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If you’re changing employers but don’t want to lose all of your work contacts, you will need to make a backup of your data. As one option, you may want to move Exchange contacts to iCloud. Or maybe, transfer contacts from Exchange to iPhone?

Both tasks becomes really easy with CopyTrans Contacts, which enables you to:

  • Edit or delete any contact on iPhone.
  • Transfer contacts between iPhone and cloud accounts.
  • Export your SMS or WhatsApp messages to computer in a readable format.
  • Sync calendars between iPhone, Outlook and Google accounts.
  • Export iPhone notes to PC.

For CopyTrans Contacts, syncing your Exchange contacts with iCloud is as easy as pie! It will sync all contact entries along with contact images, numbers and email addresses.

How to move Exchange contacts to iCloud

  1. First, make sure you can see Exchange contacts on your iPhone.

    Navigate to Settings > Contacts > Accounts > Exchange. Next, set the toggle next to Contacts to ON.

    iPhone Exchange contact settings

  2. Download and install CopyTrans Contacts:

    Get CopyTrans Contacts

    If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please see our installation tips.

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone to PC. Wait until all your data is fully loaded.

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

    The loading icon in CopyTrans Contacts

  4. The Exchange contacts will be listed in the main program window with a star on the right.

    Main CopyTrans Contacts window with Exchange contacts in view

  5. Connect your iCloud account in CopyTrans Contacts: More > Cloud setup.

    Cloud setup in CopyTrans Contacts

  6. Click on New connection > iCloud.

    Cloud connect window new connection

  7. Enter your iCloud username and password, ticking the “Contacts” checkbox. Then click on Add account.

    Your credentials go directly to Apple through a secure SSL connection.

    Cloud setup window ready to add iCloud account

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your iCloud account, please read this troubleshooting article.

  8. As soon as the connection is established, return to the main screen. Select the Exchange contacts you wish to copy.

    ➕ 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.

    Exchange contacts selected in the main program window

  9. Right-click on the selection and choose “Copy to… > iCloud”

    ➕ To transfer contacts from Exchange to iPhone, just choose Device.

    Copy Exchange contacts to iCloud with CopyTrans Contacts

That’s it! You have succesfully copied Exchange contacts to an Cloud account.

Contacts loaded in iCloud account

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.