How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac/PC

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Are you looking for the method on how to sync Hotmail contacts to iCloud on Mac or PC? Read this article to get the specific operate steps.

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Apr. 21, 2017

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Hotmail.com is a professional and free email service provided by Microsoft. It helps users to work and save important contacts in an easy & smart way. In 2013, Microsoft changed the name of Hotmail service to Outlook.com. As time goes on, we saved more and more contacts on Hotmail. Sometimes, we may want to view these contacts in iCloud, then here comes an issue, how can we sync Outlook contacts to iCloud first?

The most direct & simple way is to export contacts from Hotmail/Outlook (Due to both of them mean the same thing so we call it Hotmail in the later) and add them to iCloud.

In the first place, we should export our Hotmail contacts to computer and then follow these methods below to import them to iCloud on Mac/PC.

To export Hotmail contacts you should:

Step 1. Go to Hotmail.com > Sign in your account > Click Contacts.

Step 2. Click Manage > Click Export.

Export Hotmail Contacts – Step 2

Export Hotmail Contacts – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the All contacts or one Contacts folder you want to export > Confirm the export format (only supports .CSV format) > Click Export.

Export Hotmail Contacts – Step 3

Export Hotmail Contacts – Step 3

Your Hotmail contacts will be downloaded as a .CSV file into your Downloads folder. You can open to check it. The specific operation of importing Hotmail contacts to iCloud is a little bit different on Mac and PC, next let’s find out how to make lt.

Part 1. How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac

On Mac, first of all, we should import .CSV file into Address Book and sync them to iCloud. Following are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Step 1. Open Contacts on your Mac > Click File > Click on Import and choose the .CSV file that you just downloaded.

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac – Step 1

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac – Step 1

Step 2. Click Contacts Preferences > Make sure the iCloud account is ticked.

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac – Step 2

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on Mac – Step 2

Step 3. The Hotmail contacts will auto be on iCloud now.

Part 2. How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC

What is different from Mac, there is no Contacts app on PC to import the downloaded Hotmail .CSV contacts. However, iCloud only supports importing the contact in a vCard set. So, how can we figure it out? There is a practical solution can fix this problem that is we can import Hotmail contacts to Google Contacts (Google’s free online address book known as Google Contacts) to convert contacts as .VCF. Follow these steps below to make it.

Step 1. Go to Google.com > Sign in your Google account > Click on Contacts > Choose Import > Click Outlook.com > Follow the prompts to finish.

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 1

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 1

Step 2. Select contacts just imported from Hotmail > Click More > Export.

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 2

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 2

Step 3. Confirm the contacts and choose export format as vCard > Click on export.

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 3

How to Sync Hotmail Contacts to iCloud on PC– Step 3

Step 4. Go to iCloud.com, sign in your account > Import the downloaded vCard to iCloud.

To export contacts from Google Contacts, you’ll be asked to switch to the old version. Then you can do the following operation.

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The Bottom Line

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