How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Mac?
How many numbers you can remember in your mind? Nowadays, many people do not even remember phone numbers anymore. And they rely on the contact information that is stored on their mobile phones. Thus, it could be a big "Disaster" for people when they mistakenly lost or format their device without any contact backup. Therefore, you may want export contacts from iPhone to Mac or PC is mainly because of having an extra backup for your precious contacts.
When it comes to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac, iCloud is definitely a good option to choose. However, you may also meet some annoying limitations during the process. So, most people also choose to ask help from a 3rd-party application like iPhone to Mac Transfer software to backup contacts from iPhone to Mac without limitations. Here, we're going to show you 3 different ways to sync iPhone contacts to Mac, you can compare them and pick up one according to your own needs.
The first way to sync contacts from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 to Mac is using MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Mac Version). This program is specially designed for Mac users to access, view and export all or selected iPhone data like contacts, messages, books, photos, music, etc. to Mac computer for backup or further sharing.
Here is how to perform this iPhone to Mac Transfer:
Step 1. Download, install and launch the program on your computer, then connect iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus/8, etc. to Mac with USB cable. Click "Trust" on your iPhone and make it be recognized by your Mac.
Step 2. Click "Contacts" in the left panel, and turn off iCloud contacts in settings according to the onscreen prompts. Then, you can preview the detailed contact information in the program.
Step 3. Tick the contacts you wish to backup, and hit "Export" button to choose an output format from CSV, VCF, HTML and Bak as you like.
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Before using iCloud to sync your iPhone contacts to Mac, there are something you need to do for preparations:
- Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS and also make sure your Mac is updated to the latest version of MacOS.
- Sign in to iCloud on iPhone and Mac with the same Apple ID.
- Make sure both iPhone and Mac are connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network.
After that, you can follow the below steps to export contacts from iPhone to Mac by using iCloud easily.
Click on Apple icon and choose "System Preferences" on your Mac, then click "iCloud > Contacts". After that, all your iPhone contacts are synced to Mac with iCloud.
This method can be used on both Mac and Windows computer, you only need to login to iCloud.com on any browser, then follow the below steps, you can sync iPhone contacts to Mac soon.
Step 1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in, then click on "Contacts" option as below.
Step 2. Tick the contact you'd like to transfer to Mac, here, you're also allowed to select more than one contacts at a time by holding down "Command-A".
Step 3. Click on the gear icon on the bottom left corner, then choose "Export vCard" to move your selected contacts to Mac as .vcf format.
After backing up iPhone contacts on Mac, sometimes you may also need to restore contacts from Mac to iPhone again, right? Thus, you can try to use the above mentioned MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Mac Version) or iCloud.com to reach your goal. Here, we'll show you how to import contacts using iCloud.com, and if you want to know the another method with MobiKin Assistant for iOS, you can click the below link to get more info:
Now, let's see how to import contacts from Mac to iPhone X/8 via iCloud.com:
Step 1. Sign in on iCloud.com and click "Contacts" option.
Step 2. Click on the gear icon as the picture shows, then choose "Import vCard" to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone devices.
As you can see, there are 3 different ways to sync contacts from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 to Mac, which one is more suitable for you? No matter what is your final option, we hope this article is useful for you, and if you have another ways to reach the goal, welcome to share with us.