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How can I import Outlook contacts to iCloud?
Importing contacts from Outlook to iCloud account was until recently a complicated matter which involved syncing an iOS device to iTunes. Not any more: you can now use CopyTrans Contacts and after a few clicks transfer Outlook contacts to your iCloud account.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Save contacts in a few clicks;
✔️ Manage all iPhone, iCloud, Outlook and Gmail contacts;
✔️ Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;
✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

Exporting Outlook contacts to iCloud

  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 your iOS device to the computer.

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

  4. Click Import contacts and then select Outlook (direct import from Outlook). Exporting Outlook contacts to iCloud

  5. Choose the Outlook contact folder. This is the location from where to import the contacts. By default this folder is called Contacts. Choose the outlook contacts to import

  6. Choose the Outlook contacts you wish to transfer to iCloud. To select all contacts, check the box next to Contacts at the top. Choose the contacts to transfer

  7. The Outlook contacts are now transferred to your iOS device. Imported outlook contacts in CopyTrans Contacts

  8. Next, connect your iCloud account to CopyTrans Contacts. Click More > Cloud setup.Add cloud accounts to CopyTrans Contacts

  9. Click + New connection and then choose iCloud. cloud setup window in copytrans contacts to add new connection

  10. Enter your iCloud account credentials, make sure that the box next to Contacts is checked and click Add account. Enter your iCloud credentials

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

  11. Allow Apple ID sign-in and enter the verification code and click OK. Enter the verification code and click OK

  12. Close the Cloud setup window and select the newly imported contacts. Right-click on the selection and choose Move to… > iCloud. Move outlook contacts to iCloud

This moves the newly-imported Outlook contacts from iOS device directly to your iCloud account next to any already existing contacts there. Imported Outlook contacts to iCloud

This is how easy it is to import Outlook contacts to iCloud.

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💭 CopyTrans Contacts features 💭


✔️ Export contacts to PC
✔️ Import contacts to iPhone
✔️ Move contacts from Android to iPhone


✔️ Back up WhatsApp chats
✔️ Save WhatsApp photos


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


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

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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.