How To Transfer Contacts From iPhone 4S To iPhone 6?

By | November 3, 2014

“I have just got an iPhone 6 and want to transfer contacts from my iPhone 4S. However, the iPhone 4S has had broken wifi and bluetooth for 8 months and therefore has not been backing up to iCloud. How can I transfer the contacts to my iCloud/iTunes (or anywhere off my phone!) without using wifi? I tried the hairdryer/freezer approach and it temporarily restored my bluetooth but not my wifi so there is no hope of restoring wifi. My device is iPhone 4S, iOS 8. Thank you.”

Still, this is a post I read from Apple community. It is common when you get a new iPhone 6 and want to transfer contacts from the old to the new one. But the question lies in how to transfer contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 6. Here, I have a method to help this iPhone user to overcome this problem. The first thing this user needs to do is to backup his iPhone 4S with iTunes. And next, he can transfer all his contacts to his iPhone 6 with iFonebox because iFonebox supports extracting iTunes backup data and at present, you can use it to transfer contacts and notes to your devices directly from iTunes backup. Pretty functional.

Get ready–Backup your iPhone 4S with iTunes. 

  1. Connect your iPhone 4S to computer and launch iTunes.
  2. Click the Summary button and then choose Backup Now in the Backups selection. You can also set a password for the backup.
  3. Wait until the process is finished.


Read this article and learn more about iTunes: iTunes 11 for Windows–Sync contacts, calendars, or other info with iPod, iPhone and iPad

Transfer contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 6 with iFonebox after iTunes backup

We all know that with iTunes, you can sync the contacts, calendars to Outlook Express on your computer. But it is always difficult to transfer these contacts to your iPhone. While iFonebox can help to fix this issue.The first thing is to download and install iFonebox. There are two versions: Windows and Mac. Of course, the free trial version is also available.

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Follow the next simple steps:

Launch iFonebox and connect your iPhone 6 to the computer.Choose Recover from iTunes Backup.

Scan you iTunes backup.

Preview and select Contacts. Then click Transfer all selected to device. The whole process is finished.



Plus, you can also use iFonebox to recover your iPhone deleted contacts and other data like notes, messages, photos, reminders, voice memos, etc. With iFonebox, to transfer contacts from iPhone 4S to iPhone 6 is no longer a big deal.


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