How to Transfer Contacts from PC to iPhone With or Without iTunes

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: iPhone Transfer • Proven solutions

Everyone around the world wants to own an iPhone, of course the build quality, the premium feel that the device offers is unrivalled to this date. Everything about an iPhone has always been about being the best. However, it comes with its own set of demerits as well. One of the worst is when it comes to data transfers and sharing, most of the times Android just feels so much easy to use. Be it the Bluetooth, WhatsApp audio, music or contacts, you just cannot transfer anything quite easily with your iPhone.

In this article, we will show you how to transfer contacts from PC to iPhone by using two methods, one that's known to all, the typical "iTunes" way, and the other way without iTunes - the method that I prefer over any other.

You can download both the software from their respective official sites for free (Wondershare offers a free trial to test out things). To ease your understanding of the methods, we have also added screenshots for both the processes.

Part 1. How to Transfer Contacts from PC to iPhone Using iTunes

iTunes, is a brilliant software but one that does eat into your machine's speed to a greater extent. So, if you have a Mac or any other high end PC, it's going to be fine because these machines have ample of speed on offer.

However, if you have an average PC with an average configuration, you may find using iTunes is not so easy. In any case, using iTunes has not been fun ever for a long time. Still, we all have been using it since it is the official Apple app for iDevice management.

Here's how you transfer contacts from PC using it.

Step 1: Download iTunes if you haven't already installed it and keep your USB cable ready, after installing the software, plug in your iPhone using the USB cable and run the software.

how to transfer contacts from pc to iphone - using iTunes step 1

Step 2: If it's the first sync, the setup will take a few minutes, once your device is detected, click on the "Device" icon and you will see a panel like the one given below, from the left side menu click on the "Info" tab.

how to transfer contacts from pc to iphone - using iTunes step 2

Step 3: On the right side panel that appears after Step 2, choose "Sync Contacts With", and from the drop down menu next to it, select the program you want to transfer your contacts from, you can choose from commonly available options like Outlook, Windows or Google contacts.

how to transfer contacts from pc to iphone - using iTunes step 3

Once you are done with the above steps, make sure you don't need to keep the original contacts which are on your iPhone now as the sync step will cover all the original contacts you own with the new ones, then simply go ahead and click on the "Sync" button and that's it.

Part 2. How to Transfer Contacts from PC to iPhone Without iTunes

dr.fone - Transfer, is an amazing software and has the capability to completely take over "iTunes". It basically not only does everything that iTunes does, but even has more advantages than the latter. It is a smart and effective program that makes sharing so much easier. Videos, music, contacts, text messages, you name it, you can literally do all sorts of data transfers from one iDevice to PC/Mac, between one iDevice to iTuens and between iDevices directly.

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We are here to shed some light on how to transfer contacts from PC to iPhone. dr.fone - Transfer, besides being an awesome alternative to iTunes, provides easy contact transfers too. A step by step description is given below.

Step 1: Download the Windows version of dr.fone, and install and open it on your computer. After clicking the "Transfer" tab, you can transfer contacts from Outlook, vCard file, CSV files or Windows Address Book. Here we will make CSV File for example. Connect your iPhone using the lightning cable with your PC, click "Details" to show your device details in a panel (like shown in the image below).

how to transfer contacts from pc to iphone - without iTunes step 1

Step 2: Go to the "Information" at the top of the main interface, you're expected to enter "Contacts" by default. There on the top menu you can see an "Import" button, click on it and out of the 4 options in the drop down, choose one of them that you want, here we choose "from CSV File".

how to transfer contacts from pc to iphone - without iTunes step 2

Step 3: A new window will pop up, click "Browse" to find and select the import CSV file on your computer, and click "Open" to load the file, finally click "OK" to start importing. That's it. You will find the imported contacts after a while.

This is by far the easiest process that you can choose from. Besides the easy contact transfer that the software offers, you can also use it for easy music, photos and video management as well.

And there you go, you just learned to transfer contacts from PC to iPhone using iTunes and dr.fone - Transfer. Though it's an easy process, it looks more tiring because of all the software transfers. The excruciating pain of not being able to transfer files over Bluetooth is taking us all down, we wish Apple could have made it easier to transfer data files between all sorts of iDevices.

One thing we know now is that there are several other alternatives to iTunes that make data transfer a breeze, and the best one among them is the intuitive dr.fone - Transfer. iTunes has flaws that we all know and cannot deny, dr.fone - Transfer on the other hand is a superior choice for all iDevice users because of its flexibility and ease of handling.

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