How to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac? Read this guide to get 4 methods: sync iPhone contacts to Mac via iCloud, iTunes, AirDrop or transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac with AnyTrans.
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Apple’s iOS and Mac OS work seamlessly. The Continuity feature allows you to make and receive phone calls with Mac as longs as your iPhone/iPad and the Mac are on the same Wi-Fi network. You can also view and send messages from your Mac. In addition, sometimes, we also want to transfer iPhone contacts to computer as a backup and in a readable format like CSV or VCF. That’s why we want to sync iPhone contacts to Mac.
In this guide, we will tell you the detailed steps to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with iCloud, iTunes, Finder, or a third-party tool.
With iCloud, you can keep all your contacts up to date on your iPhone and Mac. It’s easy to sync your iPhone contacts to Mac wirelessly with iCloud, here are steps:
Step 1. On your iPhone: Go to Settings > [Your name] > iCloud > Turn on Contacts option > Select Merge contacts app.
Step 2. On your Mac: Go to System Preferences > Find and open iCloud > Sign in with your Apple ID > Select Contacts to enable it.
After then, all your iPhone contacts are synced to your Mac via iCloud.
Option 1. Sync iPhone Contacts with iTunes:
On macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC, you can sync iPhone contacts with iTunes. Here is how:
Step 1. Open iTunes and connect with your iPhone.
Step 2. Click on your device name, and click on the Info option.
Step 3. Check Sync Contacts, and click Apply. iTunes will start backing up your iPhone and then sync your iPhone contacts with Mac. After that, go to the Contacts app on your Mac and iPhone, you will find that all contacts are synced (merged.)
Note: If you don’t want to replace the existing contacts on your iPhone, don’t check the option below. If it is checked, your iPhone contacts will be replaced by the Mac’s contacts.
Option 2. Sync iPhone Contacts with Finder (macOS Catalina required):
With macOS Catalina, there is no iTunes app. But you can still sync data with Finder which is similar to syncing with iTunes. Here is how to sync iPhone contacts with Mac using Finder:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac and open Finder.
Step 2. You should see your iPhone name from the left sidebar in the Finder window. Click on it.
Step 3. Click on trust in the Finder window as well as tap trust on your iPhone.
Step 4. Click on Info, and check Sync contacts onto [Your iPhone Name]. Click Apply.
AnyTrans is an iOS data manager that works on both Mac and Windows computer. With it, it is easy and flexible to manage contacts on your iPhone.
Click here to download AnyTrans and then follow the steps below to import contacts from iPhone to Mac with it.
Step 1. Download and install and launch AnyTrans on your Mac > Connect your iPhone to Mac via USB cable > Choose Device Manager, and click More > Select Contacts.
Step 2. Select All or some contacts and click on the To Mac or directly Send to Mac’s Contacts App button to start. Here you can also transfer them to computer, to another iPhone or to iCloud.
Step 3. Go to your Mac’s Contacts app and check the contacts.
Video Tutorial on How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac:
AirDop works well between Mac and iPhone. If you only get a few contacts to sync, you can try AirDrop your contacts between iPhone and Mac.
Step 1. On your iPhone, open the Contacts app.
Step 2. Find the contact you want to AidrDrop.
Step 3. Tap Share Contact and choose AirDrop.
Step 4. Select your Mac. On your Mac, click Accept.
If contacts not syncing between your iPhone and Mac when using iCloud sync. Here are some quick fixes you can try to solve the iPhone contacts not syncing problem:
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