Export and Transfer Gmail Contacts as VCF

You can export and backup your Gmail contacts on to your computer by saving them as a vCard file. You can then import or transfer your Gmail contacts to other email service or clients. For example, you can refer to this guide to transfer VCF contacts to Android phones through email.

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Export Gmail Contacts Instructions and Tips

Export and Transfer Gmail Contacts as VCF

Export and Transfer Gmail Contacts

  • 1. Log on your Gmail account from the web interface. Sign in to Gmail with your account ID and password.
  • 2. Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
  • 3. From the More actions drop-down menu, select Export….
  • 4. Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.
  • 5. Select the format in which you’d like to export your contacts’ information. In this case, we select vCard (VCF) format.
  • 6. Click Export.
  • 7. Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
  • 8. Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Gmail Contacts Transfer Note:

  • 1. If you want to transfer your Gmail contacts to a Apple product, such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, you should choose vCard as the output format when exporting Gmail accounts. CSV format is not compatible with iOS devices. See how to transfer VCF contacts to iPhone through email?
  • 2. If you like to transfer Gmail contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
  • 3. VCF is a Vcard (electronic business cards) file format. It contains name, address information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. See details here: What is a VCF file?