How to Export iPhone Contacts to CSV without iTunes

Want to change a phone, or just export your iPhone contacts as a CSV file on your computer for a backup? Luckily, this article is about to show two solutions to let you export contacts from iPhone to CSV files on your PC or Mac.

The first solution is to use Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Windows), a nice software helping you managing music, videos, photos, contacts, SMS, iMessages and MMS on your iPhone. It empowers you to selectively export contacts on your iPhone memory, iCloud, Exchange, Yahoo!, etc as a CSV file, a single or multiple vCard file(s).

To export iPhone contacts to CSV files, you can also try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (iPhone data recovery). The iPhone contact extractor tool lets you export contacts, messages, photos, notes and more on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 5/4 to computer. Besides, you can use it to retrieve data deleted recently from your iDevice, with no harm to the current data on it.

Solution 1: Export contacts from iPhone to CSV with TunesGo Retro

Download and install TunesGo Retro on your Windows computer. Then, check out the easy steps.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the Windows computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer by plugging into a USB cable.Run TunesGo Retro on the computer. This software will instantly detect your iPhone, and then display it in the primary window.

Note: TunesGo Retro works perfectly with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS running iOS 5 and iOS 6.

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Step 2. Export iPhone contacts as CSV file

Come to the left sidebar. Click "Contacts". Under Contacts category, you can see contacts saved on your iPhone memory, Yahoo!, iCloud, Exchange and other accounts. Choose the iPhone memory or one account that you want to export contacts from. In the corresponding contact window, select your wanted contacts.

On the top line, click "Import/Export". In the drop-down menu, choose "Export All contacts" or "Export Select Contacts". Then, you get some choices. Click "to CSV File". When the file browser window appears, browse your computer to find a save path for the exported CSV file.

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Note: To export contacts saved on your accounts, like iCloud and Yahoo!, first of all, you should sign in the accounts on your iPhone.

Try TunesGo Retro to export contacts on iPhone to a CSV file.

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Solution 2: Export iPhone contacts to CSV without iTunes with Dr.fone

Whatever you're a Windows user or a Mac user, you can take the similar steps to export iPhone contacts to computer with Wondershare dr.fone for ios. Next, let's try the Mac version together. Download a free trial of Dr. fone below and install it on your computer.

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Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone

Launch the program and you'll get the main window below. There are two recovery modes for your choice. Select the second one: Recover from iOS Device, which allows you to directly scan your iPhone for all data on it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer via a digital cable.

If you connect an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, the start window of the program will be shown as follows:

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For iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, the window will be like this:

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Step 3. Scan your iPhone for contacts on it

As you see, you can directly click the Start Scan button on the window to scan your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.

For iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you need to enter the iPhone's scanning mode before you scannig it. Follow the guide below to continue:

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.

The program will automatically scan your iPhone for data on it, when you successfully get into the scanning mode of your iPhone.

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Step 4. Export iPhone contacts as a CSV file

After the scan, the program will generate a report below. In the scan report, you can preview all data one by one. For your contacts, you can check it by choosing Contacts on the left. Click Recover to export it to your computer. Besides the CSV format, you can also export it in the format of VCF or HTML.

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Download the trial version of Wondershare dr.fone for ios to have a try!

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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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Jan 26,2016 16:33 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone

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