How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone with/without iTunes

Summary

How to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone 6/6s/7/7s? If this problem troubles you, then read this post, you will get both the way to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with/without iTunes.

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Aug. 29, 2017

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AnyTrans could help you sync contacts from Mac to iPhone. Download it now if you decide not to use iTunes to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone.

Besides syncing contacts from Mac to iPhone, many users may also have no idea on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac. Please refer to this post on How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac to get answers.

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Question: I got an iPhone yesterday and have been adding all my contact info to my Mac Contacts. I went through and added photos in the Contacts App, but when I sync my iPhone I get number, but not the photos. Anyone know how to fix it?

Analysis: While referring to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone, many people would turn to iTunes. Developed by Apple, it is a nice tool to transfer data from Mac to iPhone or vice versa.

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad

Actually, most people would not be confused by how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes, what really troubled most people are some unexpected situations like iTunes only sync phone numbers but not with photos, or Mac contacts are replaced by the contacts on iPhone etc. Therefore, before we talking about how to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes, we will first show you one way that could avoid these unexpected situations. It works for transferring contacts from all Macs like MacBook pro/MacBook Air to iPhone.

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Method 1. How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone without iTunes

To sync contacts from Mac to iPhone 6/6s/7 easily and quickly, what you need is a professional iOS data transfer tool – iMobie AnyTrans capable of helping you transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone.

Why AnyTrans? You might wonder. To start with, AnyTrans always transfers contacts as you want instead of syncing, that is to say, you always take control of the transferring process and no data would be lost. What’s more, you can finish contacts transferring process just within a few seconds with AnyTrans. According to statistics, AnyTrans can transfer a few gigabytes of data within 5 minutes. Last but not least, AnyTrans is a clean software developed trustworthy developers, so there is no risks of information leakage.

Step 1. Export your contacts from Contacts app to vCard.

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad - Step 1

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad – Step 1

Step 2. Download AnyTrans to your Mac > Connect your iPhone to Mac via an USB cable > Click the device tab > Click the tab to your right > Select Contacts.

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad - Step 2

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad – Step 2

Step 3. Click the “+” button to browse the contacts on your Mac > Choose the contacts you want to sync to iPhone then click Open.

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad - Step 3

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad – Step 3

Method 2. How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

Just like mentioned above, syncing contacts from Mac to iPhone may rise problems like contacts on Mac are replaced by contacts on iPhone, contacts’ photos not syncing issues. To avoid problem like this, please refer to Method 1.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac via an USB cable, launch iTunes if it doesn’t pop out automatically.

Step 2. Click the device tab, click Info.

Step 3. Select Sync Contacts, choose contacts to sync to contacts, your contacts would soon be synced to iPhone.

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad with iTunes

Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad with iTunes

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans and this tutorial about how to get contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad, you can sync contacts from Mac to iPhone or iPad with a few clicks, and you won’t lose any previous contact. What’s more, when transferring contacts with AnyTrans, all the contact info, including phone number, contact photo and email address, will be copied to target device. Download AnyTrans to Start free trial >

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