How to Save Contacts from Iphone to Computer

Learn how to make copies of the data used in iCloud.

You may need to create a copy of the data that you store in iCloud. Accidentally deleting an important contact, message or document, you can restore it from iCloud or another existing copy.

ICloud Drive Files

Follow the instructions below to copy documents from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, to a Mac or Windows computer. For assistance with working with data of third-party programs stored in iCloud, contact the developer of the corresponding program directly. Third-party program data may take up storage space in iCloud, even if information about it is not displayed.

Copy files from iCloud Drive to a Mac

  1. Click iCloud Drive in the sidebar of any Finder window.
  2. Hold down the Option key and drag the file to a new location.
  3. Choose a location to save the document and click the “Save” button.

Copy files from Files to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Follow these steps to send copies of files stored in iCloud Drive.

  1. Open the Files app and click iCloud Drive.
  2. Click the folder that you want to open, and then the desired file.
  3. Click Share () in the lower left.
  4. Select a method for sending a copy of the file.
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For documents, spreadsheets and presentations, click “” () in the upper right corner, select “Export”, then select where you want to export the file.

If you have iOS 9 or iOS 10, follow these steps in iCloud Drive.

Copy files from

To download files that are stored in iCloud Drive or accessible from iWork programs on, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Open the iCloud Drive folder.
  3. Find and select the desired file.
  4. Click Download () at the top of the page or double-click the file you want. The document will be uploaded to the default download folder.

Copy files from Windows

If you use iCloud Drive using iCloud for Windows on a Windows computer, you can copy files from the iCloud Drive folder in Windows Explorer. You can also copy files from

Photos ands

A copy of your photos may already have been saved using iCloud Photos.

Just turn on the iCloud Photos function and all photos ands will be automatically saved in iCloud in full resolution. Follow these steps to create copies of photos ands.

  • On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later or iPadOS, go to the Settings menu [your name] iCloud “A photo”. Then select “Save Originals” and import the photos to your computer.
  • On a Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 or later, open the Photos program. Choose File” “Export”.
  • On a Windows computer, configure iCloud for Windows and enable the iCloud Photos feature.
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If you want to upload multiple photos ors, go to Just go to and open the Photos app. Then select the photos ands that you want to download, and click “Download” ().

You can also manually copy photos ands by following these steps: Comments and likes on shared photos are not saved, and photos ands from shared albums are not saved in full resolution.

Copy photos from shared albums to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 8 or later, or with iPadOS, follow these steps:

  1. Open “Photos” and click on “Albums.”
  2. Find “Shared Albums,” then click on the name of the album you want. You may need to swipe left to find a shared album.
  3. Save photos from the album in one of the following ways.
    • Click an image to open it, and then click Share. To select other images, scroll left or right and click on the ones you want to save. Click “Save Image.”
    • Click “Select” and click the images you want to save. Click Share () and then Save Image.
    • Import photos to your computer.
    How to Save Contacts from Iphone to Computer

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    Copy photos ands from shared albums on Mac

    Follow the steps below to manually import photos ands from shared albums into the Photos library.

    1. Open the Photos app and select Shared Albums.
    2. Double-click the shared album.
    3. Click a photo while holding down the Control key (or right-clicking), and select Import.

    After importing photos, you can back up your library. Photos can be stored as a separate media library on your computer or on another drive.

    Copy content from shared albums on Windows

    Saved photos are available even after disabling Photos in iCloud for Windows. To save photos ands from a shared album, you need to move them to another folder on your hard drive.

    1. Open iCloud for Windows.
    2. Click Options next to Photos. Remember the path indicated in the iCloud Photo Location section.
    3. Open the Explorer window (in Windows 8 or later) or the Windows Explorer window (in Windows 7).
    4. Browse to the iCloud photo folder at the specified path. Open the General folder.
    5. Select the photos you want to save, and then copy them to another folder on your computer. Include this folder in your computer backup.

    For information about backing up your Windows computer, see the Microsoft support page.