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Whether you want to remove your private information from iCloud or simply bring contacts to PC, learn how easy it is to export iCloud contacts to Outlook in one go.

iCloud allows you to export contacts to a single VCF file. The problem is Outlook will only import the first contact from this VCF file. It’s an Outlook limitation that you can easily go around by following the steps below. Let’s begin.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Manage all iPhone, iCloud, Outlook and Gmail contacts;
✔️ Works with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
✔️ Save contacts in a few clicks;
✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;


Sync iCloud contacts with Outlook

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts. Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the PC.

    💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    Loading icon CopyTrans Contacts

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

  4. To see all the iCloud contacts, connect to your iCloud account. Click More > Cloud setup.
    Add cloud accounts to CopyTrans Contacts

  5. Now click +New connection > iCloud. cloud setup window in copytrans contacts to add new connection

  6. Enter your iCloud account credentials and make sure that the Contacts box is checked. Click Add account. window to add icloud account to copytrans contacts

    NOTE: If you experience trouble connecting your iCloud account, please read how to set iCloud account.

  7. CopyTrans Contacts will list all iCloud contacts.iCloud contacts listed in main program window

  8. Select the iCloud contacts you wish to export to Outlook by checking the box next to each contact. To select all contacts at once, check the Contacts box on top. iCloud contacts selected in CopyTrans Contacts

  9. Click Export selected. Export selected cloud contacts button

  10. Choose Outlook (direct export to Outlook).
    sync icloud contacts with outlook 2016

  11. Select the folder where to transfer the iCloud contacts to and click OK. popup displaying outlook contacts folder

  12. If prompted, grant CopyTrans Contacts access to Outlook by clicking Yes. outlook access prompt window

  13. CopyTrans Contacts compares your contact lists in Outlook with the one you are about to import. Once it detects duplicates, the following window appears prompting you to choose what you would like to do with such contacts. Export to Outlook. Choose what you would like to do with the duplicates.

  14. The selected iCloud contacts are now transferred to Outlook on your PC.Contacts successfully exported message

This is how to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook 2016 or with other versions. Sync iCloud contacts with Outlook

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