Want to export iCloud contacts to the computer to keep a backup in case your sync goes bad? If that is the case, then you can complete it by logging in to icloud.com and export your contacts as vCard to your PC. Before you proceed, make sure the contacts you want to export are synced to your iCloud. In other words, you need to make sure that you have switched the Contacts in iCloud. Now, you can read this guide to know more details.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Part 1. Get iCloud Contacts to PC Go to visit iCloud.com via a browser > Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password...Full steps
Part 2. Back-Up Contacts Without iCloud Connect the iPhone to a computer > Select "Phone to PC" to transfer iPhone data to the computer...Full steps

Part 1: How to download contacts from iCloud to PC

First of all, you need to make sure that whether your iCloud Contacts is turned on. Then, you can go to iCloud.com on your computer to export contacts. Here are the detailed steps.

Steps to Turn on Contacts in iCloud

Step 1: Go to the "Settings" App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Click on your name and choose "iCloud". (For iOS 10.2 and earlier users, select "iCloud" directly.)

Step 3: Check whether the "Contacts" option is enabled.

When you use iCloud to back up your iPhone contacts, you may want to know how to make iCloud backup faster to save more time.

Steps to Download Contacts from iCloud to the Computer

Step 1: Launch a browser on your PC.

Step 2: Visit iCloud.com.

Step 3: Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to iCloud.

Step 4: Choose "Contacts" from the options.

Step 5: If you want to export all the iCloud contacts to your PC, tap on the gear icon in the lower-left corner of the screen, choose "Select All" and then click "Export vCard" to export contacts from iCloud to PC. If you want to download some contacts to your PC, use the Shift or Ctrl key to multi-select contacts, tap on the gear icon and then choose "Export vCard" to download these contacts from iCloud to your PC.

How to download contacts from iCloud to PC

If you want to download contacts from iCloud to Android, then you can plug your Android phone to the computer, copy the VCF file to the local storage and import the contacts from the Contacts or People app. 

Part 2: How to back up iPhone contacts to PC without iCloud

While if you download your iCloud contacts to PC just because you want to have a backup of your iPhone contacts on your PC, using EaseUS MobiMover is a more convenient way to do it. It is specialized in dealing with various iOS data management issues. Furthermore, with it installed on your computer, you can:

  • Transfer contacts directly from PC or to transfer them back to your iPhone.
  • Share files between an iPhone/iPad and PC or between two iOS devices. 
  • Supports transferring photos, videos, music, contacts, notes, and more, depending on which feature you'd like to use. 
  • Unlock iPhone/iPad without a passcode.
  • Download videos from 1000+ video-sharing websites.

For more information about MobiMover, you can read the complete guide of MobiMover for reference. Now, you can click the button below to get the software, then follow the steps to make a backup of your iPhone contacts on PC.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone your PC with a USB cable, launch EaseUS MobiMover, then unlock your iDevice and click "Trust" in the prompt. To back up your iPhone, choose "Phone to PC" > "Next".

connect device and launch EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click the default path to set a custom storage path if you need to. Afterward, click "Transfer".

select files and set custom path

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your computer. You can view the contacts you back up on your computer freely and transfer them back to your iDevice whenever you need to.

start transferring contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer

The contacts transferred to the computer will be saved as an HTML file. You can open it with any browser to view the details, or you can transfer the .html file to iPhone/iPad directly. For other files like photos and music, the format won't change no matter whether you transfer photos from iPhone to PC or transfer music from computer to iPad.

The Bottom Line

That's all about how to export or download contacts from iCloud. Depending on your needs, you can choose either of them to export contacts from iCloud. If you accidentally get your iPhone contacts lost during the process, you can use MibiSaver to recover the lost contacts. It is a professional iOS data recovery tool that has the ability to recover over 20 types of data. We hope this guide is useful to you, if you have any other questions related to contacts on iCloud, don't forget to contact us to help you out. 

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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