Solutions to Transfer Contacts to iOS 7

After upgrading to iOS 7 or getting an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c running in iOS 7, you might need to transfer contacts from your computer, email accounts, or even old Apple devices to iOS 7 iPhone. It seems it is pretty easy to do this. However, when you put your hands on it, you might not get confused. The following I'll introduced ways to transfer contacts saved in different places to iOS 7. Read on to learn more:

Part 1. Sync Contacts Backed up in iCloud to iOS 7

If you've used iCould to backup contacts before upgrading to iOS 7, then certainly you can use the iCould backup to restore contacts to the brand-new iOS 7 equipped device. If you're a new Apple device iOS 7 user, don't worry! Once you've do the backup with other Apple devices, here you can use the iCould to sync contacts to your new iOS device as well. It's very simple.

When setting up your iOS device, a window will pop up, offering the option Restore from iCloud Backup. Tap it and follow the prompts. A few minutes later, contacts will be synced to your iOS 7.

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Note: Restore from iCould Backup is only available when you're setting a new iOS 7 device or when you're resetting all settings on an iOS 7 device.

Part 2. Transfer Contacts in Email Accounts to iOS 7

If you want to transfer contacts from email accounts to iOS 7, you can depend on iTunes, the email account itself, or a third-party tool, like Wondershare TunesGo Retro. iTunes allows you to transfer contacts from email clients to iOS 7. And some email accounts offers sync option as well. For example, Gmail Sync helps users to send contacts from Gmail to iOS 7 devices. If you do not want to spend time in iTunes or the email account, you certainly need Wondershare TunesGo Retro. It lets you copy contacts from email clients, like Outlook and Windows Live Mail, etc. to your iOS device. If needed, you can also import vCard files to iOS 7 with Wondershare TunesGo Retro.

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Part 3. Copy Contacts in vCard Files from Computer to iOS 7

If you've saved contacts in a vCard on your computer, to transfer the contacts to your iOS 7 devices, you should try iCloud on your computer (Mac has iCloud in System Preferences. Windows users need to download iCloud for Windows PC manually) or a third party tool (Wondershare TunesGo Retro) to import contacts from vCard files first.

Part 4. Transfer Contacts from an Old iOS Device to iOS 7

If you've switched to a new iOS 7 device and want to transfer contacts from the old iOS device to the new one, there are several ways you can depend on:

  • Backup contacts to iCloud and sync with the new iOS 7 device later;
  • Backup contacts to email accounts and later sync them to the iOS 7 device;
  • Use Wondershare TunesGo Retro to copy contacts to the iOS 7 device from the old one;

Part 5. Transfer Contacts from an Android Phone to iOS 7

If you're just new to the iOS 7 device and want to copy contacts from an Android, please read how to transfer contacts from an Android phone to iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.

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