How to Export Contacts From iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Export Contacts From iPhone

Keeping your contacts safe and accessible is essential, especially when switching to a new device or for backup purposes. If you’re an iPhone user, exporting your contacts is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of exporting contacts from your iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1: Accessing iCloud

To begin, ensure that you have iCloud enabled on your iPhone. Open the Settings app and tap on your name at the top of the screen. Then select iCloud.

Step 2: Enabling Contacts Sync

In the iCloud settings, locate the option for Contacts and make sure it is turned on. This will ensure that all your contacts are synced with your iCloud account.

Step 3: Exporting Contacts

To export your contacts, open a web browser on your computer and visit Sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your iPhone.


If prompted for Two-Factor Authentication, follow the necessary steps to verify your identity.

Step 4: Accessing Contacts

After signing in, you’ll see various icons representing different iCloud services. Click on the Contacts icon to access your contact list.

Step 5: Selecting Contacts to Export

In the contact list view, click on any contact to select it. To select multiple contacts, hold down the Ctrl key (or Command key on a Mac) and click on the desired contacts. You can also select all contacts by pressing Ctrl + A (or Command + A on a Mac).

Step 6: Exporting Contacts

Once you have selected the contacts you want to export, click on the settings icon (represented by a cogwheel) at the bottom-left corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select Export vCard. This will download a VCF file containing your selected contacts to your computer.


The VCF file is compatible with most contact management applications and can be easily imported into various devices and platforms.

Step 7: Importing Contacts

To import the exported contacts into another device or application, locate the import feature and select the downloaded VCF file from your computer’s storage. The steps to import may vary depending on the device or application you are using.

Congratulations! You have successfully exported your contacts from your iPhone using iCloud. Now, you can safely store and transfer your valuable contact information whenever needed.

In conclusion,

  • iCloud provides a convenient way to export contacts from your iPhone.
  • VCF files are universally supported and can be easily imported into various devices and applications.
  • Safeguarding your contact information by exporting them is crucial for backup and switching devices.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of exporting contacts from your iPhone. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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