EaseUS MobiMover

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

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How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes

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. Launch EaseUS MobiMover for Mac on your computer > Connect your iPhone to your Mac > Unlock your iPhone and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for your permission > Choose "Phone to Mac" option > Click "Next" to move on.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Check 'Contacts" > Click the default storage path to set a custom path where you want to store these contacts > Click "Transfer" to start transferring from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 2

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your Mac. Then contacts will be saved as an HTML file on your Mac. Thus, you need to open it with a browser to view the details.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer - Step 3

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. 

transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

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

back up iphone 8 with itunes