How do I move Exchange contacts on iPhone to my iCloud account?

John Casani November 4, 2012

I have a lot of contacts on my iPhone from when my iPhone was on an Exchange Server where I worked. I am retired now and no longer have an account on the Exchange Server, but the contacts are still on my iPhone. I now use Gmail.

How can I move the Exchange contacts into my iCloud account?

  1. Donald
    December 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    There's an app called "Contact Mover & Account Sync" that can do the job. Check it out at the App Store at:

  2. Donald
    December 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    There's an app called "Contact Mover & Account Sync" that can do the job. Check it out at the App Store at:

  3. Boni Oloff
    November 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Since you still have all the contacts in your iPhone, then you can snyc everything with your iCloud account. Just try to check it in your icloud.

  4. Jim Chambers
    November 5, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Is it legal to use business contacts now that you are no longer associated with this company?

  5. Nikhil Chandak
    November 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  6. Jan Fritsch
    November 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    You will have to move the contacts from the "On my iPhone" list to one of lists belonging/syncing to iCloud. The only way I know of doing this is via a computer.

    The steps would be to setup iCloud on your computer, connect the iPhone and then move the contacts to the Contact list that is part of iCloud.

    If the iPhone was never connected to a computer or previously synced with another device you may be warned that your data will be deleted. In that case you'll have to to use third party tools to move the data to the computer, e.g. Phone to PC

  7. ha14
    November 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    iCloud: Microsoft Exchange behavior with iCloud

    If you have Microsoft Outlook with access to the same Exchange account:
    1) 1.Export all contacts as vcf
    2) a) Import into iCloud by first Log in to iCloud
    b) Click Contacts
    c) Drag the .vcf file into the window under All Contacts. Wait a little bit depending on contacts.
    d) On your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud and make sure Contacts is listed as ON.

    #1) Plug in your device, find it in iTunes, select the Info tab.
    #2) Check Sync Contacts with Google Contacts. Enter account info and then sync your device. This will add an extra category in your Contacts on your device. Mine called it 'On My PC'.
    #3) Check to make sure your device has accepted all of your Google Contacts by going to contacts and looking in each new group.
    #4) Go back to iTunes and uncheck Sync Contacts. iTunes will ask you if you want to leave associated contacts on phone, select 'Leave contacts on device'.
    #5) Go to Settings on your device and select 'iCloud'. All items should be ON, turn contacts OFF. Your phone will ask you if you want to leave all contacts on your phone. Leave them on your phone.
    #6) Turn contacts back ON and your device will then ask you if you want to merge all contacts to iCloud, hit Merge.

    Google Contacts to iCloud

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