Thanks to the invention of the mobile phone, it enables us to take pictures, make phone calls and surf the internet, so that people can live in a colorful and connected world. However, as with any technology, there may arise something wrong with your phone, especially it has been used for a long time. Among these issues, the most common one is that the iPhone SE contacts are out of syncing. If you have an iCloud account, it is not difficult to fix this problem since you can sync the personal information between different devices such as your iPhone SE, Mac, and iPad. However, it is not smooth all the time. There are some issues that occasionally interfere with this sync matter. In this regard, I will show you ten common problems with your iPhone SE and how to fix it when your iPhone SE Contacts is not Syncing.

Part 1: Remedy the trouble on iPhone SE Contacts Syncing

iPhone SE Contacts are not syncing automatically

In order to make your contacts sync automatically between different devices, they need to be connected to the same account of iCloud. Move to “Settings > iCloud” on your iPhone SE so that you can activate this option and then select the option of “Contacts”.

Contacts still don't sync automatically even iCloud is setting up in a correct way

If your iCloud is setting up in a correct way and still find your iPhone SE Contacts not syncing could be simply because your phone doesn't run the most recent iOS. Check for updates Move to “Settings > General > Software” to check for the updates. Ensure that your iPhone SE or other devices are running the latest date iOS.

After the update of iOS, all or part of the contacts seem to disappear

Occasionally, you are shocked to see that over half of your contacts are missing after update the iOS. Do not get nervous, just take it easy. Move to “Contacts > Groups” and select the option of “All iCloud” to make all of your contacts display in a correct way.

Recent changes to your iPhone SE contacts don't be reflected on other devices

Sometimes, you find that recent changes to your iPhone SE contacts on one device do not get reflected on other devices. When you encountered such situation, the first step which you need to do is to ensure that your internet connection is in a proper way, since the contacts only sync while both devices are connected to the internet. After that, in order to refresh your iPhone SE contacts forcibly, you should move to “Contacts” on your iPhone SE and then pull down the menu, in this way, it will refresh your contacts automatically and reflect the recent changes on it.

Duplicate or repeat or contacts after a sync

There are two options for you to delete any duplicate or repeat contacts from your phone. One is to go through the phone and remove the duplicates manually. On the other hand, launch the Contacts app on your Mac, go to “Card > Look” for Duplicates and in this way, the app will find the duplicates for you.

Google contacts not syncing

If you find your Gmail and other Google contacts not syncing, you should move to “Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account” and then choose “Google” and write the necessary information according to the prompt.

Outlook contacts won't sync

If you find your Gmail and other Google contacts not syncing, you should move to “Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account” and then choose “Outlook” and write the necessary information according to the prompt.

Can't delete contacts across different devices

If you find that you can't delete your contacts across different devices, you have to enter them one by one and erase your contacts individually. Move to “Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > iCloud” on your iPhone SE and turn the “Contacts” button off, then choose the option of “Delete from my iPhone SE”.

Recover contacts from the previous backup to the new phone

It is a bit complicated to recover contacts from backup files with all the data that has been erased. In fact, if you need to recover previous contacts from a specific back, you had better recover your entire iPhone SE with the help of the iTunes recovering process.

Sync desired contacts

In order to sync the selected contacts, the first step which you need to do is to create a new group with the help of the Contacts app on the desktop. After that, move to “Contacts>Groups” on your iPhone SE and only select the desired groups as you want to sync.

Part 2: The ways to fix iPhone SE Contacts Not Syncing without any obstacle

It is not an easy job to solve all of the problems as mentioned above, especially when you need to fix them over and over again. So if you want to fix all iPhone SE sync issues with 0ne-stop solution, the best choice is to use iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Mac (or iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Windows). This powerful program is suitable for PC and Mac and it can help you solve almost all of the problems related to iPhone SE data not syncing, not only contacts but also your Music, Messages, Photos and so on. It can move data between Androids, iPhone SEs, other smart phones and tablet devices seamlessly.

The main functions of iSkysoft Phone Transfer:

  • 1. It can allow you to move all of your data from one phone to another and keeps it in its original form.
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Detail steps on how to sync contacts from iPhone SE to other phones

There are various ways to help you achieve this goal, but iSkysoft Phone Transfer seems to be the best and fastest tool when it comes to move your data from iPhone SE to other phones. The following is a step-by-step guide that can take you through the process of transferring data between phones.

Step 1: Launch iSkysoft Phone Transfer

First of all, you should download this program and install it on your machine according to the installation files. And then, run it.

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Step 2: Make a connection between your phones and computer

Now connect your phones through a USB cable to your PC. It must notice that you should authorize access to these devices to proceed further. Then choose the mode of “Phone to Phone Transfer” to sync iPhone SE contacts to other phones.


Step 3: Start the process of transferring your iPhone SE contacts to another phone.

Select the “Contacts” files as you want. And then press on the “Start Copy” button to make the program start the process of syncing iPhone SE contacts


That's all you need to do! It will take you a few minutes to complete this process. Nothing else should be concerned about, please be patient and wait for a second. After that, all of the desired files will be copied on both devices successfully. In this regard, forget the problems when it comes to fixing iPhone SE contacts not syncing since you have got this useful transfer tool.

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