How to Easily Transfer Contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac

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To be frank, if you want to share data between two Apple devices, such as between iPhone and iPad, iPad and Mac and iPhone and Mac, things are easy for you as you can choose both iTunes and pre-installed AirDrop. In this post, we will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone (iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X included) to Mac with these two methods in details. What's more, since AirDrop only enables you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac one by one and iTunes only enables you to transfer contacts together with other files from iPhone to Mac, a third tip on how to copy contacts from iPhone to Mac freely is also provided at the beginning of this article. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with EaseUS MobiMover for free

As a completely free iOS data transfer tool, EaseUS MobiMover Free supports the data transfer between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer (Mac or PC). Without any cost or limitation, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free to back up iDevice content to computer, add files from computer to iPhone/iPad or transfer data from one iPhone to another. In addition to contacts, you can also copy photos, videos, audios, messages, calendars, and more to or out of your iOS device. Follow the steps below to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac to have a try.

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

Part 2: How to transfer contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is a wireless way to sync data between two iOS devices or between iPhone/iPad and Mac. You can AirDrop photos from iPhone to Mac or AirDrop music from music to iPhone.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on iPhone and Mac, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.  

Step 2: Keep your iPhone and Mac within about 30 feet.

Step 3: Open the "Contacts" application on your iPhone, and find the certain contact you want to sync to Mac.

Step 4: Tap "Share Contact", tap "AirDrop" and choose your Mac in the AirDrop available list.

Step 5: Switch to your Mac, and tap "Accept" on the screen to receive the transferred contact to your Mac. If you want to transfer batches of contacts to Mac, you have to repeat this operation over and over. 

More tips on AirDrop on Mac: If you are unlucky to meet AirDrop not working on Mac, or AirDrop not working in iOS 11 iPhone and iPad, check the related online guide. 

transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

Part 3: How to transfer contacts from iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to Mac with iTunes

iTunes is the Apple's official way to back up iPhone/iPad or restore data to iPhone/iPad on the contrary. The shortcoming of iTunes backup is that you can't view or manage the exported contacts.

Step 1: Run iTunes on your computer, if need, update the iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X to the computer with a USB cable. 

Step 3: Click the iPhone device button in the upper left corner within iTunes, and then click "This computer" and "Back Up Now". If you are encountering iPhone 8/X won't connect to iTunes, fix it with online tutorials. 

Step 4: Click "Apply" to begin to back up all the iPhone data to the Mac, including iPhone contacts. 

back up iphone 8 with itunes