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This article explains how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer even if you don’t have your device any longer.

Using this method, you will copy all phone numbers, contact pictures, notes, email addresses and more.

Bear with us and see:

    How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer

    If you want to backup iPhone contacts to PC to restore them later or import them somewhere else, we know just the product – CopyTrans Contacts.

    CopyTrans Contacts can:

    ⚡ Export contacts to PC in VCF, CSV, XLS, .contact formats.
    ⚡ Import contacts to iPhone;
    ⚡ Transfer contacts between iPhone and cloud accounts;
    ⚡ Save messages to PC as a readable doc;
    ⚡ Export notes and calendars.

    So, here’s how to export contacts from iPhone to PC:

  1. To start with, download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page and install it:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

    If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the installation guide.

  2. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. You will see a loading icon: the program is retrieving all your contacts, messages, calendars and notes. Wait until the loading is completely finished, only then proceed to Step 3.

    ➕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

    The loading icon in CopyTrans Contacts

  3. The iPhone contacts will be listed in the main window.

    How to save contacts from iPhone to computer in CopyTrans Contacts

  4. Select the contacts you wish to copy to your PC and click on Export selected.

    ➕ To select several entries, hold down Ctrl while clicking on each individual contact.
    ➕ To select all contacts at once, check the box on top of the contact list OR press Ctrl+A.

    Click on export selected to copy contacts from iPhone

  5. Choose to Save your address book. Don’t worry, only the contacts you chose will be exported.

    How to backup iPhone contacts to PC

  6. Choose the contact export location on your computer click on OK.

    Select a folder for exporting contacts

  7. You’ve copied iPhone contacts to PC as *.vcf (vCard) contact files. You can now copy your contacts to another iPhone.

    Downloaded contacts from iPhone on PC

Here is how to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC quickly and effectively.

How to copy contacts from iPhone to computer

YouTube tutorial

Learn how to how to download contacts from iPhone to computer in 90 seconds with our video:

How to download contacts from iPhone backup

Good news: even if you realized that some of the contacts are not on your iPhone anymore, there are still ways to get them on board your PC. For this, we developed a program called CopyTrans Backup Extractor.

CopyTrans Backup Extractor can:

✨ Find iPhone backups made with iTunes OR iCloud;
✨ Show you how many contacts you have in each backup;
✨ Extract contacts from any backup to a computer;
✨ Extract your photos, WhatsApp chats, messages, voice memos and more.

Here is how to save contacts from iPhone backup to PC:

  1. To get started with CopyTrans Backup Extractor, download it to your PC:

    Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor

    For installation instructions, follow the installation guide.

  2. Run the program and log in to iCloud if you want to find more backups. Once ready, click “Find Backups”.

    We care about your online safety: your credentials go directly to Apple through a secure SSL connection.

    Find iPhone backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  3. Wait for the backup hunt to be complete. You will see a list of all available backups: choose the one that contains your contacts.

    If you are restoring from iTunes backup, you may be asked for a backup password. What password?

    ☁️ iCloud backups will be marked with a cloud icon and they are never password-protected.

    Enter the iPhone backup password in CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  4. Select Contacts from the list of components, then click on “Next” and select the folder.

    How to download iPhone contacts to computer from a backup

  5. Wait while all your contacts are being unloaded to your PC.

    Extracting iPhone messages to PC with CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  6. Done! Choose “Go to folder” to open the directory with your Contacts.

    See exported contacts in a PC folder

We hope that our guide to transferring contacts from iPhone to computer has helped. If you’d like to share your results or aske more questions, we have a comment section below the post!

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