The transfer at the Apple store from my old phone (Samsung Droid) only transferred a few contacts into my new iPhone. How do I transfer contacts from my Mac computer to my iPhone (since the transfer from the old phone wasn’t complete)? Thank you.

By Roses333 from Apple Support Community

When it comes to transferring contacts from Mac to iPhone, many users have no idea about how to do that, especially for the freshmen of iPhone users. Is there any easy way to help them to finish the task? Don’t be worried, the following post will show you some easy ways to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone easily and quickly.

Speaking of transferring contacts from Mac to iPhone, the users will think it is every easy to be done. If the users have saved contacts in the address book on Mac computer, or in emails, they are able to import the contacts from the address book to their iPhone directly. If the users don’t save contacts in the address book, and want to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone directly, they will need to find other methods.

Part 1. Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer

If the users switched from an Android phone to an iPhone, they can export the contacts from Android to Mac computer effortlessly. After connecting the phone to computer via USB, the users will find the “Export Contacts” option on the Android phone, then they are able to export the contacts to Mac computer in vCards. If the Mac computer doesn’t transfer the contacts to iPhone as posted, the users can take advantage of the iPhone transfer software for Mac to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone.

Among all the data transfer programs for iOS devices, Leawo iTransfer for Mac is regarded as one of the best. The program enables users to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers without the sync of iTunes. It enables users to transfer various kinds of files, including apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, ebooks, photos and Camera Roll, and it helps users to manage contacts and text messages on their iOS devices. The following guidance will show you how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone. You are allowed to free download the program to have a try.

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Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your Mac.

1. Run Leawo iTransfer for Mac on your computer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the libraries of your iPhone, and then list the libraries in the left sidebar.
Connect iPhone to Import Contacts

2. Choose “Contacts” in the left sidebar, and then the contents will be shown in the right part. Click the “Import” button at the top of the window to add contacts from Mac computer. You are allowed to add vCards and CSV files to your iPhone with this program. After adding contacts from computer, Leawo iTransfer for Mac will begin to import contacts to iPhone. A progress bar will show the percentage of the transfer process. When the transfer is finished, you will get the contacts in your iPhone.
Import Contacts from Mac

Part 2. Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone with iOS Transfer for Mac

If you want to know how to transfer contacts from Mac to iPhone, you can also try to use FonePaw iOS Transfer for Mac. This software is very useful if you lost contacts on your iPhone or you want to add contacts to iPhone, as it can import contacts from Mac to iPhone directly. Also it is powerful for transferring all kinds of files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers. The following guidance will show you how to transfer contacts to iPhone with the software

1. Download and install the program on your Mac computer. Then, launch the program and connect iPhone to Mac.The application will recognize your iPhone automatically and displays the device information in the interface.
run iOS Transfer for Mac

2. In the left sidebar, click “Contacts” to bring out the contacts management window. Then, click “Import/Export” and select “Import Contacts from .CSV File” or “Import Contacts from .vCard File (s)” option. Now, you can choose the source contacts file in the dialog box that appears. Then, the software will begin to import contacts to iPhone. After the transfer finishes, you will get the contacts on your iPhone.
import contacts to iPhone

Part 3. Comparison between the Above Two Methods

The above two iPhone transfer software for Mac are all powerful for transferring contacts from Mac to iPhone. Excepting transferring contacts, they have more funcions with some similarities and differences. The following table will show you a comparison between Leawo iTransfer for Mac and FonePaw iOS Trasnfer for Mac. Choose anyone as you like.

FonePaw iOS Trasnfer for Mac Leawo iTransfer for Mac
Transfer data from iOS devices to Mac computer
Transfer data from Mac computer to iOS devices
Transfer data between two iOS devices
Transfer data iOS devices to iTunes
Transfer data from itunes to iOS devices
Manage iPhone/iPad/iPod Files without iTunes
Make iPhone, iPad and iPod as flash drives
Convert videos and audios to iOS devices
Transfe apps, ringtones, bookmarks, notes
Transfe media files, photos, books, contacts, SMS
Transfer files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac for backup
Works with all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and fully compatible with Mac OS X
Mac version
Windows version
Price $39.95 $19.95