How to Copy Your Contacts From Your iPhone to a SIM Card

By , Sep 7, 2010

If for one reason or another you want to copy your iPhone contacts from your phone to your SIM card, you’re pretty much screwed because Apple doesn’t let you do that easily.

When there’s a will, there’s a jailbreak app! It’s called SIManager and it will help you move your contacts from iPhone to SIM.

SIManager is available on Cydia for free from the iSpazio repo. Simply download the app and launch it to get started…

To import your contacts from your iPhone to your SIM card, hit the little settings icon at the bottom, then hit “Copy iPhone to SIM”. All the contacts you have on your iPhone will be backed up to your SIM card.

Now if you want to move these contacts that are on your SIM to your iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Import SIM Contacts. All the contacts that are on your SIM card will be transferred to your iPhone.

Free and easy!

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  • Shahzad

    An excellent app. Works great. Do read the ‘how to’ use the app

    • Santosh

      how to download this app from Appstore? i couldnt get it.

  • Burge

    This does work on official Orange uk sim. They gives us a sim that doesn’t take contacts on it. It’s some sort of 3G super sim

  • Burge

    I had the beta of this, I’ve just tried this new one ( 2.0 ) and it still don’t work. It says sim is full. But there are no contacts on my sim

  • tom

    does not function on my iphone 3gs running ios4.0.1.

    says sim is full. yet there is nothing on the sim beyond what at&t put on there as phone and service data.

    dont know if if has to do with a particular type of sim card or what, but it doesnt work as a blanket cure all contact transfer to sim card at all.

    definitely needs some attn/further work to make acceptable.

    glad its free. would be a little irritated had i paid for it. Dont mind paying for apps as long as there is an assurance that it will work as advertised.

    • zahrin m zain

      u just need to “empty SIM” (even your SIM is still new) for the 1st step..then “copy to SIM” then “write to SIM”…DONE!!

  • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Sebastien

    Did you guys empty the SIM?

  • Burge

    There is nothing to empty not put a thing on it. It’s a new type of sim. It even says 3G on it. The bata did work on my standard sim that I used on my 2g iPhone

  • Shahzad

    i had the same sim is full problem
    first tap on read from sim so that ur sim contacts show up
    then from settings choose ur action
    then tap on write to sim for the action to be done
    u have to get the app to read the sim the first time only…or if u change a sim..
    its all in the HOW TO

    • tom

      appreciate the cliff note step by step. resolved the issues quickly.

      i read thru the how to and thought i had done the steps properly, but after 3 attempts with same “sim full” message, i gave up.

      contacts now transfered to sim card.

      again, appreciate the simplified ‘How To”

    • http://twitter.com/BroadWit Broad Wit

      Excellent tip! Thank you! It worked just as you suggested.

  • appletiser

    yea confirm works with o2-UK but i could only get it to drop the “Full” error by reading from sim first, so the app knows how many contacts can be recorded (could take a while) then choose copy iPhone to sim :)

  • boolan

    remember after do “read from sim”,u need to “write to sim”,then your contact will delete the previous contact in sim…

  • Josh

    It works flawlessly as long as you follow the instructions. I tried it on a 2G that is running the current firmware.

  • zahrin m zain

    absolutely as ez as ABC!! i’m done on mine..never thoughts this would help much!! tqvm!!

  • Ratnapal Dambhare

    Thanks a lot

  • iGadgetech_Admin

    Great thanks helped a lot

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariana.sartori.12 Mariana Sartori

    I couldn’t find the app!! Does it still called the same?

  • scott

    worked great – thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/sandseng_karma Sandeep Senguttuvan

    What I did as an alternative is exported my old iPhone contacts to my computer using the methods described here ( http://imake.hubpages.com/hub/Sync-iPhone-Contacts ). Then imported the contacts from my PC to my new phone.

    The problem in my case was that my old iPhone was not jailbroken.

  • Yuvrajsinh Rathod

    I cant empty my sim ….???, when i click EMPTY SIM, all contacts got RED, But cant make it empty, then if i copy contact then it shows SIM FULL…..can u help me