How to Print Contacts from iPhone

If you are looking to get a hard-copy of all of your iPhone contacts, the below guide will teach you how to print contacts from an iPhone. You are then assured you have a hard copy in case your contacts get erased on your device.

Roger Smith Posted on: Oct. 18, 2019, Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2019

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Contacts Manager

Download AnyTrans to selectively export the contacts as CSV/VCF (V-card) format on computer so that you can easily print them by using printer.

Most users prefer to keep their contacts stored on their phones. However, there are times when you may need to print contacts from your iPhone. Maybe you are going to format your device and you wish to have a copy of your contacts saved. Or maybe someone has asked you to give them your entire contacts list.

Although it is very rare that you will need to print your contacts, when you need to do it, you need to find a way. This guide is all about how to print contacts list from an iPhone. You will learn several methods that are available to help you get your contacts on that paper sheet you have got.

Method 1. Print Contacts from iPhone Directly

One of the most efficient ways to print contacts from an iPhone is to get your contacts transferred to your computer and then get them printed from there. What makes printing contacts from an iPhone possible this way is an app called AnyTrans for iOS. This app allows you to easily copy all the contacts available on your iPhone to your computer. You can even transfer contacts selectively if you would like to do it.

AnyTrans – iPhone Contacts Manager

  • Save iPhone contacts as some printable files (VCF and CSV). 
  • Help print out your iPhone contacts list from computer.
  • Do not need to log-in to your iCloud account or anything.
  • Work well with all iPhone models, PC and Mac.

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > “Device Manager” > Choose the “More” option.

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans - Step 1

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Scroll the left panel screen down and choose Contacts > Tap the Settings button  to set up the export format > Click Save button to continue.

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans - Step 2

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the contacts you want to transfer > Click the “To Computer” button to transfer iPhone contacts to computer. 

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans - Step 3

Print iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans – Step 3

Once the contacts are transferred to your computer, you can open the contacts and use the Control + P on Windows or Command + P on Mac to print your contacts.

Method 2. Print Contacts from iPhone via iCloud

If your iPhone contacts sync with your iCloud account, then you do not even need your iPhone to be with you to print contacts. It is because the iCloud web can be accessed from any device and you can access as well as export your contacts from there.

Step 1. Open a browser on your computer and head over to the iCloud website. Log-in to your account if you are not already.

Step 2. Click on the option that says Contacts to access all of your contacts available in your iCloud account.

Access iCloud Contacts on the Web

Access iCloud Contacts on the Web

Step 3. On the following screen, you will see all the contacts you have in your account. Select all or select the ones you want to print, click on the settings icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen, and choose the Export vCard option.

Export Contacts from the iCloud

Export Contacts from the iCloud

It will download a file containing all of your contacts to your computer. You can then open this file in any of your contacts app to print the contacts.

Method 3. Print Contacts from iPhone via iTunes Syncing

Most people who use an iPhone prefer to keep their data including their contacts synced with iTunes. It is mainly because the app helps you easily restore your data when things go wrong on your device and you end-up losing all of your files and other stuff.

You can use the iTunes app to print your iPhone contacts as well and all you need to do is to sync your device with the iTunes app.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes app using your preferred way on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer and iTunes will recognize it.

Step 3. Click on your iPhone in the app, select the tab that says Info in the left sidebar, checkmark the Sync Contacts with option, select Windows Contacts from the dropdown menu, and hit Apply.

Sync iPhone Contacts with iTunes Before Printing

Sync iPhone Contacts with iTunes Before Printing

All of your iPhone contacts will be synced with iTunes and be available for use in the Windows Contacts app on your machine. You can then access your contacts from there and get them printed as you please.

Method 4. Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup

Your contacts can be exported from your iPhone backups as well, and once you have done that, all you need to do is access your contacts on your computer to get them printed using your favorite app.

If your contacts are in an iCloud backup, you are going to need to use a third-party app called AnyTrans for iOS to fetch and print your contacts. The following shows how to do it.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Click on iCloud Manager in the left sidebar and you will be prompted to enter your iCloud login details. Enter in your Apple ID, password, and then hit Login to iCloud.

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup - Step 1

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select Contacts from the right-hand side menu on your screen.

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup - Step 2

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup – Step 2

Step 4. Click on the download icon at the top to start downloading your contacts from iCloud to your computer. When the contacts are available on your computer, open them with a compatible app and print them.

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup - Step 3

Print Contacts from iPhone via iPhone Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Printing contacts from an iPhone is not a big deal if you know how to do the task. Even if you are a beginner, you will find it really easy to export and print contacts from your iPhone using above methods.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.