How to Import Contacts to iCloud? – 3 Solutions

In this blog, I will share the complete guide on how to import contacts to iCloud. If you also have contacts and want to upload them into iCloud, then this is the right path for you. Here, you will get to know about the 3 popular solutions for importing contacts into iCloud.

Commonly users stores their contacts in CSV file to manage them easily. CSV is a text file that separates values with commas. It stores tabular data in plain text, with each row of the file typically representing a record. In a CSV file, each record consists of an equal number of fields separated by commas.

However, there are many reasons why users need to upload contacts to iCloud such as:

  • Need to switch from Windows to Mac.
  • Share your contacts with a Mac user.

Before proceeding to the solution, let me clarify that iCloud supports the vCard (VCF) file format to store contacts. So you need to first convert CSV to VCF or vCard file format.

For importing contacts into iCloud, there are three methods:

  1. Using Run Command
  2. Using Gmail
  3. Or Using Email Backup Wizard (Professional Tool)

In the section below, I am going to discuss the steps of all 3 methods to upload contacts to iCloud. You can choose any of the solution that meets your requirements.

Method 1: Import Contacts to iCloud Using Run Command

  1. Open the command box by clicking Windows Key + R.
  2. Type “Contacts” in the search bar of the command box.
  3. Click on Import and select Comma Separated Values.
  4. Click Browse to locate and select the CSV file you want to import.
  5. Map the required fields and click Finish.
  6. Select the imported CSV file and click Export then select vCard.
  7. Choose a location on your PC to save your vCard file.
  8. Your CSV file is now converted to VCF file format.

Now you can easily import the VCF file into the iCloud account to accomplish your task.

Method 2: Upload Contacts to iCloud Using Gmail

  1. Simply log in to your Gmail account and open the Contacts window.
  2. Here, select Import from the left menu.
  3. Then click on the Select File option to upload your CSV file.
  4. Now click Import and your contacts are uploaded into Google Contacts.
  5. Then select your CSV file and click the Export option.
  6. Select the vCard Format option and click on the Export button.

That’s it! Now, you need to import the vCard file into your iCloud account.

Steps to Import vCard (VCF) File into iCloud

  1. Sign in to your iCloud account.
  2. Click the Contacts icon to import contacts to iCloud
  3. Now, click on the Settings tab and select Import vCard.
  4. Then browse and select the converted VCF file on your PC.
  5. Click on the Open button for uploading contacts to iCloud.

Finished! These are two manual methods that let you import your contacts into your iCloud account. However, both methods are time-consuming as well as require technical skills to accomplish this task. To simplify this task, you can go with the automated solution that is mentioned below.

Method 3: Upload Contacts to iCloud Using Automated Tool

To import contacts to iCloud account smoothly, you can use the Yota IMAP Backup Tool on your system. This allows you to upload multiple contacts in one go with all details like name, phone number, email ID, photo, and more. It keeps all your contacts in their original format even after the task is completed.

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This is a simple-to-use tool that any novice can easily understand. It also supports all versions of Windows so you can install it on Windows 11, 10, 8, etc. The software provides a quick preview of your contacts with all information.

It offers multiple features some of which are:

  • Simple and graphical user interface
  • Import multiple contacts at once
  • View vCard files before importing
  • Directly upload contacts into iCloud
  • 24/7 dedicated customer support

Steps to Import Contacts to iCloud Directly are as follows:

  1. Download and run Yota Email Backup Software.
  2. Click Open and Email Data Files then select vCard files.
  3. Browse and add VCF file contacts to the panel.
  4. Click on the Export option and select IMAP.
  5. Enter iCloud credentials and click on the Save button.

You are done now!

Final Thoughts

In the above blog, I introduced the three possible solutions to upload contacts to iCloud account. The two manual methods work well, but are also very time-consuming and require technical knowledge. To make this task easier, I also recommended an automated tool. It allows you to quickly import contacts to iCloud with all details. So download the tool on your system and start importing your contacts into iCloud account smoothly.