By Lena / Last Updated March 20, 2020

Why Do You want to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iCloud?

We can get in touch with other people in no time by sending a message or making a phone call. The phone number is needed no matter which way you choose. You definitely do not want to lose the contacts due to various reasons because you can imagine that it would be difficult to rebuild them. So you tend to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer as backup.

You’ve already known that you can first sync iPhone contacts to iCloud and then go to to export contacts to computer. However, you find the iPhone contacts not syncing to iCloud properly even though everything seems to be perfectly configured. Instead of struggling with iCloud, now you prefer a no-iCloud way to make it and you’ve come to the right page. Keep reading to see how to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC without iCloud.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iCloud?

There are two methods that can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iCloud. If you want to transfer multiple or all contacts, then you can choose iTunes to help you. If you want to copy one or several contacts, just email the contact to yourself.

Method 1. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iCloud but via iTunes

You may know that iTunes can help us backup all iPhone content to computer. Actually, it also offers the option to help you only export iPhone contacts. You can choose to export the iPhone contacts to Outlook or Windows Contacts based on your needs.

1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Usually, the iTunes will open automatically when you plug in your iPhone, if not, open iTunes by yourself.

3. Click the Device tab > Click the Info option.

4. Check the box “Sync Contacts with” > Select “Windows Contacts” or “Outlook”.

5. Click “All contacts” if you want to sync all the contacts of iPhone or click “Selected groups” if you wish to sync only selected contacts from a group.

6. Click the Sync button to start transferring iPhone contacts to computer.

Sync Contacts with Itunes

◆ If you choose to sync iPhone contacts to Outlook, you can open Outlook and click the Contacts tab to check the iPhone contacts.

◆ If you choose to sync iPhone contacts to Windows Contacts option, you can find the Contacts folder under the username folder. You can choose to copy the folder to another place or print out the iPhone contacts. You can also convert it to CSV format so that you can open it as a spreadsheet:

  • Double-click to open the Contacts folder > Click Export option > Select CSV (Comma Separated Values) > Click Export > Name the CSV file > Click Browse to choose a path to save it > Click Next > Choose the fields you wish you export > Click Finish.

Method 2. Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iCloud but via Email

This method is recommended when you need to export one or two contacts because you can only send one contact at a time. First send yourself an email with the contact attachment and then download the contacts to computer.

1. Go to Contacts on your iPhone > Find and click the contact you want to transfer to computer.

2. Click Share Contact and choose Mail.

3. You will find the contact will be attached as .vcf (vCard) format in email > Enter your email address and send it.

Email iPhone Contacts

4. Check the email on your computer and download the attachment on your PC.

5. Repeat the step if you want to transfer more contacts.

Tip: An Easy Way to Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer

From the above, you know how to transfer iPhone contacts to computer without iCloud. Now you have a copy of your contacts, then you may wonder how to put the contacts back to iPhone? Well, you can choose to import the contacts to iCloud server via and turn on Contacts sync on iPhone. However, because of unknown reasons, the iCloud syncing may not work properly. So is there an easy way to make it?

To make things easy, one free iPhone backup manager named AOMEI MBackupper is recommended here. It can help you backup iPhone contacts to computer quickly and also offers a safe way to restore the backup files to iPhone.

★ Selectively Backup – It lets you preview and select the contacts you want to backup.
★ Check Backup Files Any Time – It allows you to view the backup contacts anytime you want.
★ Flexible Restore – It enables you to restore selected contacts to any iPhone, iPad, iPod.
★ No Data Loss During Restore – It will not erase any existing contacts or other data on the device.
★ Supports More Files – Besides contacts, it also supports messages, photos, music, videos, etc.

This tool supports most iPhone models including iPhone 4/5/5s/6/6s/7/8/X/XR/XS/11. How about give it a try? First download the tool on computer and follow the steps below to backup your contacts.

1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable > Tap “Trust” on the home screen to give your computer access to your iPhone.

2. Click Custom Backup option > Click Contacts icon to view and select the contacts you want to backup > Click OK to continue.

Preview and Select Contacts

3. Select the storage path to save your contacts > Click Start Backup button to make it.

Start Backup Contacts

4. When the process is finished, you can check the backup task on the Backup Management screen. Here you can choose to locate, browse, restore or delete the backup contacts.

View Contacts Backup


That’s all for how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iCloud. You can use iTunes to export multiple contacts or save several contacts by sending yourself an email. If you have any questions or problems, leave a comment below and we will reply to you as soon as possible.