How to Import Excel Contacts to Apple Address Book Efficiently?

Written By Kumar Raj
Anuraag Singh
Approved By Anuraag Singh
Published On March 6th, 2023
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Apple Mail is the default mail application in Mac OS. In the Mac Operating system, the Apple address book is also available which is also known as the general contact manager. This Apple address book is a central repository of information that can be easily accessed and used on various other applications. Thus, for any communication, internal or external the most important thing is contacts.

On the other hand, MS Excel is very popular among users for managing contact information. So, the information like email, address, mobile number, website, etc., can be managed in the Excel sheet in tabular format.

Let’s explore this blog post to understand how to import Excel contacts to Mac address book in a few steps.

How to Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book?

You need to follow the below-mentioned 2 steps to easily import Excel contacts to Apple Address Book instantly.

  1. Convert Excel Sheet Contacts
  2. Import the Exported Contacts

Step-1: Export Excel Contacts into Respective Format

Since the Excel contact file cannot be imported directly to Mac Address Book, first, you have to convert the Excel contact file to vCard. Excel XLSX to vCard Converter is the best way to convert unlimited Excel contacts to vCard file format on Windows and Mac OS.

Also, Get the Solution to Convert Excel Contacts to CSV Format

Steps to Transfer Excel File into Virtual Contact Format

Follow the steps below to convert Excel contacts to Mac Address Book format:

1. Launch the software and click on the Browse button to load the Excel contact file.

Excel Contacts to Apple Address Book Tool

Bonus Tip – If you are a Mac OS X user and now want to export CSV contacts to vCard on Mac then, use SysTools CSV to vCard on Mac for safe conversion.

2. The software will then display the following screen. Select the MS Excel file and then click on the Open button.

Open Excel File

3. Now, the tool will show the preview of the Excel file data, as shown below. Then, click Next button.

Import Excel Contacts to Apple Address Book

4. In the next screen, you can map the Excel contact sheet fields with the vCard file sheet.


5. After mapping the fields, click the Add button. The tool will now display the list of matched attributes. Simply, Click Next.

Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book Mapping

6. Now, you can check the various advanced features offered by this utility. Check Allow Empty Email addresses to be imported if you want to export contacts with empty email address fields. Checking Single vCard File for All Contacts will create single vCard files for all the contacts individually.

Settings to Import Excel Contacts to Apple Mail

Note: The tool supports all vCard file versions like VCF 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0.

7. Now, click the Convert button to start the export process. While the conversion process the tool shows the number of empty fields of contacts.

Start Process

8. Once the export process gets completed, the below-mentioned screen will appear. Click Yes.

Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book

As the process gets completed, you can traverse to the location where you saved the vCard files

Step-2: Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book

To transfer the vCard file into Mac (Apple) address book, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open the Mac Address Book
  2. Now, open the vCard file folder which you want to import into Mac Address Book
  3. Now, drag the vCard file into the Apple address book. A pop-up will appear click Add option
  4. After clicking Add option, the contact will get imported into the Address book. You can see the preview of the contacts in the contact list.

Import Excel Contacts to Apple Address Book

In this way, you can import any number of vCard files into the Apple Address book.


The mechanism to import Excel contacts to Mac address book can be easily accomplished by following the above-stated methods. After that, you can easily access all the contacts in the Apple address book which were earlier stored in an Excel sheet. For any further help, you can contact us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I import Excel Contacts to Apple address book directly?

A. Well, No, Apple does not provide any direct option to import contacts from Excel files directly. To do so, you have to convert this CSV to vCard v3.0 or v4.0 using SysTools Excel File Converter. After that, you can import the converted vCard into your Mac machines simply.

Q. How do I find my contacts on my Mac machine?

A. Click on the menu bar at the top of your system’s screen. Select Apple >> System Preferences >> Apple ID. If using Mojave or earlier, click on iCloud >> Contacts.


By Kumar Raj

He is an ardent tech enthusiast and has a specialization in simplifying complex tech topics. With a knack for staying ahead of the curve, he provides readers with up-to-date insights into the ever-evolving tech world. When he is not writing, he enjoys exploring new gadgets and is actively engaged in tech communities.