- The first easy method is using the contacts app, Export all contacts or Group contacts into a CSV file, Open the contacts app > see the List (Group) > Touch and Hold to Export.
- Using icloud.com, export iPhone synced contacts to a PC or Desktop.
- Using the Third-Party Contact backup app.
To back up your iPhone or iPad contacts, export them to a Vcard or CSV file format. There are two easy ways to do this without restrictions; you won’t lose any data. Best of all, it’s free! Easy and secure.
Prerequisite: You have ways to sign in to your iPhone. The first method is to use your Apple ID and password, which are the same as the ones you use on your iPhone. The second way is to download a third-party app, which is available in both free and paid versions.
Steps for Export iPhone contacts to Vcard or CSV/ Excel File – Alternate Ways
Method 1: Using the Phone app
Phone apps allow you to sync contacts on your iPhone with cloud services such as Google and Yahoo. Follow the below steps to export all contacts and the selected list from your iPhone.
Step 1: Launch the Contacts app on your iPhone > Tap on Contacts from the bottom tab > Go to Lists.
Step 2: Tap on Hold on All contacts or Select Group from All iCloud or Gmail and more > Tap on Export.
Step 3: Select Fields and Tap on Done > From Share card, Do Airdrop to share on other Apple devices. Otherwise mail, Use Messages or social chat app.
That’s the quick and easy method to export contacts into a .csv file.
Method 2: Export iCloud Contacts
Contact sync in your iCloud account is Apple’s service and very surprising. Using this, we can export All iOS devices’ contacts into the Vcard file. Using this method, you can download a folder on your Windows PC or Mac system.
Step 1: Go to the https://www.icloud.com/contacts/ web account on your Mac browser > Tap on Sign In.
Step 2: Log in with your Apple ID and Password.
Step 3: Here we can see a list of all contacts available on your iPhone > Tap on All Contacts.
Step 4: Select All Contacts(Command + A) on Mac > From the top right corner, Click on the Share icon(Upper arrow with square box).
Step 5: Choose Export vCard.
Step 6: It will take time; it depends on how long your contacts list is. A common single file (vCard) will be downloaded in your browser.
This file mainly supports online applications, such as Android, the Windows Mail app, and the Mac Mail app. So it’s effortless to import anywhere.
Method 3: Using Third-Party Apps to Export iPhone Contacts into CSV or Vcard
Here are some of the best free apps to backup contacts on your iPhone offline and export them into Excel, CSV, and other formats. Share & save where you want.
My Contacts App (Free): For Free, you can restore or Export up to 500 contacts, The Pro version has no limitations. Auto backup, VCard, and Excel Delete all contacts at once; there is No need for an internet connection; sending Backup to email is the best feature of this app.
- Launch the My Contacts App > Tap on Backup > Select Email and send the Contacts file in the attachment (.vcf).
SA Contacts ($2.99): This app also supports VCF (VCard) or CSV (Excel) file format. Export in the to.Zip file, directly print the hard copy of contacts, and Directly upload into Dropbox, Google Drive, and Skydrive. Set Password on record for protection; SA supports 30,000+ contact entries.
Step 1: Launch the SA Contacts App on your iPhone > Tap on Contacts at the Bottom of the left Corner > Select Address Book > Click on Export.
Step 2: Tap on Export to Choose VCF ( VCard ) or Excel > Select Start.
Step 3: Exporting Contacts Send to Social Chat app, Mail app, Save to File or Gmail.
Above all are the alternate and straightforward options for exporting iPhone contacts into PC/ Mac or Send to Mail/ Save to Online cloud storage.