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How to Export iPhone Contacts to .CSV (Excel) or .vCard File Formats

by Edwin Liu | June 2, 2013 16:24 PM
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What’s the most important function of a mobile phone do you think? Sending messages? Or making telephone calls? No matter which one you prefer, the basic information you need is, Contacts. As the contacts are so significant, its safety is paid much attention by all the mobile phone users, especially by iPhone users.

We all know that, unlike other smartphones, iPhone doesn’t allow users to copy contacts on the SIM card. Although iTunes can help backup them, they are still unreadable on the computer for some file format problems, unless you restore the whole backup contents to your iPhone.

If you want to copy your iPhone contacts to your computer in a readable format, so that you can access and use it as you wish. Don’t worry, now I will introduce you a useful software, 4Media iPad Max Platinum. With it, you can easily export contacts from your iPhone to local hard drive in .CSV, .vCard and other readable file formats. Also it can transfer all kinds of files in your iPhone including music, photos, videos, messages, etc. to your computer. And all the iPhone series such as iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S to the latest iPhone 5, and other iOS devices are also available in it.

Now I will show you how to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC on 4Media iPad Max Platinum for Windows version, Mac users can go to download 4Media iPad Max Platinum for Mac version. And their operating process are similar, you can refer to the following steps:  



  1. Launch this program in your PC. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable, or make them under the same network through Wi-Fi. Then the application will recognize your iPhone automatically and show its information such as Type, Capacity, Version, etc. on the right interface.

  2. Click the "Contacts" which you want to export contacts to local in the left directory.
  3. Select the contacts you can to transfer in the right interface, then click "Export Contacts to Computer" button, choose "Export to .csv File " or "Export to .vCard File(s)(.vcf) " option, and locate the target folder in the dialog box that appears, then start exporting.

Tip: You can also import contacts from computer to iPhone through clicking “Import Contacts to Device” button.


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