"Hi, I bought a new iPhone 11 after my old iPhone 6 was damaged. Can I transfer my contacts from my old iPhone to this new one? Both of them are running on iOS 14. And I also wonder how I can share my contacts to my friend's iPhone. Is there a way to deal with both contact sharing and contact transfer?"
Have you ever wanted to share a contact from your iPhone to your friend’s iPhone without going over the hassle of creating a new contact? Ever wanted to transfer multiple contacts between your old iPhone and new iPhone? Well, you are not the first to ever wonder about this question as many users have pondered on this thought. The answer to those questions is YES! You can definitely share/transfer contacts between iPhones in a convenient manner.
In this article, the different methods of contact sharing and contact transfer will be discussed and you'll know which is suitable or more convenient for you. You can also jump to check the most universal one.
FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore is a software that serves as a better alternative for iTunes in terms of transferring data between iOS devices. What makes it better is that it is able to select the data to be transferred to another iOS device, even if it is running on iOS 14. To share contacts between iPhones or transfer contacts from one iPhone to another using FoneGeek, the user would need to back up the contacts from the first iPhone and merge them to the existing contacts on the new iPhone or the other iPhone by restoring them. See steps below.
Firstly, download and open FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore. You can download it from its official website.
Step 1. Open the program and select "Backup & Restore".
Step 2. Connect the iPhone to the iOS data backup and restore tool and make sure to trust the computer when it asks. On the right column, select Contacts then click "Back Up" and the backup process will now commence.
Step 3. If the back up process is successful, click on "View Backup List".
Step 1. You will then be asked to choose a backup. Choose the backup for contacts and click "View".
Step 2. In the window you will see "Contacts" as a data type but if the backup you selected is for the contacts only, the data will be selected automatically. Connect the second iPhone.
You can choose between "Restore to Device" and then go to the next step.
Step 3. The program will start the restoration process and once it is successful, you will be able to see the contacts on the new/destination iPhone. During this process, make sure that the new/destination iPhone is not disconnected from the computer.
The full operation sharing contacts between iPhones through the backup and restoration of contacts is available once you purchase the software, but for new users who want to give a try, you can opt for a free trial offered, which offers free backup and data preview features.
AirDrop is an ad hoc service by Apple that enables the wireless transfer of files from between iOS devices and/or MacOS devices. For this method you can only share one contact at a time. To do this, just follow the steps enlisted:
If you're looking to share one or few contacts only, then the AirDrop method might be most suitable for you.
Sharing contacts by iCloud Syncing is a method perfect for users who utilize the same Apple ID on both iPhones. You can use it for the contact transfer from you old iPhone to a new one. See the steps below:
This method is suitable for users who have two iPhones that have different Apple IDs for each device. Simply, it exports the contacts from one Apple ID and imports it to the second Apple ID. See steps below:
For this method, the steps should be followed religiously in order to avoid any mishaps as errors often occur during the import of contacts to the new iPhone. To share contacts between iPhones is an easy task as long as you have a suitable method and a proper tool. To purchase software such as FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore for sharing or transferring contacts and much more types of data between iPhones is a good choice because it means safeguarding the data in both iPhones. If you are not sure about what it can do, just download the free trial version it offers and give it a shot.
By Fay J. Melton
Posted on Nov 11, 2020, 10:51:44
Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.