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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Easy ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. The article guides you to export contacts from iPhone to your Windows computer with one click.

Updated Apr 28,2018 | by Cody

We save contacts to iPhone. But this is not enough as we may delete contacts by accident or we may lose our phone, or we just replace with a new phone. If we have not backed up our contacts, we may lose the contacts forever. If we have backed up the contacts, we can always easily restore these contacts whenever we need. So we need to take steps to back up our contacts. One way is to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. How can we transfer contacts from iPhone to PC without too much effort and complicate steps? Here we will provide you two ways to achieve this.

Method 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with IOTransfer

There is an iOS data management tool named as IOTransfer that can help transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. IOTransfer is an easy-to-use contacts manager for iPhone contacts transfer, backup and edit across iOS devices and PC. You can easily transfer contacts from iPhone to computer with IOTransfer. Here are the detailed steps for you.

Step 1:  Free download IOTransfer, install and launch it.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable and accept the permission request pop-up on your iPhone.

Step 3: Select Contacts under the Home Tab.


Step 4: Click the button Transfer to PC to move all contacts from iPhone to computer.

If you just want to transfer part of the contacts, please click Contacts under MANAGE Tab in Step 3. Select the contacts you want to transfer and click Export button to save them to your computer.


You can click OK to close the window or click View files to check the exported contacts after the transfer is completed.

contacts-transfer-successfully.pngMethod 2: Export Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

You can upload your contacts from iPhone to iCloud firstly. Then log in iCloud on your Windows computer to export your contacts.

Step 1: Tap Settings -> [your name] -> iCloud.  If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings -> iCloud.

Step 2: Find Contacts and enable the toggle next to the Contacts.

Step 3: Tap Merge on the popup. Then your contacts will be synced to iCloud.


Step 4: Start your Windows computer and open a browser. Go to and log in with your Apple ID. Then click Contacts in iCloud apps.


Step 5: Click the Show Actions Menu icon at the bottom left. Click “Select all” firstly and then select “Import vCard”. Then contacts will be transferred from iPhone to Computer in the form of vCard after you set a location path to save contacts.


We can easily find that Method 2 is more complicated as more steps are included and you need to take operations on both iPhone and your computer. While with IOTransfer, you just need one click to transfer all your contacts to the computer.


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