How to Transfer or Import iPhone Contacts to Mac
Nothing is more frustrating than losing iPhone contacts that you are in urgent need of. Good news is that you can easily avoid this tragedy by transferring iPhone contacts to Mac. You'll find 2 different ways to do the transfer.
If you have your iPhone and iTunes, you could use iTunes to import iPhone contacts to Mac. Also you can resort to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, a tool that can transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes. We'll detail the 2 methods in the following paragraphs.
Part 1: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac Address Book with iTunes
You can transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac using iTunes. This allows you to keep all your iPhone contact information on Mac. To do this, you could follow the steps below:
- 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch iTunes on Mac.
- 2. When your device appears in the iTunes window (below Devices), select it.
- 3. Click the Info button and select `"Sync Address Book Contacts".
Using this method you cannot transfer contacts that you accidently deleted from iPhone to Mac. But the next solution we provide will teach you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac, including the contacts you deleted from iPhone.
Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac without iTunes
Even if your iPhone contacts is deleted because of iPhone jailbreak or iOS update, you can still transfer the contacts on your iPhone to Mac, which is enabled by iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. You are allowed to connect your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or other iPhone devices to Mac and the program could help you transfer all contacts (including the deleted, which will be showed in red figures) to your Mac. Here's how:
- 1. Download iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to your computer.
- 2. Connect iPhone to your Mac and launch the program.
Note: The default mode is "Recover Data from iOS Devices", which we'll use in this part. What's worth mentioning is that if your iPhone is lost or damaged, you can still transfer iPhone contacts to Mac using "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" mode.
- 3. When scanning completes, you're allowed to preview and select the contacts you want to transfer to Mac.
- 4. Tap "Recover" to transfer iPhone contacts to Mac.
As you've learnt 2 ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac address book, you can choose the best one to keep your iPhone contact information. If you're interested in getting deleted or lost iPhone contacts back, you could try the iPhone Data Recovery for Mac tool we mentioned in the second part of this post.
Instead of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, you can also try to use iPhone 5 Data Transfer to transfer files from iPhone to computer. This professional iOS transfer utility allows you to transfer data between iOS devices or between iOS devices and iTunes as well.