How to Export iPhone Contacts to a VCF/vCards

Bhavya Kaushik

Aug 30, 2023 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Want to export your iPhone contacts to vCards (.vcf) as a backup? Or just want to export your contact list from the iTunes backup or form your iCloud backup, for you lost your iPhone? Whatever you want, this article here is about to tell you how to export contacts from iPhone (iOS 9 supported) to vCards or VCF files.

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1.Extract Contacts from iPhone to CSV

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer

Before doing anything else, connect your iPhone to the computer, and run the program. Then you'll get a main interface below for iPhone.

connect iphone

Step 2 Scan your iPhone for contacts on it

Choose the file type "Contacts",and click the "Start Scan" button on the main window. Then Dr.Fone will begin to scan your iPhone automatically.

Scan iphone contacts

Step 3 Export iPhone contacts to vCard/VCF file

When the program finishes the scan, it will give you back a scan report. In the report, all data on your iPhone are displayed in categories, choose category "Contacts", preview them to have a check. To export iPhone contacts to vCard, select them and click "Recover to Computer". You can easily export them to your computer as a VCF file.

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2.Export iPhone Contacts to VCF/vCard from iTunes backup

Step 1 Choose the iTunes backup to extract

When you're here, click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the primary window after you run the program. Then you'll get a window below. All your iTunes backup files on your computer have been found out. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to begin extracting it.

choose itunes backup file

Step 2 Extract iPhone backup contacts to VCF/vCard

The scan will cost you a few seconds. After that, all data on your iPhone (iOS 9 supported) will be extracted and displayed in categories. Click "Contacts" to check your contacts and click "Recover to Computer" export them as a vCard/VCF file on your computer.

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3.Export iPhone Contacts to VCF/vCard from iCloud backup

Step 1 Log in your iCloud account

After launching Dr.Fone on your computer,click "Recover from iCloud Backup File".Then log in your iCloud account.

choose mode

Step 2 Download iCloud backup file

After you have logged in your iCloud,Dr.Fone will show all iCloud backup file here,you need choose the one which you want to recover,then click "Download" button.

choose backup file to download

Step 3 Choose the file type to scan

When downloaded is finished,you can scan your backup data now,to save time,just choose file type "Contacts",and then click "Next",Dr.Fone now is scanning your backup data.Just wait some minutes.

choose contacts to scan

Step 4 Export your iCloud contact to computer

After scanning finished,click the category "Contacts" on left and preview the contents which you want to export,then click "Recover to Computer" to export the contacts as a vCard/VCF file on your computer.

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