Get phone contact names over to macbook?

npolly0212

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Sep 21, 2015
1,281
336
Hello all, I have a 2013 or 2013 macbook pro that the hard drive crashed on a few months ago. I also have a iPhone 6s+. Sadly I did not have a backup of everything anywhere.

Since I have had a new hard drive put in I have yet to sync my iPhone with my macbook. So anytime I plug it in It tells me it would have to erase and restore the phone in order to sync it with the computer.

I was wondering if there was anyone to avoid having to do so but still manage to get my contacts from my phone onto my computer so that when I use message on my mac it shows names instead of numbers?
 

dwfaust

macrumors 603
Jul 3, 2011
5,483
6,184
Hello all, I have a 2013 or 2013 macbook pro that the hard drive crashed on a few months ago. I also have a iPhone 6s+. Sadly I did not have a backup of everything anywhere.

Since I have had a new hard drive put in I have yet to sync my iPhone with my macbook. So anytime I plug it in It tells me it would have to erase and restore the phone in order to sync it with the computer.

I was wondering if there was anyone to avoid having to do so but still manage to get my contacts from my phone onto my computer so that when I use message on my mac it shows names instead of numbers?
Sync contacts and calendars via your iCloud account.
 

Weaselboy

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
29,180
8,833
California
I was wondering if there was anyone to avoid having to do so but still manage to get my contacts from my phone onto my computer so that when I use message on my mac it shows names instead of numbers?
Search the app store for "vcard export" and you will see some free apps that can export the iPhone contacts to a vcard file. Then form the phone email that file to your Mac and OS X Contacts can import the vcard file.
 

npolly0212

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Sep 21, 2015
1,281
336
Search the app store for "vcard export" and you will see some free apps that can export the iPhone contacts to a vcard file. Then form the phone email that file to your Mac and OS X Contacts can import the vcard file.
Awesome, I appreciate it. gonna test it out after this class
 
  • Like
Reactions: Weaselboy

jsavvy

macrumors regular
Aug 19, 2011
117
95
When you log into iCloud . com on your mac do your contacts show up? If so, you can export all of them to vcards without downloading another program. If not, then you will have to go the other route and download an app on the phone.
 

npolly0212

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Sep 21, 2015
1,281
336
When you log into iCloud . com on your mac do your contacts show up? If so, you can export all of them to vcards without downloading another program. If not, then you will have to go the other route and download an app on the phone.
Search the app store for "vcard export" and you will see some free apps that can export the iPhone contacts to a vcard file. Then form the phone email that file to your Mac and OS X Contacts can import the vcard file.
I just went ahead and used the app and that worked for me! I appreciate the help
 
  • Like
Reactions: Weaselboy