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How to Export Contacts from iCloud Easily and Quickly?

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Francisco Spearman

September 6, 2017 (Updated: November 30, 2017)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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iCloud from Apple provides the chance to upload or create a backup of contents from several devices running on iOS platform, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, calendars, etc. Out of all the relevant categories, contacts play a crucial role, as it keeps private information of our families and friends, like phone numbers, email addresses. Thus backing up them is essential, and iCloud has a huge role to play while exporting the contacts to another device.

Part 1. Export Contacts from iCloud to Computer

iMyFone D-Port Pro is a program, which is capable of creating a backup of everything that is accessible on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in a few simple steps. You can additionally use the backup files to view the content, extract individual data, or export a few files to different devices. Features include exporting data from another iPhone directly, backup files created by iCloud and iTunes. It further identifies over 20 different file formats for quick extraction and export of information.

Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro

  • Export more than 20 types of data from your iPhone’s built-in proprietary apps and the third-party ones that you find in the App Store, such as, contacts. WhatsApp. etc.
  • Fully or partially restore from iTunes/iCloud backup to your iOS devices.
  • You can download the trial version to confirm whether the program is useful for you.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 running on iOS 11/10/9/8/7, etc.

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Step 1: Open the software and connect iPhone to the computer. Under the Extract Data from Backup feature, click Log into iCloud feature. Use your credentials to log into the iCloud account.

log into icloud

Step 2: After signing in, you will view all the available data in your account. From the visible list, choose the recent backup file. Press Next to download the same to the computer.

select icloud backup files

Step 3: In the subsequent screen, you can choose the file format that you are looking for, in this case, the Contacts.

select contact from the data types

Step 4: After completing the scan, it will list the details in order. You can preview the same and press the Extract button to save them to the computer.

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Part 2. Restore Contacts from iCloud to iPhone

After connecting the device and launching the program, and going through the above process, if you are unable to find the specified backup file to restore contacts, then you have to perform the mission manually. Follow the measures below to discover how you can restore contacts:

Step 1: Click the Download iCloud Backup hyperlink. Now, sign into your iCloud account. Here, you will notice all the iCloud backups. Pick the recent one. Press Next button to download the file, and allow the software to scan the file in the background.

download icloud backup

Step 2: After completion of the scan, it will display the contents of the backup file. You can preview contents in the preview screen.

preview icloud backup files

Step 3: Choose Contacts to preview them, and press Restore to save them to your device directly.

restore contacts from icloud

Note: The current version of iMyFone D-Port Pro doesn't support restoring contacts to iPhone, let's stay tunned

Part 3. Export Contacts from iCloud to Google Contacts

Step 1: Head to the iCloud website and log in with your ID and password.

Step 2: From the display screen, choose Contacts options to see the list.

Step 3: Select the first contact in the list, hold the shift key and once again choose the last contact in the list. The process will select all the entities of the contacts available.

Step 4: Now, press the gear symbol that appears at the left corner at the bottom of the screen, and choose Export vCard.

Step 5: A new window opens asking you to choose the location to save the file. Pick an existing folder or create one to save the file.

Step 6: Sign into Google Contacts and log in with credentials.

Step 7: Click the More button that is visible, and choose Import feature.

Step 8: A dialog box pops up mentioning the details. From the same window, click Choose File button, and navigate to the saved vCard file earlier. Hit the Import key and wait for the process to complete.

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Part 4. Export Contacts from iCloud to Outlook

Step 1: Log in to your iCloud account. Choose Contacts, and select the entire list. Press the gear symbol to and select Export vCard option and save them to the computer.

Step 2: Open the MS Outlook program and click the three dots appearing on the left panel.

Step 3: From the appearing list choose “Folders” as the option. It will open the new screen where you will find Contacts to the left side.

Step 4: Click File>Open & Export>Import/Export.

Step 5: In the new screen choose “Import from another program of file” and press Next.

Step 6: Opt for Comma Separated Values in next screen and click Next.

Step 7: Choose “Contacts (this computer only)” option and mark the CSV file to load it successfully to Outlook.

export contacts rom iCloud to outlook


With several options present, exporting or importing contacts from iCloud is made quickly and easily by iMyfone D-Port Pro as you can see from the above procedures. Get your copy today to experience the revolutionary software!  

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