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Tutorial to Save Contacts from iPhone to PC, Another iPhone or Android

There are several conditions that you should grasp the skill of how to save contacts from iPhone to other devices. Firstly, if you want to avoid contact loss, you need to save contact backup from iPhone to computer. And if you upgrade to a new iPhone or an Android device, you will have to save entire address book from iPhone to the new phone. But if I ask you how to save contacts from iPhone to PC or another phone suddenly, you may not have the clear solution. Therefore, we will talk about the best ways to save contacts from iPhone to another device in different situations.

Save Contacts from iPhone

Part 1. How to save contacts from iPhone easily via iPhone Transfer

iPhone Transfer is one of the best iPhone transfer software on market. Its key features include:

  • 1. Transfer contacts, music, photos, videos and other documents between iPhone and computer.
  • 2. Move various data, information and files between iPhone and another iPhone.
  • 3. Back up iPhone data to iTunes in on click.
  • 4. Support all iPhone modes, including iPhone X/8/8 Plus, and latest iOS 11.
  • 5. Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X.

In a word, iPhone Transfer could help you solve the problem of how to save contacts from iPhone to another digital device easily.

Check this video tutorial to help you learn how to save contacts from iPhone:

Way 1. Save contacts from iPhone to PC

Step 1. Download and install iPhone contact transfer tool

Download iPhone Transfer to your PC and follow the instruction to complete installation. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

If you have a Mac computer, you can use iPhone Transfer for Mac.

Step 2. Preview iPhone contacts on PC

Launch the iPhone transfer tool and click "Contacts" on left sidebar. Then all current iPhone contacts will show up on detailed panel.

Step 3. Save contacts from iPhone to PC

Decide to save all contacts or certain ones to PC by ticking checkboxes. Finally, "Import/Export" > "Export All/Selected Contacts" > "to Outlook/CSF File/vCard" and pick up a location to save the contacts from iPhone.

iPhone Contacts to Computer

Way 2. Save contacts from iPhone to another iPhone

Step 1. Connect both iPhones to your PC

Hook up both source iPhone and target iPhone to your PC. Launch iPhone Transfer and wait for it detect the two iPhones.

Step 2. Select contacts on source iPhone

Click the "Contacts" option under the source iPhone on left ribbon. Then you can see all contacts on right panel. Select all or any ones you want to save to another iPhone.

Step 3. Save contacts to target iPhone

Click "Import/Export" > "Export All/Selected Contacts" > "X iPhone" to start to move contacts from one iPhone to another iPhone..

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Part 2. How to save contacts from iPhone to Android

iOS and Android are totally different mobile operating systems, which use different encoding and decoding systems. That makes how to save contacts from iPhone to Android more difficult. We identified three easy ways to solve this problem.

Way 1. Save contacts from iPhone to Android via Gmail

Step 1. On your Android phone, go to "Settings" > "Account" and touch "Add account". Tap on "Google" and sign in your Gmail account on prompted screen.

Step 2. Turn to your iPhone, go to "Settings"> "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and press "Gmail". Make sure to sign in the same Gmail account and select "Contacts".

Step 3. Once the two phones connect to Wi-Fi network, they will start syncing contacts.

This way not only saves contacts from iPhone to Android phone, but also backs up contacts to your Google account.

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Check this post to learn more information about how to backup iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Way 2. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Android through iTunes

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone to your computer and run iTunes. When it recognizes your iPhone, go to the "Info" tab.

Step 2. Tick the checkbox next to "Sync Contacts" with and choose "Google Contacts" from the drop-down list. Input your Google account on pop-up dialog to start syncing.

Step 3. When it is done, unlock your Android phone and log in the same Google account to complete saving contacts from iPhone to Android.

This way is suitable to the people who use iTunes to back up and store iPhone contacts locally.

Transfer contacts from iPhone

Way 3. Save contacts from iPhone to Android with iCloud

Step 1. Go to "Settings"> "iCloud", make sure turning on "Contacts" option and tap on "Backup" option. Then touch Back Up Now button to start syncing current contacts to iCloud.

Step 2. Access iCloud web app on your computer and log in your Apple ID. Choose "Contacts" on home page, then click the "gear" icon and hit "Select All". Press the gear again and choose "Export vCard" to download contacts to computer.

Step 3. Visit gmail.com in your browser, unfold the "Mail" menu and choose "Contacts" option. Import the vCard file that you just downloaded by clicking "Import" command in "More" tab.

If you have set auto sync features with your Google account on the Android phone, the contacts will save from iPhone to Android after imported.

Part 3. Import contacts from your SIM card to your iPhone

Generally speaking, your address book could be saved on two places, the SIM card and your mobile phone memory. But iPhone does not support the contacts stored on the SIM card. If you insert the SIM card from an old phone to a new iPhone, you have to import the address book to your iPhone.

Step 1. Insert the SIM card from your old phone into the iPhone.

Step 2. Go to "Settings"> "Contacts" and tap on "Import SIM Contacts".

Step 3. Wait until the import process is done. Go to "Contacts" app and check the contacts imported.

Import contacts from your SIM card

Conclusion

Imagine that you have just got an iPhone X, you must feel great. But how to save contacts from old iPhone to iPhone X? If your iPhone were locked out suddenly, did that mean your address book lost forever? In this tutorial, we talked about how to save contacts from iPhone to computer, another iPhone or Android phone. iPhone Transfer could transfer contacts from iPhone to PC or another iPhone directly, no matter the source iPhone is active or crashed. Of course, you can use iCloud, iTunes or Gmail to sync address book from iPhone to Android. In short, read our guides and move contacts from iPhone to another digital device easily. If you have better methods or any questions, you can leave a message below.

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