Transfer Contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 within 4 Steps

iPhone 5 has been released, and many Apple fans are crazy about it. This amazing member of iPhone family is a great hit; it brings better display, smoother operating, bigger screen and many more new features. Many fans cannot wait updating their old iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5. Some of them may have troubles in transferring contacts between iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. This is more or less a problem.

Here we write this article to help them transfer contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5, in a totally simple and useful way.

4 steps to transfer contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5

The following steps are done in Windows Version, and the operating is the same on the Mac Version.

Step 1. Get a contacts transferring tool

Wondershare dr.fone for ios (iPhone data recovery for mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery for Windows) is an easy-to-use program to copy your contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5. It transfers by extracting your iTunes back files.

Download the trial version below, you can choose the version according to your computer's operation system.

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Step 2. Scan your iPhone 4S backup file

Before scanning, make sure your iTunes has backup of your iPhone 4S, if not, please sync it with iTunes and make a backup first.

After everything is done, run the program. An interface as below will be showed on your computer. Choose your device name and click Start Scan.

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Step 3. Extract iPhone 4S Contacts to Computer

When the scanning is over, your iPhone 4S iTunes backup will be displayed in categories: contacts, messages, photos, videos and more.

Preview contacts and choose those you want to transfer. Then click Recover, choose one folder to save them on your computer.

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Open that folder and you can view your contacts in 3 formats: .html, .csv, .vcf. Click .vcf folder and you can add those contacts to your Outlook or Windows Contacts, add the contacts to one of it.

Step 4. Transferring Contacts

How to Add Contacts to Outlook or Windows Contacts

Right click .vcf format contact and you will have at least two choices to open it: Outlook or Windows Contacts. You can decide one of them to open the contact, then follow the instructions to add it to your PC contacts list.

Start Transferring

After all contacts have been added to your PC contacts list, you can start contacts transferring now.

Sync your iPhone 5 with iTunes and click Info, you will be able to sync your contacts with Outlook or Windows Contacts. Sync it with the contacts list you added your iPhone 4 contacts into.

Your iPhone contacts are successfully transferred to your new iPhone 5 now. That’s easy enough.

Notes: Wondershare dr.fone for ios (iPhone data recovery for mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (for Windows users) can not only extract contacts from iTunes backup, it has been widely used in data recovering for iPhone or iPad series. With the help of it, you can easily recover your lost files such as messages, contacts, photos from your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iphone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iphone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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