How to Export Contacts from iPhone to CSV/VCF/Excel/PC

How to export iPhone contacts to CSV/VCF/Excel on Windows PC or move them from iPhone to iPhone? This guide will introduce 6 different ways to help you make it.


By Dylan / Updated on June 14, 2024

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Your iPhone address book holds various info of others, including the phone number, emails, postal addresses, etc. The contacts are important to you, so you would like to transfer iPhone contacts to computer as backup. Furthermore, you may also want to export iPhone contacts to CSV/vCard/Excel for further use.

Expecially for iPhone 14 and newer iPhone model users, Apple has removed the SIM slot and replaced it with eSIM. If you are an iPhone 14/15 user and need to transfer contacts from SIM to your new iPhone. To avoid any data loss, you can transfer contacts to PC beforehand. Here in this guide, I’ll show you 6 different methods to export iPhone contacts. Check the outline first and jump straight to the method you prefer.

Method 1. How to export contacts from iPhone directly

If you want to send your contacts via the Message app or the Mail app, you can finish the process on iPhone directly.

Step 1. Launch the Contacts app on your iPhone > Tap Lists at the top left > Touch and hold an existing list (or create a new list by tapping Add List).

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Step 2. Tap Export, select the fields you want to include, then tap Done.

Step 3. Then you can choose a method to send or save the exported contact cards, such as Messages or Mail.

Method 2. The easiest way to export contacts from iPhone to CSV/VCF/Excel🔥

This method can help you export dozens or hundreds of iPhone contacts to CSV/VCF on computer or easily transfer contacts from one iPhone to another. The free program named FoneTool is needed. With its powerful features, you can easily finish the process in a few clicks.

yes Fast transfer speed allows you to easily extract thousands of contacts within minutes.
yes You can flexibly preview and select contacts to export as you like.
yes Various contact file types can be recognized including csv and vcf.
yes You can export iPhone contacts to csv/vcf in one click and efficiently add them to Google Mail or Outlook Mail
yes FoneTool also allows you to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone selectively.

Now download it on your PC and follow the steps to see how to export iPhone contacts to csv/vcf/Excel on computer in Part 1 or transfer them from one iPhone to another in Part 2.

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Part 1. Extract iPhone contacts to csv/vcf/Excel on computer

Step 1. Install and launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > If asked, tap Trust on your iPhone to continue.

Step 2. Go to My Devices > Click on Data Explorer to view your iPhone data.

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Step 3. Go to the Contacts option > Choose contacts you need > Click Export to Computer to extract the data.

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Step 4. Change settings from the pop-up window > You can choose to save contacts as vCard(VCF) or CSV. Then click Export to begin the task.

  • According to your needs, you can select the targeted option to send them. For example, if you need to share them with your friends via Gmail, then you can choose vCard(Google) or CSV(Google) to make it.

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When the process is down, you can check the exported contacts on your computer. They will be saved as Excel or vcf format. If you want to transfer them contacts to another iPhone/iPad, follow the steps below.

Part 2. How to export contacts from iPhone to another iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Get FoneTool on your Windows PC and launch it > Connect your souce iPhone to computer > Tap Trust on your iPhone.

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Step 2. Go to Phone Transfer > Choose iPhone to PC and click Get Started.

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Step 3. Click the + icon > Go to the Contacts option > Choose the contacts you need and Tap on OK to continue.

choose iphone contacts to transfer

Step 4. Confirm the data you need to move > Change the storage path from the Transfer Settings option > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.

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Step 5. Once the transfer is finished, you can unplug your source device and plug your targeted device > Go to PC to iPhone to transfer the contacts to your target iPhone.

transfer contacts from PC to iPhone

Method 3. Extract contacts from iCloud to vCard/CSV/Excel

Apple makes it possible to access your contacts stored in iCloud on the computer. You can first enable Contacts sync on your iPhone and export contacts to vCard on your computer.

Part 1. Export contacts from iPhone to vCard

Step 1. Enable Contacts sync on your iPhone: Go to Settings > Your name > iCloud >Toggle on the Contacts option.

Step 2. On your computer, open a browser and go to iCloud. com > Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose Contacts from the list of provided services.

Step 3. On the Contacts screen, click the gear icon in the lower-left corner > Click Select All if you want to export all contacts. You can also use Shift or Ctrl to only select the contacts you need.

Step 4. Click the gear icon > choose Export vCard... to save the contacts to your computer.

Export Iphone Contacts To Vcard

Part 2. Export contacts from iPhone to CSV/Excel

If you want to export iPhone contacts to an Excel file, except for the FoneTool, you can also visit this website to convert vCard to CSV:

Click the Choose File button to select the vCard file you just exported before and confirm other options:

Csv Converter Website

Format: choose CSV, choose Comma, and enable Add Header Line

Encoding: choose Unicode (UTF-8)

Filter: don’t change anything

Modifications: don’t change anything

Finally, click convert to make it. Go to your computer’s download folder to check the CSV file.

Method 4. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

To transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, you should first export iPhone contacts to your computer as vCard file and then add the contacts to your iPhone.

Step 1. Export iPhone contacts to vCard file, you can find the detailed steps in Method 2.

Step 2. Connect your Android phone to computer > tap Transfer Files when a prompt appears on your device.

Step 3. Go to This PC > find your Android phone > Copy vCard file to the internal storage of your phone.

Step 4. On your Android phone: go to Contacts app > Choose contacts you need > More > Import/Export > Import from storage.

Step 5. Choose the right file and click OK to confirm.

Method 5. Export contacts from iPhone to Gmail

If you use Gmail, you may want to save your contacts to it as backup. It’s also a way to keep contacts if you move from iPhone to Android. You should first follow the steps in Part 2 to export contacts from iPhone to computer as vCard file, then import the contacts to your Gmail.

Step 1. Go to and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2. Click Import Contacts... on the sidebar > Click Select File on the pop-up window.

Select File

Step 3. Choose the vCard file you download from iCloud > Click Import to make it.

Method 6. Export contacts from iPhone to Outlook

There are two ways to export contacts from iPhone to Outlook: import vCard file to Outlook & sync with iTunes.

Part 1. Export contacts from iPhone to Outlook directly

Step 1. Follow Method 2 to export contacts from iPhone as vCard file.

Step 2. Open Outlook on your computer > Go to File > Open & Export.

Step 3. Select Import a vCard file > Click Next and follow the wizard to make it.

Part 2. Export contacts from iPhone to Outlook via iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click Info tab > check "Sync contacts with" and select "Outlook".

Step 3. Choose “All Contacts” if you want to export the whole contacts to Outlook or check "Selected Groups" to sync certain ones.

Sync Contacts To Outlook Via Itunes

Step 4. Click Apply and it will start the sync. When it finished, you can run Outlook and open Contacts to have a check.


That’s all for how to export iPhone contacts. In most cases, no matter you want to export contacts from iPhone to Android, Gmail or Outlook, you should first convert iPhone contacts to vCard file with FoneTool. If you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone, you can also use FoneTool to finish the task via the Phone Transfer feature.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.