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How to Import Contacts to a New iPhone

When you get a new iPhone or change a new SIM card, you may want to sync all your old contacts to your new iPhone, this tutorial will show you how to import contacts from old phone to the new iPhone.


Option 1: Import Old Contacts to a New iPhone via SIM

If you have a SIM card used in an old phone, but now you want to insert it in a new iPhone, you can sync all Contacts by using the steps below.

Step 1: Open your device's SIM tray with SIM-eject tool, then insert your SIM card.

Step 2: Activate your new iPhone, then tap Settings on the Home Screen.

Step 3: Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 4: Tap Import SIM Contacts. After importing Contacts, all of old Contact will be added to a new iPhone.

Import old Contacts via SIM card

Option 2: Import Contacts via iTunes Backup and Restore

You need to make an iTunes backup of your previous device, then restore iTunes backup.

Use steps below to back up your previous device in iTunes:

Step 1: Connect your previous device to your computer with USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes on you computer, and make sure that you have the latest version.

Step 3: Click on the iPhone icon in the menu bar when it appears. Then click Summary.

Step 4: In Backups section, select This Computer, then click on Back Up Now.

Back up your previous Contacts via iTunes

Unplug your old iPhone when done. Then use steps below to transfer the backup to your new iPhone:

Step 1: Turn on your new device. A Hello screen should appear.

Step 2: Swipe left to right on the Hello screen until you see the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iTunes Backup > next.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Step 3: Connect your new iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Step 4: Open iTunes on your computer and select your device. Select Restore Backup.

Step 5: Choose a resent backup to restore. Click Restore button.

Transfer old Contacts from iTunes backup

Wait for the restore process to finish, then all Contacts will be import to your new iPhone..