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How to Export iPhone Contacts to CSV

Axel Nash

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You might have read this question on most iPhone forums: "How can I export contacts from my iPhone to CSV or Excel?"

You'll need to export contacts from iPhone to Excel whenever you buy a new iPhone, move to Android OS, or want to share the contacts with your colleagues or friends.

Exporting iPhone contacts to Excel or CSV makes your contacts accessible for many tools. Wondering how to get started? Let's find out!

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Part 1: Export iPhone Contacts to CSV Directly [Best Choice]

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Follow these steps to export iPhone contacts to excel with MobileTrans:

Step 1: Download and install the MobileTrans software on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

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Step 2: Go to the More section and click on Contact Management.

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Step 3: Click on the Export button and save the CSV file to the desired location.

Step 4: The MobileTrans software will export all your contacts into a CSV file that you can save to your computer or print out.

Wondershare MobileTrans is a handy tool that can help you export iPhone contacts to CSV. It's easy to use and works with all versions of iOS. Give it a try today!

Part 2: Export Contacts from iPhone 15/14/13/12 to Excel with iCloud

The iCloud offers convenience to iPhone users in multiple ways and exporting contacts in VCF format is one of them. However, it is more complicated to export iPhone contacts to excel with iCloud.

Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Go to com on your computer and sign in with your Apple ID and password. Click on Contacts.

open icloud and sign in

Step 2: You'll find the gear icon at the bottom-left. Click on the gear icon and then Select All. Once all the contacts are selected, click on the Export vCard option to export the contacts in VCF format.

click on contacts

Step 3: Go to Google Contacts, click on Import from the left-side menu and add the VCF file to import your contacts.

import file

Step 4: Select the contacts you wish to export, and choose Export from the drop-down menu. Select Google CSV/Outlook CSV to save the contact file in CSV format.

import file

Do you have a large number of contacts stored on your iPhone? Importing the vCard file to your Gmail account may not be the most suitable solution. This is because Gmail limits the number of contacts imported at one time to 500. In that case, you can use any VCF (vCard) to CSV converter!

Part 3: Download iPhone Contacts to Excel with iTunes

If none of the above methods work for you— worry not! We've got you covered. If you don't want to use third-party software or iCloud to export your iPhone contacts to Excel. You can use iTunes to do it for free.

Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.

connect iphone with computer

Step 2: Click on the "Info" tab from the left-side menu.

click info

Step 3: Now check or tick-mark the "Sync Contacts" box and select "Windows Contacts" from the list. Click on the Sync button to complete the process.

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Step 4: Now, go to Start and type in the Username; you'll be able to find the contacts in the Username folder.

Step 5: Open the Contacts folder. Click on Export>CSV>Export to save the contacts in CSV format.

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Step 6: Save the CSV file to the desired location. By default, the file is saved to your Downloads folder.

It's better to toggle off the iCloud Contacts feature to avoid any unexpected error. Here's how to disable iCloud Contacts syncing on your iPhone device.

On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app and tap iCloud. Tap Contacts. Toggle to turn off iCloud Contacts.

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Exporting iPhone contacts to Excel is not as difficult as it seems! After reading this guide, you can easily export iphone contacts to excel (CSV) sheet. We recommend using the Wondershare MobileTrans as it's an easy-to-use, user-friendly, and all-in-one tool to export the iPhone contacts in CSV format without needing iTunes and iCloud.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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