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This quick guide shows how to transfer contacts from your iPhone 4 to your new iPhone 5. It also works with any other iPhone model.

If you are ready to migrate from your old iPhone 4 to your new iPhone, you can easily transfer your entire address book to your new phone using CopyTrans Contacts. The free trial version of CopyTrans Contacts will allow you to 1) transfer your old iPhone contacts to your PC in the form of vCard contact files and 2) import these vCards to your new iPhone 5. To find out how, just follow the steps below or watch the short YouTube video guide at the bottom of this page.

Transfer contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page Transfer contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your old iPhone. Your iPhone contacts will appear in the program’s main window contacts from iphone 4 to iphone 5

  4. Select the contacts you wish to transfer from the contacts list. To transfer all old iPhone contacts to your new iPhone, tick the checkbox next to “Contacts”. To transfer a limited number of contacts, tick the checkbox next to each contact. Now click the “Export selected” button transfer contacts to iphone 5

  5. A new window with several choices will appear. Select “iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (multiple .vcf files)” transfer contacts from iphone 4 to iphone 5

  6. Navigate to the location on your PC where you want to temporarily save your old iPhone contacts and click OK. If you are not sure where on your PC to save your old iPhone contacts, simply select your PC’s Desktop location to save iphone 4 contacts on PC

  7. Your contacts will be exported from your old iPhone to your PC in the form of individual vCard files transfer iphone contacts

  8. Next, disconnect your iPhone 4 from your PC, keep CopyTrans Contacts open and connect your iPhone 5. Click on the “Import contacts” button import iphone contacts to iphone 5 via copytrans contacts import button

  9. Select “From a file (all contact formats)” import iphone contacts to from a file selection

  10. Navigate to the location on your PC where you exported your iPhone 4 contacts. Select all contact entries and click “Open” transfer iphone contacts to iphone 5

  11. Your iPhone 4 contacts are now transferred to your new iPhone. If you had contact groups on your iPhone 4, they will also be transferred to your new iPhone 5. transfer iphone contacts

Transferring contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 – YouTube video guide

This is how to easily transfer contacts from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, or in general how to transfer contacts from your old iPhone to your new iPhone or any other iOS device.

By Carina L.

Carina is part of team CopyTrans since 2008 and is always happy to share her passion for web marketing, graphic design & social media. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically dives each day into the depths of the Internet searching for new cool stuff to be shared with you and her team. Connect with her on Twitter or Google+.