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How to Copy iPhone Contacts to Computer with/without iTunes

Hi, here is what my situation is: I have an old iPhone running iOS 7. I have all my contacts on my iPhone and wish to transfer them to my PC so that I can then import them to my other devices. I know iTunes can back it up on the computer, but I can't use the backup file for the format. Is there any way that I can transfer my iPhone contacts to computer and use them conveniently? Hope I've explained my problem well. Thanks in advance.

How to copy iPhone contacts to your computer or Mac

If you want to transfer your iPhone contacts to computer in a common format, you come to the right place. To make it, you need an iPhone contacts transferring tool. Here are two tools for you: One tool is Wondershare TunesGo (Windows). It lets you transfer contacts, music, videos, photos and SMS from your iPhone to PC. The other is Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). Besides transferring contacts on iPhone to PC, this tool mainly help you recovery data on your iPhone.

Solution 1: Copy iPhone contacts to PC with TunesGo

With Wondershare TunesGo, you're able to copy iPhone's contacts and contacts from your Exchange, iCloud, Yahoo!, Gmail, and more accounts to computer easily. The contacts are saved as a single vCard file or multiple vCard files. Thus, it's quite connvenient for you to transfer the contacts to Gmail, Outlook and more. Besides contacts, you can also transfer music, playlists, photos, SMS, podcast, audiobook and more to your PC.

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Note: Wondershare TunesGo is fully compatible with iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4 and and more that run iOS 7, iOS 6 or iOS 5.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable

First of all, install and run Wondershare TunesGo on your computer. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. After detected, your iPhone will be shown in the primary window, like the screenshot shows below.

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Step 2. Transfer iPhone contacts to computer

In the left sidebar, click "Contacts" to show the contacts on your iPhone memory card and accounts, like iCloud, Exchange and Yahoo!. In the contact window, choose the contacts that you'd like to transfer to the computer. Click "Import/Export" > "Export Selected Contacts" or "Export All Contacts" > "to a Single vCard File" or "to Multiple vCard Files". Then the file browser window pops up. Browse your computer to find a place to save the exported contacts.

Besides vCard files, you can transfer contacts to Outlook Express, Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013, Windows Live Mail and Windows Address Book.

Note: One thing you should remember is that if you'd like to transfer contacts from iCloud, Exchange, Yahoo!, etc to your computer for backup, you should sign in the accounts on your iPhone first. On your iPhone, click "Settings" > "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" > "Add Account...".

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Try TunesGo to transfer copy iPhone contacts to PC.

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Solution 2: Transfer iPhone contacts to PC with Dr.Fone (Mac) and Dr. Fone

Both versions of this tool enable you to move your contacts from iPhone to computer in two ways, but there is a difference. One way is that you can directly transfer iPhone contacts to your computer by scanning your iPhone. For the other way, you need to use iTunes as an auxiliary tool. Sync and backup your iPhone with iTunes, and then use Wondershare Dr.Fone to extract the backup and selectively save your contacts. It's also very simple. Just follow the steps below and have a try.

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Part 1: Directly transfer iPhone contacts to PC

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer

First, run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (next let's take the iPhone 4 version for example) and connect your iPhone to the computer. Then you'll get the window as follows.

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Step 2. Enter the device's scanning mode and begin to scan your iPhone

When you get the window above, follow the description it presents and start getting into the scanning mode. Or you can do it according to the steps below:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click "Start" button.
  2. Press "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  3. After 10 seconds, release "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 10 seconds.

If you failed, it doesn't matter. Just try it again. If you entered, you'll find that Dr.Fone automatically begins scanning your iPhone for data on it.

Note: If you're using iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you don't need to do like this. Just click the "Start" button on the primary window and the program will do the left work for you.

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Step 3. Preview and transfer iPhone contacts to your PC

After the scan, all your iPhone data can be found and listed in clear categories. What you need to know is that data displayed here is not only the one on your iPhone, but also includes those recently deleted from your iPhone. To separate them, you can use the slide button at the bottom: Only display the deleted items.

Now, you can mark "Contacts", or only the items you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. The file will be saved in three formats: CSV, VCF and HTML.

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Part 2: Copy iPhone contacts to Mac/PC

The second way is to copy your iPhone contacts to Mac or PC by extracting iTunes backup, and it's available for all iPhone users.

Step 1. Sync iPhone with iTunes

Connect your iPhone to the computer, and sync it with iTunes to generate a backup file.

Step 2. Scan to extract iTunes backup for your iPhone contacts

Here, take Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) as example. Run it on your Mac, and you'll get the main window. The iTunes backup for your iPhone will be displayed. Choose it and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

If you're using Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), switch to the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option on the top. You'll get a similar window. Just take the same steps next.

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Step 3. Preview and transfer iPhone contacts to Mac or PC

When the extracting completes, all the contents included in the iTunes backup file will be found and present in detail. You can preview them all one by one. Mark "Contacts" and click "Recover", you can save your iPhone contacts to the computer now.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Selena
I\'m sorry but Dr.Fone can not transfer the recovered data back to your iPhone at present.
M Jawed Karimi
Hi, here is what my situation is: I have an old iPhone running iOS 4. I have all my contacts on my iPhone and wish to transfer them to my PC so that I can then import them to my other devices. I know iTunes can back it up on the computer, but I can\'t use the backup file for the format. Is there any way that I can transfer my iPhone contacts to computer and use them conveniently? Hope I\'ve explained my problem well. Thanks in advance.
Selena
You can re-install the program to have a try.
Mardee
I have downloaded Windows version but don\'t think this is working for me. Is there someone who can talk to me and walk me through this. I am a Senior Citizen and can\'t figure this out?

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