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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone X/iPhone 10 to A Mac OS Computer

January 03, 2018 12:11 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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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).

Way 1: How to Download Contacts from iPhone X to Mac Via iCloud

Way 2: How to Export Contacts from iPhone X to Mac Directly

Way 3: How to Save Contacts from iPhone 10 to Mac Computer by AirDrop

Way 4: How to Transfer iPhone X/10 Contacts to Mac (Include Deleted Ones)

Way 1: How to Download Contacts from iPhone X to Mac Via iCloud

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.

toggle contacts option on in icloud

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.

manage contacts with icloud on mac

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.

export vcard from icloud to mac

Way 2: How to Export Contacts from iPhone X to Mac Directly

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.

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Step 1: Connect your iOS device with Tenorshare iCareFone after installing it on your Mac. Go to File Manger > Contacts.

choose file type needs transferring

Step 2: Select all or part of the contacts need migration, and then click Export to get contacts onto Mac.

selectively migrate iphone contacts

Way 3: How to Save Contacts from iPhone 10 to Mac Computer by AirDrop

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.

launch airdrop on mac

Step 3: Tap a contact from the list on iPhone and choose Share Contact > Airdrop.

airdrop contacts from iphone to mac

Way 4: How to Transfer iPhone X/10 Contacts to Mac (Include Deleted Ones)

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.

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Step 1: Download and install UltData on a Mac and then connect with your iPhone 10. Select Contacts > Scan.

scan contacts on iphone x

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.

recover deleted contacts from iphone

Conclusion

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.

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