We always attempt to transfer everything via iCloud transfer service when we get the new released iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. However, it doesn’t seem to go smoothly for some users. It is not rare to see these users’ complaints that the contacts didn’t transfer to new iPhone. We do understand how discomfort it is when we have problems transferring contacts to new iPhone. Take things easy, we have summarized plenty of methods to transfer contacts to your new iPhone with the easiest steps.
You're probably wondering why contacts didn’t transfer to new iPhone before getting to know the solutions for this issue. Here's why.
Here are all the possible solutions for you if your contacts are not transferring to the new iPhone.
As we have stated previously, the contacts will not be able to be transferred if iCloud contact is toggled off. So you should turn it on if it is turned off. If this option has already been turned on, then you should turn it off and turn it back on.
You first need to sign into iCloud with your old iCloud account or create a new iCloud account when you got a new iPhone to use Apple Store, FaceTime or other apps that require an iCloud account. To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another via iCloud, you should ensure that the 2 iCloud accounts used on the 2 devices are the same. Look at the simple steps below:
You may have problems related to contacts not transferring to iPhone if you sync the contacts to other 3rd-party accounts (such as Yahoo, Google) instead of iCloud. If this is the case, you should deselect these accounts and select to sync contacts with iCloud, or all the contacts will be transferred to the app rather than your iPhone. The process for deselecting these accounts to resolve the ‘contacts didn’t transfer to new iPhone’ issue is listed below.
An additional element that you may neglect is the iCloud storage. The free iCloud storage that Apple supplies is only 5GB. If the file size of the data stored in iCloud is larger than 5GB, the data will not be synced with iCloud anymore, let alone transferring contacts to new iPhone using iCloud account. So, you will have to check the available iCloud storage on your iPhone.
This could also be the sign of network connection problem resulting in contacts not transferring to new iPhone. Our suggestion is to reset network settings on the new iPhone.
Enter the wifi password or set cellular data to re-connect to network and try to transfer contacts to new iPhone again. This could bring a good result.
You may appeal to 3rd-party software if you are still unlucky to transfer contacts to new iPhone. FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) is that piece of software for you. It is a great application with broad capabilities. With this backup and restore tool, you can selectively transfer contacts from iPhone/iTunes/iCloud backup to new iPhone without overwriting the existing data. You can check more outstanding features of this software below:
First of all, download FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore on your computer and get started.
Step 1. Launch FoneGeek and select ‘Backup & Restore’ afterwards from the right panel.
Step 2. There will be the option of ‘Backup’ and ‘Restore’ displayed. Connect the old iPhone that you need to transfer contacts from and tap on where it says ‘Backup’ to initial the process.
Step 3. FoneGeek will list all the data you are able to back up. Tick the option of ‘Contacts’ so that this program will only back up contacts instead of all the data.
Step 4. Tap on the button of ‘View Backup History’ after the backup process. Now disconnect the old iPhone with the program and choose the contact backup you just made.
Step 5. All the contacts will be scanned by this program. Select ‘Restore to Device’ when the scanning is done and the contacts will be restored to new iPhone.
As what you see in this article, it can be really easy to tackle the problem of ‘contacts didn't transfer to new iPhone’ particularly when you have plenty of methods to choose from. Hopefully, the contacts will be successfully transferred to new iPhone with one of the methods above.
By Joan J. Mims
Posted on Jun 06, 2018, 16:22:12
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.