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How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone with 4 Simple Ways (Must Read)

There is no doubt that contacts are of great importance for us. As an Apple user, you may backed up many contacts on Mac just in case. When you have a new phone, or when you want to access these important contacts again, you may wonder how to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone. Maybe the first method that comes to your mind is using iCloud. But is there a non-internet and straightforward way to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone? Read this post which offers 4 ways and you will find the answer you want.

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Part 1: How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone with Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)
1.1 How to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with "Import" Button
1.2 How to Import Contacts from Mac to iPhone with 1 Click
Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes
Part 3: How to Import Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iCloud
Part 4: How to Download Contacts from Mac to iPhone via AirDrop

Part 1: How to Sync Contacts from Mac to iPhone with Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Recommended)

Do you want to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone directly in a non-internet way? Coolmuster iOS Assistant is here to help. Just as its name, this program is the best assistant for you to manage your iOS data. In regards to dealing contacts, these are the features you may want to know:

* Quick and safe. Just simply connect your iPhone to Mac via USB, the contacts can be transferred from Mac to iPhone with 1 click. No Wi-Fi or internet connection needed.

* Transfer between iPhone and Mac. It allows you to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone in XML format and transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac as CSV, VCF and XML files.

* Integrated with useful features. With it, you can add new contacts, edit the information of contacts, delete unwanted contacts of your iPhone on Mac.

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is a powerful software that not only helps you to manage your contacts but also other files like notes, SMS, calendars, photos, videos, books, apps, etc. It can transfer files from iPhone to Mac and vice versa, which makes the data management organized and simple. It has an iTunes Backup & Restore feature that helps you to manage your iTunes backup files for iPhone/iPad/iPod on Mac. It can also be your quick search tool as it can find a specific file on your iPhone among many files in the quickest way.

Coolmuster iOS Assistant compatible with all the Apple generations like iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XR/XS Max/8/Plus/X/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5C/5, iPad Pro/mini/4/3/2/1/New iPad.

To see how to how to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone, please download the free trial version of Coolmuster iOS Assistant for Mac and follow the guide below:

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1.1 How to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with "Import" Button

First of all, let's see how to sync contacts to iPhone from Mac via the "Import" button of Coolmuster iOS Assistant:

Step 1: Download and run Coolmuster iOS Assistant on Mac. Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" as prompted on your iPhone. After the connection is done, you will see the main interface like below.

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Step 2: The data on your iPhone is categorized according to the file types. Now click "Contacts" and you can see the contacts stored on your phone are displayed on the right window.

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Step 3: Click "Import" on the top menu and choose the XLM file that contains your contacts to transfer them to your iPhone.

In this way, the contacts on your Mac are transferred to your iPhone.

1.2 How to Import Contacts from Mac to iPhone with 1 Click

If you have backed up the contacts with this iOS assistant to your Mac before, now you can also restore contacts from mac to iPhone with the "iTunes Backup & Restore" feature.

Step 1: After your iPhone is detected by your Mac, go the the "Super Toolkit" tab.

Step 2: Click "iTunes Backup & Restore".

Step 3: Click "Restore" and choose your iPhone to restore. In this way, you can restore your previous backup file including contacts with one click.

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Part 2: How to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iTunes

One of the common ways to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone is using iTunes. Here's how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone via iTunes:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your Mac. Connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable.

Step 2: Find your iPhone under the "Device" tab and click the iPhone icon on the top-left of the interface.

Step 3: Go to "Summary" > "Info".

Step 4: Click "Sync contacts" and then click "Apply".

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Part 3: How to Import Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iCloud

Since the cloud service allows you to keep your data up-to-date on any devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, many people will use iCloud to sync contacts from Mac to iPhone as well. But there are also some users are reluctant to upload their private information such as contacts, photos on the internet for private issues.

Anyway, the steps of using iCloud on how to import contacts from Mac to iPhone are as follow:

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to "settings" > "iClound" > and turn on "Contacts".

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Step 2: On your Mac, go to the top of Apple menu and click "System Preferences" > "iCloud" > select "Contacts".

Now, the contacts stored on your Mac will be uploaded to iCloud. You can access them on your iPhone.

Part 4: How to Download Contacts from Mac to iPhone via AirDrop

If you are looking for a wireless way without using iCloud to download contacts from Mac to iPhone, AirDrop is a good alternative. To use this method, make sure to have a strong Wi-Fi connection and please note that you can only transfer contacts one by one. It would be a tedious job if you have many contacts to transfer.

How to download contacts from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop:

Step 1: Turn on WI-FI, Bluetooth and open AirDrop both on your iPhone and Mac.

On your iPhone: open "Control Center" > long press "Bluetooth" > Tap "Airdrop" and select "Everyone".

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On your Mac: go to "Finder" > "Go" > "AirDrop" > set the device to be discovered by "Everyone".

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Step 2: Import contacts from Mac to iPhone using AirDrop.

On your Mac, go to "Contacts" > select the contact > click "Share" > choose "AirDrop" icon to transfer and select your iPhone device.

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Step 3: On your iPhone, accept the sharing contact from Mac.

Extra Tips: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Mac

Here we will also introduce an easy and quick way for you to transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac. As we mentioned above, Coolmuster iOS Assistant can save contacts from iPhone to Mac as CSV, VCF and XML files.

Here's how to export contacts from iPhone to Mac via Coolmuster iOS Assistant:

Step 1: Launch the software on your Mac and connect your iPhone to Mac.

Step 2: Click "Contacts" and then you can view contacts stored on your iPhone on the right.

Step 3: Select the wanted contacts and then click "Export" and choose the format you like. You can also customize the location on your Mac to store your contacts.

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Isn't it easy? Your contacts are now transferred to your Mac in an organized way and you can access them anytime.

Conclusion

With these methods mentioned above, I believe that the problem of how to sync contacts from Macbook or iMac to iPhone can be solved easily. And among these methods, the quickest and the most convenient way would be Coolmuster iOS Assistant because it is free of using iTunes and iCloud, no Wi-Fi or internet connection is needed. Using Coolmuster iOS Assistant, your contacts can be transferred between iPhone and Mac effortlessly. Just download it and give it a go. It is a trustworthy software you should try.

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