Three Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra

If you want to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to MacsOS Sierra, this post might be your right choice. We have listed three methods for you, keep reading and check more details.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 16, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2019
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Want to transfer contacts from iPhone to your MacBook/MacBook Pro/iMac/Mac Mini in Mac OS Sierra? This article is intended to show you three ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

Generally, almost everyone has a number of contacts in their mobile phone. As a result, backup contacts regularly is of vital importance. Ans as most of users would like to transfer contacts to computer to stored as backup, it is important to know how to transfer contacts from mobile phone to computer. Here in this post, we will talk about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac in MacOS Sierra.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac, the first choice must be iCloud. Because iOS and Mac OS works seamlessly, it is easy for you to transfer contents with an Apple ID. But iCloud only provides 5GB storage space for free, if you don’t want to buy more storage space, you might need other methods. In this post, we prepared three ways for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra. Keep reading and check the details.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with iCloud

Let’s start from the most common transferring tool – iCloud. Please follow the steps below to see how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud.

Step 1 Go to Settings > Your Apple ID > iCloud on your iPhone (If your iPhone is in iOS 10.2 or later, you need to go to Settings > iCloud to manage you iCloud). Turn on Contacts to enable iCloud to sync your contacts contents.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with iCloud - Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with iCloud – Step 1

iCloud will only start to sync contents when your iPhone is connected with stable Wi-Fi and plug into electricity.

Step 2 Make sure iCloud has finished syncing process. Click System Preference on your Mac, click iCloud to log in the same Apple ID. Then choose Contacts and click Manage, the contacts will be transferred from iPhone to Mac.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with iCloud - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with iCloud – Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly

iCloud will sync all your contacts to your Mac, if you just want to transfer a few contacts to Mac or your iCloud has no space. We recommended you to try to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac wirelessly with Airdrop.

Step 1 Turn on Airdrop on your iPhone Control Center, you need to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at the same time.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly - Step 1

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly – Step 1

Step 2 Then open “Finder” on your Mac, select “Go” from the menu bar, click “Airdrop” and turn on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to enable Airdrop on your Mac. Remember to set your Mac to be discovered by Contacts or Everyone.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3 Go to Contacts on your iPhone again, choose the contact you want to transfer, click “Share Contact” and tap your Mac to share it with Airdrop.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra Wirelessly – Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS

If you got a bunch of contacts to transfer from iPhone to Mac, but you find transferring with iCloud is too complicate, or you just don’t have available Wi-Fi to proceed contents syncing, or your iCloud does not have enough space. This is the time when you need a third-party software to help. Here we recommend AnyTrans for iOS, these are the reasons why.

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Step 1 Install and run AnyTrans for iOS on your Mac, connect your iPhone to it. Once your iPhone is recognized, click Device Manager and choose Content to Computer.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 1

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 1

Step 2 Select Contacts or any other category you want to transfer to Mac. You can change the export path at the bottom of interface.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 2

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 2

Step 3 Click “>” to start transfer, wait until the transferring process is finished. You could view the transferred file on your Mac.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 3

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS in One-Click -Step 3

You could also transfer contacts selectively with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1 Click Device Manager and scroll down to the page of managing contents by category.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 1

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 1

Step 2 All available contents will be listed, choose Contacts.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 2

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 2

According to Apple principles, the third party software won’t detect your contacts with turning on iCloud connection. Thus, to manage contacts on iOS device, you need to turn off iCloud connection associated with contacts on your device temporarily.

Step 3 Choose the contacts you want to transfer, click “To Computer” button. You could also change the export path on this page.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 3

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 3

Step 4 When transferring process is finished, you could locate photos exported on computer by clicking “view files”. To go back to the previous page, please click “transfer more items”.

 Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 4

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to MacOS Sierra with AnyTrans for iOS by Category -Step 4

The Bottom Line

As you can see, with AnyTrans for iOS, you can manage your contacts on iPhone both completely and selectively. Besides, AnyTrans for iOS also supports you to manage your music, photos and messages. You can also arrange iPhone apps and free download media files through AnyTrans for iOS. If you are interested in it, free download and try the trial version.

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