How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, July 11, 2019

A great number of iPhone users want to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac as they want to back up them to avoid the losing problems. As everyone knows, losing contacts sometime causes troublesome issues.

Contact is one of the most important file types in iPhone. Contacts enable you to connect with others quickly at any time. If you want to find someone for one important thing, but your contacts are missing and can't get connected with him/her, that must be really annoying. So you need to find a way to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac in case this happens.

FonePaw iOS Transfer is such a convenient program which can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac easily. It supports iPhone XR/XS/X/8 Plus, iPad Pro  iPad 2/4/mini/Air, the New iPad and iPod Touch. By means of it, you will never worry about transferring problems. Follow below to see the way to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac.

Transfer Selected Contacts from iPhone to Mac in Outlook/CSV/vCard format

Step 1: Download and Install FonePaw iOS Transfer on Mac

Click the icon below to download FonePaw iOS Transfer, and then install it on your Macintosh.


Note: Windows version and Mac version are provided; make sure that you download the suitable one.

Step 2: Launch iOS Transfer and Connect iPhone with Mac

After installing, launch iOS Transfer. Then connect your iPhone with Mac via your USB cable. Soon the software will detect and display your iPhone automatically.

Run iOS Transfer for Mac

Step 3: Preview and Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac

On the left-side bar of the interface, you can see a list of file types. You can click "Contacts". All your contacts will be quickly displayed on the main window. You can preview all these contacts and choose those you want to transfer and then click "Import/Export" at the top of the interface. When a list pull down, choose the mode you want and them choose the contact format (vCard, CSV, etc.) in another pull-down list. The transferring process will be finished in a few seconds.

Preview and Transfer iPhone Contacts onto Mac

Note: Before exporting contacts from iPhone to Mac, you can find your duplicate contacts and merge them. Then you will have a clear contact list. On the toolbar, click "De-duplicate", then the software will automatically find and merge all duplicates.

Searching for Duplicate Contacts

Merge Duplicate iPhone Contacts

Contacts Merging Completed

As you can see, FonePaw iOS Transfer make it easy to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac in just 3 simple steps. After backing up contacts, you can get them back whenever you want. In addition, this software can also transfer music, videos, photos, SMS, E-books etc. It can meet most of your transferring needs.


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