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3 Easy Ways to Sync iCloud Contacts with Outlook

In this article, you will be finding three ways to easily sync iCloud contacts with Outlook. Outlook is among the top 5 most popular email clients. Very flexible and highly professional, it is easy to use with a simple, neat interface. Our contacts are the center of our Outlook experience. This email service will be of little use if we don’t have contacts. It has always been a common practice to sync iCloud contacts to Outlook for backup and for more instant and convenient communication. The methods work for Mac and Windows regardless of whether you use Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016, etc. Without further ado, let’s see how they work.

Method 1. Sync iCloud Contacts with Outlook with Cisdem ContactsMate

Cisdem ContactsMate is one of the best contact management software apps. It allows you to easily sync iCloud contacts with Outlook. In addition, it can:

  • import contacts from CSV and vCard(VCF)
  • sync contacts from Google, iCloud, Exchange, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • allow users to view, edit, tag, manage contacts and create group
  • find and remove duplicate contacts
  • fix formatting errors
  • backup and export contacts to CSV, vCard, Excel, TXT, Docx, HTML, Numbers and Pages

The steps below will show you how to use it to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook. Please note that Cisdem ContactsMate is currently only available for Mac. This contact manager for Mac fully supports OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If you are a Windows PC user, you can read on and check out the other methods we recommend. To get started, download and install Cisdem ContactsMate on your Mac.

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Step 1. Open Cisdem ContactsMate on your Mac. Click Add Account, and a window will pop up. Select iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID.

cisdem contactsmate interface

Step 2. Select Contacts and sync iCloud contacts. Your iCloud contacts are in Cisdem ContactsMate now. Click Export, and at the Format section there is a drop-down menu listing all the supported formats including CSV, Docx, vCard (VCF), Excel, Numbers, etc. In this case, we choose CSV. This step is important when you sync iCloud contacts with Outlook.

cisdem contactsmate add icloud account

Step 3. Open Outlook and go to File. Go to Open & Export > Import/Export > Import from another program or file > Comma Separated Values.

outlook import and export

And upload the CSV file we have exported in the second step. This is how to sync iCloud Contacts with Outlook for Mac using the contact manager software by Cisdem.

Method 2. Sync iCloud Contacts with Outlook with iCloud Control Panel

In addition to syncing iCloud contacts with Outlook, this method will also sync Outlook Mail, Calendars and Tasks. Please also note that this method only works for Windows.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iCloud on your PC. Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. Select the Mail , Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks With Outlook option. Click Apply.

sync icloud contacts with outlook select

Step 3. There are two options provided: All calendars, contacts, and tasks and Some calendars, contacts, and tasks. Choose the one that suits you best. This is how you can sync iCloud contacts with Outlook on Windows 10 or older versions.

sync icloud contacts with outlook two options

Method 3. Sync iCloud Contacts with Outlook without Apps

By using method, you can sync iCloud contacts with Outlook without using any apps, and it works for both Mac and Windows.

Step 1. Go to and sign in with your account. Open Contacts.

Step 2. If you’d like to sync all contacts, just click the gear icon on the in the bottom left corner and click Select All. You can also select certain contacts by clicking their names. Click the gear icon again and select Export vCard. select all contacts

Step 3. Go to, and convert vCard to CSV. This is a tedious process because you have to convert them one by one.

convert vcard to csv

Step 4. Go to Click Manage on the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu. Click Import contacts, and a window will appear. import contacts

Step 5. Click Browse, upload the .csv files and click Import.


The possibility and practice to sync iCloud contacts with Outlook along with other email services, smart devices, etc. make things easier and help improve our productivity. Hopefully the methods recommended above will help you out. If you are a Mac user and want to sync, edit and manage your contacts with little effort and high efficiency, the aforementioned Cisdem ContactsMate is recommended. In our test, it does a good job of importing/exporting contacts, syncing, backing up contact information to various formats, editing, removing duplicate contacts, among other things. Which method do you think is the best to you? Welcome to leave a comment below.

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2018-03-09 02:19:56 / Posted by to Contact Manager Mac Follow @ Rosa

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