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You keep some or all of your contacts synced with a work Exchange account. You changed jobs or retired and you don’t have access to the Exchange account anymore. You want to transfer the contacts to iCloud but contacts stored in Exchange do not interact with your iCloud account.

Here’s a quick way to copy Exchange contacts to iCloud with all details intact including contact images, numbers and email addresses.

Let’s copy Exchange contacts to iCloud

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, ensure that the Exchange contacts account is enabled and that you can see the Exchange contacts. To do so, navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap on the Exchange account. Next, confirm that the Contacts sync toggle is turned to the ON position iphone exchange contacts settings

  2. Download CopyTrans Contacts Click here to download CopyTrans Contacts

  3. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article

  4. Start CopyTrans Contacts and plug in the iPhone to the PC via the USB cable. The Exchange contacts are listed in the main program window with a star on their right main copytrans contacts window with exchange contacts in view

  5. Connect the iCloud account with CopyTrans Contacts by clicking on “More”, then choosing “Cloud setup” cloud setup in copytrans contacts

  6. Click “+ New connection” then click “iCloud” cloud connect window new connection

  7. Enter the iCloud account username and password and confirm that the “Contacts” box is checked. Then click “Add account” cloud setup window ready to add icloud account

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

  8. Close the Cloud setup window and from the main program window select the Exchange contacts you wish to copy. To select a contact, check the box to the left of the contact. To select all contacts, check the box next to “Contacts” on top exchange contacts selected in main program window

  9. Right-click on the selection and choose “Copy to… > iCloud” copytrans contacts feature to copy contacts to cloud account

The contacts are now in your iCloud account. contacts loaded in icloud account

This is how to copy Exchange contacts to iCloud.

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