If you have to deal with hundreds of customers each day, you may want to export your iPhone contacts to Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers to keep track of and manage entire contacts a bit more efficiently. Though there is no official way to copy your contacts from iPhone to Excel, there are some workarounds to overcome the barrier.
There are three ways you can get your iOS contacts converted into CSV file format. You can choose to go with any of them depending on your convenience. Without making much ado, let’s discover how they work!
How to Copy iPhone Contacts to Excel
Export iPhone Contacts to Excel Using iCloud
iCloud comes to your rescue! It’s always been a trusted option and allows you to complete the task with less pain.
Step #1. Launch any web browser on your computer and go to icloud.com. Then, sign in to your iCloud account.
Step #2. Now, click on Contacts icons.
Step #3. On the next screen, your entire contacts will be listed. Click on the Settings icon at the bottom left corner.
Step #4. Next, a menu will appear with several options. Click on Select All to export your entire contact list.
Step #5. You need to click on Settings icon again and choose Export vCard.
Step #6. The vCard file of your contacts has been downloaded to the Downloads folder on your Mac. Now, you have to use a vCard to CSV converter tool to transform the contacts into Excel.
We have found “vCard to LDIF/CSV Converter” more reliable in getting the task done efficiently. Next, head over to http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/ using your web browser.
Step #7. Up next, click on Browse.
Select the vCard file you downloaded just a few moments ago. Click on Open to upload the file. Now, you have to make some changes:
#1. Click on the drop-down button next to Format and select CSV.
#2. Click on the drop-down button next to Tab and select Comma.
#3. Check the box for Add header line
#4. Click on the drop-down menu next to Encoding and select Unicode (UTF-8)— if it’s not already chosen.
Note: Do not select Modifications or Filter.
Once you have perfectly configured the options, hit the covert option.
That’s all there is to it! The vCard file has been converted to CSV format and downloaded all the contacts.
Now, you can simply open the Downloads folder and hit the CSV file to open it in Microsoft Excel or Apple’s popular app—Numbers.
What if you don’t want to use the web browser or take the help of iCloud to get your contacts copied in Excel? Well, you can choose to take the help of a third-party to let you get across the line.
How to Export Your iPhone Contacts to Excel Using Third-Party Apps
There are multiple apps like Export Contacts ($1.99) and Contacts 2 XLS (free) that allow you to get it done with ease. But, we are going to try out the former, as it’s pretty simple to use.
Step #1. Download Export Contacts on your iOS device. Then, open the app and allow it to access your contacts.
Step #2. Now, you have two options: CSV and Excel files. Though both are compatible with Excel, go for the Excel file type for more efficiency.
Next, tap on Continue. The app will now make a backup of your contacts. You will have to wait for some time until your data has been successfully backed up.
Step #3. Next up, you need to tap on Export.
Step #4. Choose the preferred source where you wish to export the file.
For more flexibility, choose Save to File. Up next, you can save the file to iCloud Drive and even Dropbox. If you have Windows PC, go to Dropbox and if you are using macOS choose iCloud Drive.
Step #5. Now, launch computer and open Dropbox. Go to the folder where you saved the filed.
You can also use Wondershare
“dr.fone – Transfer (iOS)” to copy your contacts to Excel. The software allows you to transfer several data like photos, music, messages to your computer. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows. Besides, it’s available for free trial.
How to Export contacts from iPhone to Excel using dr.fone – Transfer (iOS)
Step #1. Once you have downloaded dr.fone – Transfer on your computer, open it. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open the app.
Step #2. Now, select Transfer and then go to the Information tab.
Next, select Contacts from the left panel and then choose the contacts you want to export. Click on Select All button to take everyone onboard.
Step #3. Next, click on an Export icon in the toolbar and select CSV file.
That’s all folks!
So, which of the above methods have you chosen to get across the line? It would be my pleasure to know that in the comments.
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