It’s always recommended to backup iPhone contacts to Mac in case of data loss when restoring with iTunes, but there are too many ways and products to sync contacts from iPhone X or iPhone 10 to Mac computer. Which one is the best choice? In this article, we will pick out 4 ways for your references, and these methods equally apply to other devices like iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus).
iCloud is definitely a preferred choice when you need to move contacts from iPhone to a Mac, and it’s almost cost-free unless you have used up 5GB iCloud storage. So here is what needs doing to add contacts to Mac address book.
Step 1: On your iPhone X, tap Settings > User Account > iCloud > Find Contacts and make sure it’s on.
Step 2: On your Mac, log in with the same Apple ID and enable Contacts, after that your iPhone X contacts will be automatically synced to Mac address book.
Step 3: Optionally, you can open iCloud.com on your Mac and sign in it. Choose Contacts and then click settings icon on the lower right corner and hit Export vCard.
While iCloud relies on storage space and network, it may sometimes turn be inconvenient. As an alternative option, you can transfer iPhone X contacts to Mac using Tenorshare iCareFone, which can break the same Apple ID limitation and directly read your device in any conditions.
Step 1: Connect your iOS device with Tenorshare iCareFone after installing it on your Mac. Go to File Manger > Contacts.
Step 2: Select all or part of the contacts need migration, and then click Export to get contacts onto Mac.
Another free solution to import contacts from iPhone X to Mac computer wirelessly is using Airdrop. Compared with iCloud, Airdrop only supports to send one contact at a time.
Step 1: On your iPhone 10: swiping up from right corner of screen to call out Control Center and enable Airdrop.
Step 2: On your Mac: choose Go > Airdrop from the menu bar in the Finder. Make sure you allow to be discovered by everyone.
Step 3: Tap a contact from the list on iPhone and choose Share Contact > Airdrop.
Last but not least, there is another way to copy contacts from iPhone X to Mac without iTunes or iCloud. That is to use UltData. The biggest advantage of applying this method is UltData not only transfers exited contacts but also the deleted ones to your computer.
Step 1: Download and install UltData on a Mac and then connect with your iPhone 10. Select Contacts > Scan.
Step 2: UltData will list all contacts from past to now including deleted ones for your information. Check your desired contacts and hit Recover button to put it into your Mac.
These 4 ways all have its pros and cons. Feel free to decide which way you prefer and take it to add contacts to Mac from an iPhone X/10/8/7.