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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Updated on September 14, 2018.

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 allow you to easily use iPhone to call friends and colleagues, send E-mails and text messages. When you fail to upgrade iPhone or run into system crash, your important contacts might be lost, which would definitely annoy you. And sometimes if you switch to another iPhone, the contacts on your old iPhone can't directly be copied to SIM card. 

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Under these circumstances, you need to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer to back them up. Of course, you can sync iPhone contacts to computer with iTunes or iCloud. But using iTunes or iCloud could have their limits and somebody may ask for another options. Below you will see how to easily transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes. Just continue to read. 

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 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 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 files 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 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 iOS Transfer 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 iOS Transfer and click Contacts. If the data is still not shown, please hit Refresh to load the contents.

If you still have problems about 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?


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 on the comment box!

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