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    How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

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    by gavottetreat03 ·

    Do I need 3rd party App or Computer to export iPhone contacts as VCFs
    My iPad Mini 6 showed download option but unlike 3rd party App, there is no VCF file in any folder I can find.

    Instead of “Save To File option”, after I have done 4900 Contacts Selected and selected Share, insert of “Save To File option”, I am asked if
    ① This website is trying to download a contact card. Do you want to allow this?
    ② first contact opened with no other option than Create New Contact, Add to Existing Contact, Update Contact “first person”.

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    • #4211369

      Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      by john51054700 ·

      In reply to How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      You can export all your iPhone contacts with iCloud using two methods: on your iPhone or on a computer. Here’s how:

      On your iPhone:

      Go to Settings > your name > iCloud.
      Make sure the Contacts toggle is on. This ensures your contacts are synced with iCloud.
      Open the Contacts app.
      Tap Select All in the top left corner.
      Tap Share in the top right corner.
      Choose Print or Save to Files.
      If you choose Print, you can connect your iPhone to a printer and print your contacts list.
      If you choose Save to Files, you can save your contacts as a vCard file (.vcf) to iCloud Drive or another location.
      On a computer:

      Go to https://www.icloud.com/ in your web browser.
      Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
      Click on Contacts.
      Select the contacts you want to export (or click Select All to export all contacts).
      Click on the gear icon in the bottom left corner and choose Export vCard.
      Save the vCard file to your computer.
      Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

      When you export your contacts as a vCard file, it will only include the following information for each contact: name, phone number, email address, and address. Additional details like photos, notes, and birthday information will not be exported.
      You can also import contacts to your iPhone or iCloud from a vCard file.
      If you use an Android phone, you can transfer your contacts from iCloud to your Android phone using a third-party app or by exporting your contacts from iCloud as a vCard file and then importing them into your Android phone.
      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      • #4211371

        On iPad, where is “Save to Files”; only Print. No vCard option

        by gavottetreat03 ·

        In reply to Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

        Thanks but is it possible to export all contacts to VCF?
        I am hoping, without Computer, to export all contacts for Google import via mobile Safari.

        • #4211377
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          Re: VCF

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to On iPad, where is “Save to Files”; only Print. No vCard option

          A .vcf file is a virtual business card for one contact. So if you export all your 4900 contacts to a digital business card you have 4900 separate files to import in your e-mail program (or whatever program or app or website) that can import them). Is that really the best way to do what you want to do?

          I doubt it. But since it’s not clear at all what you really want to do, I can’t say.

        • #4211379

          Deleting 60 files is easier than deleting 60 contacts with Contacts App

          by gavottetreat03 ·

          In reply to Re: VCF

          I believe deleting multiple VCFs would be easier than deleting multiple contacts. Please correct me if wrong, I can save a copy somewhere else for one of 60 duplicates for each contact and delete the remaining.

        • #4211382
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          Re: files

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Deleting 60 files is easier than deleting 60 contacts with Contacts App

          I did have a second look, and learned that a vcf-file can contain more than one contact, for example all contact persons you have in a company, or all members of a club, or maybe all 4900 contacts from your contacts file in iCloud, if you make it based on a “select all”.

          Having one text file with 20.000+ lines (multiple lines per contact) doesn’t really help you, I think. But try and have a look.

          It’s confusing, by the way, that in your first post above you talk about “iPhone contacts” and an “Ipad” (device), while it seems that the helpful procedure posted by jon51054700 exports contacts as stored in iCloud.

        • #4211384

          iPad to export contacts messed up in iPhone

          by gavottetreat03 ·

          In reply to Re: files

          I use latest iPad instead of 5 year old iPhone to export hoping better success due to later processing technology. Contacts in iPhone cannot sync to iPad and Apple technicians blaming VPN. I switched to most expensive VPN and see if Apple technicians is right.

        • #4211388
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          Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to iPad to export contacts messed up in iPhone

          You keep introducing new elements into the discussion. That doesn’t really help to make it clear.

          However, I don’t think the price of the VPN makes a difference. Did the Apple tech say so?
          Better try without VPN, although I can imagine that won’t help to fix the mess you made.

          • This reply was modified 6 months ago by Avatar photokees_b.
          • This reply was modified 6 months ago by Avatar photokees_b.
        • #4211393

          Apple said speed caused sync issues

          by gavottetreat03 ·

          In reply to Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

          Apple technicians advised choosing different VPN and server locations.
          I can’t access my broadband during daytime.

