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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud? 9 Easy Ways You May Not Know

When the news that the new iPhone SE 2020 will be released on April 24th, 2020, many people are considering changing an iPhone SE and replace their old iPhones. According to Forbes.com, the new 4.7-inch iPhone SE runs A13 Bionic chip and uses the similar camera hardware of the iPhone 11 Pro's main camera, with a starting price of $399. Will you buy a new iPhone SE? Besides the new iPhone SE, many people may also wonder how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, since the 5GB free storage of iCloud cannot transfer or selectively transfer all contacts to new iPhone.

To resolve this issue, this article explains 9 simple ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud and you will surely find one most suitable way to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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Way 1 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud via Coolmuster Mobile Transfer
Way 2 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud via Coolmuster iOS Assistant
Way 3 How to Export iPhone Contacts to Another iPhone via Gmail
Way 4 How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone via without iCloud Using iTunes
Way 5 How to Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another without iCloud via AirDrop
Way 6 How to Move Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via My Contacts Backup
Way 7 How to Send Contacts from One iPhone to Another via Bluetooth
Way 8 How to Copy Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with Quick Start or iPhone Migration
Way 9 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes, Using Mail or Message
Extra Bonus: How to Export iPhone Contacts If Old iPhone is Lost or Broken

Way 1 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud via Coolmuster Mobile Transfer

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is the best transfer app in the market to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. In fact, it has four transfer modes: iOS to iOS transfer, Android to Android transfer, Android to iOS transfer and iOS to Android transfer. Besides contacts, you can also transfer calendars, bookmarks, eBooks (PDFs & ePubs) and notes (not supported in iOS 11 or later) from iOS to iOS.

What's more, you can transfer contacts, SMS, call logs, music, videos, photos, eBooks and user apps from Android to Android, transfer contacts and eBooks (PDFs and ePubs) from Android to iOS, and transfer contacts, SMS, music, videos, photos and eBooks (PDFs & ePubs) from iOS to Android. Moreover, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android phone with Android 2.1 and later, including Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi, Google, etc.

For iPhones, it supports iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4, and so forth.

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How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud?

Before you start, make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes (iTunes 64-bit version of Windows or iTunes 32-bit version of Windows) on your computer.

1. Install and launch Coolmuster Mobile Transfer on your computer.

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2. Connect two iPhones to computer via suitable USB cables, tap Trust when Trust This Computer? pops up on each iPhone and click Continue on this program to go on. Make sure your old iPhone be in the source phone's position, if not, you can click Flip in between to make a change. After a successful connection, you will see Connected shown in each phone's position.

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3. Check Contacts under Select content to copy and click Start Copy below to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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See also:

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Android [Full Guide]

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPad in 5 Ways

Way 2 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is the second best way to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, which I highly recommend you to use. Different from Coolmuster Mobile Transfer, Coolmuster iOS Assistant allows you to selectively transfer contacts, messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, videos, photos, books and user apps between iPhone and computer, or backup and restore overall iPhone data in one click. Besides, it also supports to add, edit or delete contacts, calendars, photos, bookmarks, books, music, playlists, videos, notes, tones, voice memos, device name and more on computer.

Likewise, Coolmuster iOS Assistant also works well for all iPhone devices running iOS 5 and later, like iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4, etc.

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How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes?

Notes: If you have installed the iTunes from Microsoft Store, please uninstall it and restart the program for successful recognition.

1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer.

2. Connect iPhones to computer via suitable USB cables, tap Trust when Trust This Computer? pops up on each iPhone and click Continue on this program to go on. After successful connection, you will see iPhone's main information on this program.

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3. Click your old iPhone under My Device, choose Contacts folder from the left window, check wanted items from the right window and tap Export above to transfer contacts from old iPhone to computer.

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4. Click your new iPhone under My Device, select Contacts folder from left window and hit Import above to transfer backup contacts from computer to new iPhone. After the whole process is complete, you will transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes.

Way 3 How to Export iPhone Contacts to Another iPhone via Gmail

If you do not want to use iCloud, Gmail is an excellent alternative for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

How to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another without iCloud?

1. On your old iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Import SIM Contacts > Gmail.

2. Sign in Gmail account and wait for some time until contacts get transferred to Gmail.

3. Go to Settings from your new iPhone, then click in sequence: Contacts > Accounts > Add Accounts > Google > Sign in Google with the same Gmail account you use just now > Next > Turn on Contacts > Save. Then you will copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone after automatical sync.

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Way 4 How to Transfer Contacts to New iPhone via without iCloud Using iTunes

iTunes can also transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. However, we do not recommend you to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes, since it will wipe out all existing contacts on your new iPhone after syncing and you cannot transfer only contacts but all data from old iPhone to new iPhone.

How to export iPhone contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone?

1. Plug your old iPhone into computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes if it doesn't automatically launch.

