Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Written By Axel Nash |

Need to transfer your iPhone contact to your computer? Well, you can complete the job in just a few clicks. In this article, we are going to talk all about how to transfer iPhone contacts to a PC or a laptop.

Earlier, it used to be a pain to transfer data from your iPhone to your desktop, but with the latest software and apps, it has become rather easier to make the transfers. Now, you can transfer files and contacts from your iPhone to your computer in just seconds. So, let’s see how:

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Part 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to PC with MobileTrans

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Now, let’s see how to export contacts from iPhone to PC:

Step 1: Launch MobileTrans on Your Computer

Install MobileTrans on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and launch it.

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Step 2: Backup iPhone Contacts

Select the ‘Backup & Restore’ module and click on ‘Backup’ under ‘Phone Backup & Restore, and then choose to backup Contacts to the computer.

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Step 3: Backup Completed

Click on the Start button to begin the backup. Now just sit back and wait for the process to be completed.

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Make sure the phone is connected to your PC until the transfer is complete, else it will disrupt the transference. Once the process is complete, your contacts are saved on your computer now.

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Part 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

If you own an iPhone, you would have definitely come across the iCloud feature of Apple. For those who want to access data from different devices. The iCloud is a great option. As for now, let's see how you can backup contacts from iPhone to PC using iCloud.

Step 1: Switch on your iPhone, and go to Settings > Your Account Name > iCloud.

Step 2: Swipe down to turn on Contacts to sync your iPhone contacts to iCloud.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone to your computer via lightning cable.

Step 4: Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple account.

Step 5: Click on “Contacts” to view your contacts, and then click on the cog icon to choose “Export vCard…”

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Part 3: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Windows PC with iTunes

Another way to backup contacts from iPhone to PC is via iTunes. The steps to save contacts are simple here.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using a lightning cable and launch iTunes on the PC.

Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon on the left-hand side. From there, you need to click on the “info” option.

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Step 3:  Now, depending on whether you want to transfer all the contacts or some of them, select one from the “sync all your contact” or “only selected groups.” Once you have selected, click on “apply.” This is it, now you have all the contact on your personal computer.

Part 4: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to a Computer with Email

If you have only a couple of contacts to be transferred from your iPhone to computer, then one of the feasible options is to use email. This method comes in handy as all you need to do is to send an e-mail to yourself. Let us see how you can transfer contacts from iPhone to a computer with email.

Step 1: Go to the Contacts app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select the contact that you wish to send.

Step 3: Scroll down and click on the “Share Contacts” option and choose “Mail”.

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Step 4: Send an e-mail to yourself.

Step 5: Check e-mail on your computer and download the attached contacts files.

Part 5: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac with AirDrop

For those who want to transfer a few contacts from an iPhone to a Mac computer, one of the easiest ways is through the Airdrop app.

Step 1: Turn on the AirDrop on your iPhone by clicking on the Control Center.

Step 2: Make it available for “everyone.” You can turn it off once the transfer has been completed.

export contacts from iPhone to mac with airdrop

Step 3: Turn on the AirDrop feature on your Mac, and make sure it can be discovered by Everyone as well.

export contacts from iPhone to mac with airdrop

Step 4: Go to your iPhone and open the "contact" app.

Step 5: Within the "contact" app, select the contacts that you want to transfer, and tap on "Share Contacts”

Step 6: Among the options tap on “AirDrop” and then select your Mac system.

Step 7: On your Mac, you will receive a notification for acceptance click on “accept,” and you will start receiving the contacts.

Conclusion

Now that you have a list of ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to both windows and Mac systems, select one that suits your requirement. Each method has its benefits, and the efficiency depends on how much data you want to transfer and to which device.

If you are looking forward to transferring a large number of contacts from your iPhone to a personal computer, then we would suggest going for MobileTrans. It is a powerful application that dramatically simplifies the way we transfer data from one device to another, especially if you are using iPhones.

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Axel Nash

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