How to Import VCF to iPhone

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

VCF, also known as vCard, is a widely-used file format for electronic business or personal card. A vCard file (.vcf) usually includes name, company, job title, email, phone number, address, etc. If you receive some vCard files on computer, and you need to import them to iPhone, what would you do? If you haven't found a suitable way to transfer VCF to iPhone, you can try the way introduced in this article.

What you need is FonePaw iOS Transfer, which makes it much easier for iPhone users to import VCF files from PC to iPhone or export iPhone contactsto CSV/VCF/vCard. At this moment, download the trial version and follow the step-by-step guide to have a try.

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Easily Import Single or Multiple VCF/vCard to iPhone

Step 1. Plug iPhone into PC

To begin with, connect your iPhone to computer with the USB cable. If iTunes launches automatically, please close it to avoid data synchronization. Then run FonePaw iOS Transfer. When your iPhone is detected by it, you can view some information of the iPhone on the main window.

Plug iPhone into PC via USB Cable

Step 2. Import VCF from Computer to iPhone

Inside FonePaw iOS Transfer, click on the "Contacts" tab. Then all the contacts on the iPhone will be displayed in a list. Click "Import/Export" > "Import Contacts" > "From vCard Files".

Import VCF from Computer to iPhone

Here you can directly add new contacts by clicking "Add New Contact" or "New" at the menu bar.

Add New Contacts to the Menu

That's all about importing vCard file (.vcf) to iPhone. It's completely compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s and so forth. In addition to managing contacts, you can import and export data like Music, Photos, Movies, Playlists, PDF, and more easily with the video guide to import VCF If something is still unclear, you can post comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions about VCF Files

Q: What is a VCF File?

Affixed with the .vcf extension, VCF files are widely used on Windows and Mac operating systems to store details of a user's contacts. And the files are frequently used on iPhones to load contacts directly into the device.

Q: How to Open a VCF File?

On Window PC, Window Contacts is the built-in program that can open a VCF file. Also you may install free programs such as VCF Viewer, Open Contacts, Open Freely to open the vCards. Moreover, users of Microsoft Outlook and Handy Address Book can also view vCard with these programs.

Open Contacts on Windows

On a Mac, VCF files can be open with Apple Contacts, vCard Explorer or Address Book.

On an iPhone/iPad, you need to load the vCards into the Contacts app via an email or others. Then you can read the contact information of the vCards through Contacts app.

Q: How to Convert VCF Files to Other Format?

You should open the VCF files with default program and export the files in other format. For example, on Window computer:

1. navigate to c:\users\username\contacts;
2. Import the VCF files you need to convert;
3. Click "Export" and save the files in the formats such as CSV.

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  • praveen_das_s

    Hi There, All contacts imported are displayed as No Name. Any work around for this?

    2015-07-22 09:10

  • FonePaw

    Hi Praveen, Thank you for your comment. Can you tell us more information about the imported contacts? Or you can just contact us by sending mail to support@fonepaw.com, our support team will reply to you as soon as we can.

    2015-07-22 09:10

  • larissaholley

    it added the names but not the numbers

    2015-07-22 09:10

  • disqus_6uGFrf4ko7

    sort of works, it found some deleted messages, but not all...and not the ones that I am in need of. One number in particular its not recovering messages from. Why is this

    2015-07-22 09:10