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How to back up your contacts on Mac

Your contacts are simply telephone numbers and addresses; they’re business associations, friends and family, and each contact’s card likely contains delicate data and essential stuff that you would prefer not to lose. You likely have contacts on your iPhone or iPad, and possibly you even utilize Messages and FaceTime on your Mac. On the off chance that that is the situation, go down your contacts on your Mac to ensure that nobody disappears.

How to manually back up contacts on your Mac

Much the same as your iPhone or iPad, you have a Contacts application on your Mac, and you can physically move down the majority of your contacts right in the application.

Export them

  1. Launch the Contacts app on your Mac.
  2. Click on File in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click Export.
  4. Click on Contacts Archive.
  5. Name the save file, choose where you’d like to save, and click Save.

From here, you can do whatever you need with the spared document. Transfer it to Dropbox, Google Drive, or spare it on a physical reinforcement.

Drag them to your desktop

Now and then, sending out won’t not work 100%. Only one of those strange things. Regardless of whether it does, you’re most secure going down your contacts another much as well.

  1. Launch the Contacts app on your Mac.
  2. Click All Contacts on the left.
  3. Click a contact.
  4. Press command-A on your keyboard. This will select all of your contacts.
  5. Click and drag your contacts to your desktop.

A .vcf document will be made, and you can add that to your distributed storage or physical reinforcement or anyway you’d jump at the chance to store it. You can likewise relocate singular contact cards on the off chance that you would prefer not to go down every one of them.

How to export your contacts to your Mac from iCloud

Using iCloud on the web, you can export your iPhone or iPad contacts straight to your Mac and then do whatever you’d like with them.

  1. Go to iCloud.com in your favorite browser.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Click Contacts.
  4. Click a contact.
  5. Press command-A on your keyboard. This will select all contacts.
  6. Click the gear icon in the bottom left of the window.
  7. Click Export vCard.

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