How Can I Transfer Contacts From Old iPhone To New iPhone 7 Plus/7?


I want to transfer contacts to my new iPhone 7 Plus from iPhone 5s, is there any easy way to do that? I don’t want to restore from iCloud backup because it will erase other data from my iPhone 7 Plus, so any good ideas? Thanks very much. 

Obviously, this user was unwilling to transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 Plus not restoring from iCloud backup, for it will wipe other important data on your iPhone or accidents may happen during the process of restoring. SO is it possible to extract only contacts from iCloud or iTunes backup and then transfer them to your iPhone 7 Plus? Definitly yes. You can do that and luckily, we have found a method to help you make it. Here, two methods will be shared to copy contacts from old iPhone to new one.

Method 1. Extract only contacts from backup and export to iPhone 7

In this way, what you need is the help from iFonebox, which is a professional iPhone backup extractor enabling you to access and restore only contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup. Plus, you can use it to transfer all extracted contacts to your iPhone 7 directly, so convenient. Moreover, it is also a helper to recover deleted or lost data like contacts, notes, text messages, wechat messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly, so powerful.

In order to use it to extract and copy those conatcts back to iPhone via iFonebox, firstly, you need to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.

Steps to extract and transfer only contacts from backup to iPhone 

Here, I will take Restore from iCloud Backup as example, aslo, you can use iFonebox to extract from iTunes backup, the process is almost the same.

Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode in the main interface of the program and then, you will need to sign in with your Apple ID and password. Remember to turn off your two step verification ahead. After that, you have the chance to select your iCloud backup to download.


Download Contacts from selected iCloud backup. After you have selected one iCloud backup to download, iFonebox will start the downloading process. Also, you can select only messages to download to save more time.


Scan and preview lost contacts from downloaded iCloud backup. After downloading process finished, you are able to access and view those missing contacts from iCloud backup. Just click on Contacts item and scan lost data from it. You can transfer recovered contacts back to your iPhone directly by clicking Recover to Device button.


Method 2. Share one Apple ID between old iPhone and new iPhone 7

The easiest way to sync contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 is to share one Apple ID between them. Just go to old iPhone and then, sign in your iCloud account, turn on Contacts. Next, go to your new iPhone and then, Settings> iCloud>Sign in with the same iCloud account>Turn on Contacts. Then, all contacts from old iPhone will be transferred to your new one. Pretty convenient.

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