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Transfer iPhone contacts to new iPhone when iCloud and iTunes fail


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#1 GemiNeli

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hi I have ended up buyuing a new iPhone 4S to replace my old iPhone 2G. I want to transfer my old iPhone contacts exactly as they appear to my new iPhone. How do I do that? Can I do it via bluetooth as one would think?

I am a stupefied by the seemingly complex ways in which Apple support articles talk about iPhone data backup and restore via iTunes. I do not want to use iTunes as I am scared not to mess up or, god forbid, wipe out my iPhone contacts (my iTunes on my computer is not in sync with my old iPhone and as far as I know it has never been). I cannot install the iCloud on my old iPhone if I am correct...

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

You can use CopyTrans Contacts in combination with your computer and your two iPhones to effectuate the transfer. The below are quick steps on how to do that via using some mock-up contact entries I created on my iPhone :)

1. Download and run the program on your computer, plug in your old iPhone
2 When the contacts show up - drag and drop them to any folder on your computer

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3. This will move your old iPhone contacts to your computer as vcf files

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4. Now disconnect your old iPhone and connect your new device

5. Finally, drag/drop the contact entries from the folder to your new iPhone

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6. This will finally transfer your old iPhone contacts to your new iPhone

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Edited by narins, 20 June 2012 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:20 AM

Narnis, thank you so much. :thumbup2: I moved my contacts from my old iPhone to my new one following your instructions. :busy:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

Does this work for moving contacts between iphone 3g and iphone 5? Cheers

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

Does this work for moving contacts between iphone 3g and iphone 5? Cheers


Yep, just make sure to select the right format in which to transfer the contacts from your old iphone to your new iphone 5. In this case select the "iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" option.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:24 AM

Got narins software downloaded, but can't see the tutorials...



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:16 PM

This is a 16-17 month old topic and the tutorials have been removed by the author. The author of the tutorials you wish to see has not been back since July of last year. Not much we can do.

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