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How to Save Contacts from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS to Computer

Have you ever thought how to save your iPhone contacts to your computer as a VCF or CSV file? We know that you can use iTunes to backup your iPhone contacts on your computer, while the backup file is different. You can't directly view it, let alone using it in other ways. It's only for restore from iTunes. iTunes doesn't do it, it doesn't mean you can't do it. With a right program, you can do it painlessly and effectively.

What's the program? If you're a Windows user, it's Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows); if you're a Mac user, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) is the option. Both of them can help you save iPhone contacts to your PC or Mac, no matter you use iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS. What's more, you can use them to save other data like messages, notes, photos, videos, call logs, calendars and more to your computer. They're completely safe and trustworthy. Just have a try.

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How to save your iPhone contacts to computer in 3 steps

For both Windows and Mac users, the way to save contacts from iPhone to compute is similar. Here let's try with the Windows version of Wondershare Dr.Fone together.

Step1. Run the program and connect your iPhone

First of all, run Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer, and the primary window will show as follows (here take iPhone 4 as an example). Then connect your iPhone to the computer, and move to the next step.

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Step2. Enter the iPhone's scanning mode to scan it

After connecting your iPhone to the computer (make sure it can be organized by your computer), follow the way below to enter the iPhone's scanning mode to scan your contacts on it.

1) Click "Start" on the program's window.
2) Immediately press the Power and Home buttons on your iPhone after the Start button.
3) Release the Power button after 10 seconds (Don't worry. The program will count it for you), but keep pressing the Home button for another 15 seconds, until you're told that you've successfully entered the scanning mode. Then the program will scan your iPhone as follows.

Note: If you use iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, it's a little difference here. You only need to click the Start button on the primary window and wait for a moment, the program will automatically do the left work for you, and you'll also get the scanning window below.

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Step3. Preview and save your iPhone contacts to computer

When the scan finished, you'll see a scan result, where all data found on your iPhone are well categorized, like photos, contacts, messages, notes, and so forth. Click Contacts on the left side. You can preview all details, including name, company, phone number, email, etc. Then mark what you want and click Recover to save them on your computer with one click.

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Note: Contacts found here are not only those currently on your iPhone, but also those recently deleted from your iPhone. Both of them have their own colors. If you want to separate them, you can use the button: Only display teh deleted items.

Download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone below for free 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.

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