How to Share Contacts from One iPhone to Another iPhone

We all have moments when we need to share one of our contacts with someone else. A good way to do this is via WhatsApp but what if you don’t use such third-party messaging apps? Well, if you want to share contacts from iPhone to iPhone then there are other options too. That is, you can use email, iMessage, or Airdrop. It’s quick, simple, and efficient so let’s see how to go about it.

How to Share an Individual Contact from iPhone to iPhone

Step #1. Open Contacts and go to the contact you want to share, either by scrolling through the list or searching for the name.

Step #2. Tap on the contact to view their details. At the bottom of the screen, tap on the Share Contact option.

Open Contacts and Tap on Share Contact on iPhone

Step #3. A few options will come up, including AirDrop, iMessage, and Mail. Tap on whichever one you want to use.

Different Ways to Share Contact from iPhone

If you choose Airdrop, you will have to ensure that the iPhone you are sending to has Bluetooth and Airdrop enabled. If it does, you can choose the device from the list that shows up and the contact will instantly be shared.

If you choose iMessage, you will have to select whom you want to send the contact to from your list and tap send. The recipient can then add the contact to their own list by simply tapping on the iMessage and following the options.

If you choose to send via email, the contact will go as an attachment that the recipient will have to open and then select “Add to Existing Contact” or “New Contact” as needed.

How to Share All Contacts from iPhone to iPhone

Sometimes, you might need to share all your contacts from one iPhone to another. This is possible through iCloud sync but only if you use the same Apple ID on both devices. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1. Log in to iCloud on both phones and ensure that both have a stable internet connection.

Step 2. Go to Settings → ‘Your Name’ → iCloud.

Tap on Profile then iCloud on iPhone

Step 3. Make sure “Contacts” is toggled ON.

Step 4. A message will appear asking to Merge or Cancel. Select “Merge”.

Share Contacts from One iPhone to Another iPhone

Step 5. Repeat the same steps on the other iPhone. All contacts should now be synced on both phones.

Wrapping Up…

So, as you can see, sharing contacts from one iPhone to another is pretty simple. Even if you’re new to iOS, you can also transfer contacts from android to iPhone.

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