The Best Contacts Transfer App and Software for iPhone

Do you have a new iPhone and looking for a great way to transfer contacts? If yes, this article will be very helpful for you to get the best contacts transfer app/software for iPhone.


By Dylan / Updated on December 13, 2023

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Your phone contacts represent many precious people: friends, family, colleagues, clients who truly matter to you. So sometimes, when you get a new iPhone, you'll want to transfer those contacts to the new iPhone to prevent data loss. 

Whether you are transferring contacts from Android to iPhone or old iPhone to new iPhone, you need to rely on a good iPhone contacts transfer app or software. In this passage, we will introduce you to the best app and software for transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, as well as an free app to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone.

The best contacts transfer app and software from iPhone to iPhone

FoneTool is a powerful iOS backup/transfer tool that allows you to easily transfer contacts from one iPhone to another with/without computer. It is an easy-to-use iPhone data management tool for iOS devices and Windows PCs. Below are some of the features and advantages of FoneTool that make it the best choice for contacts transfer app for iOS.

★ Fast transfer speed: It has been tested that FoneTool can complete the transfer of 3000 contacts within 9 seconds.
★ Preview and select contacts: It allows you to preview and select specific contacts to transfer.
★ Transfer complete contacts: FoneTool transfers not only the phone numbers of your contacts, but also other information including avatars, emails, sites, etc.
★ Easy-to-use: FoneTool for Windows PC and iOS devices has a simple interface, you can easily complete the transfer process.
★ Multiple choice for storage: It supports to save iPhone contacts to computer, NAS, network path, external drive, USB stick, etc.
★ Wide compatibility: It works well with PC Windows 11/10/8/7 and all iPhone models, including iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X/SE, as well as iPad, iPod Touch.

Now, let's see how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with/without computer via FoneTool.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone (with computer)

If you have plenty of contacts to transfer to another iPhone/computer, the FoneTool software can be your first choice. Click the icon below to download FoneTool on your computer to see the detailed steps to transfer contacts.

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Step 1. Connect the old iPhone to your computer with USB cable, run FoneTool. If this is the first time you've connected your old iPhone to your computer, you'll need to tap Trust this computer.

Step 2. Click Phone Transfer > Choose iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

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Step 3. Press the "+" icon to preview and select the contacts. Then, click OK.

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Step 4. Select the storage path and format from Transfer Settings, and tap on Transfer to save the contacts.


Step 5. Disconnect the old iPhone, connect the new iPhone to the computer, and choose the PC to iPhone option.

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Step 6. Click the "+" icon again, and select the contacts you just saved on your computer. Finally, tap Start Transfer to save on the target iPhone.

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Note: Except contacts, you can transfer photos, messages, videos, songs, etc. from iPhone to computer or external drive for backup.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with FoneTool app (without computer)

If you don't have a USB cable or computer, you can turn to FoneTool app to transfer contacts directly from iPhone to iPhone.

Scan the QR code to install this app on both iPhones. Then follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Open the FoneTool app on both iPhones, click Connect Device to find another iPhone to establish a connection.

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Step 2. Select the contacts you need. Tap Send to share contacts to the target iPhone. Then, your contacts will be moved to the target iPhone.

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Additional: App to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone-Move to iOS

Move to iOS is a great free app developed by Apple that helps users easily transfer data from Android to iPhone. But it can only be used to transfer your data from Android to iPhone when you set up new iPhone. So, If you are setting up a new iPhone, you can choose it.

Before using this app to transfer contacts, you must know:
① It is compatible with Android 4.0 and later versions.
② The Android phone and new iPhone should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
③ If you've already set up your iPhone, you should go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to reboot your iPhone.

You can download this app from the Google Play Store and follow the steps below to transfer data.

Step 1. During iPhone setup, when you see the Apps & Data screen, click Move Data from Android.

Step 2. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone, read the relative terms and conditions, then click Agree, tap Next in the upper right corner of the Find Your Code screen.

Step 3. Click Continue on your iPhone to wait a safe code.

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Step 4. On your Android phone, enter the code and click Transfer Data, then choose the data you want to transfer, tap Next.

Step 5. When you see the loading bar complete on your iPhone, tap Done on your Android phone, and click Continue on your iPhone to follow the on-screen steps to complete the setup process. Then, your data on Android, including contacts, will be copied to the new iPhone.

Note: Even if your Android indicates that the process is complete, do not leave the two devices alone until the loading bar displayed on your iPhone is complete.


That's it for the best contacts transfer app and software for iPhone. Even if you don't switch to a new iPhone, when the old iPhone storage space is full, FoneTool is still the best choice for you to migrate contacts to another iPhone or computer.

What's more, FoneTool also provides you with multiple backup ways to backup contacts, photos, messages and more data to save them on computer, external drive or USB flash drive.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.