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There is no Thunderbird app for iOS, but you can easily import contacts to Thunderbird using CopyTrans Contacts.

Here is how to sync iPhone contacts with Thunderbird Address Book in two steps:

  1. Export iPhone contacts to a VCF file.
  2. Import contacts to Thunderbird.

Export iPhone contacts to a VCF file

The first thing to do if you want to sync iPhone contacts with Thunderbird Address Book is to prepare a VCF file with contacts from your iPhone. Here is how to do it:

  1. First of all, download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Export iPhone Contacts to Thunderbird

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

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Your iPhone contacts will appear in the main window.CopyTrans Contacts main interface with iPhone contacts

  4. After that, select the contacts you wish to export from the contact list, click on Export selected, then select Thunderbird (single .vcf file).

    To export all iPhone contacts to Thunderbird, tick the checkbox next to Contacts. To export a limited number of contacts, tick the checkbox next to each contact.
    Exporting iPhone contacts to Thunderbird in CopyTrans Contacts

  5. On your PC, navigate to the location where you want to place your iPhone contacts and click OK.

    If you are not sure where to export your iPhone contacts to, simply put them on your Desktop.

  6. Your contacts will now be exported to a single vCard file in the folder of your choice.

CopyTrans Contacts features:


✔️ Back up iPhone SMS messages
✔️ Export iPhone SMS to PDF


✔️ Sync iPhone calendar with Outlook
✔️ Copy Outlook calendar with iPhone


✔️ Back up WhatsApp chats
✔️ Save WhatsApp photos


✔️ Export iPhone contacts to PC
✔️ Import contacts to iPhone
✔️ Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone
✔️ Move contacts from Android to iPhone
✔️ Sync Outlook contacts with iPhone

Thunderbird import contacts

Now it’s time to import your address book to Thunderbird:

  1. Run Thunderbird and navigate to Tools > Import.Thunderbird import contacts

  2. Launch the wizard by selecting Address Books and clicking on Next.How to import contacts into Thunderbird

  3. Then, select the vCard file and click on Next.Selecting vCard file format

  4. Find the VCF file with your iPhone contacts and click on Open.Opening a vCard file to import contacts to Thunderbird

  5. Finally, click on Finish and it’s done! Your contacts have been successfully imported to Mozilla Thunderbird Address Book.iPhone contacts exported to Thunderbird

You can see your imported contacts in Thunderbird by clicking on the Address Book button in the main program window.

Note: Thunderbird does not support importing contact photos and birthday dates.

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