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To access the contact database that is currently on an iPhone, open iExplorer and connect your iPhone to your computer.
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You should see the Device Overview screen appear. When you create a backup of your iPhone using iTunes, your contacts are saved to your computer, but they get buried deep within various semi-encrypted databases. From the left column, under the Browse iTunes Backups section, select the backup you want to use. Then within that backup select, Contacts. After clicking on Contacts for either an iPhone backup or a currently connected iPhone device, iExplorer will load your address book database.
On the left column, you'll see your contact groups, next there's a column listing all the individual contacts within that group and on the far right are the contact details. Choose an export option from the buttons at the bottom of the window. On a Mac, these exported contacts will go directly into your Contacts app.
On a PC, they are exported as individual vCards, a universal file format which can be imported to any desktop contacts application as well as most online address books or as a singe CSV file which is also a common file format for contacts. Once exported to your computer, you'll be able to then easily migrate the data to Gmail, Outlook and other popular address book databases. Second is the use of iCloud. This method is great for people who like to access the same data across all iMacs, MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and iPods they own, but for others who like more control over their data, Method 1 may be more suitable.
Our final method is great if you need to export only a couple of contacts here and there, but does not compare to TouchCopy and iCloud for bulk exports. You can export individual contacts from your iPhone via email.
How to Export Contacts from iPhone to PC or Mac
In this way, you can quickly email a friend or colleague a contact's details, or even send the email to yourself so that you can access the contact from your computer. Here's how:. As we saw in Method 1, we can use TouchCopy to export contacts from iPhone and import them into Outlook with only 1 click. However, if you used iCloud or email to export iPhone contacts to your computer, you can still import the vCard files into your contacts manager like Outlook or Gmail. For a complete guide, see Microsoft's guide. Let's see how to export contacts to computer Click "Contacts" to view your iPhone Contacts.
Export Contacts from iPhone to PC.