iCloud is an exclusive service enjoyed by Apple users. It can sync contacts, photos, and many other data between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and even Windows PC wirelessly, as long as you’ve set up iCloud and login to the same iCloud account on all of these devices. However, on account of the limited iCloud space and possible iCloud malfunctions, many a loyal Apple user who has both an iPhone and Mac may ask the question, “How do I transfer contacts from my iPhone to Mac without iCloud?”. If that’s the case with you, this post comes in handy for you. Here we will show you how to import contacts from the iPhone to Mac without iCloud.
Like iCloud, iTunes is the other frequently-used service for Apple users. If you use macOS Mojave or earlier, You can use iTunes to import the contacts from iPhone to your Mac without iCloud. If you use macOS Catalina, you can use the Finder. Before you decide to adopt this way, please put in mind that if you deleted the contacts that have been synced from the iPhone to Mac via iTunes, they would be automatically deleted from your iPhone the next time you sync your iPhone to Mac via iTunes. Now let’s see how to use iTunes to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac without backup.
AirDrop is particularly developed by Apple Inc. for iOS and macOS operating systems, which helps to share and receive photos, documents, and more among Apple devices nearby over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You can transfer contacts from your iPhone to Mac with AirDrop as long as your Mac is launched from 2012 or later (excluding the mid-2012 Mac Pro) using OS X Yosemite or later, and your phone is launched after iPhone 5 running iOS 7 or later.
Note: Please make sure your iPhone and Mac are within 30 feet of each other, or you may fail to see the other device in AirDrop.
Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is an iPhone recovery software that can recover deleted or lost data, including contacts, photos, videos, messages, notes, WhatsApp, and more App data from iOS directly or iTunes/iCloud backup. It also doubles a data transfer tool that helps you transfer contacts together with other existing and deleted data from your iPhone to the Mac or Windows PC via a USB cable. It is compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions, including iPhone 11 and iOS 13. Here are detailed steps for how to import contacts from iPhone to Mac with Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery.
With Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery, you can mass transfer the contacts from your iPhone to Mac in one click. It can also be used to extract contacts and other data from backups on your Mac.
As you read in this article, iCloud is not the only way to import the contacts from your iPhone to Mac. If you have one or several iPhone contacts to transfer to Mac without iCloud, you can get it done easily with AirDrop. If you have massive contacts to transfer, you can import these contacts from your iPhone to Mac via Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery. Each method is better in some respects than in others. You can select the one that fits your needs best. If you have any queries and suggestions, please leave them in the comment section below.