It seems that many iPhone users are unable to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac or vice versa import it da Mac a iPhone. In fact, there are several ways to do such import / export contacts. You can use iCloud or some software to export contacts from iPhone to Mac. Instead, to import contacts from Mac to iPhone, you can use iCloud.
Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac
As mentioned above, there are several ways to export contacts from iPhone to Mac:
1. Through FoneTrans
2. Via iCloud
3. Directly from IPHONE TO MAC via Dr.Fone
4. Through ITUNES BACKUP
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac with FoneTrans
Fonetrans is a small but useful program that allows iPhone users to transfer files from iPhone to Mac and from Mac to iPhone in a simple and intuitive way. Among the types of data that can be transferred and managed with this program there are also CONTACTS. Let's see in detail how it works.
First download and install FoneTrans (Mac) from the following button:
Proceed with the installation and open the application on your Mac. Here is the main screen of the program:
Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac. Once the connection is made, the program should automatically detect the iPhone and immediately afterwards the name of the iPhone connected to the program should appear, and other information such as iOS version, iPhone model, etc. ...
From the left of the program you will be able to access all types of files on the iOS device. By clicking on CONTACTS you will also be able to see the list of your contacts, saved in the iPhone.
To export and transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac, just select the contacts in the address book and click on the button at the top IMPORT/EXPORT –> Expor Selected Contacts and finally choose the format between CSV and vCard (based on the use you will make of it and on the application on which you will then have to import these contacts)
With this program you will be able to selectively export contacts yes iPhones are Mac. You will also find various formats to synchronize contacts in Outlook, in the Windows Address Book, on hotmail / AOL, on Gmail, Yahoo, etc….
In addition to transferring contacts from iPhone to Mac you can obviously also do the reverse operation and IMPORT a contacts file (CSV or vCard format) from your Mac to your iPhone.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud
iCould is the default service that Apple offers to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac. Here are the steps to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud. First, connect your iPhone via Wi-Fi.
On your iPhone then go to Settings> Go to iCloud. Log in with your Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID yet then create an account. Find the "Contacts" option and press the button to set contacts to "ON”(The button turns green).
There are two places where you can save iPhone contacts on your Mac: the Address Book or in a vCard file on the local drive on Mac.
# 1. Saving contacts from iPhone to Mac Address book: If you have iCloud set up on your computer, you may have associated your address book with iCloud. In this case, you can check the address book to see if your iPhone contacts are already in it or not. If you haven't enabled the address book on iCloud you need to set it up first. Click on the small icon on the top left of your Mac and choose "System Preferences". Find iCloud and double click to open it. Log in with your Apple ID. Click on Address book and the other services you want to activate. Finally you will be able to see that all your iPhone contacts will be transferred to the Mac
# 2. Saving iPhone contacts on Mac to a vCard file: Open a web browser on your Mac and log in to iCloud.com. Then log in with your Apple ID. Click on the "Contacts" icon. Click the settings icon on the bottom left and select "Export vCard".
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac directly via dr.fone
If you are among those people who don't like to use iCloud to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac for security reasons then you can try the solution proposed below.
Step 1. Download and Install dr.fone for iOS (Mac)
Download and install Dr.Fone per iOS (Mac). It is the software that will help you copy contacts from iPhone to Mac directly, without using iCloud or iTunes. Run the program on your Mac and connect the iPhone to the Mac via a USB cable. Click on the “Recover from iOS Device” tab at the top.
Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) home screen:
Step 2. Start scanning the iPhone
When the program starts scanning your iPhone you will see a window like this:
Step 3. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac
After the scan you will be able to see the contacts from your iPhone in the relevant category, accessible from the left sidebar. You can view all the contacts that have been found on the iPhone (even those that may have been deleted in the past). Choose the desired Contacts and finally click on "Recover”To save them directly to your Mac.
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac via iTunes Backup
If you want to transfer contacts from an iPhone backup file (iTunes backup) to Mac, you can use the dr.fone program for iOS (Mac) already seen in the previous procedure. Here's what you need to do:
Step 1. Download dr.fone for iOS (Mac)
Download and install dr.fone for iOS (Mac) on your Mac. Run it and choose to recover data from "iTunes backup". All iTunes backup files saved on your computer will automatically appear. If there are more than your iPhone backup files, select the one with a more recent date and click "Scan”To start extracting the contents of the backup file.
Step 2. Extract iPhone contacts to Mac Address Book
When the scan finishes you will be able to view the entire content of your contacts. Select the desired contacts and click "Recover”To save them on Mac. Now open your Mac's Address Book, select all the vcf contacts (previously exported) and drag them to the address book. Ok, you will have successfully transferred contacts from iPhone to Mac address book.
Part 2. How to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone
The easiest way to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone is to use iCloud. And it's also the default way Apple offers to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone. If you don't like using iCloud you can upload your contacts to Gmail and transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone via your Mac. Anyway, let's take a look at how to use iCloud to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone.
Step 1. iCloud installation on Mac
Click on the apple icon at the top left of your Mac and select "System Preferences". Find and open iCloud. Log in with your Apple ID. Select the contacts in the address book you want to transfer.
Step 2. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac via iCloud
Connect your iPhone via Wi-Fi. Click Settings> go to iCloud on your iPhone. Log in with your Apple ID. Set the Contacts button to ON. That's all! The contacts will be copied from the Mac to the iPhone.
Parte 3. Software iPhone SMS&Contacts Manager per Mac
If you are looking for a program that allows you to manage your iPhone SMS and contacts directly from Mac, we recommend that you try FoneTrans (Mac). It's a new app designed just to manage SMS and iPhone contacts on Mac.
I did an update of my cloud with the mac and the contacts that are in the mac and not in the emails from the iphone have disappeared now I try to synchronize the cloud but the contacts in the mac address book does not load them into my mobile phone how do I?
Good morning; I have read all your procedures and despite everything I do not jump out, the MAC is unable to retrieve the address book from the iPhone. I tried putting DR. Fone but no window opens. I state it is recently that I have the MAC
VERY USEFUL THANKS !!