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Transfer Contacts and Text Messages from iPhone to New iPhone X/8/7 Plus/7/6S/6

Got the latest iPhone X or iPhone 8 and now you just wonder if there is a way to fill up your new favorite with all the original data you saved on your old iPhone 7, 6S, 6, especially hundreds or thousands of contacts and valuable text messages you received from your best friends. It is really time and energy wasting to type these contacts on your new iPhone one by one and extremely a real pity to abandon these SMS texts. Then, is there any solution to transfer these contacts and text messages from old iPhone to the new iPhone quickly and effectively?

To make things easy, we collect three different yet efficient solutions to help you transfer contacts, as well as text messages from iPhone to iPhone in no time. Just read on and learn the details.

Solution 1: Transfer Contacts and SMS between Two iPhones Using iTunes
Solution 2: Transfer Contacts and SMS from iPhone to iPhone Using iOS Assistant
Solution 3: Copy Contacts and Messages from iPhone to iPhone Using Phone Transfer

Solution 1: Transfer Contacts and SMS between Two iPhones Using iTunes

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. Choose the iPhone on the iTunes interface and go to its Summary page.

Step 2. Choose the option "Backup Now" to make a backup of your old iPhone on the computer.

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Step 3. After the backup, you can disconnect the old iPhone and connect your new iPhone to the computer again.

Step 4. Launch iTunes and when it detects the new iPhone, you can choose the iPhone and go to its "Summary" page.

Step 5. Click on the "Restore Backup" option to restore the backup file on this iPhone.

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Why we don’t recommend syncing with iTunes?

Certainly you can use iTunes to backup the text messages and contacts from your old iPhone 4/4S/3GS to iTunes and then sync to your new iPhone. But the whole process is time-consuming and complicated. You should have the latest version of iTunes and iOS installed on your computer, connect your old iPhone to iTunes and make sure it is backed up. Then, plug in your new iPhone to the same computer, select the backup of your original iPhone in the pop-up window and restore the backup to your new iPhone. That is just the ideal condition. But if iTunes does not prompt you to select the backup to restore, you should start over again.

transfer contacts sms from iphone to iphone  Drawback: We all know that iTunes is bulky that it will slow down the system running and you have to suffer from slow transferring process. Sometime you would be failed to backup your original iPhone or there may be something wrong to terminate the transferring in midway. Just as I mentioned above, you may even be unable to find the location of backup files of your old iPhone. And what is worst, people usually get their data erased as they forget to turn off the erasing function during syncing.

Below Are Two Recommended Ways to Copy Contacts/SMS from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Solution 2: Transfer Contacts and SMS from iPhone to iPhone Using iOS Assistant

To perform the transfer with a safer and faster way, we highly recommend the best iTunes alternative tool Coolmuster iOS Assistant, which is a professional iPhone transferring tool to export SMS messages and contacts, as well as other file types, from old iPhone to a new one without any quality loss. Not only transferring contacts and text messages, it also supports to export music, photos, videos, voice memos, TV shows, books, etc. from iPhone to computer. The Mac version of Coolmuster iOS Assistant for Mac is also available. Download the transferring tool from the below button.

1) Connect Old iPhone to Your computer

Launch the iPhone transferring tool and connect your original iPhone to the computer with the USB cable. The program will detect your iPhone automatically and display it in the primary window.

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2) Export SMS and Contacts to Your Computer

Go the left panel where your iPhone contents are categorized and click to open the "Text Message" and "Contacts" categories. Select the text messages and contacts you want to transfer and press the "Export" button which is located on the top of interface to export the selected files to your personal computer.

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3) Connect new iPhone and sync the files

When the transference finishes, eject your old iPhone and plug in the new iPhone. Drag-n-drop the exported text messages and contacts from local to iTunes and sync to your new iPhone.


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Solution 3: Copy Contacts and Messages from iPhone to iPhone Using Phone Transfer

With a professional iPhone to iPhone Transfer program, you can directly transfer contacts and SMS from one iPhone to another without any difficulty. This software allows you to transfer anything aside from contacts and messages from one phone to another, including photos, videos, apps, music and many more. Also, this software enables you to freely transfer anything between two phones, no matter they are running the same or different operating systems. It is fully compatible with devices running Android, iOS and Symbian systems.

Step 1. After downloading the right version of this software, open it on the computer. Then get two iPhone devices connected to the computer via USB cords and you will now see the below interface. Choose the mode of "Phone to Phone Transfer".

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Step 2. The program detects the two iPhones and show them side by side. Make sure the old iPhone on the left and the new one on the right. Otherwise, you should click "Flip" button to switch their positions.

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Step 3. Now, you can tick off the "Contacts" and "SMS" tabs if you only want to transfer contacts and text messages. Then, click "Start Transfer" to begin the transfer process from your old iPhone to the new iPhone.

The three ways mentioned in the above are all useful in terms of syncing contacts and messages from iPhone to iPhone. So just choose either way as you wanted to begin the contacts and messages transfer from one iPhone to another!

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