3 Easy Ways to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone Without iTunes

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Data syncing between Mac and iPhone is frequently needed, including contacts, photos, music, playlists, videos and even Safari bookmarks and history. Here, in this post, we mainly focus on how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone. Actually, many senior iPhone users do know how to use iTunes to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone. However, the problem is iTunes syncing won't transfer the photo of the contact but only the phone number. And what's more, if you use iTunes to transfer contacts, the previous data on your contacts will be erased. Therefore, we will put way iTunes like many users wish and guide you to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover Free, AirDrop and iCloud instead of iTunes. All the 3 methods are completely FREE. Keep reading and get details.

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

If you have contacts saved on your Mac as the HTML file and now want to transfer them to your iPhone, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Free to help you with it. With MobiMover installed on your Mac (also compatible with Windows PC), you can transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer. Contacts, messages, photos, videos, audios, books, calendars, and more can all be supported by MobiMover. For example, you can save iPhone text messages to computer, put music to iPhone, sync photos from iPhone to iPhone and more with MobiMover. Now, follow the steps below to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone to have a try.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer, run EaseUS MobiMover Free, and choose Mac/PC to iDevice from the main interface.

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

Step 2: Depending on your needs, you can choose to transfer contacts from computer to your iPhone/iPad by clicking "Add File" or "Add Folder" or by drag-and-drop.

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

Step 3: Then MobiMover will show you how many items you have selected. You can click "Transfer" to start importing contacts from computer to your iDevice right now or click "Edit" to check the selected items.

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

Step 4: If you want to cancel some items, uncheck them and click "OK".

How to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone/iPad - step 4

Step 5: Tap on "Transfer" to start transferring contacts to your iPhone/iPad and go to the "Contacts" app to check them when it has finished.

How to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone/iPad - step 5

Method 2: Transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

AirDrop is one of the pre-installed application on iPhone and Mac to share data between iOS devices and between iPhone and Mac. You can AirDrop music from Mac to iPhone or transfer photos from iPhone to Mac in the vice verso. Here, AirDrop also can be used to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone without any effect to the existing contacts. Besides, the photos of contacts will also be synced at the same time.

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

Step 2: Open the "Contacts" app on your Mac and find the certain contact or choose the whole ones you want to sync to your iPhone.

Step 3: Go the right lower corner and find the "Share" button, click it and choose "AirDrop".

Step 4: Choose your iPhone device in the AirDrop available list. Then, go to your iPhone screen and tap "Save" to receive the AirDropped contacts from Mac. 

transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with AirDrop

Method 3: Transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with iCloud

Another method to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone without iTunes is to use iCloud to sync data. As long as you use the same iCloud account on your iPhone and Mac, you can sync all the contacts from Mac to iPhone.

Step 1: Open your Mac and go to "System Preferences" > open "iCloud" > Sign in with your Apple ID > select the whole or certain contacts to sync to iPhone.

Step 2: Open your iPhone and go to "Settings" > "Your name" > "iCloud" > Turn on "Contacts" option. Then, the contacts will be synced to your iPhone via iCloud.

Notice
iCloud can help you more than data syncing. You can use iCloud to back up your photos, contacts, calendars, reminders, Safari bookmarks and game data. Apart from this, when your iPhone is back to the factory settings, you can restore iPhone from iCloud backup

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