How To Sync Contacts From iMac To iPhone 5S?

By | February 4, 2015


“If I prefer not to use iCloud, how can I sync my Contact list from my iMac to my iPhone 5S?  I’ve tried to follow some earlier posts, but do not find an “Info” tab when I open Contacts.  Also, when the iPhone is plugged in with a USB cable it doesn’t show up in Finder. Thanks. iPhone 5s, iOS 8.1.3″

So as to this user’s question: how to sync contacts from iMac to his iPhone 5S? Usually when it comes to such problems, to use iTunes is the easiest way to sync contacts from iMac to iPhone 5S. Here, firstly, I want to introduce how to use iTunes to sync contacts from Mac to your iPhone 5S.

Sync contacts from iMac to iPhone 5S with iTunes

The first thing you have to make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes.

  1. Connect the iOS device to your computer using the included USB cable.
  2. Locate your connected iOS device. 
  3. After clicking on your iOS device, tabs appear on the left side of the iTunes window under Settings.
  4. Click Inf tab and then you can sync contacts and calendars from iMac to your iPhone 5S. 

This method is the easiest way to sync contacts from iMac to iPhone 5S. If you fail to do so, you can try the second method to finish the sync process.

Sync contacts from iMac to iPhone 5S with iOS data recovery 

If you failed with the first method, you can try this way. Usually, the professional iOS data recovery software tools are supportive to extract your iPhone 5S backed up data from iTunes backup files. The data are included contacts, messages, notes, photos, videos and more data. Plus, some iOS data recovery tools like iFonebox, Dr Fone for iOS are capable of transferring the scanned contacts from your iOS devices or iTunes backup to your iOS devices directly.

Usually, such iOS data recovery tools are quite convenient and easy to operate. Just need 3 simple steps and you can get what you need.


To use iOS data recovery tools is quite simple, but it is not for free. So you can make a choice according to your own situations to sync contacts from iMac to iPhone 5S.

Recommend Two iOS data recovery 

iFonebox–Best and Easiest iOS Data Recovery 

Wondershare Dr Fone for iOS 

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