How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud

Stuck in syncing Exchange contacts with iCloud? This article will show you the method to copy exchange to iCloud.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Nov. 01, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2019

“I just realized all my contacts are in my Exchange account, and even though i have contacts turned on in iCloud, none of them show up on my other devices. How can i get all the Exchange email contacts to go to iCloud, and therefore get synched down to all my other devices?”

—— From Apple Discussions

You may keep some or all of colleagues’ contacts in your Exchange account, but if you change job or retire, you have no access to enter the Exchange server of your company anymore, so you want to transfer the contacts to another place before you leave, such as your computer or iPhone. iCloud is a good choice, if you sync exchange contacts with iCloud, and then you can access and view them from all your iDevices and computers. Then, how? Here in this article, we will show you how to copy exchange contacts to iCloud with ease.

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud

Step 1. Open Settings on your iOS device > Click Contacts > Click Add account.

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud - Step 1

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud – Step 1

Step 2. Click Exchange > Input Exchange account and password.

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud - Step 2

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud – Step 2

Step 3. Enter the server and username, and then open the Calendar to sync.

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud - Step 3

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud – Step 3

Step 4. Open Settings on your iPhone iPad > Click Apple ID profile > Click iCloud > Turn on Contacts.

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud - Step 4

How to Sync Exchange Contacts with iCloud – Step 4

Bonus Tip: How to Extract Contacts from iCloud Backup

It is easy for Apple users to backup iPhone contacts to iCloud as long as we enable iCloud service on our iPhone. In reverse, when it comes to export the contacts, many users will be stuck in this issue, because we have no access to iCloud backups only if restoring iPhone with backups, but it will erase the previous data on iPhone. Then what if we want to extract the contacts for print or export to computer for backups? Don’t sweat it, here is a powerful iOS content manager – AnyTrans, which make it possible to extract contacts from iCloud backups

AnyTrans is an all-in-one iOS content manager, now with the new function of managing iCloud Content, you can:

  1.  Access and manage the synced data and iCloud backups, like contacts, notes, calendars, and so on;
  2. Export the iCloud backups to computer, and you can selectively extract the data you need instead of the whole backups;
  3. Export iCloud contents in multiple formats, including VCF, CSV, TXT, etc.

Besides, AnyTrans allows you import contents from computer to iCloud with no efforts, why not download it now and extract contacts from iCloud backup as the steps below.

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Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on your computer > Click at the left of the interface, choose iCloud Manager and sign in your Apple ID.

Sign in iCloud Account in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

Sign in iCloud Account in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Go to Quick Start menu, choose iCloud Backup.

Choose iCloud Backup in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

Choose iCloud Backup in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Select the iCloud backup you need > Click Download > Click View.

Select iCloud Backup in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 3

Select iCloud Backup in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

Step 4. Select the contacts you want to export > Click Download button to transfer contacts to your computer.

Transfer Contacts to PC in AnyTrans for iOS - Step 4

Transfer Contacts to PC in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to sync Exchange contacts with iCloud, hope it will help you. At last, please do not give AnyTrans a try to extract contacts from iCloud backup.

Joy Taylor

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