How to Extract iPhone Contacts to vCard/VCF

Regularly backing up your iPhone contacts is a good habit. You will never lose all your contacts in case your iPhone is lost or broken. We know that iTunes can do backups when we sync iPhone with it (find and view itunes backup). But, the backup file is inaccessible, and it doesn't allow you to read it in any way. If you can extract iPhone contacts to VCF/vCard, you can easily read and edit it.

To extract iPhone contacts as vCard (VCF) file, you can try this tool. dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery.It extracts contacts from iPhone or iTunes backup to a VCF/vCard File.

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Part 1: Extract iPhone contacts to vCard/VCF from iTunes backup

Step 1 Choose the iPhone backup to extract

To extract iPhone backup contacts, you need to sync your iPhone with iTunes first. Then run the program and go to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top. Here your iPhone backup files will be scanned and listed. Choose the one with a fresh date and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

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Note: Don't connect your iPhone to the computer when doing this. iTunes will update the latest backup if you synced your iPhone with it after the connection.

Step 2 Extract iPhone backup contacts to VCF/vCard

More than contacts, all contents in the backup will be extracted after the scan. You can preview them all in the scan result shown below. Check your contacts and click "Recover to Computer". You can save them as a vCard/VCF file on your computer. Moreover, dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery lets you extract iPhone contacts as a CSV or HTML file.

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Part 2: Extract contacts from iPhone to vCard/VCF File

Step 1 Scan your iPhone for contacts

If you don't want to use iTunes backup, you can use this way to directly extract contacts from your iPhone to a vCard/VCF file. To get started, connect your iPhone to the computer and run the program. The program will present you a window below.

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After that,dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery will automatically scan your iPhone for data on it and those deleted recently.

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Step 2 Extract contacts from iPhone to vCard/VCF file

After the scan, you can preview all data found from your iPhone, including contacts, messages, photos, notes, etc. Check those you want and click "Recover to Computer". You can extract your iPhone contacts to a vCard/VCF file on your computer now.

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