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Importing contacts from Outlook on PC to an 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.

Transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud – how to proceed?

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud

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

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

  4. Click on the “Import contacts” button transfer outlook contacts to idevice and then to icloud account

  5. From the small newly-appeared window, select “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)” import outlook contacts directly to icloud

  6. Choose the Outlook contact folder. This is the location from where to import the contacts. Per default this folder is called “Contacts” default outlook contacts folder selected

  7. Grant CopyTrans Contacts access to Outlook and click OK allow access to outlook contacts for 10 minutes

  8. Choose each of the Outlook contacts you wish to transfer to iCloud. To select all contacts, check the box next to ” All contacts” on top select outlook contacts for transfer to icloud

  9. The Outlook contacts are now transferred to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch outlook contacts loaded in iphone ready to be synced to icloud

  10. Next, connect your iCloud account with CopyTrans Contacts. To do so click on the “More” button on the top right and choose “Cloud setup”.

    connect cloud account with copytrans contacts

  11. Click “+ New connection” and then choose “iCloud” add new icloud account window

  12. Enter your iCloud account credentials, make sure that that the box next to “Contacts” is checked and click “Add account” add account button

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

  13. Close the Cloud setup window and select the newly imported contacts. Right-click on the selection and choose “Move to… > iCloud” move iphone contacts to icloud

This moves the newly-imported Outlook contacts from the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch directly to your iCloud account next to any already existing contacts there. outlook contacts transferred to icloud account

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

Transfer Outlook contacts to iCloud – YouTube tutorial

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