How to Export iPhone Contacts to CSV

If you want to view your iPhone contacts in an Excel compatible format, you can export your iPhone contacts to a CSV file. It can then be opened in any spreadsheet viewer and this guide tells some of the methods to do it on your device.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 06, 2020

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CSV stands for comma separated values and it is a format that opens in many apps including Microsoft Excel. Some users prefer this format to view their phone’s contacts as it allows them to easily find the people they want and even customize the list. If you are an iPhone owner, you might want to know if you can export your iPhone contacts to a CSV file.

In case it is possible to do so, you will then want to find out what are the methods to do it on your device. This guide solely focuses on helping you export your iPhone contacts to a CSV file and showing methods to do so, if the task can indeed be done.

Take a look at our guide below and you will learn everything you ever need to about iPhone contacts in CSV format.

Part 1. Can You Export iPhone Contacts to CSV

Before you go any further, you might want to find out if it is even possible to export your iPhone contacts to a CSV file. Well, the answer is yes and you can totally save your iPhone contacts in a CSV file.

There are multiple methods to do the task and the following are some of those methods for you.

Also Read: How to Export Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card >

Part 2. Convert iPhone Contacts to CSV Using iCloud

Since iPhone users normally sync their contacts with iCloud, you can actually export iCloud contacts to a CSV file and it will be equivalent to converting iPhone contacts to CSV.

The following are the steps you can follow to do the task on your device.

Step 1. On your iPhone, head to Settings > [your-name] > iCloud and turn on the option that says Contacts.

Enable iPhone contacts sync

Enable iPhone Contacts Sync

Step 2. Open a browser on your computer and head over to the iCloud website. Log-in to your account if you are not already.

Step 3. Click on the option that says Contacts on your screen.

Access contacts on iCloud

Access Contacts on iCloud

Step 4. Select all your contacts, click on the settings icon at the lower-left corner, and choose Export vCard.

Export Contacts from iCloud

Export Contacts from iCloud

Step 5. Head over to the vCard converter site and upload your vCard file. Select CSV from the Format menu, Comma from the menu next to it, and click on convert at the bottom.

Convert Contacts to CSV

Convert Contacts to CSV

It will download your iPhone contacts in a CSV file on your computer.

Part 3. Export iPhone Contacts to CSV with iTunes

iTunes helps you sync your iPhone contacts with your computer and you can then export your contacts to any file format you want. This method only requires you to have a computer with iTunes installed on it and you are good to go.

The following steps should help you sync your contacts with iTunes and then export them in the CSV format.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes app.

Step 2. Click on your iPhone in the app and select the option that says Info in the left sidebar.

Access the Info Menu in iTunes

Access the Info Menu in iTunes

Step 3. Use the options on the right-hand side pane to sync your contacts with your computer.

Step 4. Open a File Explorer window and head over to the following path.

C:\Users\<username>\Contacts

Step 5. Click on the option that says Export to export your iPhone contacts.

Export Contacts from File Explorer

Export Contacts from File Explorer

Step 6. Select CSV from the format list and click on the Export button.

Export Contacts in CSV from File Explorer

Export Contacts in CSV from File Explorer

Your iPhone contacts will be exported in a CSV file on your computer.

Part 4. Export iPhone Contacts to CSV via Outlook

The Outlook app on your computer can also be used to export iPhone contacts to a CSV file. First, you need to sync your contacts with Outlook and then export contacts from Outlook to a CSV file on your machine.

The below steps will help you accomplish the task on your computer.

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 2. Enable the Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks option while setting it up on your computer.

Sync iPhone Contacts with your Computer

Sync iPhone Contacts with your Computer

Step 3. Your iPhone contacts should now be available in Outlook and you can export them to a CSV file.

Step 4. Launch Outlook on your computer, click on File, select Open & Export, and finally click on Import/Export.

Import and Export Options in Outlook

Import and Export Options in Outlook

Step 5. Select Export to a file and click on Next.

Export Outlook Contacts to a File

Export Outlook Contacts to a File

Step 6. Choose Comma Separated Values, hit Next, choose your contacts on the following screen, and you will be all set.

Export Outlook Contacts to CSV

Export Outlook Contacts to CSV

Your contacts will be exported in the CSV format.

Further ReadingHow to Sync Outlook Contacts with iPhone >

Part 5. How to Export iPhone Contacts to CSV with AnyTrans for iOS

If you are looking for the easiest way to export your iPhone contacts to a CSV file, AnyTrans for iOS is the best way to do it. There are some good reasons why you should use it to export your contacts.

The app is a fully-featured file management tool for iOS device users. One of the features in the app lets you transfer contacts from your iPhone over to a computer in your chosen format. CSV is one of the formats you can export your contacts in, and so this is a really great way to do the task.

Step 1. Install the latest version of AnyTrans for iOS on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Plug-in your iPhone to your computer, launch the app and click on the More option.

Access More Options in AnyTrans for iOS

Access More Options in AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3. Select Contacts on the screen that follows.

Step 4. Here enter your Apple ID and Password (usually people will sync their contacts to iCloud), then click Go to iCloud Contact.

Sign in iCloud and Go to iCloud Contacts Management

Enter Apple ID and Go to iCloud Contacts Management

Step 5. Next, it will automatically go to iCloud manager, here you can select the contacts you want to export and click on Download to Computer at the top. And you can choose Export as Google csv format or Outlook csv format.

Export Contacts to CSV File

Export Contacts to CSV File

Your chosen contacts will be exported to CSV on your computer.

The Bottom Line

There are many reasons why you may want to export iPhone contacts to CSV. Using the methods described above, you should be able to get the task done in no time on your device.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.