How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes

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Some new iPhone or Mac users may be confused on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Or some of them know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with iTunes but want to find an alternative way to import contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes due to it is not easy to use or easy-to-crash feature. Here, in this article, we are going to introduce you to two ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes for free through EaseUS MobiMover Free and AirDrop. If you still want to import contacts from iPhone to Mac with iTunes, check the guides in the last part. 

How to import contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes

In this part, two available methods will be specified to help you export contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes by using EaseUS MobiMover Free and AirDrop wirelessly.  

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the best iTunes alternative that enables you to back up variable iOS data to the Mac running OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.11 (El Capitan). As long as your iOS device is on iOS 8 or later, including the latest iOS 11, you can use MobiMover Free to transfer files from iPhone to Mac, and other supported data types are messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, photos videos, and audios.

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

How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop offers you a wireless way to import contacts from iPhone to Mac without any third-party tool installed. Just run AirDrop on your iPhone and Mac, turn on Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth, then you can start to transfer contacts between iPhone and Mac.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App on your iPhone, and find the certain contact you want to sync to Mac.

Step 2: Tap Share Contact, choose AirDrop and choose your Mac in the AirDrop available list.

Step 3: Switch to your Mac, and tap Accept on the screen to receive the synced contact to your Mac. AirDrop still allows you to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without a computer. If you don't know how, link to the online user guide. 

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How to import contacts from iPhone to Mac with iTunes

iTunes allows users to back up iPhone or iPad data to Mac via USB connection. To keep your iOS files 100% safe, you’d better make a daily backup plan. In this way, even you will have lost all the iPhone files next time, you can still restore iPhone from iTunes backup and get back the important documents.

Step 1: Run iTunes on your Mac and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. 

Step 2: Click the iPhone device button in the upper left corner within iTunes, and then click This computer and Back Up Now

Step 3: Click Apply and iTunes will begin to move all the iPhone data to your Mac, including contacts.  Please note that iTunes backup won't give you the choice to just export one certain data type, therefore, you have to back up the whole files each time and wait for a long time. Don't like iTunes backup? Skip to How to import iPhone contacts to Mac with MobiMover Free

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