Skip navigation

copy iphone contact list to SIM card

39308 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2013 3:43 AM by Goodhikers RSS
Cerpher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Sep 11, 2011 4:32 PM

iPhone phone number contact list copy to SIM card

 

yes i know the SIM only holds 250 contact

yes i know it will take the first 250 contacts and that i can NOT pick the ones i want

 

guess you want to know why i am doing this

1. sim card will be a back up incase HDD crashes

2. copy to another iphone so i do not have to enter all contact

3. want to use my Sony Walkman phone

4. GSM is world wide need to use in Japanese phone

iPhone 3Gs v4.3.5 and Macbook

 

i do NOT have a jail broken phone

 

so i can NOT use the following things

cydia

iClarified

iSim

iSimManger

 

 

i have not used iSync but read it may not work or is not 100% effective

have search the internet

i think i can e-mail my contacts

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,680 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2011 4:35 PM (in response to Cerpher)

    Is there a question in there somewhere?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2011 4:39 PM (in response to Cerpher)

    You cannot copy iPhone contacts to the SIM. The iPhone does not store or reference contacts on a SIM. The iPhone contact format is not compatible with a SIM; it has a lot more information than a SIM can contain.

     

    The way to protect against crashes is to sync your iPhone to Address Book on your computer on a regular basis. This is how the phone is intended to be used.

     

    You can copy contacts to another iPhone by syncing with Address Book on your computer.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,405 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to Cerpher)

    I'm sorry, I don't believe AT&T copied contacts to a SIM from an iPhone. It is not supported. If you have not synced an iPhone before and try to sync to the computer, you will need to make sure you have at least one unique contact in the Address book on the computer before you go to sync so you get the merge command.

     

    With a stock iPhone (and we cannot discuss jailbreak under the TOS of the forum) it does not support  copying contacts to the SIM card. The iPhone cannot write to the SIM. It has to be done through the computer, or one of the web based services such as Google.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,405 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to Cerpher)

    I didn't mean you wanted to talk about jailbreak. Like I said, you have to copy the contacts to the computer, a supported application and then you can sync that to a phone and sync to newer phones from a backup. That is how that works. Many people seem to like using services like Google as it allows them to sync over the air and maintain a backup.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 11, 2011 6:13 PM (in response to Cerpher)

    As provide, iphone does not save anything to sim at all.

  • terryromance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 22, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to Cerpher)

    iPhone does not support directly copying of iPhone contacts to the SIM memory. Easiest would be to

    1.Transfer iPhone contacts to Computer

    2. Use a third-party SIM manager program in combination with an external USB SIM-card drive for your PC in order to save the iPhone contacts from your PC to the SIM card.

  • biddy2101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 24, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to terryromance)

    Its an apple "feature"...

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 24, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to terryromance)

    I guess you had a reason for answering a question posted a year and a half ago...

  • Goodhikers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 16, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Wow...I didn't realize there was a time limit on answering questions.  What is it?  One year? or less?  The clock is ticking.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.