By Lena / Last Updated March 31, 2020

“I have a problem with my contacts, because my mom and I have the same apple id. I make for her another apple id but now I don't know how to transfer her contacts that stay in my apple id”

- Question from Apple Forum

The Case: You Want to Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another

The iCloud provides an easy way to help users sync and manage iPhone contacts, messages, notes, calendar, etc. You can easily access those data on any iDevice as long as you’ve logged in with the same Apple ID. If you getting a new iPhone, it helps you directly transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone by turning on the Contacts in iCloud.

Besides getting one new iPhone, you may also want to use one new Apple ID to get a fresh start. In this case, comes a new question: how to transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another? Or even transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without Apple ID? Keep reading the find all the methods.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another?

Here in this part, I’ll detail two tested methods that can help you transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another. Choose one to follow according to your situation. For better illustration, suppose that you want to transfer contacts from Apple account A to account B. Let’s get it on.

Method 1. The Direct Way to Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another

1. Before signing out the iCloud account A on your iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Turn off Contacts > Choose Keep on My iPhone. (You can also choose to turn off other toggles as per your needs.)

Turn off Contacts Sync

2. Delete the account A from this device.

3. Sign in with account B and turn on Contacts to sync. Then the contacts stored on the device will be synced to iCloud.

Method 2. Transfer Contacts from One Apple ID to Another via iCloud.com

If you have a computer at hand, you can also choose to transfer iPhone contacts from one Apple ID to another with the help of iCloud.com.

1. Open a browser and go to iCloud.com > Sign in with Apple account A.

2. Choose Contacts > Click the gear icon in the lower-left corner > Click Select All if you want to export all contacts. You can also use Shift or Ctrl to only select the contacts you need.

3. Click the gear icon again > Choose Export vCard… to download the contacts to computer.

Export Iphone Contacts To Vcard

4. Log out account A and then sign in with account B > Go to Contacts screen and click gear > Click Import vCard… to select the contacts exported from account A.

From the above, you know there are two methods that can help transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another. Both two methods are easy to operate. However, because you feel tired of using iCloud and the various annoying iCloud errors, you may want a no-iCloud way to make it. So in the following part, I’ll show you another easy way that can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID.

Part 2. Another Easy Way to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to iPhone with Different Apple ID

To make things easy, mBackupper, one free iPhone backup manager for Windows PCs is recommended here. It can help you easily transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone in only a few clicks.

The tool helps you first backup the needed contacts on the old iPhone and then restore the backup to the new iPhone without data erase. It supports selectively backup and restore which lets you transfer needed contacts easily.

It supports all models of iPhone from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 13. Download the tool on your PC and follow the steps below to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with different Apple ID.

1. Launch mBackupper > Connect iPhone A that contains the contacts you want to transfer to computer > Tap “Trust” on the home screen to give your computer access to your iPhone.

2. Click Custom Backup > Choose Contacts > Select the contacts you want to transfer and click OK to confirm.

Preview And Select Contacs

3. Select the backup path > Click Start Backup button to start backing up the contacts.

Start Backup Contacts

4. Unplug iPhone A and connect iPhone B to computer > Go to the Backup Management screen > Click the Restore option > Click the icon to choose the contacts you want to restore > Click Start Restore to make it.

Restore Contacts

Notes:

◆ As you can see, there is no need to use the Apple ID, so it also applies to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone without Apple ID.

◆ Besides contacts, you can also take it to transfer messages, photos, songs, videos.

Conclusion

That’s all for how to transfer contacts from one Apple ID to another. You can directly realize it on your iPhone or go to iCloud.com to make it. Or if you do not want to rely on iCloud, you can let mBackupper help you. It can help you transfer selected contacts to another iPhone without data loss.