Somewhere in August, I sold off my three years old iPhone to one of my friend’s friend. Since I hadn’t used it to take any memorable photos, I just wanted to export all my contacts to my PC in CSV format so that I can open the file with Microsoft Excel and many other applications.
I know very few things about iOS. Even though I knew that I could backup all my contacts and data to my Windows 10 and 8.1 PC with the help of iTunes software, I wanted to use a better way as I wanted to backup nothing but my contacts. Moreover, as far I know, iTunes can’t export contacts saved in iPhone in CSV format.
A quick search on the web revealed that backing up iPhone contacts task is not as easy as importing photos from iPhone Windows PC. While there are plenty of applications out there to backup or export iPhone contacts most of them either are paid or don’t support exporting large number of contacts in the free version.
After searching iTunes Store and installing a couple of apps, I finally came across a nice, free app that can backup or export all contacts saved in iPhone in CSV format.
My Contacts Backup is a free app for iPhone to quickly backup your contacts without the help of iTunes or any other software. Just install My Contacts Backup and then follow the given below instructions to export your iPhone contacts in CSV format.
Do note that My Contacts Backup is completely free but make sure that you’re installing the right version as a Pro version of My Contacts Backup is also available.
Backup iPhone contacts in CSV or vCard format
Step 1: Open My Contacts Backup app.
Step 2: If you want to export your contacts in CSV format, tap the settings icon and then change the export type to CSV from the default vCard. And if you are fine with the vCard format, skip to the next step.
Step 3: Tap the Export button to backup all contacts first. Once the backup gets completed, you’ll see Email button.
And if you have skipped Step 2 to backup contacts in vCard format, you’ll see Email option instead of Export.
Step 4: Tap the Email button, enter the mail address to which you want to send the CSV file containing contacts and finally Tap Send button.
Step 5: Sign-in to your email account on your PC, open up the message containing CSV file as attachment, and then download the same to your PC. That’s all!
Easy Contacts Backup is another good app to backup contacts to your email.