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How to Extract iPhone Contacts to CSV on PC/Mac

Can I extract iPhone contacts to a CSV file on computer?

I'd like to extract my contacts from iPhone as a CSV file. It should be a single CSV file with all contacts, not separate contacts on each file. Is there any possibility? Please let me know it. Thanks in advance.

Yes, it's posibile. There are two ways for you to extract your iPhone contacts to a CSV file. The one is to extract it from your iTunes backup, and the other is to directly extract the contacts on your iPhone. Whatever way you choose, you'd better have an iPhone contacts extractor tool installed on your computer at first.

Don't have one? You can have my recommendation here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows), or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), 100% safe and professional. Both versions of the software enable you to extract contacts either on iPhone nor in iTunes backup. With a few clicks, you can get a contacts list in CSV format on your PC or Mac.

Download a free trial below and install it on your computer to have a try.

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Next, let's try to extract iPhone contacts to a CSV file with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). If you're a Mac user, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) and take similar steps as follows.

    Part 1: Extract contacts from iPhone to CSV

    Part 2: Extract iPhone contacts to CSV from iTunes backup


Part 1: Extract contacts from iPhone to CSV

To get started, launch the program and connect your iPhone to the computer, when you choose to extract contacts directly from iPhone to CSV.

Step1. Connect and scan your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS

Before scanning the contacts on your iPhone, you need to connect your iPhone to the computer.

If you use iPhone 5/4S, the window of the program will show as follows after you connect the iPhone: Click Start Scan to scan your iPhone 5/4S.

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If you use iPhone 4/3GS, you need to enter the iPhone's scanning mode by following the guide below to scan it:

1. Hold your iPhone, and click Start to begin;

2. Hold Power and Home buttons at the same time for 10 seconds;

3. Release the Power button and keep pressing the Home button for another 15 seconds.

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When the program scans your iPhone, you'll see the window below.

extract iphone backup contacts to csv 

Step2. Extract iPhone contacts to CSV file

When the scan competes, all data on your iPhone will be scanned and listed in the result report below. You can preview all of them one by one. For your contacts, you can mark them and click Recover to save them on your computer. Now, you've extracted your iPhone contacts as a CSV file.

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Part 2: Extract iPhone contacts to CSV from iTunes backup

Step1. Choose the iTunes backup to extract

If you choose this way, you'd better have synced your iPhone with iTunes before. After running the program, switch the recovery mode to Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top, and you'll get the window below. All your iTunes backup files will be automatically scanned and displayed. Choose one and click Start Scan to continue.

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Step2. Extract iPhone backup contacts to CSV

After the scan, all your data in the backup file will be extracted and listed in categories. Click Contacts on the left, so that you can preview all your contacts content. Mark those you want and click Recover to save them on your computer as a CSV file.

extract iphone contacts to csv

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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
Currently, Wondershare MobileGo for iOS doesn\'t have this function, but it will support this in the next version. Just wait for some day.
Josh
Same question, except how do you get your CSV text messages retrieved from Dr. Fone back onto your iPhone?
Selena
You can import the CSV file to your Mac contacts, then sync Mac contacts with your iPhone by iTunes.
GS
How do you take the CSV file from DR.Phone for Mac and get the recovered contacts back into the iPhone?

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