Steps to import contacts from a SIM card to iPhone

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If you have just bought a new shiny iPhone 7 to replace your old fashioned cell phone, something you have grown accustomed to, the first thing you need to do is to migrate all your contacts from your old device to your new iPhone. In reality, if you have already stored your contacts to the SIM card, everything becomes much easier and quicker.


In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to import contacts from a SIM card to your iPhone. Before we begin, remember that you need to cut your old SIM card to make sure that it fits into your new iPhone. If you cannot do that, make sure that you have the SIM card contents copied over a new SIM card before proceeding.

Steps to import contacts from a SIM card to your iPhone

Step one: First off, you are supposed to place the old SIM card into your new iPhone. If the SIM card simply doesn’t fit into your iPhone, resize it

Step two: Once you are done, you now need to launch the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen. Scroll down a little bit and tap Contacts to proceed

Step three: When you are in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap “Import Contacts from SIM

Step four: you now need to wait a moment until your contacts are finished transferring to your new iPhone. Once done, all you need to do is to re-insert your new SIM card into your new iPhone

That’s it! The process is pretty simple, but note that if your old SIM Card contains tons of contacts on it, it may take a while to transfer all the contact details to your iPhone, so take your time. Besides, any contacts imported from a SIM card will be added to your existing contacts on your iPhone.

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