[Answered] Can You Bluetooth Contacts between iPhones?

You may want to bluetooth contacts from one iPhone to another. It seems to be so convenient, but how can you transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth? Follow this guide to find answers.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Bluetooth contacts between two iPhones

Is it possible to transfer all my contacts from my old iPhone to another via Bluetooth? If I can, how to make it?

- Question from Apple Community

Bluetooth is widely used to contribute a short-wireless connection between two fixed and mobile devices so that they can share media files with each other. But  is it possible for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth? To seek answers, keep reading this guide.


Can you transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth?

When it comes to the question how to bluetooth contacts from one iPhone to another, an Android user may respond like this: Turn on Bluetooth on both phones and pair them; then you can share contacts with each other via Bluetooth. It’s right, but just for Android phones.

For copyright reasons, you cannot bluetooth files between iPhones. While for iPhone users, the tool for transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone via Bluetooth is called AirDrop.

AirDrop Icon

How to “bluetooth” contacts between iPhones via AirDrop

AirDrop, which relies on a steady Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection between two iPhones, makes it simple and quick to “bluetooth” contacts from one iPhone to another. Follow the steps below to set up AirDrop and bluetooth contacts between iPhones with it.

Turn on AirDrop on iPhone
You can turn on AirDrop on iPhone from the Settings app or the Control Center as you like.

• From the Settings app, locate and click General > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

Turn On AirDrop From Settings

• To turn on AirDrop from Control Center, open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom or down from the upper right of the iPhone screen depending on the iOS your iPhone using > Press and hold on the wireless control box > Tap AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

Access AirDrop

Bluetooth contacts to iPhone via AirDrop
Step 1. Go to Contacts app on the source iPhone > Locate and select the contacts you want to share.

Step 2. Tap Share Contact > Choose the AirDrop option > Choose the target iPhone.

AirDrop Contacts From iPhone To iPhone

Step 3. On the target iPhone, tap Accept when a prompt appears > Go to the Contacts app to check the contacts.

Bonus: Transfer contacts in batch from iPhone to iPhone

Bluetooth or its alternative AirDrop only allows you to transfer a contact to the target iPhone. If you need to transfer a batch of contacts from iPhone to iPhone, it’s suggested using the professional transfer tool - FoneTool.

Without any setup process, you can preview and select the contacts you’d like to transfer at a fast transfer speed with FoneTool. It supports the iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 15 series, as well as iPad and iPod.

To “bluetooth” contacts to the target iPhone, you can export them to computer first, which helps you backup iPhone contacts at the same time. Download the tool to your computer and have a try.

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Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to computer with USB > Run FoneTool > Click Phone Transfer and go to iPhone to PC.

Transfer To Computer

Step 2. Click the plus icon > Check the Contacts icon to preview and select the contacts you want to share > Click OK to continue.

Select Contacts

Step 3. Click Start Transfer > Choose a storage path to save these contacts > Choose to save the contacts in .vcf or .csv format (to browse and edit contacts in Excel) > Click Transfer to start.


Step 4. When the transfer is finished, unplug the source iPhone and plug the target iPhone into computer > Click Phone Transfer and go to PC to iPhone.

Step 5. Add the contacts to the box by clicking the arrow icon or drag-and-drop > Click Start Transfer, and wait for the task to finish.

Click Transfer

With FoneTool, you can also transfer photos, music, and videos from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to computer, and vice versa. If you just buy a new iPhone, the iPhone to iPhone Transfer function helps you transfer everything to new iPhone.


Although iPhone doesn’t support you to bluetooth contacts between two iPhones, you can rely on its AirDrop function to share iPhone contacts with others wirelessly. Since it’s quite time-consuming to bluetooth contacts one after another, you let FoneTool help you.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.