How to Export Contacts from Mac in 2 Ways (Sonoma)

🗓️ October 26, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Want you export all the saved contact from Contact application to your external drive or Device in vCard – .vcf or PDF file format. So here is the discussion on exporting all the contacts in a single vCard or PDF file without any third-party application or software. Not any hidden trick, no chance of losing your important contacts or more. Go straightway is given in this article. So you can export all the contacts into PDF or CSV in the easiest way.

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Steps for Export All the contacts into PDF or vCard (.vcf) file from Mac OS X

We can export icloud contacts from all Apple devices, From your Apple ID that’s signed in with your Device. or Use iCloud Account to log in to view and export all iCloud contacts simultaneously.

Using the Contacts app on Mac

Make sure Contacts are Synced on Mac. Otherwise, you won’t see any contacts on the Mac contacts app.

Step 1: Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Settings… > Apple ID > iCloud.

Go to the apple logo tap on system settings click apple ID tap iCould on mac

Step 2: Select “Contacts” Checkbox. That’s it.

Select contacts checkbox choose done button on mac

Step 3: Open Spotlight search (Command + Space) and Find contact in the search box. Or Open from Dock or Launchpad.

Open the contacts on mac

Step 4: Then, Open the contact app on your screen.
Step 5: From, within the apps, you can see the saved contacts and Groups with full details.
Step 6: From there, you can see individual contact details and export them into different file formats: PDF/ CSV

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Note: You don’t have to export a single contact; you can export all the contacts at once

Select multiple contacts; here, I selected a total of three contacts and Then export them.

Step 6: After selecting all contacts or selected contacts, Go to the File > Export > Export vCard.

After selecting all contacts go to the file tap export click on export vCard on mac

Give File name ‘Save As‘ > Select Location Where to Save > Save.

Click save as choose save on mac

Or File > Export > Export as PDF

After selecting all contacts go to the file tap export as PDF on mac

Then, choose the desired file location where you won’t save it. A default option should be Documents.

Click on save as choose save button on mac

Then, Done

Export iCloud Contacts on Mac

Using your Mac browser, Export all cloud Contacts to your Drive in PDF, CSV file. For this step, you don’t need your own mac or iPhone. Just Use the Browser of any Desktop [Mac and Windows], and follow the below steps to Export iCloud Contacts on Mac.

Step 1: Open Browser on Mac > Go to and Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.

Step 2: Select All Contacts From the Left side of the window > Control + A to choose all > Click on the Settings gear icon > Export vCard.

Export all Contacts from iCloud on Mac from Browser

Step 3: vCard file will be downloaded in your Browser. And that’s easy to import on another cloud account or Contact app, Cloud App like Google, Outlook Contacts, and more.


That’s it.

After Export the contact file (vCard), you can use it to restore it to your iOS or Android device. Having a problem with Exporting all the contacts into PDF or vCard – .vcf (desired format) with the above steps, share with us in the comment box.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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