How to Export iPhone Contacts to Excel: 3 Methods Explained

For the folks who have to deal with a number of clients or manage the information of tons of people, this quick guide to copying contacts from iPhone to Excel will be very helpful. Jump over to explore all the three methods and let us know your valuable feedback about them!

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 Then, sign in to your iCloud account.

Step #2. Now, click on Contacts icons.

Click on Contacts in iCloud

Step #3. On the next screen, your entire contacts will be listed. Click on the Settings icon at the bottom left corner.

Click on Settings Contacts in iCloud Settings

Step #4. Next, a menu will appear with several options. Click on Select All to export your entire contact list.

Select All iPhone Contacts in iCloud

Step #5. You need to click on Settings icon again and choose Export vCard.

Click on Export vCard in iCloud

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 using your web browser.

Step #7. Up next, click on Browse.

Browse vcf Contacts on PC

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.

Select CSV to Export iPhone Contacts to Excel

#2. Click on the drop-down button next to Tab and select Comma.

Select Comma in Format to Import iPhone Contacts in Excel

#3. Check the box for Add header line

Select Add Header Line to Export iPhone Contacts in Excel

#4. Click on the drop-down menu next to Encoding and select Unicode (UTF-8)— if it’s not already chosen.

Select UTF8 Format to Import Contacts

Note: Do not select Modifications or Filter.

Uncheck Rest of the Options

Once you have perfectly configured the options, hit the covert option.

Convert VCF Contacts to CSV File

That’s all there is to it! The vCard file has been converted to CSV format and downloaded all the contacts.

Copy iPhone Contacts to Excel

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.

Allow Export Contact App to Access your iPhone 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.

Export iPhone Contacts in Excel using Export Contact App

Step #3. Next up, you need to tap on Export.

Tap on Export in Export Contact iPhone App

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.

That’s it!

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!

Wrapping up

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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