How to Backup or Transfer iPhone Contacts to PC without iTunes or iCloud
By: Johanna Parker
Posted In: iPhone Tutorials & Tips
There is no doubt contacts are the most valuable part of our phone and what we care most about preserving and backing up. It is a hard reality that, unlike other smartphones, Apple iPhone does not allow users to copy their contacts on the SIM card. You can only copy them on your phone and then back them up on your PC. But, how can you backup or transfer iPhone contacts to PC?
You can easily use iTunes to sync your iPhone contacts with Gmail, Outlook, or Windows Contacts. Now, since the iOS 5 and iOS 6 updates, you can also keep your iPhone Address Book in iCloud. However, not everyone wants to use these techniques and maybe just wants to keep a backup of their iPhone contacts to PC.
So, are you also looking for a solution to transfer contacts to PC without using services like iCloud? You’re in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn how to transfer iPhone contacts to PC using a third party program named iPhone Contacts to Computer Transfer. Download iPhone Contacts to Computer Transfer free and refer to the following steps to backup your iPhone contacts to PC:
Step 1: Launch the program and connect your iPhone to PC
Obviously, the first thing you are going to need to do is download the iPhone Contacts to Computer Transfer program. Once you have downloaded and installed it, you just have to execute the program. Then, you are going to connect the device (your iPhone or iPad) to your computer. The program should automatically recognize the device and display the device's information in a user interface.
Note: Close the iTunes software; otherwise, iPhone Contact to Computer Transfer will not work properly.
Step 2: Transfer iPhone Contacts to PC
This application can be used to export/transfer your contact list from your device to your computer. In order to do this, you simply need to select the contacts you want to export and click the button labeled "export contacts to computer," which can also be found at the bottom of the screen. That’s it; all the selected iPhone contacts will be transferred to your PC in .vCard or .CSV file format.
Tip: If you want to create separate vCard contact file for each selected iPhone contact, choose the 2nd option "Export to vCard Files (.vcf) for Outlook and Windows Contacts" and in case if you want to save all the selected iPhone contacts in a single vCard file, please choose 3rd option Export to vCard Single File for Other Address Books.
Backing up iPhone Contacts
On the far left side, you should see the option "contacts" that you can select. Once selected, all of your contacts should appear in a list on the right. Then, you can check all of the contacts you want to keep and click the button labeled "backup all contacts," which can be found at the bottom of the screen.
Note: You can go to Backup Files section any times to restore contacts back to your iPhone.
Import Contacts to new iPhone
- Users can also use this application to import contacts from their computer to their device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch). In order to do this, you need to select the contacts you want to import from the computer. Then, you can select the button labeled "import contacts to device" which can be found at the bottom of the screen.
Note: If you are looking for a complete iPhone file transfer utility to transfer iPhone files such as video, photos, music, and eBooks including contacts to your PC, check out the iPhone to PC Transfer Tool.
Video Tutorial on How to Copy/Backup iPhone Contacts to PC