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 as CSV files, or directly into the Mac Contacts app.
TouchCopy is a fantastic app which allows you to access your iPhone content on your computer and copy whatever you need to your Mac.
TouchCopy makes it easy to find contacts. Toggle between sorting by first name or last name by clicking "Sort Order", or search for specific contacts by using the search box in the top-right corner of the application.
Click a contact to select it and view the contact's information. You can use the cmd+A keyboard combination to select all of your contacts.
TouchCopy for Mac offers 3 different copy functions:
If your Mac Contacts app and your iPhone are set up to automatically sync with iCloud, your contacts will automatically appear on any device which is set to use the same iCloud account. If you don't want to use iCloud to sync your contacts between devices, you can use iTunes or Finder on your Mac instead.
To do this, open Finder (or iTunes on macOS Mojave or lower) and connect your iPhone. Select your device, and hit the "Info" tab. Here you can choose to sync your Mac's Contacts with your iPhone. Once complete, click "Apply". (Note: the option to sync contacts onto iPhone is only available if the iPhone is not already set to sync contacts with iCloud)
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.