Free Methods to Export iPhone/iPad Contacts to Computer (Mac/PC)

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Katrin Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How can I export contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer (PC/Mac)?

Hi. Can I export my iPhone contacts, i. e. the whole address book, to an excel file with or without a certain program on the PC? Is there any app that I can export iPhone contacts to computer freely?

The situation will happen when i.g. a user needs all the contacts, while he will be flying abroad and won't take the iPhone with him. In this article, we will show you some free tips on how to do this properly and you can not only export iPhone/iPad contacts but also other data like photos, videos, voice memo and more.

Option 1. Export contacts from iPhone/iPad to PC/Mac with iCloud

With an iCloud account, you can automatically synchronize your iPhone/iPad contacts with all iOS devices:

  • Go to "Settings" on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Scroll down and navigate to "iCloud".
  • Activate the option "Contacts" here.
  • Your contacts will be automatically reloaded to your iCloud account.

After you've synced your contacts to iCloud, you can then go to to download contacts from iCloud to PC or Mac.

Step 1: On your computer, open and log in with your Apple ID.

  • Step 2: Click on “Contacts” to see all your contacts, then click on the Settings at the bottom left, choose ”Select All” and “Export vCard”.

Option 2. Export iPhone/iPad contacts to computer with a free iPhone data transfer tool

In general, iPhone/iPad contacts can be backed up with iTunes/iCloud, but here we want to introduce you a whole new method: export your iPhone contacts to computer without any data loss nor iTunes/iCloud. Only with a free tool called EaseUS MobiMover Free. With EaseUS MobiMover installed on your computer (Mac or PC), you can export iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) files to computer, add items from computer to iPhone/iPad, sync data from one iOS device to another and manage iDevice content from computer.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

As you can see from the list above, you can not only export contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer but also do other things like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, saving iPhone text messages to computer and adding music to iPad without iTunes. Now, follow the steps below to export contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer (PC or Mac) via MobiMover to have a try.

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Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer (Mac or PC) and click Trust in the prompt on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to Mac/PC.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Go to More and select Contacts. If you need to, you can transfer other file types along with messages from your iPhone/iPad to computer all at once.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Tap the folder icon and choose a path to save the contacts to be transferred.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 3

Step 4: Tap Transfer to start transferring contacts from your iPhone/iPad to your computer. When it has completed, go to the selected folder to check the items. (The contacts copied to your Mac will be saved as an HTML file. Open it with a browser to view the details.)

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 4

The contacts saved on your computer can be moved back to your iPhone or iPad if you need. If you don't know how to make it, read the article about how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone for reference. MobiMover is truly an unmissable iOS data transfer and file management tool for you. Don't hesitate to have a try.

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