You’ve just bought a brand-new iPhone. But how do you transfer all your contacts from your old iPhone to your new one?
Apple introduced iCloud back in 2011 and its cloud service can be used to easily transfer contacts from one device to another. But if you don’t use iCloud, don’t worry, as you can always use iTunes or third-party software instead. (We’ll show you how to use these, too.) If you’re running iOS 10 or later you should see iCloud as an option right from the first power-on.
Note that you only get a limited amount of iCloud storage space for free from Apple: just 5GB. If you need more, you’ll need to pay 79p per month if you need 50GB, £2.49 per month if you need 200GB, £6.99 for 2TB. The 79p option is adequate for most users although if you are going to be using iCloud Photo Library you’ll benefit from more.
If you’d like to tidy up your address book while you’re at it, take a look at How to delete duplicate contacts on iPhone.