3 Free Methods to Export iPhone Contacts to Excel or CSV File

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Tracy King Updated on Sep 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How to export iPhone contacts to Excel or CSV file?

Exporting iPhone contacts to Excel or a CSV files is a smart way to keep track of and deal with hundreds of numbers with a vast amount of information. Plus, it's also great to back up iPhone contacts to avoid a catastrophic data loss.

In this tutorial, we will show you the top three methods to export iPhone contacts to excel or a CSV file. Here is the quick outline:

Note: If you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC/Mac/laptop without iTunes or iCloud, Method 1 is your best and only choice; If your contacts data is less than 5GB, Method 2 is a better way; Method 3 is also an available way, but there's no guarantee for the service life. 

Method 1. Using EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover free iPhone data transfer software provides you a hassle-free way to export iPhone to Excel file. 1-click to move the contacts from your iPhone to the computer (PC/Mac), then, open and save the file as Excel XLS or CSV.

MobiMover is a one-stop iPhone manager that enables you to transfer all kinds of data between iOS devices or between the iOS device and computer. Furthermore, the Video Downloader of MobiMover is a really useful and easy tool to help you download online videos using URL from any website, including YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and more.

Now, install MobiMover by clicking the download button below, then, follow the tips to copy iPhone contacts to Excel. Rest assured that this is a 100% free and clean software.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhones to your computer with two USB cables and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iDevices and click "Trust" to trust your computer. To transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, click "Phone to Phone" and specify the transfer direction. Then click "Next" to continue.

Select the feature

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click "Transfer".

select the category

Step 3. When the transfer process has completed, go to open the "Contacts" app on your iPad/iPhone to check the transferred items.

start the transfer proces

Step 5: After this process is done, find the contacts files, right-click it to choose to open as an Excel file or CSV file. Furthermore, contacts management is enabled, like editing, adding, deleting, and saving. 

Method 2. Using iCloud

If you have already synced iPhone contacts to the iCloud, you can conveniently export iPhone contacts to Excel or CSV file from icloud.com on your Mac or PC. If you have not synced your contacts with the iCloud and don't know how to do it, please read the post on how to sync iPhone contacts with iCloud.

Step 1: Log in icloud.com through a web browser with your credentials. Click Contacts on the main screen. 

Export contacts to Excel file.

Step 2: Wait to let the contacts load, click Settings icon at the left bottom of the web-page. Click Select All and then tap on Settings icon again, click Export vCard;

iPhone contacts export as Excel file.

Step 3: A vCard file will be downloaded to your PC and visit this URL on your browser: http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/. Click on Choose File button and select vCard file you downloaded earlier and configure as below options:

  • Format: choose CSV, choose Comma, enable Add Header Line
  • Encoding: choose Unicode (UTF-8)
  • Filter: don't change anything
  • Modifications: don't change anything

And then click Convert to start export iPhone contacts into Excel file -CSV or XLS;

Export iPhone contacts into Excel file.

Step 4: A CSV file will be downloaded to your PC.

Download contacts excel file to your PC.

And then you can open it in Microsoft Excel application to text if it works or not. You may even save it as XLS format as far as you need.

Open Excel file on your PC that contains iPhone contacts.

Method 3. Using SA Contacts Lite

SA Contacts Lite is another way to export iPhone (requires iOS 8 or later) contacts to Excel or CSV file without iTunes. It is free and can be downloaded from the App Store. The app can be used to import and export your contacts in different formats. Follow the steps below to make it correctly.

Step 1: Download the app on the App Store by searching for SA Contacts Lite. Then, launch it after installation.

Step 2: Tap on Start and SA Contacts will send all of your contacts to in a convenient zip file.

Step 3: You can choose email, USB, or tap More to export the contacts to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and other apps.

Step 4: Check your email or cloud storage to export the iPhone contacts to Excel or CSV file.

export iPhone contacts to excel or CSV file