April 25, 2024

How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Posted February 20, 2008 at 1:01am by iClarified
These are step by step instructions on how to copy contacts from your SIM Card to your iPhone.

Before attempting this tutorial please make sure you have BSD Subsystem installed on your iPhone. You can find instructions to do that here


Step One
Make sure you have the iClarified Installer Source added to your Installer App. You can find instructions on how to do that here


Step Two
Press to launch Installer from on your SpringBoard.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Three
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Four
Press to select iClarified from the list of Categories.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Five
Press to select SIMport from the list of Packages.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Six
Press to select the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Seven
Press to select the large red Install button that appears.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Eight
Once the package has downloaded and finished installing you will be returned to the Categories list. Press the Home button to return to your SpringBoard. From your SpringBoard press to select the new SIMport icon.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Nine
You will be displayed a loading screen and then a list of the contacts on your SIM Card will be displayed.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Ten
By default all the contacts are selected for import. If you wish to deselect all the contacts the press the Uncheck all button at the top left. If you wish to deselect one contact then press to select the contact and slide the Add to selection switch to OFF. Then press the Back button at the top left to return to the list.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Eleven
When done selecting the contacts for import press the Import button at the top right to begin.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

Step Twelve
Once the import has completed a notice will appear letting you know how many contacts were successfully imported. Press the large Close button.
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone

You can now check your address book to see the contact you just imported!
How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to Your iPhone


THANKS*: This app was developed by alexf from hackint0sh. Big thanks go out to him!
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (25)
You must login or register to add a comment...
Leehanvoon
Leehanvoon - October 28, 2012 at 8:43am
Hi, I've got the SIM contacts bit covered. But I have no idea how to copy / access the SMS that were recorded in SIM. I have a 256 kb SIM with 4 different partitions.. Stores 250 contacts and xx SMS in each partition.. Now I would like to transfer all of them to my phone. Anyone if you have the solution to this SMS transfer from SIM to
Robert Goldwyn
Robert Goldwyn - April 11, 2010 at 10:30pm
Remove the SIM from the old phone to be copied. Use the wire provided by iPhone to open the iPhone SIM card tray. Remove the iPhone SiM card and replace it with the card to be copied. Open the iPhone menu to settings, to contacts, to copy SIM card. When the operation is finished, replace the iPhone SIM card into its original position. Your address book will now be on the iPhone. Most blogs that I read never mentioned the need to physically exchange SIM cards.
Soumitra Ghosh
Soumitra Ghosh - October 18, 2011 at 5:22am
Thanks for the excellent suggestion of using the SIM card to transfer contacts. Worked like a charm.
norberto
norberto - July 2, 2009 at 3:46pm
iPhone | How to Copy Contacts From Your SIM Card to You
Blade_76
Blade_76 - March 26, 2009 at 6:06pm
Chaps, I been trying to do this for ages too.. Then I realised something! Its a standard thing on the 2.2.1 software, if you go - settings - mail, contacts,calendars - under the contacts list is a "import sim contacts" button! ha ha.. God I feel an idiot now...
marty
marty - October 23, 2009 at 6:42am
do you know how to hide the sim contacts?
Kim Truong
Kim Truong - January 14, 2010 at 3:04am
i LOVE you!!!! i was taking ages too until i read your comment and i got it in 5 seconds flat! Thanks!
iFiNi
iFiNi - February 28, 2009 at 9:39pm
I am on 2.2.1 Cannot find Simport on my Cydia Does it even work for firmware 2.2.1?
IXEL
IXEL - August 13, 2008 at 9:48am
Hi! I´ve tried to install SIMPORT with the firmware 2.0.1. when i push the package too install it appears an error: "unable to decode package more info al https://www.iclarified.com/" What is the reason? it could be that the simport v 1.0 is old for this firmware ( 2.0.1).
emma
emma - July 8, 2008 at 6:00am
brilliant!! took me a while but i got it in the end - much easier than entering them all in manually!! thanks!
Kkapil I. Damania
Kkapil I. Damania - April 21, 2008 at 6:11am
i have 1.1.3 unlock which only copy provider's numbers What should i do ?
Daniel
Daniel - March 24, 2008 at 4:59pm
Please, can you also put the EXPORT FUNCTION IN? THAT WOULD BE VERY, VWERY USEFUL !!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
Gem
Gem - March 10, 2008 at 10:17pm
Excellent - worked great!!!!!!!!
sch15m
sch15m - March 10, 2008 at 6:47am
this program simply doesnt work for me, im on 1.1.4 iphone unlocked, it just copied 5 numbers that have to do with my provider, to check balance, and check voicemail, all my other contacts are gone., any ideas?
Poldark
Poldark - March 4, 2008 at 11:08am
Hi Guys. I have a problem. I have ran Simport and all my Sim contacts are showing in my iphone. But when one of my contacts phones me I still get the phone number NOT the contact name. Any solution to this please? URGENT Thanks. My phone is a 1.1.3 freed with ziphone 2.3
Moodi Hamad
Moodi Hamad - March 3, 2008 at 5:27am
Hello guys, I m having a problem with this app, i installed it and copied all of my 250 contacts normally HOWEVER all my SIM contact numbers begin with "+" which is the inetrnational prefix before the country code so when i copied the contacts the "=" sign wansnt copied. its a problem since if i dial any number it will give me an error since the "=" sign must be there. why doesnt it copy the "=" sign ?? thank u in advance
kiran
kiran - February 29, 2008 at 9:04pm
Dear Sir, I have 1.1.2 version , and i unlocked the phone , added app support patch for unsupported countries , added volume patch , let me know whther i have to install iphone region format settings . the problem with my phone is the volume is very low , early in the morning i cannot talk with other in the phone , the person whom i call says that the phone is muted , is there any connection with the iPhone Region Format for All Locales settings , or do i have to install iworld please help me out Sir also tell me is there any necessity to install anySIM1.2U Region format patch (1.1.3) Baseband updater (i havent installed the above yet , please let me know do i have to install all of them , i have a 1.1.2 version phone) please tell me how to overcome the volume problem i have App support Patch (1.1.2) version 1.2 , Volume Boost (1.1.2) version 1.0, Community sources version 3.6 , BSD subsystem version 2.1 , Installer 3.0 version installed please mention is there any other patches to added so that my volume problem is sorted out cheers kiran
AB
AB - February 27, 2008 at 7:46pm
How do I get rid of the SIMport icon from the home screen once I'm done ?
Poldark
Poldark - February 24, 2008 at 7:20am
Hi Guys. I have a problem. I have ran Simport and all my Sim contacts are showing in my iphone. But when one of my contacts phones me I still get the phone number NOT the contact name. Any solution to this please? URGENT Thanks.
baby
baby - February 20, 2008 at 11:09pm
Hi guy's nice page i need to past my contacts from outlook, it's given me hard times thanks
iphoneapps
iphoneapps - February 20, 2008 at 10:17pm
lol i have none this for so long, exept i used the simport from the frinchiphone,con source to get sim port like about 2 mounths back :)
Eric
Eric - February 20, 2008 at 4:17pm
When I try to install the simport, I get the error message as main script execution failed. Could you help on this? Thanks.
Danner
Danner - February 20, 2008 at 1:59pm
Shame is that it does not recognize the country prefix so I have to add a + to all the numbers. Is there anyway I can change the phone settings to a European (or German) phone? I might have missed that part. Thanks.
More Comments
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS