6 Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

The Contacts app is one of the most indispensable tools on the iPhone, which allows you to keep in touch with your family, friends, or colleagues at any time. It will be helpful to import contacts from iPhone to the Mac or PC if you have a mass of contacts on your device and want to manage them more efficiently. Moreover, you can transfer contacts from your iPhone to the computer for backup and get back the data easily whenever you need. Here, we will show you 6 different ways that you can use to export contacts from your iPhone to Mac or PC.

Method 1: Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac using Airdrop

Airdrop is an ad hoc wireless network service developed by Apple Inc. for iOS and Mac OS systems. It enables iOS users to instantly share and receive contacts, photos, videos, etc. with other Apple devices nearby. So you can use Airdrop to export your contacts from iPhone to Mac with ease. Before you go any further, please ensure the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have been enabled on the iPhone and Mac, and both of your devices have been signed in with the same Apple ID.

Airdrop can transfer only one contact at a time, so it is recommended to be used when you have a handful of contacts to import to Mac.

Method 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer by Email

Airdrop only applies to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac. What if you have a Windows PC instead of a Mac? In this case, you can use email to export single or several contacts to from iPhone to PC as well as Mac. The steps are as follows.

Method 3: Export Contacts from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

iCloud can be an easy way used to import contacts from iPhone to Mac or PC. Don’t forget to sync your contacts from iPhone to iCloud by activating iCloud Contacts on your device first before you get started. Now read on the process to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Computer via iCloud.

Method 4: Export Contacts from iPhone to Mac or PC by Third-party Tool

To directly transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac or PC, some third-part tools like Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery can be of great assistance without any trouble. This program can scan the data on your device and lets you extract contacts or other data from the iPhone to the computer as readable formats. Besides, it can help you restore deleted contacts on iPhone even without backup. The tool is designed with an easy-to-use interface and perfectly supports all the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch along with the newest iOS version.

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Here’s how to export contacts from iPhone to the computer by Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery:

All the contacts will be imported to the Mac or PC as four types of files: HTML, CSV, TXT, and vcf, which makes it easier for you to manage your contacts. Apart from exporting contacts from iPhone directly, this tool is also capable of extracting contacts from iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

Method 5: Backup Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iTunes

Backing up the iPhone with iTunes is a useful way to transfer your contacts to computer as well. But the iTunes backup contents are encrypted file fragments, and you cannot view them directly. You need to recur to some third-party professional apps. Gihosoft iManager is typically recommended to you. It can help you preview and extract various data from iTunes backup to the computer. Below you will be shown how to backup iPhone with iTunes and how to export iPhone contacts to the computer from an iTunes backup.

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If you have the most recent iTunes backup on your computer, you can ignore this part; if not, please follow the guides below.

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Method 6: Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer without iTunes

Well, iTunes or Finder in macOS Catalina 10.15 is not the only way to back up the iPhone to the computer. You may fail to back up your iPhone with iTunes due to some errors; for example, iTunes could not recognize the iPhone. In this case, Gihosoft iManager is a hunk alternative to backup your iPhone without iTunes. It allows you to reposition the backup and export the data you need to the computer.

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