2. Select your old iPhone icon from iTunes interface > Click Summary from left window > Choose This computer under Backups > Back Up Now.

3. Connect your new iPhone to computer and select your new iPhone icon from iTunes main interface > Summary > Tap Restore Backup under Backups > Choose the backup name and hit Restore. Then iTunes will begin to sync old iPhone's contacts to your new iPhone.

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Way 5 How to Transfer Contacts from One iPhone to Another without iCloud via AirDrop

The built-in feature AirDrop is a fantastic way to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, extra app installation or cable connection. Thus, if you want to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, iTunes or computer, you can choose this way. Besides, AirDrop also supports other files, like photos, videos, documents and more.

How to transfer contacts to new iPhone without iCloud?

1. Turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop from Control Center on both devices, then on one device, go to Settings > General > AirDrop > Select Everyone or Contacts Only. And also connect both devices to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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2. Go to Contacts app from your old iPhone > Select a contact > Tap Share Contact > AirDrop > Click on new iPhone.

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3. After that, your new iPhone will receive a notification, just click Accept to start to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud.

Way 6 How to Move Contacts from iPhone to iPhone via My Contacts Backup

My Contacts Backup is a free app to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. Just need several steps, you can transfer contacts with shrunk photos to another iPhone via email.

How to send contacts from one iPhone to another?

1. Install My Contacts Backup on your old iPhone from Google Play Store.

2. Launch it on your device and click Backup to create a vcf. file which contains all your contacts.

3. Tap Email to sign in, choose a receiver and send out. After that, you can log into Email on your new iPhone to import those contacts to new iPhone.

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Way 7 How to Send Contacts from One iPhone to Another via Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless way to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone. To transfer contacts between iPhones via Bluetooth, you need to install Bluetooth Share Free app on both iPhones.

How to move contacts from iPhone to iPhone?

1. Install Bluetooth Share Free from Google Play Store on both iPhones.

2. Toggle on Bluetooth icon on both iPhones and pair the two devices. After pairing, launch Bluetooth Share Free on both devices, go to Contacts app from your old iPhone, select desired contacts and choose Send by Bluetooth.

3. Tap Receive on new iPhone to start to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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Way 8 How to Copy Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with Quick Start or iPhone Migration

Quick Start, or iPhone Migration in iOS 12.4 and later version, is also a built-in feature for iOS 11 and later to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. In addition, it also supports other files on your iPhone, including messages, photos, music, videos, documents and more.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud?

1. Turn on both iPhone and place them close. Then the Quick Start screen will start on your old iPhone, check the Apple ID and tap Continue on your device to set your new iPhone.

2. Wait for an animation to appear on your new iPhone, hold your old iPhone over the new iPhone and center the animation in the viewfinder. Then enter the authentication code that appeared on your new iPhone onto the old device. After that, input the old device's passcode on your new iPhone and follow the directory to set up Face ID or Touch ID on new device.

3. Click Start Transfer to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Note that you may need to follow the onscreen instructions to enter the Apple ID password during transfer process.

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Way 9 How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes, Using Mail or Message

If you do not want to install any file transfer app, maybe the easiest way is to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud via Mail or Message.

Let's see how to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another without iCloud via Mail.

1. Open Contacts app on your old iPhone and select a wanted contact.

2. Tap Share Contact, choose Mail, sign in your frequently used email account and press Send.

3. Log in the same email account on your new iPhone, download contacts and add to Contacts list.

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Extra Bonus: How to Export iPhone Contacts If Old iPhone is Lost or Broken

Now, how to move contacts from iPhone to iPhone, if your old iPhone is lost or broken? Don't give up if the worst scenario happens. Here are two available ways:

Solution 1: If you have used iCloud and turned on iCloud Backup on your old iPhone before it is lost or broken, you can copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone from iCloud.

1. Sign in iCloud.com with your Apple ID.

2. Check if there are Contacts synced with your iCloud account.

3. Log in Apple ID on your new iPhone, select iCloud and enable Contacts to automatically sync contacts to your new iPhone.

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Solution 2: If you do not have an iCloud backup, you may have iTunes backup, then you can restore contacts from iTunes.

1. On your new iPhone, click Settings and navigate to Apps & Data screen. Then hit Restore from iTunes Backup.

2. Connect your new iPhone to computer via a USB cable, launch iTunes and tap your new iPhone icon on the top left screen.

3. Click Restore Backup under Backups, choose your most recent backup file and hit Restore.

Wrapping Up

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud? In this article, we introduce 9 easy ways. For my part, I strongly recommend you to use Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or Coolmuster iOS Assistant to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud, since they are fast, totally secure and easy to operate, compared with other complex methods. Of course, you can try other methods in this article if you are interested in.

And if you have other good ways to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or encounter any problem during use, you can also share with us by leaving a comment below.

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