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How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 7 (Plus)

Summary:This tutorial teach you 3 easy ways to transfer contacts from an old iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s to new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus. Read this guide to sync contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone via iTunes, iCloud and phone transfer.


Many dedicated Apple enthusiasts have already made the switch. If you are one of the people with your eyes on a new iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, one of your big concerns may be how to transfer your existing data to new device. After all, you probably have hundreds of contacts on your old iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5C/6/6S/SE, along with documents, emails and other vital information. Therefore, once you got a new iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus device and one of the first things that comes to mind is what’s the easiest method to get your contacts across.

Just follow the steps outlined below. There are 3 ways for you to transfer contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 7/7 Plus device, as well as other files like SMS/iMessages, photos, videos, call logs, notes, WhatsApp messages, etc. And they are compatible with all iOS versions including iOS 10, iOS 9.3.5/9.3/9, iOS 8 and works with all iPhone and iPad devices.

Part 1: How to Sync Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 7 using iTunes

If you use iTunes to back up your iPhone, then you can transfer your data to iPhone 7 via iTunes backup.

1. Install the latest iTunes on your computer.
2. Launch iTunes and plug your old iPhone into the computer. iTunes then detects your iPhone and shows it up.
3. Click Back Up Now. (If you care for security, click on Encrypt iPhone backup)
4. As the backup ends, disconnect your old iPhone and then connect your new iPhone 7.
5. In new iPhone control panel, click Restore Backup and then choose the recent backup to restore.
6. Enter your password if your backup was encrypted.
7. Wait for the restore process to complete.

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Part 2: How to Sync Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 7 using iCloud

If you use iCloud to back up your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S/6/6S, then you can transfer all your data to new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus over without connecting to a computer.

1. Get your old iPhone and connect it to Wi-Fi.
2. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup, and then tap Back Up Now.
3. Wait for the backup to complete.

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4. Get your new iPhone 7, and slide to set up.
5. Go through the setup process and select Restore from iCloud backup.
6. Sign in your iCloud account (Apple ID), and select the latest backup of your old device, then tap Restore.
7. Wait for the restore and restart process to complete.

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transfer contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 7 with iCloud

Though iTunes/iCloud does a fairly decent job in backing up and restoring your entire iOS device, it isn’t so hot when coming to selective backup and restore. In this case, you can use a third-party program – Phone Transfer. It features transferring selected data in one-click.

Part 3: How to Transfer Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 7

Phone Transfer enables you sync contacts to iPhone 7 from old iPhone 6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS. Not only contacts, but also SMS, iMessages, text messages, pictures, videos, call logs, WhatsApp chats, notes, calendar and other contents are allowed to switch to your device. And this tool is compatible with all Android, iPhone and Nokia, running on different operating platforms.

Step 1.Download and Launch Phone Transfer on Computer

At the beginning, download and install the Phone Transfer on your PC and then double hit to open it. Choose the option of “Phone to Phone Transfer” to enter data transfer process.

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Step 2.Connect Old iPhone and iPhone 7 Device to the Same Computer

Connect both your old iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/6/6S and iPhone 7 to the same computer through the their USB cables. After the software recognizes both iPhone devices, they will display on the windows. If the location of the mobile phone is wrong, you can click on “Flip” to exchange their location.

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Step 3.Begin to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 7

At last, check the contacts you want to switch and click “Start copy” then all contacts will be transferred to your new iPhone 7 at one click.

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