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How to Transfer Contacts from Computer to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/8/7?

2018-09-21 16:54:11/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

When you upgrade your old iPhone to the latest iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone XR, you can easily transfer contacts from old iPhone to the new one. Even for the Android users, they can also easily copy contacts from Android to iPhone with a 3rd-party program. However, when you have a contact list on the desktop computer, you may feel confused of how to transfer contacts from computer to your iPhone, right? So today, we write this article to show you several ways to copy contacts from computer to iPhone within few clicks. You can compare them and decide which one is better according to your own needs.

Best Way to Import Contacts from PC to iPhone/iPad

MobiKin Assistant for iOS is a reliable yet all-in-round management tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod users. It allows users to backup, export, import, uninstall, preview or edit different kinds of iOS data on the desktop computer directly. What's more, this program has been tested for hundreds yet thousands of times, and the facts have proved that no data losing during the exporting or importing process between your iPhone and computer.


- Please note that this tool only supports to import the contacts in "XML" format to iPhone presently.


Now, let's check how to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone step by step.

Step 1. Download the software by clicking the icon below and go with the wizard to properly install the program.

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Step 2. When the tool is installed, you can launch it and the following interface will appear. Just connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable as required.

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Step 3. After that, the software will detect your iPhone automatically. Here, if you have trusted the computer on your iPhone, you will get an interface as below. Just tap on "Trust" on your device to authorize the connection and click on "Continue" to go on. (If the connection failed, you can go to another page to learn what to do if the device fails to connect.)

trust computer

Step 4. After the connection, the parameter of your device and the files on it will be displayed on the program. You can choose "Contacts" in the left panel, which will bring the detailed contacts info on your iPhone.

Step 5. Now tap on the "Import" button at the top menu to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone.

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Sync Contacts from PC to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/8/7 with iTunes

Making use of iTunes is a convenient and recommended method to import contacts from your PC to iPhone. By using this way, you need to install the most recent version of iTunes on your PC. Once you have set up iTunes on your PC, you can go with the following simple steps to transfer all contacts from your computer to your iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC with the USB cable and iTunes will be started automatically. Your device will be detected and recognized by iTunes by default.

Step 2. Under the "DEVICE" option, you can find your own iPhone. Just select it and open "Info" tab on the main window.

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Step 3. Here, you can check "Sync Content with" option on the right panel, and choose the program on your PC that has the contacts you want to import, including "Outlook", "Google Contacts" and "Windows Contacts".

Step 4. Then you can simply tap on the "Sync" button to begin the syncing process.

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Transfer for Mobile is a multi-functional phone to phone transfer program on the Internet, which not only allows users to transfer data between different devices, but also import contacts, messages, photos, etc. to iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR, iPhone 8 Plus/8, iPhone 7 Plus/7, etc. from various sources, such as iCloud, Kies, iTunes, BlackBerry, OneDrive, etc. So, if your contacts are backed up with these 3rd-party tools, you can take this method to import or sync contacts to iPhone from PC as you like.

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This program only allows you to sync the whole contacts folder to target iPhone. If you want to import specific files to your iPhone, you'd better to take a trial on the method 1.


Here are the detailed steps for your reference:

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and open the software. Then choose the "Restore from Backups" mode from the main interface.

choose backup for restoring

Step 2. Select the backup that your contacts is located, such as iCloud, Kies or other services. Then you need to login with your account.

Step 3. After that, the transferrable files between the service and iPhone will be listed in the middle column. Just tick off "Contacts" option and click "Start Transfer" button to begin the whole process.

select your needed contacts

What to Do If I Want to Transfer iPhone Contacts to Computer?

For backing up iPhone contacts, some users may want to transfer the contacts on their devices to computer. In this case, you can also try the MobiKin Assistant for iOS which can help you complete the transfer with simple clicks. As we have mentioned above, this freeware equips many functions and "Export" is one of its main features. So here, why don't you take several minutes to have a try?

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Windows computer, you can refer to: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to PC.

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac computer, you can refer to: How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac.

The Bottom Line

See, you have different ways to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone. All these ways are secure and easy to perform. So just compare them and choose the better one according to your actual situation. And if you have any problem during the syncing process or have other methods to complete the transfer, please share them with us!

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