1. mollyB's Avatar
    Hi I don't seem to find a specific answer to this question. I have all my contacts on my iPhone. I want to transfer my iPhone contacts to my Outlook on my PC. According to threads I found here (though it concerned Mac and not a PC), I should sync my iPhone contacts with Outlook via iTunes.

    However I have heard that syncing works only for people looking to bring contacts from their Outlook to the iPhone and not the other way round. My Outlook is currently empty, will an iTunes contact sync delete my contacts - I am scared to just risk trying on my own.

    Finally, I don't buy music off the iTunes store and really do not use iTunes for anything else than playing podcasts. Isn't there a direct way to import the contacts to Outlook via Outlook itself?
    05-03-2012 12:02 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you have an iCloud account or have your contacts stored with any other cloud service, you can simply export them and then import them to Outlook. I haven't used Outlook in years and have never synced it with iTunes.

    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
    05-03-2012 12:53 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    Like stated sync device with iCloud then get the iCloud panel for your pc and select sync with outlook .. Bam contacts always in sync

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    05-03-2012 01:16 PM
  4. JMountainDew's Avatar
    +1 for iCloud. The easiest way I know to sync contacts and calendar between an iphone and pc.
    05-03-2012 02:30 PM
  5. mollyB's Avatar
    Thank you all for your replies. Something new I just learned from Peligro911 is that there is an iCloud app for the PC - this is certainly helpful.

    Etermonk, thank you for the detailed instructions, this was of great help.
    05-09-2012 12:09 PM
  6. maxiang's Avatar
    iCloud connect installed on my desktop and laptop = outlook contacts, calendar, notes, tasks syncing bliss for me
    Plus, I never have to plug in to get my pictures on both PC's.

    ~Sent via Carrier Pigeon~
    05-12-2012 07:18 PM
  7. lia's Avatar
    hello, I am trying to add a number of contacts from my Windows Contacts to my iphone. I have dozens of contacts which are already on both on my iphone and my Windows Contacts. I wish I just select all contact entries and transfer to my iphone. Does the contacts program described here identify contact duplicates or will it transfer all of the contacts I select from my Windows Contacts regardless of whether they are already on the iphone or not?
    06-04-2012 11:19 AM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    If u can export the windows contact to a file then import them on www.icloud.com .. You will prob have to remove the doubles

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    06-06-2012 10:46 PM
  9. peege's Avatar
    I use the "sync" thru iTunes in both directions and have never had an issue!
    06-07-2012 03:09 PM
  10. ItnStln's Avatar
    Can't you install the Windows Live plug-in on Outlook and sign in with a hotmail address? Then on the iPhone have it sync contracts with hotmail? I've never tried this, but I heard that it'll work...thoughts?
    07-04-2012 08:07 AM
  11. peterthomas's Avatar
    Not working properly for me
    07-05-2012 02:46 AM
  12. Peligro911's Avatar
    Thanks for the additional replies. This thread has become of such reference value to me and I have learned a bit about how to keep my iPhone contacts backed up. So far my setup is as follows:

    I used copytrans Contacts to organize and clean up my iPhone contacts (did some edits of old entries and added contact groups) then to back up my iPhone contacts to my PC as vCard files.

    Now that my contacts on my iPhone are well what I wished and are backed-up to my computer, I am thinking of finally enabling iCloud so that I have an online active copy of my current iPhone contact list.
    Use iCloud you will thank me the first time is saves you lol

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    07-06-2012 02:52 AM
  13. Mrenling's Avatar
    Why not use the third party software? Here you can sync iphone 4s contacts to pc easily.
    04-17-2015 03:15 AM
  14. alicepattinson's Avatar
    I do experience this problem too but not always sometimes I can do it.
    04-17-2015 04:15 AM
  15. SophiaLina's Avatar
    If you want to transfer contacts with iTunes, follow the following steps:
    1. From the Home screen, select Settings.
    2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then scroll down and press Import SIM contacts. This will copy any phone numbers stored on the SIM to the memory of the iPhone.
    3. Now connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable. If iTunes doesn't automatically open, press Start and select the program from the list.
    4. Once iTunes has opened, press the iPhone icon that appears on the left-hand side of the iTunes window.
    5. From the options displayed, click Info And then tick the box next to Sync Address Book and Contacts.
    6. Now press Sync at the bottom of the screen and all your iPhone contacts will be copied to your PC.
    09-08-2015 03:37 AM