Sep 242013
 

iPhonw 5S is the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone released on September 18, 2013. iPhone 5S delivers an improved camera, a nifty fingerprint sensor, a next-gen CPU and motion-tracking chip, and free iWork app. iPhonw 5S runs the latest iOS system, iOS 7, which adds some nice step-ups including AirDrop file transfers and the Android-like Control Center.

When a new phone is purchased, the most headache thing is to move contacts from an old phone to a newer one. If the phone just purchased is iPhone 5S and the old phone you used is iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G, it will be quite difficult to copy contacts to iPhone 5S as Backup Assistant isn’t available on the iPhone. Apple will advise people to bring the two iPhones to the Verizon Store to have your contacts transfered to iPhone 5S. However, most people are unwilling to go to the Verizon Store for various reasons.

Then is there any way to copy contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G other than bringing your two iPhones to the Verizon Store? Absolutely, it will be quite easy with the help of Wondershare MobileTrans on Windows or ImToo iPhone Contacts Transfer on Mac.

  • Part 1: Transfer Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Windows PC (Windows 8 included)
  • Part 2: Transfer Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Mac computer (Mountain Lion and Mavericks included)

Part 1: How to transfer Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Windows PC?

Step 1: Download and install MobilTrans

Free download iPhone 5S Contacts Transfer for Windows. Install and launch the software.

Note: Before using MobileTrans to copy contacts to iPhone 5S, please install iTunes on your PC first.

Step 2: Connnect your new iPhone 5S and your old iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G to the computer

Connect your your old iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G and your new iPhone 5S to your computer via USB cables. MobileTrans will detect the two iPhones and display them side by side at the place of “Source” and “Destination” in the primary window. To switch the Source phone with the Destination phone, click “Flip”.

Connect your old iPhone and iPhone 5S to PC

Step 3: Move and Copy contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G

By default, this program enables you to transfer contacts, text messages, photos, albums, music and playlists between two iPhones. If you only want to transfer contacts to iPhone 5S, remove marks before text messages, photos and music.

When you are ready to sync contact to iPhone 5S, press on “Start Copy” button to begin to transfer contacts. Keep both of your iPhones connected during the whole process. When the transfer is finished, click “OK” to end this contacts transferring.

Copy contacts to iPhone 5S

Part 2: How to Copy Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Mac computer?

Free download iPhone 5S Contacts Transfer for Mac. Install and launch the software.

Step 1: Connect your old iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G to Mac

ImToo iPhone contacts Transfer will recognize the device automatically and displays the device information in the interface.

Step 2: Export your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G contacts to computer as .csv

In the left directory tree, choose the “Contacts” which you want to backup contacts to local. All contacts will be shown in the right list immediately.

Check the wanted contacts in the right list, click “Backup All Contacts” button at the bottom of the interface.

Copy contacts from iPhone to computer as CSV

Step 3: Import .csv just exported in Step 3 to iPhone 5S

Connect iPhone 5S to Mac or PC.

In the left directory tree, choose the target “Contacts” that you want to import contacts into.

Click “Import Contacts to Device” button at the bottom of the interface, choose “Import Contacts from .csv File”, and choose the source contacts file in the dialog box that appears, then start importing.

Import contacts to iPhone 5

Now you’ve transfered contacts to iPhone 5S from old iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G.