By Lena / Last update September 30, 2022


How do I print contacts from my iPhone?

For personal reasons, I need a paper copy of my contacts. So I want to know how to print contact list from iPhone. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Whatever the reason, now you want to print iPhone contacts to get a paper copy. If you only need to print one or two contacts, you can email the contacts and print them one by one. However, what if you have hundreds of contacts that need to be printed out? Well, on this occasion, you’d better first transfer iPhone contacts to computer and then print them out with the printer. Read to get four methods that can help you get contact info to text that can be printed out.

Method 1. How to Print Contacts from iPhone without iCloud

The most efficient way is to directly transfer iPhone contacts to computer and then get them printed out. To easily export iPhone contacts to computer, one iPhone data transfer tool called FoneTool is needed. It can help you copy all the contacts or selected contacts from iPhone to your computer in only a few clicks.

This tool supports most iPhone models including iPhone 4/5/5s/6/6s/7/8/X/XR/XS/11/12/13/14 and it is fully compatible with the latest iOS 15/16. Download the tool on your computer and follow the steps below to transfer your iPhone contacts to computer for printing.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Enter the passcode on iPhone so that your computer access to your device.

Step 2. Run FoneTool, and choose Phone Transfer on the left pane > Move the mouse to iPhone to PC and click Get Started.

Transfer to Computer

Step 2. Here you can click the Contacts icon to choose the contacts you need and click OK button to continue.

Select Contacts

Step 3. Click  Start Transfer > You can choose a location to save files and choose a preferred format on the Transfer Settings > Click Transfer.

Start Transfer

When the process is finished, you can go to the storage path to check your contacts.  And now you can easily print your iPhone contacts from computer with your printer.

Method 2. How to Print Contacts from iPhone via iTunes

You may often use iTunes to backup your iPhone or manage your music. Actually, it also allows you to sync iPhone contacts to computer and then you can print the contacts as you wish.

You should first sync iPhone contacts with Windows Contacts, then export your contacts to a CSV file and finally print them out. Although the whole process is kind of complicated, you can also have a try. Please make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer.

Sync iPhone Contacts to Computer

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

Step 2. Click the Device tab > Click Info tab.

Step 3. Check the box “Sync Contacts with” > Select “Windows Contacts”.

Step 4. Click Sync option.

Sync Contacts With Itunes

Export Contacts to CSV Format

Step 1. Find the Contacts folder in your Windows profile: Click Start and type your username > Find and open the username folder.

Step 2. Find the Contacts folder and double-click to open it.

Step 3. Click Export option > Select CSV (Comma Separated Values) and click Export.

Export To Csv

Step 4. Name the CSV file > Click Browse to decide where to save the CSV file > Click Next.

Step 5. Select the fields you wish you export > Click Finish to start the export.

A pop-up window will appear that tells your contacts have been exported in the new format and you can click OK to close the window. Your contacts should be open as a spreadsheet and you can now print your contacts.

Method 3. How to Print iPhone Contacts from iCloud

If you have turned on Contacts sync, then you can download your contacts from and then print the contacts. To enable Contacts sync on your iPhone: go to Settings > Your name > iCloud > Toggle on the Contacts option.

Step 1. Open a browser and go to > Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose Contacts from the list of provided services.

Step 2. 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.

Note: Remember to check if all the contacts have already been synced to iCloud especially if you just enable the sync because it will take time to complete the process.

Step 3. Click the gear icon again and click the Print option.

Print Contacts From Icloud

Step 4. Adjust the printing settings and print out the contacts.

Note: You can also first click the Export vCard... option to save your contacts to your computer and then print them out anytime you want. Besides, you can convert it to Excel file if you want to.

Method 4. How to Print Contacts from iPhone via Google Contacts

Besides the above three methods, you can also turn to other apps like Google Contacts to help you print iPhone contacts. You should first download Google Contacts on your iPhone, then sync your iPhone contacts to Google, and finally, check the contacts via websites on computer and print them out.

Step 1. On your iPhone: after installing Google Contacts, sign in your Google account and enable contacts sync.

Step 2. On your computer: go to Google Contacts website > Select the contacts you need > Click the three dot icon on the top > Click Print > Adjust the settings and print out your contacts.


That’s all about how to print contacts from iPhone. All four methods can help you achieve the goal.

  • FoneTool can help you copy iPhone contacts to computer directly for printing.

  • iTunes can let you sync iPhone contacts to computer, and then you should convert it to CSV file by yourself.

  • iCloud allows you to print contacts from the websites if you turn on Contacts sync feature.

  • Google Contacts also can enable you to print the contacts from its website.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and later series support eSIM. If you want to convert SIM card to eSIM, it is recommended to backup iPhone contacts with FoneTool in advance. Just in case unexpected errors happen during the conversion.

FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad