How to Transfer Contacts from Old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus

With iCloud and iTunes, transferring contacts from your old iPhone to iPhone 6 / 6 Plus is no big deal. In fact, if you’ve set up iCloud correctly (on your old iPhone), you don’t have to worry about transferring contacts from old to new iPhone.

But if for some reason the initial setup did not go through correctly, you might have to transfer the contacts after you have setup your iPhone 6/Plus. Here are some general tips and methods to transfer contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 6/6 Plus easily.

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How to Transfer Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

Method #1. Enable Contacts in iCloud

The most likely scenario is this: you have all your contacts stored safely in your iCloud account. May be you setup your iPhone 6 as new (where you wouldn’t have synced iCloud contacts yet). If this is the case, here’s what you need to do to transfer the contacts to your new iPhone:

Note: You should be connected to a network

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  • Go to Settings -> iCloud
  • If you’re not logged in, sign in to your iCloud account
  • Once logged in, make sure the switch for Contacts is turned on.

Transfer Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Using iCloud

  • Now, wait for a minute or two to let the contacts sync.
  • Head over to the Phone app to check if all the contacts have synced/been transferred to your new iPhone.

Method #2. Restore from iCloud

If #1 doesn’t work, you can always use the vCard export method. To do this:

  • Login to iCloud.com from your PC/Mac
  • Click on Contacts
  • Click on the settings/cog icon and then click on Select All
  • Now, click on the cog and then on Export vCard…

Transfer Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Using vCard

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  • Now, send this vCard file as attachment to yourself.

On your iPhone

  • Check your email for the vCard attachment.
  • Tap to download and open the vCard.
  • Select Import All from the top right.

All your contacts will now be on your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus.

Method #3. Restore from iTunes

Or the simplest of all: if you have a backup of your iPhone data in iTunes, all you need to do is “Restore from Backup.”

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  • After you’ve backed up data from old iPhone to iTunes, disconnect it.
  • Connect the new iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Right click on your device from the sidebar. Click on Restore from Backup..

Restore Contacts from old iPhone to iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Using iTunes

  • Or, from under the Summary tab, click on Restore Backup

Of course, this mostly works good only if you want to completely restore the device from an old backup. You could try to selectively backup (like, exclude music and movies) but you’ll still be dealing with old apps and such.

Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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