How to Transfer Contacts from iPod Touch to iPhone

Have you ever bought a new iPhone, but couldn’t figure out how to move the contacts from old iPod touch to iPhone? Don’t worry. There are various easy and fast methods to help you complete the contacts transfer.

As we know, iCloud or iTunes can transfer contacts, music, even photos. But the contacts transfer process is complicated. If you want to find a straightforward way, you can read this article and explore hassle-free ways to transfer contacts from iPod touch to iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from iPod to iPhone

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPod to iPhone Directly

Aiseesoft FoneTrans is the best iOS contacts transfer software to sync and manage contacts, messages, videos, notes, calendars among iOS devices, computer and iTunes. With this powerful iOS data transfer software, you can transfer all the contacts from iPod to iPhone, to computer or iTunes.



FoneTrans - iPod to iPhone Contacts Transfer

  • Transfer contacts, photos, messages, music, videos from iPod to iPhone.
  • Remove or update old contact, add new contacts and delete duplicates.
  • Edit the existing contacts information and create group contacts.
  • Compatible with all iPod and iPhone models as well the latest iOS system.
Step 1.
After free downloading, install and launch FoneTrans on your Windows PC or Mac. Connect your iPod and iPhone to computer via USB cables. Then the program will detect your devices automatically.
Step 2.
All the detailed information of your device will be shown on the main interface. Set your iPod as the source device in the Device list.
Device List
Step 3.
Click Contacts on the left of the main interface. Wait for a few seconds and all contacts will be loaded. Check the contacts you want to move, and click on the Device icon from the menu bar to transfer iPod contacts to iPhone.

This iPod transfer tool also helps you edit the contacts information, merge or remove duplicate contacts on your iPod. (Check how to remove duplicates in iTunes)

Part 2. Move Contacts from iPod to iPhone Using iTunes

If you have made a backup with iTunes, you can transfer the iPod contacts to iPhone easily. With the Restore Backup option in iTunes, you will restore all contacts to your iPhone. If you want to edit the contacts or keep several contacts on iPhone, you can use Aiseesoft FoneTrans instead.

Step 1.
Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes. Connect your iPod to computer and Launch iTunes.
Step 2.
Click the device tab and go to Summary. Tick This computer in Backups section and click Back Up Now button. Then the iPod data will be synced to your computer.
Back Up Now
Step 3.
Connect your iPhone to computer. Launch iTunes again, click the device tab, and go to Summary. You can click Restore Backup... button to select one iPod contacts backup, and click Restore button to sync your iPod contacts to iPhone.

Part 3. How to Sync iPod Contacts to iPhone via iCloud

If there is enough storage on your iCloud, it’s a good idea to sync contacts from old iPod to your new iPhone with iCloud backup. Follow the simple steps to transfer iPod contacts to iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1.
On your iPod touch, go to Settings > iCloud, and turn on Contacts option.
Step 2.
On your iPhone, go to Settings, tap iCloud, and enable Contacts syncing here. Wait for a few minutes, you can see your iPod contacts on iPhone.

Note: In order to transfer iPod contacts to iPhone successfully, you need to make sure you have logged in the same iCloud account on both iPod and iPhone. (Forgot iCloud password?)

Part 4. 1-Click Contacts Transfer from iPod to iPhone

With the above methods, transferring contacts from iPod to iPhone seems easier. If you want to transfer contacts from iPod to iOS device or other Android device, Aiseesoft MobieSync is the best tool to transfer iPod to iPhone. What’s more, it is the best iTunes replacement to sync data between iOS devices, Android phone and computer in 1 click.



MobieSync - 1-Click Contacts Transfer

  • Transfer contacts, pictures, videos, audio, messages, voice memos, etc.
  • Sync contacts between iPod, iPhone, Android phone and computer.
  • Backup and restore contacts from iPod to iPhone or computer in 1-click.
  • Add new contacts, change contact info, delete duplicate contacts, etc.
Step 1.
Free download, install and run MobieSync on your computer. Connect your iPod to computer with USB cable. Then, it will automatically recognize and show iPod information in the interface.
Step 2.
Go to Toolbox > Contacts Backup. It will load your contacts on your iPod, and start to backup the contacts.
Step 3.
Then disconnect your iPod and connect your iPhone to computer. Go to Toolbox, click Contacts Restore to select the iPod contacts backup, and restore it to your iPhone.
Contacts Restore

Part 5. FAQs of Transferring Contacts from iPod to iPhone

1. How do I transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone?

With Aiseesoft FoneTrans, you can transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch FoneTrans. Click Contacts in the left pane, and you can select the contacts you want. Then click on the device icon from the menu, and click Export to Device.

2. How do I transfer music from iPod to iPhone 11?

Yes, you can. For copying music from iPod to iPhone 11, Aiseesoft FoneTrans can help you exactly. The details can be found here.

3. How do I get pictures off my iPod classic?

Connect your iPod classic to your Mac using USB, and launch iPhoto or Image Capture. Select the photos you want to transfer to your Mac, and get them off your iPod classic.


We mainly talked about 4 methods to transfer contacts from iPod to iPhone on Windows and Mac. If you prefer a quick transfer, you can try Aiseesoft FoneTrans to transfer and manage contacts on your iPod. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

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