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EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer (PC & Mac)

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Exporting contacts from an iPhone is needed when you want to make a backup of your precious iPhone data or share contacts across your devices. That's probably why you need to transfer contacts from one iPhone to another or save contacts from an iPhone to a computer.

For you to transfer iPhone contacts as you want to, there is a collection of workable ways to save contacts from an iPhone to a computer, without using iTunes. 

5 Tips to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to PC or Mac without iTunes:

  • iPhone Data Transfer Software
  • iCloud
  • Gmail
  • Email
  • AirDrop (Mac Only)

How to Export Contacts from iPhone to PC with iPhone Transfer Software

Supports: vCard, CSV, HTML

Do you want to save iPhone contacts to PC to vCard or CSV?

Do you want to download iPhone contacts to PC all at once?

Do you want to transfer contacts from your PC back to your iPhone whenever you need to?

If you do, the iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover will meet your needs well. As a versatile iOS content manager, it allows you to do many other things in addition to transferring contacts from an iPhone to a computer. It mainly works to transfer data between an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and a PC/Mac or share content between two iDevices. For example, you can:

  • Put music on iPhone without iTunes
  • Transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone
  • Back up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC
  • Transfer data from one iPhone to another

In a word, EaseUS MobiMover will help you in most situations in which you need to transfer files to or from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

To export contacts from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for your permission. To transfer contacts from your iPhone to PC, choose "Phone to PC" > "Next".

connect device and launch EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click the default path to set a custom storage path if you need to. Afterward, click "Transfer".

select files and set custom path

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your computer. (The transferred contacts will be saved as an HTML file on your PC, you can view it with a browser and transfer it to your iOS device if you need to.)

start transferring files from iPhone/iPad to computer

When necessary, you can transfer these contacts back to your iPhone with this tool.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

Supports: vCard

If you don't have a USB cable at hand, then using iCloud will help to transfer contacts from your iPhone to a PC. With iCloud contacts on, you can sync iPhone contacts to iCloud and then download iCloud contacts to your PC. By doing so, you will be able to download contacts from your iPhone to the computer without hassle.

Make sure there is enough storage in iCloud, then follow the steps below to export contacts from iPhone to PC wirelessly.

To save iPhone contacts to PC using iCloud:

Step 1. Sync your iPhone contacts with iCloud

  • Go to the Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  • Turn on the "Contacts." 
  • Then, you'll see a pop-up message asking if you want to merge the contacts. Choose "Merge."
  • Wait for the process to complete.

Step 2. Export contacts via your iCloud account

  • Go to icloud.com on your computer.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Click "Contacts" to open your address book. 
  • Choose the contact you wish to export. You can choose multiple items by pressing Ctrl on your keyboard and clicking the contacts you wish to export.
  • Once you've done that, click the gear icon at the left bottom of this page, and then choose "Export vCard."

How to export contacts from iPhone to PC using iCloud

If you want to transfer contacts from a PC to an iPhone or iPad, turn on iCloud contacts on the target device and then import the vCard file to iCloud to get it done.

How to Download Contacts from iPhone to Computer via Gmail

Supports: Google CSV, Outlook CSV, vCard

Other than iCloud, using Gmail is also a wireless solution to copy contacts from an iPhone to a computer. If you are getting used to using a Google account on your iOS device, it will be quite time-saving for you to export your iPhone contacts. All you need is to sync your iPhone contacts to Gmail, and then export Google contacts to your PC via a browser.

To save contacts from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Tap "Passwords & Accounts" > "Add Account" > "Google."

Step 3. Enter your Google account information and click "Next."

Step 4. After the verification process, click "Save."

Step 5. Enable the "Contacts" option and tap "Save."

Step 6. After syncing, go to Google Contacts and sign in with your account.

Step 7. Select the contacts from your iPhone and click "Export."

Step 8. Choose a format and click "Export" to transfer your iPhone contacts to the computer.

How to export contacts from Google Contacts to computer

How to Save Contacts from iPhone to Computer via Email

Supports: VCF

The last wireless solution to export iPhone contacts to a PC is to use an email. By sharing contacts via email, you can save iPhone contacts to PC or any other device that has an email program.

However, convenient as it is, using email is not advisable if you have lots of items to transfer. Because it will be quite time-consuming. Thus, you are recommended to apply this method only when you want to export contacts from iPhone to PC in a small account.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to computer via email:

Step 1.  Go to the Contacts app and tap the contact you want to export from iPhone to PC.

Step 2. Tap "Share Contact" > "Mail" and choose one of the mail services you want to use.

Step 3. Enter the account information and then send the email to your own account.

Step 4. Check the email on your computer and download the VCF file to your PC.

How to back up iPhone contacts to PC via email

How to Export Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using AirDrop

When it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac, there is one more option for you except for using the tips above. Since both iPhone and Mac are AirDrop-supported devices, you can export contacts from iPhone to Mac or vice versa using AirDrop.

To export contacts from iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and Mac.

Step 2. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone and tap the contacts you'd like to send.

Step 3. Tap "Share Contact" and then tap "AirDrop."

Step 4. Select your Mac.

Step 5. Go to your Mac and click "Accept."

How to export contacts from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop

The Bottom Line

If most cases, you can save contacts from your iPhone to a computer successfully using one of the ways shown above. But there are still a few issues you may encounter while using the tips above, e.g. "iCloud contacts not syncing." If you do, you can either follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the issue or switch to alternative ways for help.

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