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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer (iOS 13 Supported)

How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer (iOS 13 Supported)

We’ve found many iOS users searching for the best way to transfer contacts from iPhone to their computer. Some of them may want to backup iPhone contacts to a computer to keep them safe from unexpected data loss. While many others may need to export some of the contacts from iPhone to PC/Mac in accessible and readable format for easy print.

Luckily, there are several ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer and in this article we’re going to look at 3 of the most effective ones, using iPhone Manager, iTunes and iCloud. If unfortunately, your important contacts lost without a backup, you can also find a practical way to easily get them back. Let’s check out.

Way 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iManager

Well, the best and easiest way to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer is using a third-party iOS data transfer software. Here we recommend you use Gihosoft iManager. This iPhone Manager is specially designed for this purpose and is therefore the best choice to consider when you need to transfer all your iPhone contacts quickly and easily. Some of the features that make iManager the best tool for the job include the following:

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  • It supports for the transfer and backup of data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to computer in just a single click.
  • This tool can be used to transfer or manage all types of data on the iOS device including photos, videos, contacts, text messages, notes, WhatsApp, Viber, voicemail, voice memos, Safari history and much more.
  • You can freely access, view and print the contacts, messages and other texts data saved on your computer if you need to.
  • It allows you to easily view any iTunes backup files, then access and export the data to your computer of your choice.
  • It supports all iOS devices including iPhone 11/11 Pro and all versions of iOS firmware including iOS 13.

To transfer your contacts from iPhone to the computer using iManager, follow these simple steps:

  1. Begin by installing Gihosoft iPhone Manager on to your computer. Open the program after successful installation.
  2. Now connect the iPhone to the computer and the program should detect the device automatically. Then click on the “Backup Now” button.
  3. Once the backup is done, you can see a list of types of data that you can export to the computer, click on the Contacts icon.
  4. In the next window, view and select the contacts you would like to transfer to the computer, then click on “Export to Text/CSV/Vcard” at the top.
    To transfer your contacts from iPhone to the computer using iManager, follow these simple steps.

Way 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iTunes

You may also be able to transfer iPhone contacts to your computer using iTunes. Unlike iManager, iTunes will not allow you to selectively export the contacts to your PC or Mac. Instead, it lets you to create a full backup of all data on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable and open iTunes. If you are working with a Mac computer run on macOS Catalina 10.15, just open Finder.
  2. Once iTunes or Finder detects the device, click on the iPhone icon to select it and go to the Summary or General tab.
  3. In the Backup section, click on the “Backup Now” to begin backing up all the data on the iPhone including the contacts.
    Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iTunes.

Please note that you’re not allowed to view the contacts and other data in the iTunes backup file. Due to the limitation, most iOS users don’t prefer iTunes to transfer contacts. Nevertheless, if you have already backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can use Gihosoft iManager to access, view and export contacts from the backup to your computer.

Way 3: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

If you are searching for an alternative way to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes, you can make use of iCloud. Once your iPhone contacts are synced with your iCloud account, you can then easily export them in vCard format to your computer. Follow the steps below:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > [your profile] > iCloud and make sure that “Contacts” is turned on. This will enable the syncing of all contacts on the device to iCloud.
  2. Now that the contacts are synced, you can see them on any other iOS devices provided you sign in with the same iCloud account. Open the iCloud desktop application on your computer and ensure that the sync option is turned on here as well.
  3. To export the contacts, go to the iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID. Click on “Contacts” to access the contacts synced to that account.
  4. Select the contacts you would like to move to the computer and the click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  5. Select “Export vCard” from the various options and the selected contacts will be saved to your computer in vCard format.
    Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer with iCloud

Bonus Tip: Restore Contacts on iPhone without Backup

It is unavoidable to lose some of the contacts on your iPhone when attempting to move them to the computer. In this case, it is critical that you decide on a method of recovery as quickly as possible. This is because the longer you wait, the higher the chance that you will lose the contacts completely. If this is the situation you find yourself in, Gihosoft Free iPhone Data Recovery is the best solution for you. Some of its features include the following:

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  • With it, you can recover up to 12 different types of data including contacts, messages, photos & videos, notes, WhatsApp, Safari history and so many more.
  • It is useful for the recovery of data from an iOS device when you don’t have a backup or retrieving the missing data from your iTunes or iCloud backups.
  • It also recovers lost data under various circumstances including accidental deletion, a lost or broken device, failed iOS update or jailbreak, system crash, etc.
  • It is very easy to use, no technical knowledge required. You can complete the recovery in few simple steps.

