Export iPhone Contacts to CSV Without iTunes

Learn 3 Easy And Effective Solutions To Export iPhone Contacts To CSV Without iTunes!

Do you really want to change your iPhone or just want to export your iPhone contacts as a CSV file on your computer for a backup? If “Yes”, then this article is for you. We have provided three solutions methods that will help you to easily export contacts from iPhone to CSV files without iTunes.

So, let’s begin with user’s practical scenario!

How to transfer iPhone contacts to computer without iTunes

Hi, I have been following the afterdawn forums for a while but have dared to reg and write only now when I have a problem. Here is what my situation is: I have an old iPhone running iOS 4 and wish to migrate to a Galaxy III. I have all my contacts on my iPhone and wish to transfer them to my PC so that I can then import them to my Android.

  1. I do not wish to use my new computer’s iTunes as it will ask me to sync/upgrade my iOS and will wipe my iPhone music – I do not have access to the old computer whose iTunes library was synced with my iPhone’s library
  2. I have a Google account with lots of contacts featuring only email addresses – by no means do I want to merge these contacts with my iPhone’s contacts and I’d rather not create a new Gmail account just for the transfer.
  3. Ultimately, I am looking for a direct way to bring my iPhone contacts to my PC

– Original Post From AfterDawn Discussion Forums

Just like above example, there are several users out there seeking for help on how to export/transfer iPhone contacts to CSV files.

So, without any delay, let me directly provide you those 3 methods to transfer iPhone contacts to CSV files without iTunes.

Additional Reading: 3 Methods To Export or Backup Text SMS From iPhone To PC or Mac

Method 1: Export Contacts From iPhone To CSV Without iTunes

One of the best and recommended methods to export iPhone contacts to CSV without iTunes is to use iPhone Data Recovery software. The name iPhone Data Recovery seems to recover data from iPhone but it also has the feature to export contacts from iPhone to PC or Mac computer in CSV or VCF or HTML file.

This is the best iPhone Contacts Extractor Tool that is available for both Windows and Mac computer.

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Beside exporting contacts from iPhone, this tool also allow you to export other file types as well such as messages, photos, videos, notes, voice memos, calendars, Safari bookmarks and many more data from iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/SE, iPhone 5/4/4S/3GS, etc.

Below follow the steps to export iPhone contacts to CSV files without iTunes by using iPhone Data Recovery software.

Steps To Export iPhone Contacts To CSV File Without iTunes

Whether you are a Windows user or a Mac user, you have to follow the same steps to export contacts from iPhone to computer with iPhone Data Recovery Tool.

Step 1: Run iPhone Data Recovery And Connect Your iPhone

First of all install and run iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and then connect your iPhone to computer via cable. From the software main interface click on “Recover” and then click on Recover from iOS Device, which will allow you to directly scan your iPhone for data on it and export it to computer.

Step 2: Scan Your iPhone For Contacts

Click on ‘Start Scan’, it will start scanning your iPhone for data on it.

Step 3: Export iPhone Contacts As a CSV File

Once the scanning process gets complete, you can preview all data. For contacts, check mark it by selecting Contacts on the left. Finally, click on “Recover to Computer” to export it to your computer. You can either export your contacts in CSV file format or in VCF or HTML file format.

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Method 2: Export Contacts From iPhone To CSV Using iCloud

This is another method that will help you to export iPhone contacts to CSV using iCloud.

However, this method will only work, if you have synced your contacts to iCloud. If you haven’t sync your contacts to iCloud then this method will not work. So, first sync your iPhone contacts to Icloud and then follow the below steps:

Step 1: Visit icloud.com through web browser and login to your iCloud account.

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Step 2: Click “Contacts”.

Step 3: Wait for some time to allow contacts to load. Now click “Settings” icon located at the left bottom. Click “Select All” and then click on ‘Settings’ icon again and click on “Export vCard”.

Step 4: A vCard file will get downloaded to your computer. Now visit:  http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert. Click on “Choose File” button and select the vCard file that you have just downloaded. Now select the following options:

  • Format: choose CSV, choose Comma, enable Add Header Line
  • Encoding: choose Unicode (UTF-8)
  • Filter: don’t change anything
  • Modifications: don’t change anything

Finally, click on “Convert” button to start export iPhone contacts into Excel file – CSV or XLS.

Step 5: A CSV files will get download to your computer.

And now you can open CSV files in MS Excel. You can even save it as XLS file format if you want to.

Additional Reading: Methods to Export Notes from iPhone to PC/Mac

Method 3: Export Contacts From iPhone To CSV Using SA Contacts Lite

Another method to export iPhone contacts to CSV without iTunes is to use SA Contacts Lite app. This app is available in App store. This app will help you to export iPhone contacts (requires iOS 8 or later) to CSV or Excel without iTunes. Additionally, this app allows you to free export iPhone contacts to CSV.

This app can be used to export and import contacts in different file formats. Below follow the steps to export iPhone contacts to CSV file:

Step 1: First of all download the SA Contacts Lite app from the App store and then launch it.

Step 2: Tap on “Start” and follow the onscreen steps. SA Contacts Lite will then send all of your contacts in zip file.

Step 3: You have option to send contacts via email, USB or tap More to send the contacts to Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and other apps.

Step 4: Now check your email or cloud storage to export iPhone contacts to CSV or Excel file.

Conclusion

So, those were the three methods that you can follow to export your iPhone contacts to CSV file without iTunes. However, if you are looking for easy and quick solution to export iPhone contacts to CSV file without iTunes, then it is strongly recommended that you must use iPhone Data Recovery software.

3 Methods To Export iPhone Contacts To CSV Without iTunes
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3 Methods To Export iPhone Contacts To CSV Without iTunes. 1: Exports Contacts From iPhone To CSV Without iTunes. 2: Exports Contacts From iPhone To CSV Using iCloud. 3: Exports Contacts From iPhone To CSV Using SA Contacts Lite.
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