How to back up or export iPhone contacts [Tip]

iphonecontactsDo you know how to backup or export iPhone contacts to your computer? Are you an iPhone user who has difficulty in managing contacts? The process to backup or export iPhone contacts to your computer is not a straight-forward process mainly because there is no method of doing it directly. You have to use a third party app to help yourself with the process.

By following the tips given below, you can backup or export iPhone contacts to your computer as .vcf file or as .csv file.

Backup or Export iPhone Contacts as a .vcf File

Before you start the process, you need to know that there are many apps that can help you with this process. We are going to use an app called “Backup Contacts + Share.” It is a free app that can be easily downloaded from the play store. So, the first step is to download the app “Backup Contacts + Share” from the play store.

Now, install the app and launch it. Select the option “Share” to share the contact details. By default, all the contacts in your iPhone will be selected. You can uncheck the contacts that you do not wish to backup or export. Once you are done with deciding the contacts that you want to export from your iPhone, you can tap on the option “Compose,” which is displayed at the upper right corner of the screen. A pop-up window will be displayed with two options “Share by message” and “Share by email”. Choose the option “share by email.” A new email is created with the contact attached in a .vcf file. You can send this email to your inbox or keep it in your backup for future references. With the help of a USB cable, you can transfer this file to your computer and keep it there also.

Backup or Export iPhone Contacts as a .csv file to Excel

If you want to backup or export iPhone contacts into a .csv file, then you need to have different app. You can download the “My Contacts Backup Pro”. It is also a free app that you can download from the play store. Using this app, you can easily backup or export iPhone contacts in .csv format. Once you are done with downloading the app on your iPhone, you need to install it and launch the app.

Now, click on the gear icon that is displayed at the lower end of the right corner on your iPhone screen. Select the option “vCard” under “Export Type” and select the option CSV (Excel). Now, tap on Done two times to go back to the home screen. Now tap on the Export button to transfer all your contacts. You can send the .csv file as an attachment by opening the email. You can also transfer this file to your computer with the help of a USB cable.

Conclusion

There are various free apps that can be used to backup or export iPhone contacts. You need to make sure you follow the steps given above carefully. It is always better to make a backup or export iPhone contacts as you don’t know when you will need the backup.

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  • Neon Thomas

    there are other three methods actually. use icloud or itunes.
    you can read this article. https://goo.gl/XRV9Le