How to Import CSV Contacts to iCloud (vCard Format)

A CSV file can be recognized by various contact management programs thus, several users are utilizing this file format to save their contact information. Although, CSV file format is not compatible with iCloud. Thus, it becomes complex for users to import CSV contacts to iCloud. Let us understand this scenario more clearly with the help of a user-query:

In order to resolve this issue, we have come up with this article. Here, we are going to disclose some most reliable and easy workarounds for the same.

Manual Methods to Import CSV File Contacts to iCloud

Since there is no direct way to import contacts from an Excel sheet (CSV) to iCloud. Thus, it requires conversion to VCF file format first. Below are some manual workarounds to perform the task simply.

Method 1: Import CSV File to iCloud Using Gmail

Step 1: Move CSV File to VCF

  • First, log in to your Gmail account
  • Navigate to the upper right corner of the screen and click on the Google Apps icon. Select Contacts
gmail contacts
  • In Contacts window, click on More button and select Import option from the opened menu list
  • Import Contacts wizard will pop up now, here click on Choose File button and after selecting the contacts CSV file click on Import button
choose file
  • Let the contacts import successfully
  • After this, in your Gmail account click on Contacts >> More >> Export
  • In Export Contacts window, select All Contacts option from ‘Which contacts do you want to export?’ section and choose vCard format as the export file format. Eventually, click on the Export button
export format
  • contacts.vcf file will start downloading on your PC

Step 2: Import Contacts.vcf into iCloud

  • Log in to your iCloud using Apple ID and Password
login iCloud
  • Now, click on Contacts icon
Go to Contacts
  • In the new window, navigate to down-left preview pane and hit a click Settings >> Import vCard
Import Vcard
  • Then browse the vCard/VCF file from your computer and click on the Open button
select file
  • Just after this, all your contacts will be uploaded to your iCloud account and you can access them from anywhere at anytime

Method 2: Upload CSV File to iCloud using Run Command

  • To import CSV contacts to iCloud, press Windows + R keys or simply click on the Start button and search for Run. Then, hit the Enter button
  • In the Contacts window, choose Import option from the navigation bar
  • Next, browse the location of the CSV file and select the file. Click on Next
  • Map the appropriate fields and hit a click on the Finish button
  • At last, choose Export as vCard (folder of .vcf Files) and click on Export
  • Now, you can simply import this VCF file into your iCloud account

Observational Verdict

The contact information plays a vital role to establish any communication, share information and schedule meetings in real-time. This technical paper covers all the required details on how to import CSV contacts to iCloud. The blog covers few manual and automatic techniques that can help all those users who are searching the solutions for same.

FAQsQ. Can I use the output vCard file in other supported applications?

A. Yes, you can use the third-party tool to perform conversion and use that file in any other supported application.Q. Can I import the resultant VCF file in Thunderbird?

A. Yes, you can easily import the output file in Mozilla Thunderbird as well.