By Lena / Last Updated February 8, 2020

Why Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iTunes?

It’s a wise idea to backup iPhone contacts regularly. In this case, if you lose some important contacts unfortunately, you can get them back quickly. Actually, iTunes can help us only sync contacts to computer and the backup files are readable, you can click Info > check the box “Sync Contacts with” > select “Windows Contacts” or “Outlook” > check All Contacts > click the Sync button to make it.

However, for anyone who is not familiar with iTunes may feel a little bit complicated. Or you may prefer one no-iTunes way for some other reasons. Just keep reading to learn three other methods to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes.

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer without iTunes?

Besides using iTunes, there are three other methods can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to computer: if you prefer the easiest way for iPhone contacts backup and restore, then mBackupper is the best choice; if you have enough storage plan and a good Internet connection, then you can take assistance of iCloud; if you only need to transfer one or two contacts, then just send an email to yourself.

Tip 1. Backup Contacts from iPhone to Computer via mBackupper

mBackupper is one free iPhone transfer and backup tool for Windows PCs. It can help you backup contacts, messages, photos and more in an easy way.

★ It lets you backup contacts selectively or all at once.

★ It allows you to check the backup files anytime you want.

★ It will not erase any existed data during or after the restore.

The tool is compatible with every leading iOS device, including the new iPhone 11 with the latest iOS version. Download the tool on your PC and follow the steps below to backup your iPhone contacts to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Tap “Trust” to give your computer access to your iPhone.

Step 2. Choose Custom Backup option > Choose Contacts option.

Choose Contacts

Step 3. Here you can choose the contacts you want to backup > Click OK to confirm.

Preview And Select Contacs

Step 4. Finally, choose the backup path and click Start Backup.

Start Backup Contacts

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 files. You can even choose to restore the contacts to other iDevices with no effort.

Tip 2. Copy Contacts from iPhone to Computer via iCloud

You can also try iCloud if you want to copy contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes. First, you should turn on Contacts sync to sync iPhone contacts to iCloud server and then go to iCloud.com to download the contacts to your computer. To enable contacts sync, go to Settings on iPhone > tap your name > iCloud > toggle on the Contacts option.

Step 1. Open a browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com > Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Choose Contacts from the list of provided services.

Step 3. Click the gear icon in the lower-left corner > Click Select All if you want to export all contacts. You can also use Shift or Ctrl to only select the contacts you need.

Step 4. Click the gear icon again > Choose Export vCard... to save the contacts to your computer.

Export Iphone Contacts To Vcard

You can now check the exported contacts on your computer. If you want to save the contacts as CSV file that can be opened with a spreadsheet app like Microsoft Excel, then you can visit http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/ to export iPhone contacts to CSV file.

Choose the file you just exported > Confirm other options > Click convert to make it.

Csv Converter Website

Format: choose CSV, choose Comma, and enable Add Header Line

Encoding: choose Unicode (UTF-8

Filter: don’t change anything

Modifications: don’t change anything

Tip 3. Import Contacts from iPhone to Computer via Email

If you only need to transfer one or several contacts, then you can send yourself an email and check the mail on your computer. For anyone who wants to transfer multiple or all contacts at once, please try Tip 1 to get the one-click way.

Step 1. Open Contacts on your iPhone > Find and click the contact you need.

Step 2. Click Share Contact option > Choose Mail.

Step 3. The contact will be attached as .vcf format in email > Enter your email address and send it.

Step 4. Check the email and download the VCF attachment on your computer.

Conclusion

That’s all for how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes. If you prefer the direct way to backup your contacts, then mBackupper is the best way to go. It can help you backup all or selected contacts to computer in only a few clicks. Besides, if necessary, you can choose to restore the contacts back to your iPhone without any data loss.