How to Print Contacts from iPhone: 4 Easiest Ways

Connie Wisley
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To keep a physical backup of your contacts from iPhone, most people plan to print iPhone contacts list on paper. But we all know that iPhone doesn’t have a direct way to print out contacts. So, how to print contacts from iPhone quickly?

In this article, we collect four easiest ways to print out contacts from iPhone. Some involve a third party, some rely on iCloud, and some work wirelessly. These solutions have proven the handiest in our experience. And we’ll cover detailed steps on how to print contacts from iPhone.

How to Print Contacts from iPhone with Cisdem ContactsMate

Applies to: MacOS 10.11 or later

Normally, it is quiet hard to print iPhone contacts. But if we rely on a third party tool like Cisdem ContactsMate, things become much easier. This outstanding contacts manager gets a double advantage. It helps to print a paper of your iPhone contacts list in an organized and user-friendly layout. At the same time, it can remove duplicate contacts.

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Steps on how to print contacts from iPhone with no duplicates

1. Sync iPhone contacts to iCloud

Go to iPhone settings > tap your name > click iCloud > turn on Contacts.

sync iphone contacts to icloud

2. Download and install Cisdem ContactsMate

Download the free trial version of Cisdem Contactsmate. Run Cisdem ContactsMate and click Add Account button.

launch cisdem contactsmate

3. Select iCloud and sigh in using your iCloud account and password

select icloud

4. Check iCloud Contacts

Tick the box next to Contacts. In this way, iPhone contacts are synced to this contacts manager.

check icloud contacts

5. Click the  button next to the Updated contacts detected message.

Now, iPhone Contacts will be listed in Group iCloud.

relaunch cisdem contactsmate

6. Right-click Group iCloud, then all your contacts in this group will be selected. Click Print > Print All Fields/Print Default fields.

print iphone contacts

7. In the new window, custom the contacts list then click Print

Click Show Details on the bottom-left corner, custom the layout direction, border, color etc. If your Mac is connected to a printer, you can print out contacts list from your iPhone directly. If not, you can save the contacts list as a PDF file, and then find a computer with printer to print it out.

print iphone contacts directly

Pro Tips

1. Print contacts from iPhone without duplicates

To get a tidy and orderly paper backup of iPhone contacts, it is necessary to get rid of duplicate contacts before printing contacts from iPhone. Click Scan button to find out the duplicate contacts and delete them. The scanning result will be demonstrated immediately.

>> Remove duplicate contacts: Find the exact duplicate contacts in the left column, select Delete duplicate contacts under Solution, and click Fix All button.

Besides, you can find incomplete name or invalid characters, choose Edit under Solution and complete contacts information as much as possible.

Cisdem ContactsMate remove duplicates

2. Print selected contacts or a group contacts list from iPhone

In step 7, in addition to printing all your contacts from iPhone, ContactsMate allows you to print selected contacts or a group contacts list. Select the specific contacts or choose a contacts group that you need. Perform a right-click and choose print.

print iphone contacts in groups

3. Print Default Fields vs. Print All Fields

You may notice that when you click print, there are two options: Print Default Fields, and Print All Fields. What’s the difference? Look at the chart below. You can choose any one according to your needs. If you want to print all the information of contacts, just select Print All Fields.

Print Default Fields Print All Fields
name, telephone number, email and address name, telephone number, work fax, email, birthday, home address, work address, note, and all other information

4. How to Print Contacts from iPhone as an Excel Sheet

The four methods can guide you how to print contacts from iPhone on paper. But what if you want to print iPhone contacts as an Excel Spreadsheet? Excel format makes it available to carry on data statistics, edit contacts information and move the sequence of contacts.

Among the four methods, Method 1 is the only one that can print iPhone contacts to .xls file format. All you need to do is to export iPhone contacts to an Excel file using Cisdem ContactsMate, and then print it out.