Here’s how to recover deleted or lost contacts from iPhone without backup:

  1. Install Gihosoft Free iPhone Contacts Recovery on to your computer and launch the program.
  2. In the main window, you should see all the different types of data you can recover using this program. Ensure that “Contacts” is selected to begin the recovery process.
  3. Connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect the device. Click “Next” to begin the scan.
  4. The program will scan the device for the missing contacts. The scan may take some time especially if you have a lot of contacts on the device.
  5. Once the scan is complete, you should see the contacts on the device listed in the next window. Select the ones you would like to recover and then click “Recover” to retrieve them.
    Restore Contacts on iPhone without Backup


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How to Download Text Messages from iPhone in 2 Ways

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone in 2 Ways

If the text messages and iMessages on your iPhone contain important information, you may want to download and save them to your computer for safety purposes. You may also want to export iPhone messages to your PC for print. Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer. And luckily, there are many effective ways to do it.

In this article, we’ll take a look at two of the best ways you can try to download text messages from iPhone. You can either choose to use a specialized iPhone data manager software or you can use Apple’s iTunes. Keep reading for detailed steps on how to use both.

Way 1: Download Text Messages from iPhone with iManager

Undoubtedly the easiest and quickest way to download text messages from your iPhone to your computer is to use third-party iPhone data manager software. Gihosoft iManager is one of the best iPhone data transfer tool for both Windows PC and Mac, not only allowing you to export text messages from iPhone but also enabling you to transfer other files from iOS device to computer without iTunes. The following are some of the features that make iManager the best tool for the job:

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  • It allows you to transfer data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer in a single click.
  • Not only messages, you can also download contacts, photos, videos, music, notes, and even app data like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
  • With iManager, you can easily access and manage the data in your iTunes backup files and selectively export them to your computer.
  • It is 100% safe and reliable to use. Your data or device won’t be affected during the transfer process.
  • It supports all iOS devices including the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro and all versions of the iOS firmware including iOS 13.

Here’s how to use iManager to download text messages from iPhone to computer:

  1. Download and install Gihosoft iPhone Manager on to your computer and then open the program.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and wait for the software to detect the device, then click on “Backup Now” to begin the transfer process.
  3. When the transfer is complete, click on the Messages icon to preview all text messages stored on your device in details.
  4. Choose the messages you wish to download or select all messages at once, then click on the export icon at the top to download them to computer.
    How to use iManager to download text messages from iPhone to computer.

Gihosoft iPhone Manager provides you the option to export iPhone messages as PDF, Text or CSV file. Choose any one according to your needs.

Way 2: Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes

You may be able to download text messages from iPhone using iTunes. But it is important to note that there is no direct way to export only text messages from iPhone to computer using iTunes. The iTunes method is to create a full backup of your iPhone and your messages will be included in the backup file on your computer. Here’s how to backup and download the data on your iPhone using iTunes:

  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable and then launch iTunes. If you use a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15, open Finder.
  2. Tap on “Trust” on your iPhone to “Trust this Computer” and if prompted, enter the device’s password.
  3. Select your iPhone icon and click “Back Up Now” to back up all the data including messages on the device to the computer.

It is important to note that you will not be able to view the contents of the backup unless you restore it to an iOS device or use a third-party iTunes backup extractor. What’s worse, you may run into various iTunes errors, such as, iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an invalid response.

Bonus: Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

Losing data like text messages on your iPhone is very common. If you don’t have a backup, trying to get them back can seem impossible. But with the right data recovery tool, you can easily recover deleted or lost messages on your iPhone easily and quickly. One of the best tools to use is Gihosoft Free iPhone Data Recovery. Its greatest advantage is that it is very easy to use and ensures highest recovery rate. The following are some of the program’s other features:

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  • It can retrieve up to 12 different types of data including contacts, photos, messages, videos, WhatsApp, notes, voicemail, voice memos, Safari history from iPhone/iPad.
  • It can recover the messages from your iOS device if you don’t have a backup or even retrieve them from your iCloud and iTunes backups.
  • It will also be used to recover lost data that has been deleted under various circumstances like iOS upgrade/jailbreak, accidental deletion or a lost or broken device.
  • It allows you to preview all data before recovery and selectively recover what you need only.

Follow these simple steps to recover deleted or lost text messages on your iPhone:

  1. Download and install the iPhone Message Recovery software on to your computer. Launch it as soon as installation is complete.
  2. In the main window, select the type of data you would like to recover (in this case Messages). Make sure that all other types of data are unchecked to avoid a lengthy recovery process.
  3. Now connect your iPhone to the computer and as soon as the device is detected by the program, click “Next”. If the missing messages are on your iTunes backup, you can skip connecting the device to the computer.
  4. The program will begin scanning the connected device for the missing messages. This scanning process may take some time, depending on the amount of data on the device.
  5. As soon as the scan is complete, you should see all the missing messages on the device. Select the ones you would like to recover and then click “Recover” to save them to a specified folder on your computer.
    Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup.


