You're going to copy some contacts, or even the entire address book, from yours iPhone to your computer or a new smartphone? Well, I don't see where the problem is - there are tons of solutions you can take to achieve this. A few examples? You can install an app to export contacts to vCard or CSV files, enable synchronization with Gmail, and more.
How do you say? Don't get along very well with technological devices and don't know where to start? Don't worry: if you want, I'm here to give you all the necessary information and explain how to export the address book of your "iPhone by" on a computer, Android or another iPhone; all in a handful of taps.
Courage: take five minutes of free time, read carefully the directions above how to export iPhone phonebook that you find below and put them into practice. I assure you that the result will satisfy you. Having said that, I just have to wish you good reading and have fun!
How to Export IPhone Phonebook to PC
The best way to export iPhone address book to PC is to create vCard (VCF) or CSV files starting from the contacts on the "iPhone by". How? With an app fit for purpose, for example My Contacts Backup which is sufficiently respectful of privacy (it does not require login or social authentication to work and does not rely on online servers for export) but it is not 100% free: a free version is available that allows you to export up to 500 contacts and one for a fee (€ 2,29) which removes this limitation.
To proceed with the download of My Contacts Backup / My Contacts Backup Pro, use your iPhone to visit one of the links I have just given you, press the button Ottieni / Installa and confirm with Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.
Once this is done, start the app, grant it permission to access the contacts, award l 'icona dell'ingranaggio located at the bottom right, press on Type and choose whether to export the contacts in vCard o CSV. After this step too, go back to the My Contacts Backup main screen and press the button Backup.
At the end of the backup, click on the button E-mail and the screen for composing an email will automatically open with the contact file attached: send it to your e-mail address and you're done.
Now you just have to access your mailbox from your computer, download the file VCF or CSV that you have self-sent and import it into the program of your interest. To do this, just follow my tutorials on how to open VCF files and how to open CSV files.
Please note: should the export of the address book with My Contacts Backup stop with a message relating to the excessive size of the backup, agree to "lighten" the process by deleting the saving of contact photos.
How to Export Phonebook from IPhone to Android
You need export iPhone address book to Android? In this case, I strongly advise you to upload the contacts you have on the iPhone in the Gmail address book and then activate the synchronization of the Gmail address book both on the "iPhone by" and on your Android device: in this way, you will have the same contacts on both. the devices and you will always keep them synchronized.
As mentioned, the first step you need to take is export contacts from the iPhone and import them into the Gmail address book: this is necessary since the synchronization of the Gmail address book with iPhone does not take into account the contacts previously existing on the "iPhone by", but only those already present on Gmail and those added later on the iPhone, provided that you set Gmail as the default address book on the smartphone (I'll explain how).
Proceed, therefore, by exporting the iPhone contacts in CSV/VCF, using the app I recommended in the previous chapter; then connect to the Google Contacts portal and log in with the Google account you want to use for the synchronization of the address book between iPhone and Android. Then click on the item Import present in the left sidebar, press the button Select file, select the file CSV/VCF you previously exported from iPhone and click on Import, to complete the procedure.
Now all you have to do is activate the synchronization of the Gmail address book on both iPhone and Android, obviously using the same account on both devices.
- Your iPhone - go to the menu Settings> Passwords and Accounts> Add Account (on iOS 14 and later you have to go up Settings> Mail or Settings> Contacts), select the logo of Google, awarded his Allow (if necessary), log in to your Google account, make sure the toggle for i is active contacts I awarded her Save, top right. Next, to set the Google address book as the default address book, go to the menu Settings> Contacts> Default account and select Gmail from the screen that opens.
- Your Android - go to the menu Settings> Accounts> Google and, if there is no Gmail account yet, go back to the previous screen, press on the item Add account, so on that Google and log in to your account. Next, make sure that phonebook synchronization is turned on by going to the menu Settings> Accounts> Google, selecting yours account (if necessary) and moving up ON the relative levetta all'opzione Synchronize Contacts (if it is not already active).
If you do not want to automatically synchronize the iPhone address book with Android but only copy individual contacts from one system to another, you can export the contacts to VCF as explained in the previous chapter and import them into the Google Contacts app, via the menu ☰> Settings> Import.
For more information, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, where you will find everything illustrated in greater detail.
How to Export Phonebook from IPhone to IPhone
You have purchased a new iPhone and would you like to know how to export the address book from your old "iPhone by"? Again, you have two options at your disposal: the most convenient one (at least in my humble opinion), which consists in automatically synchronizing contacts via iCloud, then there is the "manual" one, which involves exporting and importing contacts via file VCF.
To take advantage of iCloud sync, all you have to do is grab yours Current iPhone, go to the menu Settings (the gear icon on the home screen), press on you don't know, then on the item iCloud and check if the lever next to the wording Contacts is active: if it isn't, fix it.
At this point, you just have to take the new iPhone, go to the menu Settings and, if necessary, log in with the same Apple ID used on the other phone. With that done, go up [your name]> iCloudsposta su ON the levetta relative to i Contacts And that's it. If you've set up more than one address book on iPhone, make sure iCloud is the one used by default by going to the menu Settings> Contacts> Default account.
Do you prefer to export contacts from your old iPhone to the new one once, without syncing them? In this case, use the app that I pointed out at the beginning of the guide to export contacts to file VCF and send them to you by e-mail.
Once this is done, open Mail on the new iPhone, select the message that contains the contacts and first press the icon of file VCF and then on the button Add all xx contacts, to import them into the phone book of the "iPhone by".
For more information, I invite you to read my guide on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone.