How to Copy Contacts From iPhone to Outlook

By Kefa Olang

Synchronizing iPhone contacts to Microsoft Outlook is not only a convenient way of backing up your contacts, it also saves you the time and effort needed to retype every one of them into your email application. Microsoft Outlook communicates effectively with iTunes, which is the default iPhone and iPod management program. Whether it’s the complete iPhone address book or specific contacts, transferring contacts to Microsoft Outlook is quick and easy.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

Step 1

Connect the iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable and launch the iTunes application. iTunes displays your iPhone on the left panel under "Devices."

Step 2

Click your iPhone on the iTunes panel and click the "Info" tab. Click "Sync contacts with" and select "Outlook."

Step 3

Select "All Contacts" if you want to sync all the contacts from your iPhone to Outlook. If you want to select specific contacts, click "Selected groups" and place a check on the contacts you want to sync to Outlook.

Step 4

Click "Apply" to sync your iPhone contacts to Outlook. Click the "Eject" button on the right panel and disconnect your phone from the computer. Close iTunes.

Step 5

Launch Outlook and click the "Contacts" tab. You should see the imported iPhone contacts.

Tips & Warnings

  • Back up the iPhone before syncing.
  • If you attempt to sync iPhone contacts with an empty Outlook contacts folder, all contacts will be deleted from the iPhone.