Author: gihosoftHow to Download Text Messages from iPhone in 2 Ways

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3 Ways to Export Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Computer

3 Ways to Export Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Computer

Safari allows users to bookmark a webpage so that they can revisit the page later easily. You may have lots of pages bookmarked in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and want to export these Safari bookmarks to your Mac or PC for backup or other purposes. The easiest way to complete this task is by syncing your Safari bookmarks on iPad or iPhone to the computer with iCloud. We will explain in detail how this method is used as well as the other ways to export the bookmarks in Safari from iPhone without iCloud.

1.Sync Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Mac/PC with iCloud

iCloud is far more a cloud storage, it also acts as a data syncing center for bookmarks, email, contacts, calendars, reminders, photos, and other data on your iOS, macOS, or even Windows devices. To export Safari bookmarks from iPhone to your Mac or PC, you need to enable Safari in iCloud on your iPhone and the computer you want to sync with first.

On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > iCloud and toggle on the Safari option. As the specific steps for doing this are different for Mac and Windows, so we talk about this separately.

On Mac

  1. On Mac, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud and tick the Safari checkbox.
    Sync Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Mac
  2. Open Safari on your Mac and go to File > Export Bookmarks… from the menu bar.
    Sync Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Mac
  3. Specify a place the exported Safari bookmarks and click the Save button.
  4. Now you should be left with an HTML file that contains all your bookmarks. You can import your bookmarks to Safari again, or other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

On Windows PC

  1. Download and install iCloud for Windows from Apple’s website. Then launch it and log in your iCloud account.
  2. Make sure you have a check mark in the Bookmarks checkbox.
  3. Click the Options button to choose the web browser to want to sync your iPhone Safari bookmarks with and click OK.
  4. Click Apply to confirm.
    Sync Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to PC.

2.Export Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Computer by iTunes

iTunes is another decent choice to export bookmarks from Safari on iPad/iPhone to your computer. But if you use a Mac with OS X 10.9.5 or later, you are not allow ed to sync Safari bookmarks via iTunes or Finder. In this case, you need to turn to another two methods.

Please put it in mind that the Safari bookmarks which are being synced with your iPhone over the air from iCloud cannot be synced to the computer through iTunes. So you have to turn off iCloud Safari on your iPhone first.

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud and disable the Safari option on your iPhone.
  2. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Click on the device icon and select Info.
  4. Put a check mark in the Sync Bookmark With checkbox.
  5. Choose a web browser from the extendable menu.
  6. You can see a Bookmarks checkbox under Advanced section. Don’t tick it.
  7. Click Apply and wait until the sync finishes.
    Export Safari Bookmarks from iPhone to Computer by iTunes

3.Export iPhone Safari Bookmarks using Gihosoft iManager

If you cannot sync your bookmarks in Safari from iPad/iPhone to the computer with iCloud or iTunes, Gihosoft iManager is an alternative way for you. The program enables you to back up iPhone to external drive or any places you like and export the data you want from the backup to readable formats like HTML, TXT, PDF, etc. It also allows you to access, view and export all data from your iTunes backup files.

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Here is how to export Safari bookmarks from iPhone to computer with Gihosoft iManager:

  1. Download, install and run Gihosoft iManager on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via a USB cable.
  3. Click Backup Now to create a backup for your iPhone to your PC.
  4. When the backup is completed, you can click the Safari icon to view the details and export your Safari bookmarks to HTML file.
    Export iPhone Safari Bookmarks using Gihosoft iManager.

Extra Tip: Import Chrome Bookmarks to Safari on Mac

If you have switched your default browser on Mac from Google Chrome to Safari, you might want to know how to import your Chrome bookmarks to Safari and access you favorite webpages there. Actually, this task is much easier than you think.

The first time you open Safari on the Mac after using Google Chrome, it automatically import your bookmarks and history. You can choose to keep the imported items or remove them. You can also import the items at another time. If you want to import specific bookmarks and history manually, you can go to File > Import from > Google Chrome and select the items you need. If you have exported your bookmarks from the Chrome browser, you can import the bookmarks file by choosing File > Import From > Bookmarks HTML file and select the file.

Final Words

Now you have read all the three ways to export Safari bookmarks from iPhone/iPad to a Mac or PC. The best choice is undoubtedly using iCloud. But like iTunes, sometimes you cannot use iCloud transfer your bookmarks in safari to the computer. In this case, you might as well make use of a third-party tool like Gihosoft iManager which can back up, extract, and export your Safari bookmarks and many other data from the iPhone to a computer. We hope this article is helpful to you. If you have any other queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section below.


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