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How to download iPhone contacts to PC

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Whether you are getting a new phone and need to transfer your existing device's contacts, or whether you want to back up your address book for safe-keeping, TouchCopy can help. You can copy iPhone contacts to your PC or laptop as VCards, or CSV. We'll also cover how to add iPhone contacts to Outlook and how to copy contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

To copy contacts from iPhone to your PC, follow these instructions...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy on your computer.
  2. Run TouchCopy and connect your iPhone.
  3. When TouchCopy finds your device, select it, then click the Contacts tab.
  4. Select the contacts that you wish to copy, or use the ctrl+A combination on your keyboard to select the entire list of contacts.
  5. Click "Save to VCard" or "Save to CSV" in TouchCopy.
  6. Select the copy destination, and the copy will start.

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Sorting Contacts

TouchCopy makes it easy to find contacts. Use TouchCopy's Settings to sort by first name or last name, or search for specific contacts by using the search box in the Contacts section.

Copying Contacts to PC

To copy iPhone contacts to PC, select the contacts you wish to copy, or use the ctrl+A keyboard combination to select all of your contacts. Then, choose a format to save as:

  • VCard: The standard format for saving contacts on a PC. You can open these files in most contact management applications like Microsoft Outlook or Windows People app.
  • CSV: (Comma Separated Values) can be used to view contact information in spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel. CSV can also be used to easily import multiple contacts into calendar managers like Google Contacts.

See it in action...

Copying Contacts to Outlook / Contacts

- Using TouchCopy (latest): Select the contacts you want to copy in TouchCopy (ctrl-click multiple contacts, or use ctrl+A to select all). Then click "Save to VCard". When prompted, choose to view the destination folder in File Explorer.

Next, open Outlook on your PC and click the Contacts section on the left of the window. Now you can select your exported VCard files in your File Explorer windows, drag them over the Outlook window and drop (release the mouse button).

Outlook will open a bunch of new windows, one for each contact. On each window, hit "Save and close" to add that contact to Outlook!

Importing VCard contacts into Outlook

- Using TouchCopy 16: To copy your iPhone contacts directly into your Outlook / Contacts app, select the contacts you wish to copy, or use the ctrl+A keyboard combination to select all of your contacts. Then, click the "Copy to Outlook" or "Copy to Contacts" button.

Transfer contacts to a new device

If your Contacts app on your iPhone is set up to automatically sync with iCloud, your contacts will automatically appear on your device. If this is not the case, make sure that your contacts are stored in your Outlook / Contacts app (go back to the section above for details on how to do this).

Once your Contacts app / Outlook is populated on your PC, open iTunes and connect your iPhone. Click your iPhone's device icon in iTunes, and hit the "Info" tab on the left-hand side. Here you can select to sync your PC's Contacts with your iPhone. Once complete, click "Sync".

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