How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac with or without iCloud

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When you encounter the problem that how to sync contacts from iPhone to mac, iCloud is always the first choice. However, sometimes you aren’t likely to use iCloud due to iCloud not working or the space limit (You only get 5GB storage space for free if you don’t want to buy more). Then, how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud? Don't worry, read on this how-to article and learn how to do it with or without iCloud, and select the one fits your needs best.

Contents table:

Part 1: Keep iPhone contacts up to date on Mac with iCloud

After you have set up and turned on iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or on, you can access the same and most up-to-date files on all the devices, including contacts.

One thing you need to know is that you will sync the whole contacts from iPhone to contacts each time you start up iCloud. If you just want to import some specific items, you have to use another way instead, such as EaseUS MobiMover in the second part. Besides, iCloud doesn't support music, which is an important element for a phone. If you want to do this, MobiMover also can meet your demands.

On your iPhone:

Step 1: Open your iPhone, go to "Settings".

Step 2: Click "Your Name > iCloud > turn on iCloud service" for Contacts. Then, the contacts will be updated to your iCloud account.

on your Mac:

Step 3: Open your Mac, click the "Apple" menu, choose "System Preferences". Turn on "iCloud". Sign in with the same account on the iPhone.

Step 4: Check "Contacts" and click "Manage". Then the contacts will be imported from iPhone to Mac.

sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud

Part 2: Transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud

Two top solutions here to move contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud are EaseUS MobiMover and AirDrop.

EaseUS MobiMover

This popular iPhone data manager tool enables you to copy all or certain contact numbers from iPhone to Mac for unlimited. Besides, you can import photos, messages, videos, music, books, voice memos, and more between iPhone and Mac without iTunes or iCloud any more.

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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

MobiMover can do far more than data syncing from iPhone to Mac. Other functions are transferring files from PC to iPhone/iPad without iTunes, move content between two iOS devices, and download online videos to iPhone/iPad/computer from URL. Quite powerful, right? Go to the online user guide page to get more details. 

AirDrop - Share contacts one by one wirelessly

AirDrop is a pre-installed application on the Apple devices. You can use it to share photos, music, contacts, notes, and more among iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 

AirDrop only allows you to sync contacts one by one. If you have hundreds of contacts to be exported and don’t want to repeat the operation, again and again, you can use MobiMover in the above part to help you to it efficiently.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi on both iPhone and Mac. Make sure the two devices are within about 30 feet.

Step 2: Open the "Contacts" app on your iPhone, and find out the contact you want to sync with Mac. Please note that you can transfer only one contact item each time with AirDrop.

Step 3: Tap "Share Contact", then choose "AirDrop". Tap your Mac in the AirDrop devices list.

Step 4: Now, go to your Mac, and tap "Accept" on the screen pop-up to receive the imported contact from iPhone.

transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

Conclusions in the end

All three ways here can solve the contacts transfer problem. You can choose any of them according to your actual requirement. If you need a comprehensive iOS 8/9/10/11/12/13 data transfer and management program, EaseUS MobiMover is your best choice. And it is worth trying. 

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