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How To Save Contacts to SIM Card With iPhone

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Do you want to save contacts to your SIM card with your iPhone? Unfortunately, iPhone doesn’t support data transfer to external devices, including SIM cards. However, there are multiple workarounds to solve this problem.

Quick Answer

To save contacts to a SIM card with iPhone, go to Contacts, choose a contact, tap “Share Contact”, and tap “Mail”. Insert your iPhone SIM into an Android phone, sign in to your mail, and download the vCard. Open Contacts on Android, tap “Import from USB storage”. Go to the “Import/Export Contacts” section and tap “Export to SIM card”.

We have put together an extensive guide on saving contacts to a SIM card with iPhone using step-by-step methods.

Saving Contacts to SIM Card With iPhone

If you are wondering how to save contacts to your SIM card with your iPhone, our 4 step-by-step methods will help you accomplish this task without much trouble.

Method #1: Using Email

To manually save a contact to the SIM card with iPhone, do these steps. 

  1. Go to the Contacts app on your iPhone and choose a contact.
  2. Tap “Share Contact”, tap “Mail”, and send the vCard to your email address. 
  3. Take your SIM card out of your iPhone and insert it into an Android phone.  
  4. Open the email on your Android phone and download the attached vCard.
  5. Tap “Contacts”
  6. Tap “Import From USB Storage”.
  7. Go to the “Import/Export Contacts” section and tap “Export to SIM Card”.
All Done!

Your contact is successfully saved on the SIM card. Take your SIM out of the Android phone and put it back into your iPhone. Select all the contacts and save them to your SIM card using your email and Android device.

Method #2: Using iCloud

You can use iCloud to transfer multiple contacts to a SIM card with iPhone by following these steps.

Step #1: Synchronize iPhone Contacts With iCloud

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and select your name from the top of the screen. Tap “iCloud”, scroll down, and find “Contacts”. Tap the toggle to sync your contacts with iCloud.

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Step #2: Download Contacts Using PC

On your PC, go to www.icloud.com. Log in to your iCloud account and select “Contacts” from all available options. Select all the contacts while pressing the Ctrl key. Click the “Export vCard” option to download all the contacts to your PC.

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Step #3: Export Contacts Using Android Device

Insert your iPhone SIM card into the Android device, connect it to your PC using a USB cable, and copy all the contacts. Open the Contacts app and tap the “Import From USB Storage” option. Go to the “Import/Export Contacts” section on the Android phone and tap “Export to SIM card”.

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Great Work!

All the contacts are now saved on your SIM card. 

Method #3: Using the AnyTrans app

Using the AnyTrans app, you can easily save contacts to your SIM card with your iPhone. 

  1. Connect your iPhone to the PC using a lightning cable.
  2. Download and launch the AnyTrans app on your PC.
  3. On the homepage, go to “Device Manager” from the left pane and click “More” from the right side.
  4. Find and click “Contacts” from the left side and select the contacts for transferring, followed by the “To PC” option.
  5. A “Transfer Completed” message will appear on your screen after a few seconds.
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Now, you need to do these steps to transfer contacts to your SIM card using an Android device.

  1. Insert your iPhone SIM card into your Android device, connect it to your PC, and copy the transferred contacts.
  2. Open the Contacts app and tap “Import From USB Storage”.
  3. Head to the “Import/Export Contacts” section and tap “Export to SIM Card” to save all the contacts.

Method #4: Using Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery Tool

Another easy way to transfer contacts from iPhone to SIM is using the Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery Tool.

  1. Download Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery and launch it on your computer.
  2. Use a lightning cable for connecting your iPhone to your PC and mark the “Contacts” option under the “Message & Call Log” section.
  3. Click “Next” to initiate a scan of your iPhone; once the scan is completed, all your iPhone contacts will appear on the left sidebar.
  4. Select the contacts you want to save to your SIM card and click “Recover” at the bottom-right corner.
  5. Wait until all the contacts are exported to your PC in .vcf format
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Follow these methods to save contacts to your SIM card using the Android phone.

  1. Insert your iPhone SIM card into your Android device and connect it to your PC with a USB cable. 
  2. Transfer the Contacts.vcf file to your Android phone.
  3. Open the Contacts app and tap “Import From USB Storage”
  4. Go to the “Import/Export Contacts” section.
  5. Tap “Export to SIM Card” to successfully save contacts to your SIM card.

Summary

In this guide on how to save contacts to your SIM card with iPhone, we have looked into multiple methods of transferring contacts to the SIM card using an Android device.

We hope one of these methods has worked for you, and your iPhone contacts are shown on a new device after inserting your SIM card into it.

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