Last Updated : | Wide Angle Software
Ensuring that you have all your important contact information wherever you go is imperative in this day and age.
Syncing your contacts between your iPhone and Mac doesn't have to be complicated. Here are 2 ways to achieve this; whether you want to use iCloud or not.
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 Mac as VCards, or directly into Apple's Address Book app.
The free trial version of TouchCopy, enabling you see if the software meets your needs, is available here:Free TouchCopy Download For Mac
TouchCopy makes it easy to find contacts. Sort by first name or last name, or search for specific contacts by using the search box in the top-right corner of the application.
To copy contacts in VCard format, select the contacts you wish to copy, or use the cmd+A keyboard combination to select all of your contacts. Then, click the "Copy to Mac" button.
If you wish to copy your iPhone contacts directly into your Address Book / Contacts app, select the contacts you wish to copy, or use the cmd+A keyboard combination to select all of your contacts. Then, click the "Copy to Address Book" or "Save to Contacts" button (depending on the version of macOS that you are running).
If your Contacts app and your iPhone are 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 Address Book / Contacts app. If you copied as VCard, you can import these files into the Contacts app by using File -> Import...
Once your Address Book is populated on your Mac, you can transfer your contacts to another iPhone.
To do this, open iTunes (or Finder in macOS Catalina or higher) and connect your iPhone. Click your iPhone's device icon, and hit the "Info" tab. Here you can select to sync your Mac's Contacts with your iPhone. Once complete, click "Apply".
To ensure that your contacts are always in sync between your iPhone and Mac you can use iCloud.
To do this, you'll need to ensure that iCloud Contacts is enabled on both of your devices.