[3 Ways] 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.

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By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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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.

iPhone Contacts

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 of how to transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account in every detail. To help you better understand, let’s assume to transfer contacts from iCloud account A to iCloud account B.

One-click transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another

Without switching iCloud accounts, you can transfer all or selective contacts from one iCloud account to another with the help of FoneTool, a powerful iOS and iCloud data management tool for Windows.

With FoneTool, you gain comprehensive control over your iCloud account, effortlessly managing photos, contacts, notes, and videos. Additionally, FoneTool empowers you to handle files in your iCloud Drive, allowing seamless uploading for backup, local downloading to your PC, and efficient deletion to optimize storage space.

Download FoneTool to your computer by clicking the icon below, and follow the steps below to transfer all or selective contacts from one iCloud account to another as per your need.

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Option 1. Transfer selective contacts from one iCloud account to another

Step 1. Launch FoneTool, and choose My iCloud option > Sign in with your iCloud account A, enter the verification code to confirm your operation.

sign in icloud account

Step 2. Click Manage iCloud > Choose the Contacts option, and choose the contacts you'd like to transfer to another iCloud account > Tap the Download button to save them to your computer.

download contacts

Step 3. Back to My iCloud page and tap the plus icon to sign in to iCloud account B > Manage iCloud > Choose Contacts and tap Upload.

upload contacts

Step 4. Finally, choose the transferred contacts from your computer, and click Open to import these contacts to iCloud account B.

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Option 2. Transfer all contacts from one iCloud account to another

If you'd like to transfer all contacts from one iCloud account to another, you can try the iCloud Sync function in FoneTool by following the steps below.

Step 1. On FoneTool My iCloud page, Sign in with your iCloud accounts. Choose iCloud Sync option.

choose icloud sync

Step 2. Sign in to iCloud account B > Check Contacts icon > Finally, click Start Sync to begin the task.

choose contacts to sync

? Besides contacts, you can also use it to transfer photos, videos, contacts, notes in iCloud, and files in iCloud Dive with the same steps introduced above.
? If you transfer contacts to new iCloud for the sake of backing up iPhone contacts, the Selective Backup function in FoneTool can give you a hand. After all, the 5 GB of free storage space in iCloud can run out quickly.

Transfer contacts from one iCloud account to another iCloud account via iCloud sync

The direct 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.

Enable Contacts Sync

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.

Export iPhone Contacts To Vcard

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.

Conclusion

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.

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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.