3 Methods to Export Contacts from iPhone to Excel or A CSV File

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

If you need to deal with hundreds of customers every day, if the contacts on your iPhone are one of the most important data you have, including the phone numbers and emails of your colleagues, family and friends. So in order to more easily and efficiently manage the entire contact on your phone, you need to export contacts from iPhone to Excel. The CSV file is short for a comma-separated values file, which is one of the best ways to back up your data and share contacts on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)/Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/9 (Plus)/8/7/6S.

But the real question is, how to export iPhone contacts to Excel? This is what we will discuss in this article, so if you need it, please read on until the end.

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Way 1. How to Export Contacts from iPhone to Excel Using Assistant for iOS?

A powerful program like MobiKin Assistant for iOS is recommended here for you to be able to export contacts from your iPhone to your computer as an Excel file. Using this program, you can also transfer other types of iPhone data to computer and vice versa, including videos, photos, music, eBooks, text messages, notes, Safari bookmarks, voice memo, podcase, ringtone, playlist, etc.

Now, let's have a brief look on the key features of iPhone Contacts Exporter:

  • Contacts on your iPhone can be exported and saved as 3 different types on computer, including CSV, VCF and XML.
  • Manage your iPhone content on computer directly once you plug your iPhone into computer.
  • Apart from export contacts from iPhone to computer, you can also import contacts from computer to iPhone, add new contacts, delete unwanted contacts or edit the existing contact info on computer directly.
  • Compatible with almost all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod.
  • Easy-to-use operations and user-friendly interface.

Here's how to export iPhone contacts to CSV/Excel File in details:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and launch the Assistant for iOS program that you've installed on your computer. Click "Trust" on your device to trust the computer and once the connection is successful, you'll see an interface like below:

launch iphone contacts exporter

Step 2. Select "Contacts" folder in the left panel and the program will start to scan your iPhone for all the contact information. After the scan, all contacts will be displayed in the windows. You can click to preview them one by one.

 export iphone contacts to excel

Step 3. Tick the contacts you wish to export to computer and hit "Export" button from the top menu. Then, choose an output format (here you should choose "Export to CSV") and begin the whole process of transferring the selected contacts to computer.

After the process is done, you can check the output contacts in output location in a CSV file. Furthermore, you can do contacts management with this program, like editing, adding and deleting.

Tips: Since the program also supports iPad and iPod touch, you can also use it to export contacts from iPad to excel.

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Way 2. How to Export iPhone Contacts to Excel Using iCloud?

If you have ever synced your contacts from iPhone to iCloud, you can directly go to icloud.com on your computer to export the iPhone contacts to Excel file. But if you haven't synced your iPhone contacts to iCloud yet, don't worry, read the following content to see how to sync iPhone contacts with iCloud and then export iCloud contacts to Excel.

Step 1. Open the web browser on your PC or Mac computer and visit icloud.com. Log in the icloud.com with your credentials and click "Contacts" from the main interface.

export iphone contacts to excel using icloud

Step 2. All the contacts will be loaded here. Now, you can go to the left bottom of the page and click the icon of "Settings". Click on "Select All" option and click on Settings icon again. Then, choose the option of "Export vCard" and the vCard file will be downloaded on your computer.

Step 3. Visit the URL on your browser: https://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/. Click on "Choose File" button from the page and select the vCard file you have downloaded in step 2.

Now, you have to make some changes according to the following configuration:

  • Format: choose CSV, choose Comma, enable Add Header Line.
  • Encoding: choose Unicode (UTF-8).
  • Filter: no changes.
  • Modifications: no changes.

After the configuration above, you should then click "Convert" button to export iPhone contacts into Excel file - CSV or XLS.

vcard to csv converter

Step 4: Check the exported CSV file on your computer and now you can open it in Microsoft Excel app on your computer now.

Way 3. How to Copy iPhone Contacts to Excel Using An iPhone App?

There are multiple apps available on App Store that can be used to help you copy iPhone contacts to Excel. Here, I'd like to introduce SA Contacts Lite, which is free and able to import and export your iPhone contacts in different formats. Follow the steps to see how to use it.

Step 1. Go to App Store to download the SA Contacts Lite, install and launch it on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click on "Start" button from the app and then all your contacts will be sent into a zip file.

Step 3. Now, you can choose a way, using email, WiFi, USB or tap More, to export the contacts to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box and more by clicking on "Continue".

sa contacts lite

Step 4. Now, you can go to your Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box or other apps, in which you have saved the contacts, and export the contacts to Excel or CSV file.

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Wrapping Up

As you read, there are several ways to export contacts from your iPhone to Excel. You can choose the method that you think is most suitable from the three different methods given above. Only by exporting the contacts on the iPhone to an Excel file and then placing them in a safe place will you ensure that the contacts are secure and protected from loss.

Although iCloud can sync your contacts very well, sometimes iCloud will be down and may not work properly, and the use of third-party applications such as SA Contacts Lite is not easy, and you need to log in to the additional app to get Transfer contacts. Therefore, it is best to use the MobiKin Assistant for iOS to easily and securely transfer iPhone contacts to Excel.

Do you have other ways to export contacts to Excel files? Welcome to share the comment area below.

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