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Import Outlook contacts to iPhone

Two ways of importing Outlook contacts to iPhone

Automatically
import Outlook contacts to iPhone

Transfer your contacts in just a couple of seconds.

Manually
import Outlook contacts to iPhone

Get more control of which contacts you want to import.

Both ways allow you to import Outlook contacts to iPhone without iTunes and without the risk of deleting any contacts already saved on your device.

All the contact info will be retained, including contact pictures, phone numbers, email addresses, company info, notes, etc.

These ways to sync Outlook contacts with iPhone will work for Outlook version 2003 and above, on any iOS device.


Transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone

Automatic transfer | Quick way

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Contacts.Download CopyTrans Contacts
  2. If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, refer to the installation guide.
  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts on your computer and connect your iPhone. Tap on “Import contacts”.
  4. Import outlook contacts to iPhone

  5. In the next window, select “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)”.
  6. Select Outlook button to transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone

    If the button is greyed out, you either don’t have Outlook installed on your PC or it is a very old version. In this case, go with the second option.

  7. Select the Outlook contact folder from which to import contacts to the iPhone. By default, your Outlook contacts are located in the “Contacts” folder. Click on “OK”.
  8. Select Outlook contacts folder

  9. Select the contacts you want to import to the iPhone.
    Once ready, click on “Import selected contacts from Outlook”.
  10. Choose Outlook contacts to import to iPhone

    • Select individual contacts by checking the box next to each entry.
    • Check the box next to “All contacts” to select all.
    • Search for a particular contact by using the “Search…” box at the top.

  11. Your Outlook contacts are now imported to your iPhone and will be displayed by CopyTrans Contacts.
  12. Outlook contacts imported to iPhone


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Transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone

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Export contacts from Outlook

Manual transfer | Controlled way

  1. First, you will need to export Outlook contacts to a CSV file.
    To do so in Outlook 2016 or later, go to File ➔ Open and Export ➔ Import⁄Export.
  2. Export contacts from Outlook 2019

  3. The Import and Export Wizard window will pop up.
    Choose “Export to a file” and click on “Next”.
  4. Export Outlook contacts to iPhone as a file

  5. Then select “Comma Separated Values” and click on “Next”.
  6. Comma Separated Values option

  7. Select the Outlook contacts folder to export. The default folder is called “Contacts”.
  8. Select Outlook contacts folder

  9. Select a folder where to save the file and click on “Next”.
  10. Save CSV file to your PC

  11. Click on “Finish”.
  12. Click Finish to export contacts from Outlook


Export Outlook contacts to iPhone

  1. The next step is to import the CSV file to your iPhone.
    You’ll need to use CopyTrans Contacts for this purpose. Download and install CopyTrans Contacts.Download CopyTrans Contacts
  2. Now run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone to the PC.
  3. In CopyTrans Contacts, click on the “Import contacts” button.
  4. Import button to transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone

  5. Select “From a file (all contact formats)”.
  6. Select From a file option

  7. Navigate to the location where you saved your Outlook CSV contact file, select the file and click on “Open”.
  8. Select CSV file

  9. Choose the contacts you would like to transfer.
  10. Select Outlook contacts to transfer to iPhone

  11. That’s it! CopyTrans Contacts automatically transfers the contacts to your iPhone.
  12. Outlook contacts transferred to iPhone with CopyTrans Contacts


Export contacts from Outlook

YouTube guide

This is how to transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone in just a few quick steps using CopyTrans Contacts.

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