3 Free Methods to Import Contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

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Importing contacts from iPhone to Mac is a good way to update and keep data safe when unexpected accidents happen, such as iPhone water damage, left on somewhere unknown, stolen by the thief or attacked by the virus. Then, how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac in an easy and quick way? Read this post to learn to use EaseUS MobiMover, AirDrop and iTunes to back up iPhone contacts to the Mac and the solutions also work for importing contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac.

Method 1: Import contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover

When it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac, one completely free iOS data transfer tool that can help you is EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Mac (also compatible with PC), you can transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and Mac.

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

All the files listed above can be imported from your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to Mac without any cost or limitation. It's no doubt that you can sync your iPhone contacts with Mac using MobiMover. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it with simple steps.

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

Method 2: Import contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac via AirDrop

AirDrop can be used to transfer photos, notes, music, contacts, video and PDF between Mac and iPhone/iPad. For example, you can use AirDrop to import photos from iPhone 8 to Mac or apply AirDrop to sync notes from iPhone iPad. Before you begin to use AirDrop to import contacts, please first turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both iPhone and Mac. 

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and Mac. We offer the guide on how to turn on AirDrop in iOS 11 on iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X for users don't know how. 

Step 2: Open "Contacts" app on your iPhone and find the contact you want to sync with Mac.

Step 3: Tap “Share Contact”, tap “AirDrop” and choose your Mac to share the contact.

Step 4: Go to Mac and tap “Accept” on the pop-up to receive the contact from iPhone. You can repeat these steps to sync more contacts to Mac. 


Method 3: Import contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac via iTunes

Importing contacts from iPhone to Mac is adopting iTunes backup to transfer all the iPhone files to the Mac without subsequent data reading or writing, which is also the drawback of iTunes when compared with other iPhone data transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover Free demonstrated in next part.

Step 1: Download and install the latest iTunes version on your Mac. Next, connect your iPhone to the Mac and Open iTunes. 

Step 2: Click the iPhone device in the upper left corner of iTunes (fixes for iTunes can't recognize iPhone), then click "This computer" and "Back Up Now" to import the whole iPhone data to Mac, including contacts. 

back up iphone 8 with itunes