3 Ways to Transfer Contacts and Text Messages from iPhone to A New iPhone 7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5
Apple released two versions of iPhone recently in September, including the lower-cost iPhone 5C and high-end iPhone 5S. The hardware configuration of iPhone 5C is completely the same with the previous iPhone 5 but with new 5 colors plastic shell that solved the paint-off problem of iPhone 5. And iPhone 5S has a certain degree of improvement such as the built-in 64-bit A7 processor and the join of the fingerprint identification technology, all give the new iPhone 5S a stronger performance and effectively enhance the security. iPhone 5C is relatively favorite by young people and first-time users, and iPhone 5S is suitable for people with higher user experience requirements.
Got the latest iPhone 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 3GS, 4 or 4S, 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?
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.
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.
Recommended Way to Copy Contacts/SMS from Old iPhone to New iPhone
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. To transfer without the old iPhone as hand, you can try another program as Coolmuster iPhone Backup Extractor. It allows you to extract text messages and contacts from the old iPhone backup record and transfer them to your new iPhone hassle free. This tool is quite useful when you lost your old iPhone. In the following article, we will show you how to use the two programs to copy files between two iPhones.
Not only transferring contacts and text messages, Coolmuster iPhone File Transfer also support to export music, photos, videos, voice memos, TV shows, books, etc. from iPhone to computer. The Mac version of Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Mac Transfer 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.
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.
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.
As long as you have ever synced your old iPhone with iTunes before, you can use Coolmuster iPhone Backup Extractor to extract the backed up text messages and contacts from iTunes and then sync to your new iPhone. That means you can transfer files from one iPhone to another without using your old iPhone. If you are a Mac user, you can depend on iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac.
Step 1. Scan Old iPhone Backup Files
After downloading and installing the program on your computer, run it and you'll get the interface as follows. Select the iTunes backup files of your old iPhone and hit "Start Scan".
Step 2. Extract iPhone SMS Texts and Contacts
All files on your iPhone backup will be displayed into different folders. Just select "Text Messages" and "Contacts" and then you'll see all SMS messages and contacts in the right panel. Mark all needed ones, then you can click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.
Step 3. Sync exported contacts and SMS to new iPhone
Now your old iPhone text messages and contacts are all saved on your computer and you are able to sync them to your new iPhone 5/5C/5S with iTunes.
You Might Want to Know:
With this Coolmuster Mobile Transfer software, 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" and click on "Start" option to continue the process.
Step 2. Now, you can enter the "Contacts" and "Messages" tabs on the top panel to preview more detailed information. While previewing, you can choose the files you want to transfer from one iPhone to another. Finally, choose the right or left arrow direction to begin the file transfer in one click.
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!