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Old Sep 22, 2013, 09:46 PM   #26
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In order to transfer your contacts from your old iPhone 4 to a brand new iPhone 5, you should transfer them form your iPhone 4 to your computer or Mac first, thus you can transfer them from your computer to your iPhone 5 later, in this way, you can make it true to transfer contacts from your iPhone 4 to your iPhone 5.
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 10:12 PM   #27
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restoring from iCloud is easy, but MOST people have more than 5GB worth of stuff on their iPhone. (camera roll pictures alone make up the bulk of backup data)

Backing up thru iTunes is the most surefire way to do it.
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Old Jan 6, 2014, 01:23 AM   #28
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In order to transfer your contacts from your old iPhone 4 to a brand new iPhone 5, you should transfer them form your iPhone 4 to your computer or Mac first, thus you can transfer them from your computer to your iPhone 5 later, in this way, you can make it true to transfer contacts from your iPhone 4 to your iPhone 5.
You don't need a computer at all.
You can backup to iCloud, sign in the same Apple ID on your new iPhone. Then the SMS will restore to the new one.
This will ensure that not only just your messages but all your data will be transferred over to your iPhone 5.
Here is a very helpful article on using iCloud for backup and restore.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4859
If you have problems in using iCloud, you can read the following guide.
How to Transfer SMS from iPhone to iPhone

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