Best 4 Methods To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac [iOS 13]

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on November 15, 2019, in iPhone Transfer

Summary: In this article, we help you to learn Best 4 Methods To Transfer Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac. Get the best iPhone Contact Transfer - SyncBird Pro. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version here before continuing.

In the recent macOS Catalina, its native Contacts app would be a better central repository for managing your interpersonal circle including their email addresses, phone numbers, and even social media information. Thanks for the inbuilt iMessage app in Catalina, you can directly start a call or text message in Contacts app on your Mac. If you have an iPhone and wonder how to sync your contacts from iPhone to Mac, we'll show you all details in this tutorial.

How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac

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Part 1: Transfer All Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with iCloud

If you own both your iPhone and Mac, and signed them with the same Apple ID, then there is no need to worry about your contact data as they'll get synced automatically via iCloud. When you make an edit on one device, for example your iPhone 11, Contacts app will update automatically across all your devices via iCloud. If you have not enable iCloud on your iPhone or Mac, follow steps below to start.

1. Update your iPhone and Mac to current iOS and macOS version (Check Common iOS 13 Update Problems).
2. Make sure that you're signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on both your iPhone 11 and Mac.
3. Make sure that you've stable Wifi connection on your new iPhone 11 and Mac.

How To Transfer Contacts from iPhone To New iPhone 11 Pro
How-To Steps To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To macOS Catalina with iCloud
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    Step 1:

    On your iPhone 11: Open Settings app > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Contacts:

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac Using iCloud Step 1
    Step 1 - Syncing Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac
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    Step 2:

    On Mac: Open System Preferences app > Apple ID > Check the Contacts option to enable iCloud syncing.

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac Using iCloud Step 2
    Step 2 - Use iCloud To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac

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Part 2: How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with iTunes/Finder

For senior macOS users, iTunes is always a nostalgic mean for syncing contacts from iPhone to Mac. The reason iTunes excel iCloud in regards of iPhone Contact Syncing is that the former one is more frequently used for instant and one-time sync. Also, with iTunes sync, you don't have to worry about deleting a part of contact info on one device affecting other device. In most recent macOS Catalina, Apple fired iTunes and replaced it with Finder app. Follow steps below to learn how to sync contacts from iPhone 11 to macOS Catalina with Finder.


How-To Steps: Transfer Contacts from iPhone To New iPhone 11 with iTunes
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    Step 1:

    Open iTunes (macOS Mojave or earlier version) /Finder (macOS Catalina) and connect your iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac with a USB cable > [Your iPhone] > Info:

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with iTunes/Finder Step 1
    Step 1 - Use Finder/iTunes To Sync iPhone Contacts To Mac
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    Step 2:

    Enable Sync contacts onto iPhone > Click Apply and Sync to start syncing these contacts data between your iPhone and Mac.

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with iTunes/Finder Step 2
    Step 2 - Sync Contacts Between New iPhone 11 and Mac with iTunes/Finder

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Part 3: Transfer Contacts from iPhone To New iPhone 11 with SyncBird Pro

When talking about these native Apple services to sync contacts from iPhone to Mac, like iCloud or iTunes, there're always kinds of limits grounding you. For instance, with iCloud, you have to log in both your iPhone and Mac with the same Apple ID. While with iTunes, you can sync your contacts from one iPhone to ONLY one Mac.

SyncBird Pro is the up-to-the-minute iPhone To Mac Contact Manager software that can perfectly sync your SMS/iMessages, Contacts, Notes, Reminder, Safari history and bookmarks, VoiceMail and probably all important personal data between your iPhone and Mac. below to learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to new iPhone 11 Pro with SyncBird Pro. Follow steps below to learn how to transfer and sync your contacts from iPhone 11 to macOS Catalina without iCloud and iTunes.

How-To Steps To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro
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    Step 1:

    Plug in your iPhone 11 to a Mac (Confirm Trust This Mac on your iPhone when asked) > Download SyncBird Pro on your Mac (runs on macOS Catalina and all recent Mac OS) > Personal Info > Contacts:

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 1
    Step 1 - Connect iPhone 11 Pro To Mac
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    Step 2:

    Choose the contacts or contact groups that you want to sync from iPhone to your Mac > Click Send To Mac to start syncing:

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 2
    Step 2 - Select Personal Info > Contacts > Send To Mac
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    Step 3:

    SyncBird Pro will finish syncing your contacts from your iPhone 11 to your Mac in few seconds. After that, you can view the newly added contacts on your Mac.

    How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with SyncBird Pro Step 3
    Step 3 - Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 T0 Mac

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Part 2: How To Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with AirDrop

If you'd like to just sync a small portion of contacts info from iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro to your Mac, then neither iCloud/iTunes sync can handle this. Instead, the you can select a contact on your iPhone, and AirDrop it to your Mac as vCard. This way, you can avoid merging or modifying contact collection on two devices. But keep it in mind that, by syncing contacts from iPhone to Mac via AirDrop, it require you to download the standalone Contacts app on your iPhone 11. Follow steps below to learn how to get contacts synced from iPhone to Mac.

How-To Steps: Sync Contacts from iPhone 11 To Mac with AirDrop
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    Step 1:

    On your iPhone 11: Open Contacts app > Tap a contact that you want to drop to your Mac > Choose Share Contact:

    How To AirDrop Sync Contacts from iPhone To Mac Step 1
    Step 1 - Sync Contacts from iPhone To Mac via AirDrop
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    Step 2:

    In a pop up, Choose AirDrop > Choose your Mac name as AirDrop contact. If it doesn't show up, make sure both your iPhone and Mac are close by and enabled the bluetooth option on two devices.

    How To AirDrop Contacts Contacts from iPhone To Mac Step 3
    Step 3 - AirDrop Contacts from iPhone To Mac
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    Step 3:

    On your Mac: When you see a AirDrop message, Click Accept to receive this contact from iPhone > After that, you can view and access it in Contacts app on your Mac.

    How To AirDrop Contacts Contacts from iPhone To Mac Step 3
    Step 3 - AirDrop Contacts from iPhone To Mac

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The Bottom Line

The contacts in the address book are more than just phone numbers and addresses. So always picking the best suitable method to sync your contacts from iPhone 11 to your Mac. If you need further iPhone To Mac Contacts Syncing solution, it's suggested to get SyncBird Pro. Download Free Trial >


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