EaseUS MobiMover

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

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using iCloud

Three easy methods for you to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac, including MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro, with a few simple clicks.

"How do I transfer my contacts from my iPhone to my Mac?" To make a backup of your precious contacts or to access your contacts across your devices, you may need to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac. Transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac brings you many benefits. For example, you don't need to worry about data loss anymore and you can keep in contact with your families, friends, or colleagues seamlessly using different devices.

If you are thinking exactly the same, you will learn how to get iPhone contacts to Mac in three proven ways from the paragraphs below:

PAGE CONTENT:
How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using iCloud
How to Sync iPhone Contacts to Mac Without iCloud
How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop

Part 1. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using iCloud

iCloud offers users a wireless way to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac. All you need to do is to sign in with the same iCloud account on your iPhone and Mac and turn on the iCloud service for contacts. In the first part of this page, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud. And in the next part, the iPhone transfer tool - EaseUS MobiMover is provided to show you how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud when the iPhone contacts are not syncing to Mac via iCloud.

To sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud:

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" and turn on the "Contacts" option.

how to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac using iCloud

Step 2. Go to "System Preferences" on your Mac. Select "iCloud" and log in with your Apple ID. Check the box next to "Contacts" to sync iPhone contacts to Mac.

How to turn on iCloud contacts on Mac

Step 3. Go to the Apple Contacts app on your Mac and click "All iCloud". Now you could see the contacts from your iPhone. By doing so, you can keep your contacts updated on all of your devices.

Check iPhone contacts on Mac

While using iCloud, you need to make sure you are using the same account on your devices and there is enough storage for you to store the contacts in iCloud, or you won't sync your iPhone contacts to Mac successfully due to unexpected issues.

Part 2. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac Without iCloud

The advantages of using this method to import contacts from iPhone to Mare are:

  • You don't need a network connection to share contacts or worry about storage issues. 
  • You can freely share contacts between different Apple ID accounts.
  • When you delete contacts on your iPhone, the contacts on your Mac will keep unchanged.

If your iCloud is out of control or there is no more space for new contact on iCloud, you can use the reliable iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac in a readable way. Just connect your iPhone and Mac via a USB cable, run MobiMover on your Mac, then you can transfer files from iPhone to Mac without iTunes. The supported files by EaseUS MobiMover are:

Audios: Music, Voice Memo, Ringtones, Audiobooks

Images: Photos and Albums

Videos: Videos in Camera Roll, Movies, TV Show, Music Video

Other: Contacts, Messages, Books, and More

As you can see, as a comprehensive iOS data transfer software tool, EaseUS MobiMover supports transferring almost all the files from iOS device to the computer, including Mac, Windows PC, and laptop. If you want to transfer files from Mac to iPhone, you can also do it in an easy way without data wiping. Let's see how to easily and safely sync contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud.

To import contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Mac with a USB cable and click "Trust" on your iPhone to trust the computer. Then launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose "Phone to Mac" > "Next".

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

Step 2. Check the "Contacts" option and click the path to set a location to save the iPhone contacts. To sync iPhone contacts to Mac and access the items in the Contacts app on Mac, click "EaseUS MobiMover" > "Settings" and choose "vCard" in the "Contacts Export Format" setting. Afterward, save the settings and click "Transfer" to start transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac.

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

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to check the contacts in the selected folder.

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

Step 4. To sync your iPhone contacts to Mac's address book:

  • Launch "Contacts" on Mac.
  • Go to the folder that saves the contacts you just exported.
  • Use "Command + A" to select all the items.
  • Drag and drop the items to the "On My Mac" section.
  • Choose "Import" in the prompt to import the contacts from your iPhone to the Mac.

How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac without iCloud

By doing so, you can import contacts from iPhone to Mac all at once. If you want to selectively sync contacts from iPhone to Mac, go to "Content Management" instead of "Phone to Mac" in Step 1.

With this tool, you will be able to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad and a computer (Mac or PC)
  • Transfer data from one iPhone/iPad to another
  • Edit, delete or add contacts on/to iPhone/iPad from the computer
  • Download videos from YouTube/Twitter/Facebook or download music from SoundCloud/MySpace to a Mac/PC or iOS device

Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Part 3. How to Import Contacts from iPhone to Mac Using AirDrop

If you don't intend to share contacts from iPhone to Mac in bulk and only want to get several items from your iPhone to the computer, using AirDrop is advisable.

AirDrop is a file-sharing service based on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections that allows you to send contacts, photos, videos, websites, and more between two AirDrop-supported devices, including Mac and iPhone. Therefore, it will certainly help when you need to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac or vice versa.

However, you can only transfer one contact at one time. That's why it is recommended only when you want to copy a small number of items.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac:

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop on both your iPhone and Mac.

Step 2. Go to the Contacts app on your iPhone and click the contact you'd like to share.

Step 3. Choose "Share Contact" > "AirDrop"  and choose your Mac.

Step 4. On your Mac, click "Accept" to receive the contact from your iPhone.

Step 5. When the transfer has done, go to the Contacts app on your Mac to check the newly added item.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop

A similar way to export contacts from iPhone to another device is using email or iMessage. By sending contacts to another device via an email or message, you can also achieve your goal of transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac.

Bonus Tip: How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone

All the three ways above are also workable when you want to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone. In addition, there is one more way available for you to sync Mac contacts to iPhone - using iTunes or Finder, depending on your macOS version.

If you are using a Mac running macOS Mojave and earlier, iTunes is still available for you to use.

To import contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac and trust the computer.

Step 2. In iTunes, select the device icon and tap on "Info" in the sidebar.

Step 3. Select "Sync Contacts", choose the contacts or groups you want to sync, and click "Apply" to start syncing contacts from Mac to your iPhone.

How to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone using iTunes

If your computer is running macOS Catalina, iTunes has been discontinued on your device and you can use Finder to finish the task.

To sync contacts to iPhone from Mac:

Step 1. Connect your device to your Mac.

Step 2. Open Finder and select your iPhone under "Locations".

Step 3. Switch to the "Info" tab and check the option "Sync contacts onto[your iPhone name]".

Step 4. Select the contact groups and click "Apply".

How to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone via Finder

The Bottom Line

Now you not only know how to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac but also learn the easy ways to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone. To sum up:

  • iCloud syncs all your iPhone contacts to Mac at once over Wi-Fi.
  • EaseUS MobiMover transfers contacts from iPhone to Mac all at once or selectively.
  • AirDrop sends contacts from iPhone to Mac or vice versa one by one.

Whether you prefer to import contacts from iPhone to Mac wirelessly or via a USB cable, you can find the corresponding solution from this guide.