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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Export Contacts From Outlook to iCloud - Three Efficient Ways

Hassle-free Solutions to Export Contacts from Outlook to iCloud

"I am using Outlook application in my organization for saving all crucial data. As we know, there are various malicious attacks entered in it, so as per the security purpose, I am thinking to sync all my contacts to the iCloud group. However, I do not know how to perform this task and that's why I am looking for a help to export contacts from Outlook to iCloud in a quick and accurate way. Please suggest me any relevant solution."

"One of my friend is using MS Outlook for the official purposes. But, he has to go abroad for further assignments so, he wants to know how to copy contacts from Outlook 2010 to iCloud? Is there any solution for the same?"

You are looking for a solution to add Microsoft Outlook contacts to Mac? Do you want to know how to upload contacts from Outlook to iCloud? Outlook brings forth various features that every organization wants to use it to retain the business productivity. With the help of this user can perform instant emailing and even can maintain contacts, calendar entries, etc. This is the reason, that it has gained an immense popularity, but it has some shortcomings. One of these limitations is that it cannot integrate with iDevices as well as Mac computers such as iCloud does. This ultimately leads to the question that how to import MS Outlook contacts into iPhone. Therefore, we are going to discuss to let user understand some simple tricks to move Outlook contacts to iCloud.

Workarounds to Import Contacts From Outlook to iCloud

As we know, migration between email application has become a trend among various users. Here, there is a number of ways to transfer Outlook contacts to Mac. Users can select any solution according to their need. Let us discuss the manual process and follow given below steps:

Approach 1: Export Contacts from Outlook to iCloud with iCloud Control Panel

For Windows
  1. Download iCloud Control Panel >> Launch it on a local machine. (For Mac end users, go to the iCloud Preference Panel)
  2. Now, enable the checkbox of Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks >> Disable other checkboxes >> Click on Apply.
Note: Make sure that after selecting Apply, option, besides all Outlook emails, contacts, calendars, and Tasks can also be synced to iCloud group.

Approach 2: Transfer MS Outlook Contacts to iCloud via icloud.com

The first solution is indeed convenient and simple, but, it involves unnecessary synchronization. If users just want to export Outlook contacts into iCloud, go through the below steps:
  1. Start Outlook application on the system >> Go to the Contacts >> Drag all the contacts to your PC.
  2. Now, navigate to icloud.com >> Log in to the iCloud account >> Press Contacts.
  3. After that, hit on the Settings tab >> Select import vCard >> Choose the items that you want to export from MS Outlook, the contact list will appear in a second.

Approach 3: Upload Contacts From Microsoft Outlook to iCloud

One thing that users must keep in mind that there is no direct approach available to move/export contacts from Outlook to iCloud. Thus, users should perform two step procedure. Let's have a look: Note: Mac platform is must while moving all contacts into iCloud.
  1. Open MS Outlook >> Open the Contact list >> Go to the card view.
  2. Then, Select all of them >> Drag them into the Windows Folder.
  3. After completing the above step, you will have the desired number of .vcf file within the folder.
Now, open Mac machine and perform below-mentioned steps as such:

For Mac users
  1. Open the address book
  2. Now, choose all the vCard files >> Drop them in an Addressbook.
  3. Once it is done, all your contacts will come in Addressbook.
  4. Then, navigate to the System Preferences >> Choose iCloud option and verify all the Contacts (May be, You have to login into iCloud account).
  5. Finally, all contacts will be synced in iCloud group.

Wrapping Up

Contacts are extremely important and also helps to connect with others, however once lost, it is time-taken and hard to fully rebuild. Hence, it is necessary to move those contacts to a computer system for backing up. In this blog, we have already covered all three workarounds to transfer/export contacts from Outlook to iCloud account.

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