4 Ways to Transfer Contacts from Android/iPhone to Computer with USB

Transferring contacts from phone to computer with USB to prevent data loss. Whether you are an iPhone or Android user, you can find solutions about transferring phone contacts to computer via USB.


By Demi / Updated on June 6, 2024

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The advanced communication technology makes it possible for people to communicate in different ways. You can chat with net friends in Facebook or Twitter under a stable internet connection. You may also make a phone call with others, which is less common but more formal.

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Thus, it’s necessary to take actions to protect your contacts from data loss. Transferring phone contacts to computer via USB is a good way to backup your contacts. This guide helps both iPhone and Android users to transfer contacts from phone to computer with USB.

Method 1. Import contacts via FoneTool directly (for iPhone users)

FoneTool is a professional backup and transfer tool for iPhone users. With the help of it, you can easily import contacts from iPhone to PC with USB with a few clicks.

What you can benefit from FoneTool:
A clear interface and user-friendly design: It’s easy for a beginner to handle.
A selective transfer process: You can preview and select contacts which you’d like to transfer during the process.
A fast transfer speed: For example, you can transfer 100 contacts in 2 seconds.
No data loss: There is no harm to your existing contacts or other data during the process.
A wide compatibility: It is fully compatible from iPhone 4, 6, 7, 8 to the latest iPhone 15 series, iPad, iPod, as well as the latest iOS 17.

Now, download FoneTool and have a try.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone with computer with a USB cable > Tap Trust on your phone.

Step 2. Click Phone Transfer on the homepage of FoneTool > Click Start Transfer under iPhone to PC.

Trasnfer To Computer

Step 3. Click the box to preview and add selective contacts from iPhone to computer >  Click OK to continue.

Select Contacts

Step 4. Choose a storage path from Transfer Settings > You can choose to save the contacts in CSV format if you want to browse and edit them in Excel book > Click Start Transfer to confirm.


Bonus tips:
👍 If you've backed up iPhone contacts to iCloud, you can utilize FoneTool's Manage iCloud function to download contacts from iCloud to PC directly without USB connection.
👍 You can also backup and transfer photos, videos etc. from iPhone to PC as you can see in step 2. And the process is as easy as that of transferring phone contacts to computer via USB. Besides, once you have backed up files in FoneTool, the files are available for you to transfer to other devices.

Method 2. Transfer contacts with iTunes (for iPhone users)

You must be familiar with iTunes if you frequently buy Apple products. iTunes helps us backup files including contacts so that you can also transfer contacts from iPhone to computer with USB by it. However, you can only backup selected groups of or all contacts using iTunes instead of a selective one.

Nevertheless, here is how to do it thoroughly. Before importing contacts from iPhone to PC, please download and install the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Click the Device tab > Click Info.

Step 3. Check the box Sync Contacts with > Select Windows Contacts (You can choose to sync all your contacts or selected group by clicking the relative icon.)

Step 4. Click Sync at the bottom of the screen.

Sync Contacts With Itunes

Method 3. Transfer contacts with VCF files (for Android users)

The simplest way to import contacts from Android to computer via USB is the VCF files involved in your phone. A VCF file, also called Vcard, is a standard file format for storing contact information, which is used to import and export contacts from address books on your phone.

That means you don’t need to download and install any apps or software during this process. All you need to prepare is a USB cable and you can make it with a few clicks. Let me show you how to do it in detail.

Step 1. Open Contacts app on your Android.

Step 2. Find Manage Contacts in the menu > Import/Export > Export to storage. Then your contact will be saved in a VCF form in your Android phone.

Android Export Contacts To Usb Storage

Tip: The interfaces may be different from different type of phones, try to find these icons patiently.

Step 3. Connect your Android to the computer with a stable USB cable.

Step 4. On your computer, find your device and go to the internal storage. Find the VCF file, drag and drop it to your computer.

VCF File In Computer

Now, your contacts have been imported to computer successfully.

Method 4. Transfer contacts from Android/iPhone to PC without USB

No matter whether you are using an Android phone or iPhone, as long as you're used to backup contacts to your Google account, you are able to transfer contacts from phone to PC with no USB connection. Here are the simple steps you can follow to make it.

Step 1. Go to your Android Settings app > Choose Account Google.

Step 2. Log in with your Gmail account and enable Contacts option to sync Android contacts with your Google account.

Step 3. On your computer, log in to your Google account > Navigate to Contacts > Choose More > Export...

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Step 4. You can choose which Android contacts you’d like to transfer to PC > Choose the format > Finally, click Export to save Android contacts to PC.

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That’s all for how to transfer contacts from phone to computer with USB. It’s convenient for Android users to transfer phone contacts to computer with USB by VCF files. And I’d like to recommend FoneTool to all iPhone users, because let FoneTool transfer and backup your iPhone can be almost once for all.

Hope your problem have been solved. If you still have any trouble, you can give us comment or contact us.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.