3 Ways To Export All Contacts From iPhone

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Katrin Updated on Jun 04, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

The easiest method: Exporting and archiving contacts in iCloud

You can export contacts from iPhone to send them to other people or import them on another computer. You can also export all contacts from iPhone to create a backup copy.

Note: If you want to exclude notes and photos contained in contacts when exporting contacts, select Contacts > Settings and uncheck the option Export notes from vCards or Export photos from vCards.

Export specific contacts: Select contacts or a group. Move your selection to the desktop. You can also select Contacts and select File > Export > Export vCard. Contacts are exported to a file vCard (in .vcf format).

Export all contacts from iPhone: Select File > Export > Contacts Archive File and select the desired location and click Save. The contacts are exported to a file in the format ".abbu" (archive file).

Method 2. Export contacts from iPhone with Gmail

If you use Gmail, you can also use it to back up your iPhone contacts. The advantage of Gmail over iCloud is that even if you move from iOS to Android, your friends' and family members' contact details can also be taken along. To synchronize your contacts with Gmail, simply select the appropriate option when you set up your Google Account on your iPhone. Alternatively, you can save your contacts later. To do this, go to the Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar, tap the Gmail account, and then activate the Contacts slider.

Method 3. Export all contacts from iPhone with EaseUS iPhone data transfer

There are many different free apps online that you can use to export iPhone contacts. Here we introduce you a completely free iPhone data transfer - EaseUS MobiMover Free. It is a professional iPhone manager that can transfer, manage or export your iPhone data like photos, videos, notes and contacts between iPhone, from iPhone to computer or from the computer back to iPhone. With it's powerful and easy to use iPhone contacts export feature you can easily export and backup iPhone contacts.

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Note: MobiMover is compatible with PC running Windows 7 and later or Mac running macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan). New iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, and earlier iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s are all supported by MobiMover.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer, and launch EaseUS MobiMover Free. If a notification pops up on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer, tap on Trust to continue.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Click your device name next to the 1-Click Transfer option and choose Contact.

If you want to transfer all contacts from iPhone to computer at once, you can also use the 1-Click Transfer feature to get things done. If you just want to save some of your iPhone contacts to computer, you should use the custom transfer feature as introduced here.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Select the contacts you want to import from iPhone to the computer, and click the Transfer to Computer icon.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: A new window will pop up asking you to choose the storage path. Set the path as you like and then MobiMover will automatically start transferring contacts from iPhone to PC/Mac. When it has done, you can go to the folder you have just chosen to check the contacts. (The contacts will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. You can view its details with a browser or transfer contacts from computer to another iOS device.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer - Step 4

If you are using a Mac computer, you can also refer to How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac?