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Backup iPhone contacts to PC/Mac with Wondershare Dr.Fone

Under some situations, you may need to transfer contacts from your iPhone to PC or Mac, perhaps for better management. When you have to complete this task, do you have any idea about how to do it? If not, this article will show you a brilliant way to solve it. If yes, of course, you can follow the guide to see if this method is better than yours.

OK, let’s get down to business. To make your dream come true, you need to find a professional third-party tool. We here highly recommend you to try Wodershare Dr.Fone for iOS. In this way, you can either using iTunes to sync or backup contacts from your iPhone directly, and then run Wondershare Dr.Fone to extract the backup and store your contacts selectively. There are two parts below.

Download Dr.fone for iOS Win Version Download Dr.fone for iOS Mac Version


Part 1: Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC or Mac directly

Step 1: Set up connection between iPhone and PC

After running Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS, you are supposed to set up the connection between iPhone and PC via a USB cable. In the following, we will take iPhone 4 as an example.
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Step 2: Start scanning your iPhone 4

When the main window appears, follow the description it shows and begin entering the scanning mode. Follow the steps below will lead to the same result as well:

  • Turn to your iPhone and hit “Start” button.
  • Press “Power” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • In 10 seconds, keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds, but release “Power”.

It doesn’t matter if you failed. You can try it again. Once you entered, Dr. Fone will start scanning your iPhone 5S automatically. Well, if you are holding iPhone 5S/5C/5 or iPhone 4S, you don’t have to do so. You only need to hit the “Start” button on the main window and this tool will complete the left task for you.
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Step 3: Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC or Mac

When the scan is over, you will see your iPhone data listed in clear categories. One thing you may like to know is that the data presented here contains not only the one on your iPhone, but also those recently deleted from your iPhone. To distinguish them clearly, you can turn on “Only display the deleted items” at the top. Then you can select “Contacts” or only the items you want, and hit “Recover” to store them on your PC. You will find the data saved in three formats: HTML, VCF and CSV.
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Part 2: Move iPhone contacts to Windows PC/Mac from iTunes backup

This part is going to show you how to move your iPhone contacts to Windows PC or Mac by extracting iTunes backup, and it is accessible to all iPhone users.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone with iTunes

Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone with the PC. Launch iTunes to sync your iPhone and to generate a backup file.

Step 2: Begin to scan your iPhone

We here use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) as an example. Launch this tool on your Mac, and a main interface will pop up. Switch to the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option on the top. Then the iTunes backup file will be shown. Click it and press “Start Scan” to extract it.
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Step 3: Preview before transferring iPhone contacts to Windows PC/ Mac

When the extracting is over, all the contacts included in the iTunes backup file will be displayed in detail. Then preview them one by one. Tick “Contacts” and click the “Recover” button, your iPhone contacts will be saved on your PC.
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Download Dr.fone for iOS Win Version Download Dr.fone for iOS Mac Version