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This article explains how to directly import selected multiple iPhone contacts to iCloud.

If you would like to import iPhone contacts to a third-party iCloud account or if you simply wish to import third-party contacts to your own iCloud account you might not want to necessarily sync your iPhone with another person’s iCloud account.

In order to import contacts to iCloud without the need to sync your iPhone with a third-party iCloud account, follow the below directions:

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

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

  3. Start the program and connect the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You will see the iPhone contacts load. local iphone contacts shown in main copytrans contacts window

  4. From the top right, click “More” and select “Cloud setup” connect icloud account in copytrans contacts

  5. In order to be able to import the iPhone contacts to iCloud, you would first need to connect the iCloud account with CopyTrans Contacts. To do so, click “+ New connection” and then select “iCloud” click to connect icloud contacts account with copytrans contacts

  6. Enter the Apple ID and password associated with the iCloud account, make sure that the box next to “Contacts” it checked and click “Add account” enter username and password to connect cloud contact account

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

  7. Close the “Cloud setup” window cloud setup window showing connected icloud account

  8. Select all the iPhone contacts you wish to import to iCloud. To select multiple contacts check the box next to each entry. To select all contacts at once, check the box next to “Contacts” import selected iphone contacts to icloud

  9. Right-click on the selection and choose “Move to… > iCloud” transfer iphone contacts to icloud

  10. All selected contacts are imported to the selected iCloud account. A small cloud icon appears next to these contacts icloud contacts shown in main copytrans contacts window

  11. The iPhone contacts have successfully been imported to iCloud icloud contacts seen in icloud.com

This is an easy way to import contacts to iCloud without the need to sync your iPhone to iCloud.

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