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How to back up your contacts on Mac

Stay your contacts and all their information protected — back them up on your Mac.

Your contacts are simply phone numbers and addresses; they are industry connections, family members, and each and every touch's card most probably accommodates delicate knowledge and essential stuff that you do not want to lose. You most probably have contacts on your iPhone or iPad, and perhaps you even use Messages and FaceTime on your Mac. If that is the case, back up your contacts on your Mac to be sure that nobody is going lacking.

How to manually back up contacts on your Mac

Identical to your iPhone or iPad, you've gotten a Contacts app on your Mac, and you'll be able to manually back up all of your contacts proper within the app.

Export them

  1. Release the Contacts app on your Mac.
  2. Click on on Record within the menu bar on the height of the display.
  3. Click on Export.
  4. Click on on Contacts Archive.
  5. Identify the save record, select the place you need to save, and click on Save.

From right here, you'll be able to do no matter you wish to have with the stored record. Add it to Dropbox, Google Force, or reserve it on a bodily backup.

Drag them to your desktop

Every so often, exporting would possibly now not paintings 100%. Simply a type of bizarre issues. Despite the fact that it does, you are most secure backing up your contacts in a different way too. (Thank you to commenter Gary Dauphin for the recommendation.)

  1. Release the Contacts app on your Mac.
  2. Click on All Contacts on the left.
  3. Click on a touch.
  4. Press command-A on your keyboard. This will likely make a selection all of your contacts.
  5. Click on and drag your contacts to your desktop.

A .vcf document can be created, and you'll be able to upload that to your cloud garage or bodily backup or on the other hand you want to retailer it. You'll be able to additionally drag and drop person touch playing cards if you do not want to back up they all.

How to export your contacts to your Mac from iCloud

The use of iCloud on the internet, you'll be able to export your iPhone or iPad contacts directly to your Mac after which do no matter you want with them.

  1. Pass to iCloud.com in your favourite browser.
  2. Check in.
  3. Click on Contacts.
  4. Click on a touch.
  5. Press command-A on your keyboard. This will likely choose all contacts.
  6. Click on the equipment icon within the backside left of the window.
  7. Click on Export vCard.

The record will obtain to your downloads folder on your Mac.

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