scanning and analyzing is finished
> Preview the exported contacts and select whatever you need to recover to your new iPhone by clicking on “Recover to Device”.


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