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How to Transfer Contacts from Your Old iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 Quickly

Jul. 4, 2014 8:27 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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Got a new iPhone 5 and want to transfer contacts from your old iPhone 4 to iPhone 5? Unlike other Smartphones, you cannot copy contacts on the SIM card in iPhone. However, transferring iPhone 4 contacts to iPhone 5 isn't something impossible, here I list 3 methods for you to transfer iPhone 4 contacts to iPhone 5.

You can easily transfer your iPhone 4 contents to a new iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. Or you can also transfer your iPhone 4 data with iPhone Data Recovery if you only want your contacts instead of all of them. Following passage I will detail how to transfer iPhone 4 contacts to iPhone 5 with iTunes, iCloud and iPhone Data Recovery.

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Part 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 with iTunes

You can migrate your old iPhone 4 to your new iPhone 5. But iTunes will transfer everything from your old iPhone 4 to the new iPhone 5. So you cannot only copy contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. Here is how:

Part 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 with iCloud

If you have iCloud set up on your older iPhone 4, then you can send contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 with iCloud. But like iTunes, iCloud will transfer everything from your old iPhone 4 to the new iPhone 5, so if you want to transfer contacts only, turn to iPhone Data Recovery.

  • Backup your older iPhone 4 with iCloud and power on your iPhone 5. Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" at the "Set Up iPhone" screen.
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  • Select the backup of your iPhone 4 and tap "Restore". Your iPhone 5 will have everything in your iPhone 4 after finishing restoring from the backup.
  • Part 3: Transfer Contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 with iPhone Data Recovery

    iPhone Data Recovery enables you to selectively transfer your iPhone 4 contents to the new iPhone 5. And there is a problem of using iTunes and iCloud that if you have used the new iPhone 5 before restoring from iTunes or iCloud, and then you have to restore it to factory settings to reboot back into the initial setup screen where you start the restoring process.

    Here is how to use iPhone Data Recovery to send contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, for Mac users go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac:

  • Run iPhone Data Recovery and click "Scan". The software will automatically start scanning your iPhone data.
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  • Preview and optionally recover your wanted iPhone 4 contacts.
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  • Specify a folder to transfer iPhone 4 contacts to PC and manually transfer your wanted contacts to the new iPhone 5.
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    Following these steps you can transfer contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 easily and quickly. Moreover, with iPhone Data Recovery, even your lost iPhone contacts can be transferred to your new iPhone 5 exactly.

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