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.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of duplicate contacts on your iPhone. This is simple because you changed a new iPhone again, transferred your contacts for several times, or synced your contacts to multiple devices.
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. Cisdem ContactsMate is a good tool. This app will scan your iPhone contacts and find all the duplicate contacts, such as exact or partial duplicate contacts, and help you to delete them in no time.
Among the four approaches, no matter which method you choose to use, you need to be aware of the importance of removing duplicates before you learn how to print contacts from iPhone.
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.
Go to iPhone settings > tap your name > click iCloud > turn on Contacts.
Download the free trial version of Cisdem Contactsmate. Run Cisdem ContactsMate and click Add Account button.
Tick the box next to Contacts. In this way, iPhone contacts are synced to this contacts manager.
Now, iPhone Contacts will be listed in Group iCloud.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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.
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 hate duplicate contacts, 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.
Now, learn how to print contacts from iPhone using iCloud.
This method applies to Windows.
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. Follow the instructions to learn how to print contacts from iPhone with iTunes.
iCloud and iTunes indeed can print iPhone contacts, but sometimes they don’t work efficiently. That’s why many people look for a method 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.
Have you learned how to print contacts from iPhone? The four methods introduced are all good choices. Which one would you choose? For me, I would like to choose Cisdem ContactsMate due to its convenience and efficiency. It is the most reliable and effective way to print contacts from iPhone. If you want to print iPhone contacts with no duplicates, or print as an Excel sheet, you can give more consideration to ContactsMate.
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.