[2 Tips]How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac

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Myra Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Your contacts are so important that you can't afford to lose them. That's why you want to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac to store a backup there. Of course, you can also sync contacts from iPhone to your iPad to make a backup. But in this article, you will be presented two completely free methods to update contacts from iPhone to Mac. Each solution has its own advantages and disadvantages. Select the one that you think is the better to help you out of your problem.

Part 1: How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with MobiMover (FREE)

Equipping your computer (Mac or PC) with the free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free, helps a lot whenever you want to copy files from computer to iOS device (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later), from iOS device to computer and from one iDevice to another.

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

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

As shown above, you can not only sync contacts from your iPhone to Mac but also transfer other files like photos, music, and messages. In a word, MobiMover is necessary for iDevice users like you. Don't hesitate to follow the steps below to have a try.

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

You may have found that there are no complex operations involved using MobiMover. If you install MobiMover on your computer, you will find doing things like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone is also simple and fast. Just have a try and it won't let you down.

Part 2: How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud

With iCloud services, you can sync contacts, notes, calendars, reminders and more among your iCloud devices. Thus you can choose to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac using iCloud. The limitation is, iCloud is free just with the first 5GB storage. if you have large files to sync, using iCloud may cost you a lot. To save the storage, you might need to delete photos from iCloud because photos always take a lot of your storage. But it's OK with contacts, since it's not a big occupier of the space, Read on and learn how to turn on iCloud Contacts. 

On your iPhone:

Step 1: Go to "Settings" App.

Step 2: Tap on your name and choose "iCloud". (if you are on iOS 10.2 or earlier, choose "iCloud" directly.)

Step 3: Turn on "Contacts".

How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud - Step 1

On your Mac:

Step 1: Click Apple menu and choose "System Preferences".

Step 2: Go to "iCloud" and sign into it.

Step 3: Select the "Contacts" option and your iPhone contacts will be synced to your Mac.

How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud - Step 2