Contacts could be one of the most important private files on iPhone. With more and more people realize the importance of backing up data, some Apple users backup iPhone contacts to iTunes, and some other users transfer iphone contacts to computer (Mac/PC) for backup. So if you change a new iPhone device, you can transfer contacts to iPhone from backups. This article will show you how to sync contacts form computer to iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus and etc.
If you have synced iPhone contacts to iTunes on your computer, you can use iTunes to share contacts from computer to iPhone. However, please be aware that this will cover or overwrite all the existing contact information on your iPhone with the iTunes backup. So, please make sure the iTunes backup contains all the contacts you need, or you can also backup your iPhone at first in case of data lost.
Here is the guide to share contacts from computer to iPhone:
Step 1. Download the latest iTunes on your computer and connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable. If you have already installed an iTunes on your computer, you can update your iTunes to the latest version by going to "Help" > "Check for Updates" on iTunes window.
Step 2. Launch iTunes, and when iTunes detect your iPhone, please click the iPhone icon on the left top of iTunes window.
Step 3. Click "Info" tab under iTunes Settings on the left panel. Then turn to the right side to check the box before "Sync Contacts with" option, and click the drop down menu next to it to select the source you want to transfer contacts from, such as Outlook, Windows contacts and Google contacts.
Step 4. Select "Windows contacts" and click "Sync" and "Done" button to start transferring contacts form computer to iPhone. Wait for a while, the contacts list on your iPhone will be replaced with the synced contacts.
See Also: How to Manage iPhone without iTunes?
If you don't you want to use iTunes to sync contacts from computer to iPhone because this will cover the previous contacts on your iPhone or you consider it a little complex, you can totally rely on the professional iPhone Contact Manager - Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows/Mac). The Coolmuster iOS Assistant enables you to either transfer contacts from computer to iPhone or transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without using iTunes.
Importantly, this will not cover or overwrite the existing contacts on your iPhone but save them all on your device. Apart from iPhone contacts, you can also use this program to manage music, photos, videos, movies, text messages, calendars, notes, voice memos, books and etc. Besides, this program widely supports all generations of iDevice, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.
Here is how to transfer contacts from computer to iPhone:
Step 1. Download and launch the program on your computer (Mac or Windows PC), and link iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Besides, please make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer for successfully detecting your device.
Step 2. When the program detects your iPhone, please click "Contacts" tab on the left panel, then click "Import" button to choose the contacts from your computer for transferring into your iPhone without covering the previous contacts on iPhone.
Before soon, all the selected contacts will be imported into your iPhone. And if you want to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer for backup, you can select the desired items and then hit "Export" button to save them on your computer all at once.