Can I transfer my iPhone's contacts to my macbook?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Unlockboot4s, May 27, 2012.

  1. Unlockboot4s macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2012
    I want to copy the contacts on my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 to my macbook's address book, is there a clear way to do this?
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    yes, in itunes go to the info page, check sync adress book contacts
  3. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
  4. ocool macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    but can u just sync the contacts without the iphone data itself...
  5. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Also would vote for iCloud ... Keeps it nice in sync across devices. This way I keep my iMac, MBA and iPads aligned.
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
  7. abentemaliyo macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2013
    Re: Can I transfer my iPhone's contacts to my macbook?

    Surely, you can.

    I guess the only good way is to connect to iTunes and sync. In sync settings, uncheck everything but Contacts. Sync contacts with Windows Contacts. When you get your new iPhone, connect it to iTunes and check its Contacts sync with Windows Contacts again. That should not affect your music (I guess) and backup your contacts too.
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    iCloud is a lot easier; as it updates over the air automatically. Install the iCloud application for windows if you dont have a mac.
  9. sjpapa macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2014
    With Mavericks No more Sync Contacts with iTunes

    I find this a huge draw back!

    It is not possible to sync contacts between iPhone and Mac via iTunes on Mac OS 10.9. Syncing is only possible via iCloud.

    Apple tries to lure us into iCloud. Its practical, but why should I publish all my contacts to Apple?
  10. Jernigan, Oct 13, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015

    Jernigan macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2015
    You can import contacts from iPhone to mac, which is selected under the Info tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.
    To sync Contacts between iTunes and an iPhone, get your USB cable and open iTunes. From there - type sync contacts into the help menu search field and iTunes help will walk you through the setup. With a few clicks, you should be at a window like this and can turn on the sync for that device.
    Or get another app FonePaw iOS Transfer to quickly transfer contacts.

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