You need to export your contacts to transfer them or simply save them. In this short guide we will explain how to export your iPhone contacts to an Android smartphone, a PC or a Mac.
How To Export Your iPhone Contacts To A PC Or Mac
Method 1: Export Contacts from the iPhone (vCard / CSV / Excel)
This method does not involve the use of an iPhone data transfer software, for this appointment below to method 2.
An iPhone with an iCloud account
A computer with internet access
Go to Settings > At the top of the settings type where your name > iCloud appears and make sure Contacts is enabled .
On your PC or Mac computer open an internet browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome) and go to icloud.com.
Enter the email used for your iCloud / AppStore account then your password and go to the Contacts app , always on your browser.
At the bottom left click on the small gear wheel then click Select All > Export vCard
A .vcf file will be automatically downloaded, this one contains all of your contacts.
You just have to send this .vcf file by email for example to the new iPhone or an Android smartphone. When you open the file, you will be prompted to import the contacts to the new device. And it works the same way for a Windows or PC computer, just open the file.
Method 2: Transfer your contacts to any iPhone, Android, PC, or Mac device
There are many ways to export and import iPhone contacts, here we propose a simple method to handle this manipulation with a free software compatible Windows and Mac.
- An iPhone
- A computer with internet access
- Free iPhone data transfer software
Download EaseUS MobiMover software for your Windows or Mac PC. Then start the software on your computer. Do not forget to connect your iPhone via USB to your computer.
First, choose the operation to perform. Transfer from your computer to an iPhone. From an iPhone to a computer, finally from an iPhone to an iPhone.
Select where you want to export the contacts to the computer, then uncheck Photo, Audio, Video and More, select only Contacts and click Transfer.
It is now necessary to disable the synchronization of contacts with iCloud, for that on your iPhone, go to the Settings > At the top of the settings type where your name > iCloud and make sure that Contacts is deactivated then click on Continue on the software from your computer.
The contacts have now been compiled into a .vcf file that you can share by email and import to any device. You have to renew the operation if you want to export your contacts to another iPhone this time.