          My current VPN has highest speed and number of server locations.

          I am following Apple technicians advice.

    • #4211386
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      Re: download

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      That might mean that that there are more contacts in iCloud (4900) than on your device (less than 4900) and, before making the vCards, the app wants to sync contacts from iCloud to your device. That’s a download indeed.
      What happens if you say no, when asked if you want to allow it?

      It seems you somehow made a mess of your contacts, although it’s still unclear how. Anyway, if Apple fails you, consider ditching you iPhone/iPad and switch to Android.

      • #4211391

        iCloud contacts counts now same after reset iPhone,iCloud download

        by gavottetreat03 ·

        In reply to Re: download

        count of contacts are now same (iCloud, iPad , iPhone) devices after reset iPhone.

        I have subscribed Apps and they are not in Google Play Store.

        I used Apple for better security because banks had been giving me problems with Android.

        How much technology should an average person need nowadays? Do I need a computer also?

        • #4211406
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          Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

          by birdmantd ·

          In reply to iCloud contacts counts now same after reset iPhone,iCloud download

          Just to share, I found that when I worked for a debit card processing center for credit unions that the Apple internet browser (Safari) was more incompatible/unfriendly than with Android or MS WIndows devices when it came to bank/credit union online systems. YMMV

          • This reply was modified 6 months ago by Avatar photobirdmantd.
    • #4211421

      How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      by akbarkhanblloch28 ·

      In reply to How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      It seems like you are experiencing difficulties exporting iPhone contacts as VCF files directly from your iPad Mini 6. The process of exporting contacts can vary depending on the iOS version and the specific apps you are using. Here are some general steps you can try:

      1. **iCloud:**
      – Go to Settings on your iPad Mini.
      – Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
      – Select iCloud.
      – Toggle the Contacts switch to ON.
      – Once your contacts are synced with iCloud, you can log in to iCloud on a computer and export them as VCF files.

      2. **Contacts App:**
      – Open the Contacts app on your iPad.
      – Select the contact(s) you want to export (4900 in your case).
      – Tap on “Share” or “Export.”
      – Look for an option like “Save to Files” or “Save to iCloud Drive” to save the contact as a VCF file.

      3. **Email:**
      – Open the Contacts app on your iPad.
      – Select the contacts you want to export.
      – Tap on “Share” and choose to email the contacts.
      – Send the email to yourself and open it on a computer.
      – Download the VCF attachment from the email.

      4. **iCloud.com:**
      – Open a web browser on your computer and go to iCloud.com.
      – Log in with your Apple ID.
      – Click on “Contacts.”
      – Select the contacts you want to export.
      – Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner and choose “Export vCard.”

      If you are not seeing the “Save to File” option or if the process is different on your iPad Mini 6, you might want to check for iOS updates or consult the Apple Support website for the most accurate information based on your device’s specifications.

      Regarding the message about a website trying to download a contact card, it seems like a security prompt. If you trust the source, you can allow the download. However, exercise caution and ensure that the source is legitimate before proceeding.

    • #4211539

      Reply To: How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      by bilal87091 ·

      In reply to How to use smartphone to export all iPhone contacts with iCloud?

      Ensure iCloud Contacts Sync is Enabled:
      On your iPhone, go to Settings.
      Tap on your Apple ID (your name at the top).
      Select iCloud.
      Ensure the Contacts toggle is switched on (green).

      Access iCloud on a Web Browser:
      On a computer or a smartphone with internet access, open a web browser.
      Visit the iCloud website: http://www.icloud.com.
      Log in with your Apple ID and password.

      Export Contacts:
      Once logged in, click on Contacts.
      Your iPhone contacts will be listed here.
      To select all contacts, click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner and choose Select All. If you only want to export specific contacts, hold Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac) and click each contact you want to include.
      After selecting the contacts, click on the gear icon again and choose Export vCard.
      A .vcf file containing your contacts will be downloaded to your computer.

      Using the Exported Contacts:
      This .vcf file can now be used to import contacts to another phone or email service.
      If you’re importing to another iPhone, just send this file to that iPhone and open it, which will prompt the import process.
      For Android phones, you can email this file to yourself and open it on the Android device to initiate the import.
      Email services like Gmail also allow importing contacts through a .vcf file.

      • This reply was modified 6 months ago by bilal87091.
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