How to backup your contacts on your Mac


We all have a long contact list in our mobile phone that includes contact information like phone number, email address, home and work address. As every contact card contains some important data that you need for personal and business purpose, so you may not even think to lose them. If you have a contact list on your iPhone or iPad, you may also use it for Messages and FaceTime on your Mac. Moreover, if you don’t want to lose even a single contact, you may back up your contact list on your Mac. Here is a short user guide that will help you to back up your contacts with ease.

How to manually backup contacts on your Mac?

You may easily export your contact list in Contacts app that comes default with every Mac, follow these steps:

  • Open the Contacts app on your Mac.
  • Now, click on File in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Click Export > Contacts Archive.




  • Now, name the save file, select where you want to save, and then finally click the “Save” button.

For any reason, if exporting does not work, you may drag your contacts to your desktop. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Contacts app on your Mac.
  • On the left side of screen, click “All Contacts” and then click a contact.
  • Now, press “Command-A” on your keyboard, doing so will select all your contacts.
  • Finally, click and drag your contacts to your desktop.

How to export contacts to your Mac from your iCloud account?

  • You may easily get all your contact from iCloud to Mac, follow these steps:
  • On your Mac, open in any browser.
  • Enter Apple ID and Password to sign into your iCloud account.
  • Click “Contacts” and then click any contact.
  • Now, press “Command-A” on your keyboard, doing so will select all your contacts.
  • At the bottom left of the window, click the Cog icon and then click “Export vCard.”




Now read: How to keep your contacts up to date on all of your devices with iCloud

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