Select multiple contacts or all contacts, perform a right-click control, and select Export.

export iphone contacts to excel

In formats options, select Excel and click save. The Excel file of iPhone contacts will be downloaded to your Mac. You can edit the .xls file and then print it out.

export iphone contacts to excel sheet

How to Print out iPhone Contacts with iCloud

Applies to: Mac & PC

iCloud, as Apple’s important data server, can help you to get hard copies of your iPhone contacts. However, this approach has one big drawback. You will print out iPhone contacts with many duplicates. Two or three identical contacts will be displayed on the paper. As I said before, when your iPhone contacts are syncing to iCloud, duplicate contacts are bound to appear. If you mind this, you’d better choose the first method.

Usually, it takes a long time to sync iPhone contacts to iCloud website. Before you print contacts from iPhone with iCloud, you need to make sure that all contacts from your iPhone are synced to iCloud. Remember to check if there are contacts missing. If not, you may get a paper of incomplete contacts list. 

This method suits for most iPhone models including iPhone 4/5/5s/6/6s/7/8/X/XR/XS/11/12/13. Now, learn how to print contacts from iPhone using iCloud.

1. Make sure your iPhone contacts are synced to iCloud.

2. Head over to iCloud website https://www.icloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID

3. Select Contacts application

4. Choose contacts that you need to print or select all contacts

5. Click on the gear icon in the bottom and click Print

print iphone contacts via icloud

6. Choose the printer that connected to your iPhone to print out contacts list. If you don't have a printer right now, click Save to download iPhone contacts as a PDF file. Then, find a printer to print the file of iPhone contacts.

save iphone contacts to pdf

How to Print All Your Contacts from iPhone via iTunes

Applies to: PC

Besides iCloud, iTunes provides a way to print a list of contacts from iPhone. Before printing contacts from your iPhone, you need to check that your iPhone is not synced to iCloud. This method only applies to Windows. Please make sure to install the latest iTunes on your computer. Follow the instructions to learn how to print contacts list from iPhone with iTunes.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes on your computer. Click on your iPhone in the left side.
  3. Tap Info and check the box next to Sync Contacts with.
  4. In the drop-down list, select Windows Contacts.
  5. Select the contacts you wish to print. There are two options: All contacts and Selected groups.
  6. Tap Sync button in the lower right corner.

sync iphone contacts with itunes

  1. Open Start menu on your computer and navigate to Contacts folder in your Windows Profile and open it.
  2. Click Export in the top-right corner of the window.
  3. Choose CSV (Comma Separated Values) and click Export.

export iphone contacts to csv

  1. Print the CSV file of iPhone contacts.

How to Print a List of Contacts from Your iPhone Using Google Contacts

Applies to: Mac & PC

iCloud and iTunes indeed can print iPhone contacts, but sometimes they don’t work efficiently. That’s why many people want to know how to print contacts from iPhone without iCloud and iTunes.

The good news is that Google Contacts can help to print contacts from iPhone. It doesn’t require iCloud and iTunes, as long as you have a Gmail account, you can do it. But the downside is that your iPhone contacts will be mixed up with Gmail contacts. 

If you don’t mind this, follow the steps to learn how to print contacts from iPhone via Google contacts.

  1. Open your iPhone, click settings.
  2. Scroll down and find Accounts & Passwords. 
  3. Click Add Account.
  4. Select Google and sign in using your Gmail account and password.
  5. Under the Accounts, now you can find Gmail.
  6. Tap Gmail. Turn on Contacts to Sync iPhone contacts to Gmail.

sync iphone contacts to gmail

  1. Now, head to Google Contacts website https://contacts.google.com. Sign in with your Gmail account. Your iPhone contacts are listed here.
  2. Choose your iPhone contacts one by one and click Print in the left column.

print iphone contacts via gmail

  1. In the new window, choose the printer that contacted to your iPhone and click Print. Or click Save as PDF then find a computer with printer and print it out.

print iphone contacts as pdf

  1. Finally, find a computer with printer and print it out.

Final Thoughts

Have you learned how to print contacts from iPhone? The four methods introduced are all good choices. ContactsMate can print iPhone contacts with no duplicates, and support to print iPhone contacts to multiple formats such as Excel, vCard, CSV etc. iCloud is built-in iPhone but it’ll take a long time to sync contacts. iTunes is available for PC users. Using Google can print iPhone contacts without iCloud, but the downside is that iPhone contacts may be mixed with Gmail contacts. Which one would you like?

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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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