[Guide]4 Free Methods to Get iPhone Contacts on Mac

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Nathalie Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

In the Apple forum, we often find a lot of questions about how to get iPhone contacts on Mac. In fact, there are several good methods to get iPhone contacts on Mac and you can also get contacts from iPhone to PC. Here in the article will talk about 3 methods to get iPhone contacts on Mac and a free way to get contacts from iPhone to PC, read on to get the details.

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Method 1: How to get contacts from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover (FREE)
Method 2: How to get iPhone contacts on Mac with iCloud
Method 3: How to get iPhone contacts on Mac via Mac Address Book
Method 4: How to get contacts from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop

Method 1: How to get contacts from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover (FREE)

There is an easier way to transfer iPhone contacts to Mac: use the first completely free iPhone data transfer software in the word- EaseUS MobiMover Free to transfer contacts to your computer (Mac or PC). The concept is simple: Run EaseUS MobiMover Free >connect your iPhone to computerselect Transfer to Computer >select items> click Transfer. Besides contacts, you can also use Mobimover to transfer more than ten kinds of files, like messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, audios etc. In addition to transferring files from iPhone to computer, MobiMover also supports the data transfer from iPhone to computer to iPhone or from one iOS device (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) to another like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone. Now, follow the steps below to learn how to get contacts from iPhone to Mac with MobiMover.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac running OS X 10.7 or later with a USB cable. Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free and choose iDevice to Mac.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac - Step 1

Step 2: If you want to transfer contacts only, go to click More and keep Contacts selected. As you can see, it would be time-saving to use MobiMover to transfer all the supported files from your iPhone to Mac at once.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon and set a storage path for the contacts to be copied to your Mac.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac - Step 3

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin transferring contacts from your iPhone to Mac. Wait for the process to finish patiently. If you want to check the imported items, open the contacts (in HTML format on your Mac) with a browser to do it.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac - Step 4

Method 2: How to get iPhone contacts on Mac with iCloud

When it comes to getting iPhone contacts on Mac, iCloud is a good option to choose. Let's go on reading this guide and learn how to get iPhone contacts on Mac with iCloud.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Sign in with your Apple ID > Find Contacts option here and toggle it to ON.

Turn on Contacts on your iPhone

Step 2: On your Mac, if you haven't enabled your iCloud on Mac, you should set it up first. Click Apple menu > choose System Preferences > Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID> Select the Contacts option. After then your iPhone contacts will be got to your Mac via iCloud.

get iPhone contacts on Mac with iCloud

Note: Use this method, you have to log into same Apple ID or you have to transfer all contacts not the selected items.

Method 3: Get iPhone contacts on Mac via Mac Address Book

Step 1: Same with the first method, you first need to turn on 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 get on your Mac.

Get iPhone contacts on Mac via Mac Address Book

Only 2 steps, you can successfully get iPhone contacts to your Mac Address book. It is simpler than it sounds, isn't it?

Method 4: How to get contacts from iPhone to Mac Using AirDrop

If you only want to get several contacts on your Mac, you can try AirDrop to transfer iPhone contacts to Mac with no efforts. The steps below will show you how to get contacts from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop.

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

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. Click on AirDrop. Choose "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" to share data.

turn on airdrop iphone

Step 3: Go to Finder> choose "Go" in the menu bar>choose AirDrop > set the "Allow me to be discovered by" option>choose contacts you want to share with Mac and tap Share> receive the contacts on your Mac.

turn on airdrop on mac

In contrast, if you want to send files from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop, click here to learn the details steps about how to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone

Note: Please make sure your iPhone and Mac are nearby on the same Wi-Fi network.