Want to import Outlook contacts to iCloud but don’t know how? Read this guide and get two methods to transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud.
Many people, especially people who work in an office, use Outlook to deal with emails, contacts, and calendars every day. Though much admiration does Outlook win, it still has shortcomings. Outlook doesn’t have tight integration with iDevices and Mac computers like iCloud do.
One of the most common problems for Outlook users is how to import Outlook contacts to iCloud so that Outlook contacts can appear in every iDevice and Mac computer. Here in this article, we will show you how to transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud.
Step 1. Download iCloud Control Panel for Windows and launch it. ( For Mac users, please start iCloud Preference Panel)
Step 2. Check the box of Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks. Uncheck other boxes, then click Apply.
Note: Please be aware that after clicking Apply, besides all Outlook Contacts, Calendars, Mail, and Tasks on Outlook will also be synced to iCloud.
The first method is indeed convenient and simple, however, it involves unnecessary sync. If you just want to import part of your Outlook contacts into iCloud, please try the method below.
Step 1. Start Outlook on your computer, go to Contacts, then drag the contacts to your desktop.
Step 2. Go to icloud.com, log in your iCloud account, and then click on Contacts.
Step 3. Tap the Setting tab on the down left corner, choose Import Vcard, then select the items you just exported from Outlook, the contacts will appear in no second.
Contacts are crucial as it keeps us connected with others, once lost, it is time-consuming and hard to rebuild. Therefore, it is necessary to transfer those contacts to computers for backing up. There are many ways to transfer contacts from iDevices to computers, for instance, syncing with iTunes, syncing with iCloud, however you may encounter issues like contacts on iDevices replaced by contacts on computers or contacts don’t show up on computers.
Next, we will show you an easy and convenient way to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPod to computers without limitation – AnyTrans for iOS
Firstly, AnyTrans could offer you full-way contact transfer experience, it allows you to selectively transfer contacts from iDevices to computers just with simple operations in the form of VCF or CSV. What’s more, you can also use AnyTrans to transfer contacts to another iDevice. Moreover, AnyTrans can also help you transfer other iOS contents, like messages, notes, photos, and so on. Now, let’s take a look at how AnyTrans transfers your contacts on iPhone/iPod to computer.
Step 1. Free Download AnyTrans for iOS and launch it on your computer, then connect your iDevice to a computer via USB.
Step 2. Click Device Manager on the top left, then tap the More on your right, and select Contacts.
Step 3. Choose contacts you want to transfer to your computer and click on the To PC/Mac tab.
That’s all for how to transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud and how to transfer contacts from iPhone/iPod to the computer. Please do give AnyTrans for iOS a try! If you have any questions about this guide, don’t hesitate to email us or leave comments on the comment column.
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