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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Summary: Want to learn how to export contacts from iPhone Xs/X/8/7/6s to Windows PC or Mac? Here we are. In this guide, I will show you the way to transfer iPhone contacts to computer.

As an indispensable part of every iPhone, contacts are very important data to every user. You might need to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer to back them up. Or you need to move contacts to computer to import to Gmail

Below you will see how to easily transfer contacts from iPhone to a computer without iTunes. Just continue to read.

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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

FonePaw DoTrans is customized for you. It can add new contacts, import or export contacts from or to CSV, Vcard, and then import them to Gmail, Outlook (2003/2007/2010), Yahoo, windows address book. What's more, you can use it to find and merge duplicate contacts. Free download this terrific software and follow the steps to copy iPhone contacts to your PC without iTunes.


Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

When the downloading completes, install it and connect iPhone to a computer with a USB cable. You'll see the interface as below.

FonePaw DoTrans for iOS

Step 2. Select and Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

In the left side menu, choose "Contacts". Then you can preview all the contacts and decide to transfer all or some contacts from iPhone to PC. Here you have two ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to the computer.

Way 1: Tick certain contacts and click "Export to PC" icon at the top. Then, you need to choose the contact format (vCard, CSV) in the pull-down list to save iPhone contacts to computer.

Way 2: Check the contacts you want to transfer from iPhone to computer. Then, right-click them and choose "Export to PC". Then select the file format as you like. In this way, you can download iPhone contacts to computer. As you can see, you are allowed to edit, delete these contacts too. 

Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

That's all for transferring contacts from iPhone to the computer. Another more impressive feature of FonePaw DoTrans is that you can use it to back up or restore contacts with only one click, which will certainly save lots of your time. 

Note: What If your iPhone Contacts Cannot Be Detected

1. Update or reinstall FonePaw DoTrans to the newest version.

2. Restart your device.

3. Move to Setting >  iCloud > Contact on iPhone to check if you have enabled it. Please turn it off temporarily, and choose Keep contact on My iPhone.

4. Go back to FonePaw DoTrans and click Contacts. If the data is still not shown, please hit Refresh to load the contents.

If you still have problems with loading contacts, just contact us.

Video Guide to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Video Tutorial: How to Import iPhone Contacts to Computer


Right now it supports the newest iPhone Xs/X/8/7/6s/6, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and iPod touch 6, etc. So if you need to import iPhone contacts to PC, why not download and install the program to have a try?


Transfer iPhone Contacts to PC via iCloud

If you have turned on iCloud for contacts on your iPhone, you can export iPhone contacts to PC via iCloud.

Step 1: Go to on your PC. Log in with your Apple ID.

Step 2: You'll see all the contents that are synced to iCloud. Click on Contacts and you should see all the contacts stored on your iPhone.

Step 3: To export iCloud contacts, select all contacts you need and click on the cog icon at the bottom-left corner and choose Export vCard. You can choose to save the iPhone contacts to Outlook, Gmail, or save the contacts on your computer hard drive.

Export iPhone Contacts from iCloud

If you have any questions when following the above steps to save iPhone contacts to computer, don't forget to write down what you think in the comment box!

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