[3 Ways] How to Import VCF to iPhone 15/14/13/12

This guide will show you all the ways that can help you import vCard to iPhone Contacts. Includes methods for importing multiple VCFs into the iPhone.


By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Case: Want to Import VCF to iPhone Contacts

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards and usually with VCF as the file extension. The VCF file is supported by all popular operating systems in the world, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac.

vCard contacts can be shared via email, cloud storage, websites and more. If you have vCard contacts on your computer, you can also choose to import them to your iPhone.

There are three ways that can help you import VCF to iPhone. You can read first, and then choose the method according to your needs. If you want to import vCard to iPhone contacts, Way 1 is the best choice.

How to Import VCF to iPhone Contacts

The easiest and fastest way is to let a professional tool help you. FoneTool is one iOS data management tool for Windows PC users. It supports data transfer between iPhone and computer & between two iPhones.

You can let it help you directly import VCF file to iPhone Contacts app. All the contacts' info, the name, phone number, email, address, birthday and other notes will be transferred to iPhone. In addition, the CSV format is also supported.

Import VCF Directly to iPhone Contacts

1. Click the download button to get FoneTool.

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2. Launch FoneTool and connect iPhone to computer via USB cable.

3. On the home interface, click Phone Transfer option. Go to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

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4. Choose the VCF file: Click Contacts and click the arrow icon to locate the file, or simply drag and drop the VCF file > Finally, click Start Transfer to import VCF to iPhone Contacts app.

Transfer VCF to iPhone

Note: If you want to export iPhone contacts to vCard/CSV, please click iPhone to PC option to make it.

Way 2. How to Import VCF to iPhone via Email

As mentioned earlier, vCard contacts can be shared through email. You can import vCard to iPhone this way: email the VCF file from computer to iPhone > open vCard contacts in Mail app and add them to Contacts app.

Steps to Import vCard to iPhone Contacts

1. On your computer: Create a new email and add the VCF file as the attachment > Send to the email account which you have configured on your iPhone.

2. On your iPhone: Go to Mail app to check the mail > Tap to open the VCF file > Then you will get the option to add contacts from mail to the Contacts app. You can also choose to save the file to other apps you prefer.

Email VCF to iPhone

Way 3. How to Import VCF to iPhone via iCloud

As you probably know, iCloud helps us share iPhone contacts on different devices using the same account. Actually, when Contacts Sync is turned on, contacts will be uploaded to iCloud server and we can check the contacts in iCloud.com.

To help users better manage contacts, it offers the option to import/export vCard to/from the cloud server. You can import vCard to iPhone this way: add vCard to iCloud Contacts on computer > turn on the sync option to download contacts on iPhone.

Steps to Import vCard to iPhone Contacts

Please make sure you have enough iCloud storage and a stable network connection.

1. On computer: Open a browser and go to iCloud.com > Log in with your Apple ID and passcode.

2. Choose Contacts option.

3. Click Settings button > Choose Import vCard... > Select the VCF file from your computer and upload it to iCloud.

Import vCard to iCloud

4. On your iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > Tap iCloud > Turn on Contacts option and wait for the sync. It won't tell you if the sync is complete , you can open the Contacts app to have a check.

Final Words

That’s all about how to import VCF to iPhone. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.

  • FoneTool is able to import vCard to iPhone Contacts app.
  • Email is a good option if you want to transfer several vCard contacts.
  • iCloud is a not bad way if you have enough storage space and a good Internet connection.

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Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.