How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac?

How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac?
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Here is the article about how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac and how to sync contacts from iPhone to mac.

Q: I have entered new contacts in certain "groups" into my personal Mac at home but the newly entered contacts will not transfer to my phones (yes, I have 2), and neither has the edited versions when I have synced them. Could the problem be, that my computer is not updated to the current software?

Q: I just got a new Mac so I want to move my contacts from my iPhone to this computer. But my iPhone contacts are extensive and complete, I must make sure the computer is the source since all existing info on the iPhone will be overwritten before syncing the computer and the iPhone. I don't know what to do. Who can help me import contacts from iPhone (latest iOS 10.3) to Mac?

It seems that many iPhone users do not know how to get contacts from iPhone to Mac, or even how to backup iPhone contacts. So here I’d like to show you 4 practical methods about how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac, just read on.


Part 1. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac with Mac iOS Transfer

Part 2. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using AirDrop

Part 3. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

Part 4. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac via Address Book



Part 1. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac with iOS Transfer

iOS Transfer for Mac is an iPhone to Mac transfer software which can help you to copy all or selected contacts from iPhone to Mac in just few click, you can add, edit iPhone contacts, and merge duplicate ones on the computer. Besides, the contacts can be saved a single or multiple vCard file(s), or a CSV file.

Supported iPhone Transfer: iPhone 7 Plus Transfer, iPhone 7 Transfer, iPhone 6S Plus Transfer, iPhone 6S Transfer, iPhone 6 Transfer, iPhone 6 Plus Transfer, iPhone 5s Transfer, iPhone 5c Transfer, iPhone 5 Transfer, iPhone 4S Transfer

Supported iOS: iOS 5 and up (iOS 10.3 included)

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Step 1. After downloading, install the iPhone to Mac contact transfer tool on your Mac. Then connect your iPhone to the computer. Once recognized, your iPhone shows up in the primary window.



Step 2. Sync iPhone contacts to computer

Click Information. This brings up all contact catalog. Select one category, like On My iDevice or iCloud. Then, contacts in the category show up on the right.



Step 3. Choose your wanted contacts and click Export in the drop-down list. To save iPhone contacts to computer, you can choose or to CSV File or others. Then, browse your computer to find a location to save the exported contacts.



In addition to transferring contacts from iPhone to mac, iOS Transfer also allows you to export iPhone contacts to Outlook Express, Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013, Windows Address Book and Windows Live Mail etc.

See also: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Outlook?


Part 2. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using AirDrop

Step 1. Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and sign in your iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 2. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center. Tap AirDrop and turn permissions from "Off" to "Contacts Only" to "Everyone". It's best to leave it at "Contacts Only". You will also need to navigate to whatever you want to share. Here you should choose Contacts to share.

Step 3. Choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder on Mac. You can use the “Allow me to be discovered by” setting at the bottom of the AirDrop window to receive files from everyone instead of only those in your Contacts app.



Step 4. Then all your contacts you're sending are automatically accepted and saved on your Mac.


Part 3. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

Step 1. Make sure you sign in your Apple ID on your iPhone. Go to Settings > iCloud and enable Contacts on.

Step 2. Visit iCloud.com on your Mac and login your iCloud account. Click "Contacts" and then click the gear icon at the bottom left corner. Select all and then click Export vCard.



Step 3. All your iPhone contacts will be imported to Mac as a vCard file.


Part 4. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac via Address Book

Step 1. You need head to Settings > iCloud and enable Contacts on your iPhone.

Step 2. Set up iCloud and enable your iCloud account on your Mac. Click the little apple icon on the top left of your Mac, choose System Preferences, click iCloud, and select Contacts (Address book) you want to import.



Step 3. Then you will see all the iPhone contacts are synced to your Mac Address book. And also, have an iCloud account is the prerequisite of the way.

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