Syncing contacts from iPhone to Mac becomes a need when you want to keep a backup of your contacts safely as well as access them even when you are not carrying your iPhone with you. One can sync contacts from iPhone to Mac either by using iCloud services for wireless connection or by using a wired cable. If you sync contacts using iCloud, there is a better chance that updating contact on one device would update it on the other device as well.
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We will now tell you how to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac with all the methods below, so keep scrolling for more!
How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac
|How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using iCloud)?
|How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using cable or iTunes)?
|How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using AirDrop)?
|Frequently Asked Questions
Method 1: How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using iCloud)?
With this method, your iPhone contacts will sync with iCloud first, and then iCloud will sync with Mac, connecting your contacts in real-time.
For this, make sure that:
- Your iPhone and Mac should be updated to the latest version.
- Set up iCloud on both the devices, Mac as well as iPhone.
- Sign in to both devices with the same Apple ID.
- Connection with Wi-Fi or active mobile connection.
Now follow the steps mentioned below and easily sync contacts from iPhone to Mac.
Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and go to Settings. Here, tap on your name and then iCloud.
Step 2: Toggle the switch of Contacts.
Step 3: As the prompt comes up if you want to merge or cancel, select Merge.
With these steps, all the contacts are settled in the iCloud. Now it’s time to bring all the contacts on your Mac.
Step 1: Go to Apple icon from the top bar on Mac > System preferences > Apple ID.
Step 2: Click iCloud and select Contacts to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac.
This was probably the easiest method to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac, but we will also cover other methods if this doesn’t suit your needs.
Method 2: How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using Cable)
Before we go ahead with this method, make sure that your iCloud syncing is turned off. The method comprises the use of iTunes and helps you with one-time sync easily. Any contact deleted or updated on one device will not automatically sync until connected once again or updated manually.
Step 1: Connect iPhone with Mac using a cable.
Step 2: Launch iTunes on Mac and click on the iPhone icon from the top-left corner.
Step 3: Click Info from the sidebar.
Step 4: Toggle on the switch mentioning Sync Contacts and click Apply.
Method 3: How To Sync Contacts From iPhone To Mac (Using AirDrop)
AirDrop is such a cool option to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac, especially when you need to transfer a bunch of contacts. AirDrop is one of the quickest ways to do so.
Step 1: Open your Contacts app on the iPhone.
Step 2: Select the contact you want to send, choose Share Contact and select AirDrop from the menu.
Step 3: Select your Mac and click Accept.
And you are done!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Why do my iPhone contacts not syncing with Mac?
There could be some reasons behind it;
- iCloud storage may have gone full, and you may need to clean the space.
- Both devices are not logged in using the same iCloud accounts. If so, confirm the account you want to log in with and use it on both devices.
- Contact syncing switch is not toggled on. For this, go to Settings > your name > iCloud > toggle on Contacts.
Q2. How do I sync my contacts to my Mac?
Very simple! Sync your contacts to iCloud by going to Settings > your name > iCloud > toggle on Contacts. Later, go to Mac > System preferences > Apple ID > iCloud > Contacts to get all the contacts on your Mac. Other than this method, you can connect your phone to Mac using cable or AirDrop some contacts manually.
Were you able to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac? Let us know your answers or further queries in the comments section below. Also, share this blog to your friends so that they can also learn more about the topic. For more information, read:
- How to restore contacts from iCloud backup?
- How to delete backup from iCloud?
- How to delete photos from iPhone but not iCloud?