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[2019 Solved] How to Export iPhone Contacts to VCF/CSV

"I want to export my iPhone contacts to an excel file or vCard file as a backup so that I can print the contact file out whenever I need it. Is there a way to accomplish this task? Please advise, thanks in advance!"

Contacts app on iPhone plays a vital role in people’s life keeping the basic information of our friends, families, or business partners. It is a good idea to create a backup of the important contact informations to reduce the risk of contacts loss.

iTunes allows users to keep backups of all data on your iOS device, but there is no straight way to export them to any other device or computer. So if you want to export the iPhone contacts to CSV or vCard, iTunes can’t help at all.

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Even though, there are still ways to make it. Depends on what format you want to export your iPhone contacts to, you will have two options to choose.

Read below simple tutorial for more details.

1Export iPhone Contacts to vCard File via iCloud

You must have heard of Apple iCloud service. Every iOS device comes with a 5GB of iCloud storage to keep a backup of your contacts, media files, messages and more. I will show you the steps to export all your contacts into a vCard file easily using iCloud feature.

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2Export iPhone Contacts to CSV File with FoneTrans

What if you have the need to export your contacts to CSV (exel) instead of vCard in order to print it out?

In this case, you should turn to a third-party tool to help you fufill this. FoneTrans for iOS, as the best iOS files management tool, is able to assist users to export and backup their data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to computer or other external hard drives. In addition, contacts can be exported into a vCard or CSV file onto your computer, Outlook or Windows Address Book.

Other files like photos, messages, music, videos, audio books, podcasts, etc are all at your disposal. The software offers both Windows and Mac version for your need.

Let’s get the software installed and start the procedure.

iOS Transfer

FoneTrans for iOS is professional iOS transfer tool. It could transfer music, contacts, messages, video and photos between iOS devices and computer or between different iOS devices. It also supports all iOS devices including iPhone, iPod and iPad.

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Step 1: To start with, choose the right link according to what operating system you are using (Mac or Windows) to download and install the iPhone data transfer software on your computer. When the installation is finished , it will automatically launch. Connect your iPhone to the computer, then you will get a window as below once the program recognizes your device.

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Step 2: You will see contents likePhotos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Others, and Toolbox listed in the left column. Click Contacts from the list and then you will have all your contact items listed in a table. Select those items you want to export or select all.

And then click the upside-down small triangle next to the Import/Export button on the top. Choose to export selected contacts or all contacts into a CSV file/vCard file and find a location to store this exported file.

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The is the entire tutorial on how to export iPhone contacts to vCard or CSV file. By following these steps, you can export contacts from iPhone to Gmail, Outlook and so on with no hassle. If you like this software, don’t forget to share with your friends too.


October 29, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Tag: iPhone Contacts

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