How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer? Read this post to know a direct way to copy contacts from iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/SE/6 to your PC or Mac computer without iTunes.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Jan. 08, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 24, 2019
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AnyTrans for iOS – Export iPhone Contacts to PC/Mac

Download AnyTrans for iOS to quickly transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes, compatible with iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/6s/5/5s/SE/4s/4. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

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Transfer Contacts from iPhone iPad to Computer

Transfer iPhone iPad Contacts

You know that the Contacts app on your iPhone holds your entire address book that includes phone numbers, email address and a whole lot more. And it could be extremely difficult and time-consuming to rebuild them once you lose them by accident due to some reasons, like mistaken deletion, iOS upgrade, jailbreak, or you get your iPhone lost, broken, or stolen. Therefore, it is necessary to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer for backing them up so that you can get them to iPhone again in a pitch.

When it comes to copy contacts from iPhone to computer, maybe many solutions emerge in your mind, such as syncing with iTunes, syncing to Contacts Application on Mac with iCloud, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, etc. However, you may encounter some situations like, your iPhone contacts are replaced by the contacts on computer after syncing, or you have synced iPhone contacts with the Contacts App on computer, but they don’t show up in computer, etc.

Therefore, we will talk about an easy & direct way to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC/Mac computer without limits.

The Tool We Will Use to Export iPhone Contacts to Computer

AnyTrans for iOS, an iPhone data manager, is what we can use to export contacts from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer or to another iOS device. It is a desktop-based program made for all Apple devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod in iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7/6/5. And you can use it to download contacts from iPhone to any computer in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OS (X) / macOS Sierra. Below are some features of this tool you may be interested in:

  1. It allows you to directly transfer contacts from iPhone to computer in VCF or CSV format.
  2. It is capable of transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, and even from iPhone to Mac Contacts app directly.
  3. It helps you delete selected or all contacts from iPhone, and you can also add or edit the contact within the app.
  4. Besides contacts, it also supports managing other types of iPhone data like messages, notes, photos, music, videos, apps, voice mails, voice memos, etc.
  5. Guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or file.

[Video Tutorial] Sync iPhone Contacts to Computer with AnyTrans

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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iTunes/iCloud

After downloading and installing AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, now you can easily export contacts from your iPhone and iPad by following the simple steps we shows below:

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans for iOS on your PC/Mac and connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable > “Device Manager” > Choose the “More” option.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 1

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2: Scroll the left panel screen down and choose Contacts > Tap the Settings button  to set up the export format > Click Save button to continue.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3: Choose the contacts you want to transfer > Click the “To Computer” button to transfer iPhone contacts to computer. 

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans – Step 3

Also Read:

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How to Add Contacts from Computer to iPhone/iPad >

How to Share Contacts on iPhone 6/6s/SE >

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

You can also try to export contacts from iPhone to computer via iCloud. You should know that the exported vcf. file can only be viewed on your iPhone. And your iPhone contacts shall occupy space on your iCloud storage. Now follow these below steps to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer with iCloud:

Step 1On your iPhone, open Settings app > Tap on your Apple ID > iCloud > Toggle on Contacts option if it hasn’t been turned on.

Step 2On your computer, open the iCloud official homesite on your browser > Log in with your Apple ID > Click on Contacts button.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud - Step 2

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud – Step 2

Step 3Click the Settings icon > Click “Select All” and then click “Export vCard” to export iPhone contacts to your computer.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud - Step 3

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans for iOS and this detailed guide about how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes, you can copy iPhone iPad contacts to computer with few clicks. Except for contacts, many other iOS contents also can be transferred, such as photos (including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library), videos, music (including playlists and ratings), Podcasts, Apps (including app data and process), etc. Why Not Download AnyTrans for iOS to Explore More Now >

If you have any question about this post or meet any problem when transferring contacts from iPhone iPad to computer with AnyTrans for iOS, be free to contact us by sending an Email or leaving a comment in the comment section. By the way, don’t forget to share this post so that more people can easily get contacts from iPhone iPad to computer for backup.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.

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