How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac

In view of various possibilities of data loss, there have always been efforts to take care so that mobile phone users may have confidence and sense of data security. Among simple solutions keeping a backup of hand-held devices such as iPhone/iPad and iPod on a computer has always been appreciated.

In this article, we are discussing some means of securing contacts for Apple’s devices users. In the first part, we will discuss how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac in a quick way. That primarily hints at how to put contacts from iPhone to Mac, or how to download contacts from iPhone to Mac. This process is workable in how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone as well. In the second part and third part we will discuss how to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac using iCloud and iTunes respectively.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac in 1 click

How to import contacts from iPhone to Mac? An excellent professional tool that can be used in the most convenient way to transfer all your contacts from iPhone to Mac (and vice versa) is very well known MobileTrans, a product of Wondershare. This tool is useful both for Windows and Mac to sync contacts in one click.

Key Features of MobileTrans

• This contacts transfer tool supports every iOS device (such as iPod and iPad/Phone).

• Allows transfer of all files including music, videos, movies and messages to Mac.

• It is helpful to take backup of your phone to Mac or computer.

• Have a special Phone-to-Phone transfer feature.

• The tool is compatible with almost all OS (Symbian mobiles, windows phone and Android) so data on any phone can be transferred to computer directly.

• The tool is compatible with Android 7.0 and iOS 10.3.

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac

Step 1. Install MobileTrans on Mac. Execute the program. On main menu click on Back up your phone.

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Step 2. Using cable, make a physical connection between iPhone and Mac. Your phone will be detected by the software automatically and it will be visible in the left pane of interface. It will also show all the files that are there on your phone but uncheck all except contacts which are required to be transferred here. Finally, click on ‘Start Transfer’.

Similarly all other files can be transferred easily using MobileTrans software.

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Step 3. Do not disconnect either of phones till completion of contacts transfer. At end of transfer process you will be able to see your contacts transferred on Mac.

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How to sync iPhone contacts to mac or how to get iPhone contacts on mac? We can do it using available tools that are easy to use, described below.

Part 2. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone 4s/5s/6/6s/7/7s to Mac via iCloud

Apple’s data storage service that is designed to store huge amount of various type of data including photos, documents, app data and contacts as well, exists as essential component of Apple ecosystem is ‘iCloud’.

Therefore in order to ensure data safety from any loss one possible strategy is to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud. One obviously have to set up an iCloud account first. Following steps can then be helpful to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud.

Step 1. On iPhone:

• Go to Settings

• Click iCloud

• Sign-in

• Find Contacts, toggle it ON

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Step 2. On Mac:

• Enable iCloud

• Go to Sys Preferences

• Open iCloud • Sign-in (using Apple ID)

• Enable contacts (Now your contacts are synced to Mac via iCloud)

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We can go about how to sync contacts from mac to iPhone with the similar way as well.

Part 3. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone 4s/5s/6/6s/7/7s to Mac via iTunes

For software controlled synchronization iTunes provides a wonderful sync facility to users. One can use iTunes not only to sync contacts from iPhone or iPad/iPod to Mac but it allows it the other way round as well. Sync contacts via iTunes can be automatic as well as manual, either using Wi-Fi or via USB cable. It is to be noted, however, that sync contacts and calendars is possible via iTunes only if you are using OSxv10.9.5 or later. For other situations, iCloud can be employed.

Syncing contacts from iPhone to mac

Step 1. Connect device to Computer (Mac)

Step 2. Click device button visible at right corner

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Step 3. Choose items to sync and then “Apply”

Note: Your iOS devices sync automatically when iTunes is open on Mac. Using USB cables, you may sync iPhone.

Conclusion

From above discussion on how to import contact from iPhone to Mac, we conclude that there are three easy methods to ensure safety and security of user’s Contacts (and other data items).

To regularly take a backup: You may use MobileTrans, iTunes or any reliable software to take back up of iPhone on Computer (and vice versa) through just a few simple steps. But that is completely a manual activity that requires a regular practice.

To Sync from iPhone to Mac via iCloud: Sync between two iOS devices is quick, simple and affordable solution with the advantage of secured data availability even in the event of iPhone lost. Your data or contacts will be residing in iCloud storage that can be fetched conveniently.

To Sync from iPhone to Mac via iTunes: To Sync iPhone contacts to Mac, this strategy allows additional advantage of maintaining or securing contacts (and other data items such as photos etc.) automatically. However manual sync is also an option.

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