Transfer contacts from your iPhone to your computer (with pictures)

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Transfer contacts from your iPhone to your computer (with pictures)
Transfer contacts from your iPhone to your computer (with pictures)
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You can use iTunes or iCloud to transfer your iPhone contacts to your computer. If you want to use iTunes, your contacts will be synced with your other iTunes content. If you use iCloud, your contacts are automatically updated on your computer when they are updated on your iPhone, and vice versa.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Using iTunes

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Step #1. Tap on the Settings app on your iPhone

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Step #2. Tap on Contacts

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Step #3. Tap on Import SIM Contacts

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Step #4. Tap On My iPhone

All contacts stored on your SIM card are added to your iPhone's memory, which is then synced to your computer.

If "iCloud" appears in the menu instead of "On my iPhone," your contacts are currently syncing through your iCloud account. You can sync them to your computer by signing into iCloud on them

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Step 5. Connect your iPhone to your computer

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Step 6. Open iTunes if it doesn't launch automatically

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Step 7. Click the button for your iPhone

You'll find this at the top of the iTunes window.

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Step 8. Click on the Info option

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Step 9. Check the Sync contacts with box

This is not available if your iPhone is set up to sync contacts with your iCloud account. See the Using iCloud section for details.

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Step 10. Click the drop-down menu to select where you want to sync to

You can sync with Windows Contacts, Outlook, Google, or any other account you have set up on your computer.

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Step 11. Click Selected Groups if you only want to sync certain contacts

This allows you to choose which group of contacts you want to sync. By default, all contacts are synced with your computer.

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Step 12. Click Apply to start syncing

Your contacts will be transferred from your iPhone to your chosen contacts location on your computer.

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Step 13. Find your newly added contacts

You can access your contacts from any program you have synced them with. For example, if you've added them to Outlook, you'll find them in the Contacts section of Outlook.

Method 2 of 2: Using iCloud

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Step #1. Tap on the Settings app

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Step #2. Tap on iCloud

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Step #3. Tap Sign In if you are not signed in with an Apple ID

To sync your contacts wirelessly to your computer using iCloud, you must be signed in to your iPhone with your Apple ID.

If you're already signed in, you'll see your Apple ID at the top of the menu and iCloud settings below it. Make sure you're signed in with the correct Apple ID

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Step #4. Tap on the Contacts slider to turn it on

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Step 5. Tap Merge when prompted

Any duplicates from your iPhone's storage will be combined with the contacts already stored on your iCloud account.

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Step 6. Tap < Settings to go back to the settings menu

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Step 7. Tap on the Contacts option

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Step 8. Tap on Import SIM Contacts

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Step 9. Tap on iCloud

Your SIM contacts will be added to your iCloud account so that they will be placed among your other contacts.

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Step 10. Sign in to iCloud on your computer

This process varies for Mac and Windows:

  • Mac – Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Click on the iCloud option. Sign in with your Apple ID. Turn on "Contacts".
  • Windows - Download iCloud for Windows from Apple. Run the installer and sign in with your Apple ID. Check the box for "Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks."
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Step 11. Find your contacts on your computer

After you sign in to iCloud and sync your contacts, you'll find them on your computer in your default contact location. For example, on your Mac, you'll find them in the Contacts app. In Windows, you'll find them in Outlook.

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