How to Import iPhone 14 SIM contacts to iCloud

This post will walk you through moving contacts from the iPhone 14 SIM card to an iCloud account. Here’s a quick guide to import iPhone 14 contacts to iCloud.

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Time Needed : 3 minutes

The built-in iOS Contacts application allows you to import contacts that are stored in the SIM card installed to your iCloud, Google or other supported accounts.

All you have to do is use the Contacts Import function on your iOS device and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to finish importing your contacts information.

Depicted below is the actual process of importing contacts from a SIM card installed on the iPhone 14 smartphone to an iCloud account. Feel free to refer to this guide whenever you need help getting this done on your recently acquired iOS smartphone.

  1. When ready, navigate to your iPhone’s Home screen then tap Settings.

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    Doing so will launch the iOS Settings app menu with all inbuilt features and system functions.

  2. While in the Settings app menu, scroll to find then tap Contacts.

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    The Contacts app settings will load up on the next window. Here, you will see a few options for you to manage contacts information on your iPhone.

  3. Navigate to the bottom section then tap the option to Import SIM Contacts.

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    This option is only available if you have an active SIM card installed on the phone. 

  4. When asked, specify the location where you want to import your SIM card contacts. Available options may vary depending on the accounts set up on the phone. Just choose iCloud to continue then wait for your iPhone to finish importing all contacts.

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    The entire process may vary depending on the amount of data or number of contacts to import.

  • Settings
  • Apple iPhone 14

The contact information important from your iPhone 14 SIM card may vary depending on how you store this information on the SIM card of your previous iPhone.

If you don’t see this option on your iPhone, then it may be because the SIM card is not properly installed or not installed/inserted at all. Should this be the case, reinstalling the SIM card on your iOS device is recommended.

How does importing contacts work?

Importing contacts will not delete the contacts information from your iPhone. What it does is copy then move the information from/to the source/destination. That said, the source contacts are not affected.

Importing contacts from your iPhone to your online or cloud account is highly recommended to ensure that you’ve got an accessible backup of this important information. So, if ever you change or lose your SIM or iPhone, you would still be able to retrieve your contacts information from your cloud account. Even if you remove your SIM card from your iPhone, you would still be able to access the contacts information that’s imported to your iCloud account.

Contacts and other information that are stored on your iCloud account can likewise be easily accessed through your other Apple devices that are associated with the same Apple/iCloud account credentials.

Cannot Import Contacts from your iPhone?

If you’re having trouble importing contacts from your iPhone SIM card to iCloud, verify and ensure that your device is connected and the connection is stable. Also verify and ensure that the correct iCloud account is selected.

In the case where importing of SIM card data failed due to a certain error, review the error message to figure out what’s wrong and how to correct it. 

Removing and re-inserting the SIM card on the iPhone may also help. Also try rebooting the iPhone to clear out any errant cache or corrupted residual system data that might have hindered the iOS Contacts app from getting the task done.

For further assistance, you may contact your network service provider/carrier.

And that’s all about importing contacts from the iPhone 14 SIM Card to a registered iCloud account.

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