Looking for the guide on how to export iCloud contacts to CSV format? There are surely more than one way to go. Just read on this article to check it out.
Get to Know the Definition of CSV File:
"A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format." - From Wikipedia
In general, this file format is widely used by business,scientific applications, consumer and others in the similar fileds. And any data presented in the formats of OpenOffice Calc, Microsoft Excel or other, can all be exported to CSV format, including contacts or messages saved on your device. Speaking of this, this passage will tell you how to export iCloud contacts to CSV format. And if you are looking for this, you are surely in the right place!
Method 1. Export iCloud Contacts to CSV via 3rd-party Tool (Recommended)
Method 2. How to Export iCloud Contacts to CSV via iCloud Website
To easily and quickly export iCloud contacts to CSV format, you surely can't miss this professional software iCloud Contacts Exporter. This all-in-one software allows you to easily access your iCloud contacts and transfer them directly as CSV format. More importantly, this powerful program allows to access and recover the lost, deleted, formatted files from all generations of your iPhone/iPad/iPod without any hassle if needed, including the contacts, calendars, photos, videos, music, apps and etc.
This software also stands out for its simple operation:
Step 1. Download and install the recommended program on your computer, and run it. Then select the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode and sign in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and passwords.
Note: Please keep unconnected your iDevice with the PC in order not to make your iCloud backup files modified or updated.
Step 2. Then you might get a list of backup files from different device. Select the right one of your device and download it. After downloading, you might get different file folders on the left panel.
Step 3. Enter the Contacts tab to preview more detailed file information. While previewing, select the wanted contacts by ticking them out. Then hit the "Recover" option to recover these contacts and select CSV file as the output format. After that, wait for the process to get completed within a little while. You will successfully export iCloud contacts to CSV within a little while.
Before exporting iCloud contacts, please note that with the iCloud service, you can only export the iCloud contacts to vCard instead of CSV format. So after exporting with this method, you need to search on the Internet for a online converter to convert the vCard files to CSV format.
Anyway you can follow the instructions to export the iCloud contacts as below:
- Go to the iCloud website and and sign in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and passwords.
- Once successfully logged in, click on the option that says "Contacts".
- Then click on the Settings icon besides the "+" icon in the bottom-left corner of the website.
- When the Settings menu shows up, click on the option that says "Select All".
- Then choose the option that says "Export vCard…" to continue the process.
- Now, the vCard files will be downloaded to your computer, which can be located in the Downloads folder.
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