How to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac in Simple Steps

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Myra Updated on Jun 13, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

As you may know, AirDrop is a built-in feature on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which enables you to transfer files like photos, videos, contacts, locations, documents and more between two AirDrop-supported devices. For example, you can AirDrop photos from Mac to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, AirDrop contacts from iPhone to iPhone, share locations between two iDevices and more. It's also can be done with AirDrop when it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac, which is detailed in this article. Read on and learn how to AirDrop contacts from iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac quickly.

Part 1: How to AirDrop contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

Before you use AirDrop to send contacts from iPhone to Mac, you need to make sure there is nothing wrong with the WLAN and Bluetooth on your devices. If "WiFi not working" or "Bluetooth not working"  on your iPhone in iOS 11, AirDrop will fail to transfer contacts from Mac to your iPhone. While if both these features on your devices work properly, follow the steps below to learn how to AirDrop Contacts from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

  • Open Control Center on your iPhone in iOS 11. (On iPhone 8/8 Plus, swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to open Control Center. On iPhone X, swipe down from the top right corner of your iPhone screen to open Control Center.)
  • Press deeply on the module where Airplane Mode locate in. Tap on AirDrop to turn it on and set your iPhone to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone. Don't forget to turn on WLAN and Bluetooth at the same time.

Step 2: Turn on AirDrop on Mac.

  • Go to Finder > Go > AirDrop and then turn on WiFi and Bluetooth to switch on AirDrop.
  • Set the option Allow to be discovered by as Everyone or Contacts Only.

Step 3: Send contacts from iPhone 8/iPhone X to Mac using AirDrop.

  • Go to Contacts App on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X.
  • Click the Contact you'd like to transfer and tap on Share Contact.
  • Click AirDrop and choose the name of your Mac to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac using AirDrop.

How to AirDrop contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

Part 2: How to transfer all contacts from iPhone to Mac for Free

AirDrop just enables you to send contacts from iPhone to Mac one by one. To transfer all contacts from iPhone to Mac at once, you can use a completely free tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free, to help you make it. With MobiMover installed on your Mac (also compatible with PC running Windows 7 or later), you can not only transfer all contacts from iPhone to computer at once but also transfer other files like photos, videos, audios, messages, notes and more to or out your iPhone/iPad running iOS 8 or later. Besides, MobiMover can also serve as a free iPhone content manager with its file management features. Sounds attractive? Follow the steps below to learn how to send contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac via 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