There are times when people need to import contacts from an Excel worksheet into a mobile phone, but VCF or vCard is the bridge that enables the mobile phone to recognize and save the contacts. “How do I convert Excel to contacts?” That’s not a difficult question. In this tutorial, we will show you how to save Excel document as CSV format and convert CSV to VCF in several methods.
The solutions for Excel to VCF conversion in this tutorial will only detect CSV format. Excel documents come as XLS or XLSX format, so you need to save your excel document as CSV format first.
You may have noticed that there are several options titled by CSV. Here is the difference:
Note: If your Excel file contains data in a foreign language, then you need to save it in the Unicode Text (*txt) format first, which is supported by almost all operating systems, and then convert it to CSV UTF-8 or UTF-16.
Warm tips: A common application of Excel to VCF conversion is when people recover lost contacts with Android Recovery Software.
Save the CSV file at a location where you will be able to find easily, then check the solutions below.
In this part, we are going to introduce a method that suits most people. There are no obvious limits or special requirements from all aspects.
CSV Filed: The entries are automatically extracted from the top row of the CSV file.
vCard Property: The entries will be detected by your mobile phone or Contact apps. Manual correction is usually required to match the data with that in CSV Filed.
You may check the converted VCF file with Windows Contacts on your computer. It will show you each contact one by one, and you can only end the process in Task Manager. A better choice is to import it into your mobile photo.
The CSV to VCF conversion in Windows 7 is different from that in Windows 10 only in the tool involved. Windows 7 comes with the Contacts utility which can import contacts from CSV file and convert the data as vCards. The utility is removed in Windows 10, but it is not really a pity because many more steps must be followed comparing with the above method. Nevertheless, in case you want to convert CSV to VCF without any third-party software, Windows Contacts will serve the purpose.
Now you can move the VCF file to your mobile phone or email.
Google account is usually used to sync contacts, calendar and more data among all kinds of devices, but it is also able to convert CSV to vCards. In this way, you will not need any software.
About vCard (for iOS Contacts): vCard is surely not exclusive for iOS devices. Android smartphone, tablet and computer can easily recognize VCF files from the local storage. However, to import vCard contacts to iPhone, we have to utilize iCloud Contacts.
In this article, we have learnt how to convert Excel worksheets to vCards so that you can import contacts to your smartphone or attach it in email for business purpose. You may choose any of the solutions according to your case. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment.