How to Transfer Contacts from One iCloud Account to Another
If you wonder how to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account, you may need this guide, which offers you three workable ways to transfer contacts from one icloud account to another.
Contacts - transfer from one iCloud account to another
I have all of my contacts in one iCloud account and I’d like to transfer all contacts and groups to my wife’s iCloud account. How do I do that?
- Question from Apple Community
If you are using Apple devices, you must have at least one iCloud account, which helps store your kinds of data and purchases in the cloud and keep them up to date across all your devices automatically, making it convenient to transfer data like contacts from iPhone to iPhone.
If you want to use a new iCloud account to get a fresh start after getting a new iCloud, you may want to transfer contacts to new iCloud account. Is it possible to achieve? The answer is absolutely YES!
In this guide, you will be given three effective ways about how to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account in every detail. To help you better understand, let’s assume transfer contacts from iCloud account A to iCloud account B.
Transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account via iCloud sync
The directly way to transfer contacts to new iCloud account is, of course, to log into iCloud with two different iCloud accounts on the same devices. The followings are the detailed steps to transfer contacts from one account to another on iPhone.
Step 1. Save contacts on iCloud A to your iPhone: Go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Toggle off the switch next to Contacts > Choose Keep on My iPhone.
Step 2. Back to the last screen to sign out iCloud account A from your iPhone.
Step 3. Sign in with iCloud account B and turn on Contacts in iCloud to sync. Then, the contacts stored on your iPhone will be synced to iCloud automatically in the background.
You may be hard to know when the process will be finished. If you want to better grasp the transfer process, please skip to the next two methods.
Transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account with iCloud.com
If you happen to have a computer handy, you can transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another in the website of iCloud. Let’s learn how step by step.
Step 1. Open a web browser and go to iCloud.com > Sign in with iCloud account A.
Step 2. Choose Contacts > From the lower-left corner, click the gear icon > Click Select All if you want to transfer all contacts. Optionally, you can select the wanted contacts.
Step 3. Click the gear icon again > Tap Export vCard... to save the contacts to your computer.
Step 4. Sign out iCloud account A and sign in with the iCloud account B > Go to Contacts and click the gear icon > Click Import vCard... to transfer the contacts you just exported from account A.
If you want to get access to these contacts on your iPhone, just turn on iCloud Contacts and wait them to be synced to your iPhone.
A quicker way to transfer contacts between iPhones with different iCloud account
If you want to transfer contacts to a new iCloud account and access them on your iPhone as soon as possible, FoneTool, the powerful iOS data transfer software for Windows, must be your best choice.
Without switching iCloud accounts, you can transfer selective contacts from iPhone to iPhone with different iCloud accounts in seconds.
It supports all models of iPhone from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 14 series/SE 2022, as well as iPad, and iPod.
Download FoneTool to your computer by clicking the icon below, and transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another in two steps: ① Transfer contacts from the source iPhone to computer. ② Import contacts from computer to the target iPhone.
Step 1. Transfer contacts from the source iPhone to computer.
⚠️ Attention: Before the transfer process, please make sure all wanted contacts have been kept on your iPhone A. If you are not sure, just go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Turn off Contacts and choose Keep on My iPhone.
1. Connect the iPhone signed in with iCloud account A to computer > Open FoneTool and choose Phone Transfer > Mouse over to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.
2. Check Contacts and uncheck the others > Select the contacts you want to transfer and click OK to confirm.
3. Choose a storage path to save the contacts from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.
Step 2. Transfer contacts from computer to the target iPhone
4. Unplug the source iPhone A > Make sure the iCloud Contacts is turned off in the target iPhone, and connect it to computer > Choose PC to iPhone from Phone Transfer.
5. Click the folder icon to add the contacts from computer to the box > Click Start Transfer to import the contacts to the target iPhone.
When it is complete, you can go to the new iCloud account and toggle on Contacts and let the contacts upload to the new iCloud account in the background.
That’s all for the three ways to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another. You can directly sync all contacts to another iCloud account using the sync function of iCloud. If you’d like to transfer selective contacts to the new iCloud account, it is suggested to visit the website of iCloud or utilize the transfer tool - FoneTool as you like.