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How to Transfer CSV Contacts from PC to iPhone


Users might get the contact files in CSV format when they recover deleted contacts with a data recovery software or copy contacts to computer for backup with their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you have the VCF or CSV contacts and need to import them into iPhone, here this article will show you a simple way to transfer CSV contacts from computer to iPhone.

Part 1. What is A CSV File?

Part 2. How to Create A CSV File?

Part 3. Guide to Transfer CSV Contacts from Computer to iPhone

Part 1. What is A CSV File?

CSV, on behalf of "Comma Separated Values", is a type of file formats to save data in a table structured format, such as a spreadsheet or database where information is separated by commas. The name of a CSV file usually ends with .csv extension. A CSV file can not include any cell, column, row styling or formulas, but it works with all spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel, Open Office Calc, or Google Spreadsheets.

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Part 2. How to Create A CSV File?

If needed, you can easily create a CSV file with a computer. You can follow the steps as below to do it.

1. Please open a file in any spreadsheet program, such as the Microsoft Excel.

2. Choose "File" on the top left of window and click on "Save As" option to bring out a new window.

3. Click the scroll bar besides the "Save as type" option, find and select "CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)" option to save a file in CSV format.

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Part 3. Guide to Transfer CSV Contacts from Computer to iPhone

To easily sync CSV contacts from computer to iPhone, you can rely on a professional 3rd-party PC to iPhone Contacts Transfer - Coolmuster iOS Assistant. With it, you can freely import contacts in CSV or VCF format to iPhone from computer. And this software supports to work with all models of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.

Below are the free trial of the software in Mac and Windows version, you might download the right version on your computer for free now and then follow the steps to transfer CSV contacts to iPhone.

Here is how to transmit CSV contacts from computer to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC

Run the software on your computer and link your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Then the software will detect the connected iPhone.

Note: Please make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest iTunes on your computer first, or the software might fail to detect your iPhone.

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Step 2. Import CSV contacts from PC to iPhone

After the program has detected your iPhone, you can visit different file folder to preview all the iPhone files, like contacts, messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, photos, videos and etc. Just click "Contacts" tab and hit the "Export" option to select the CSV files from computer to export into iPhone immediately.

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