3 Ways to Export iPhone Contacts to vCard or CSV/Excel

In Short

  • 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.

Open Contacts App Tap on Contacts from Bottom Select Lists From Top left Corner on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Hold on All contacts or Select Group from All iCloud or Gmail and more > Tap on Export.

Tap and Hold on All iCloud Select Export on iPhone

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.

Tap on Done Share With Mail to Export Contacts on iPhone

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.

Tap on Sign In on Mac

Step 2: Log in with your Apple ID and Password.

Enter Email and Password to Sign in Process on Mac

Step 3: Here we can see a list of all contacts available on your iPhone > Tap on All Contacts.

Tap on All Contacts on Mac

Step 4: Select All Contacts(Command + A) on Mac > From the top right corner, Click on the Share icon(Upper arrow with square box).

Command+A to Select All Contacts on Mac

Step 5: Choose Export vCard.

Select Export vCard on Mac

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.

Select Download icon common single file (Vcard) will be downloaded in your browser on Mac

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).
Tap on Backup Select Email Enter Email Address on iPhone

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.

Tap on Contacts Select Address Book Click on Export on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Export to Choose VCF ( VCard ) or Excel > Select Start.

Tap on Export to Choose VCF Select Start on iPhone

Step 3: Exporting Contacts Send to Social Chat app, Mail app, Save to File or Gmail.

Share with Gmail on iPhone

Above all are the alternate and straightforward options for exporting iPhone contacts into PC/ Mac or Send to Mail/ Save to Online cloud storage.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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