How to Export Yahoo Contacts to iPhone and Android?

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Keeping your contacts organized is essential in today's digital age, and Yahoo Contacts provides a convenient platform for managing all your important contact information. However, there may come a time when you need to export your Yahoo Contacts to another device or application. Whether you're switching to a new phone or simply want to have a backup of your contacts, exporting Yahoo Contacts is a straightforward process. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to export your Yahoo Contacts.

Step 1: Accessing Yahoo Contacts

To begin, open your Yahoo Mail account and navigate to the Contacts section. You can easily access Yahoo Contacts by clicking on the “Contacts” tab located on the left-hand side of the screen. Once you're in the Contacts section, you'll see a list of all your saved contacts.

Step 2: Selecting Contacts to Export

Now that you're in the Yahoo Contacts section, you'll need to select the contacts you want to export. You can choose to export all your contacts or select specific ones based on your preferences. To select all contacts, simply click on the checkbox located at the top left corner of the contact list. Alternatively, you can individually select contacts by clicking on the checkboxes next to their names.

Step 3: Exporting Yahoo Contacts

Once you have selected the desired contacts, it's time to export them. Right-click on Yahoo Contacts in the sidebar, and a menu will appear. From this menu, choose the “Export” option. You will be presented with various export formats, such as vCard, CSV, or LDIF. Select the format that best suits your needs. For example, if you want to sync your Yahoo Contacts with an iPhone, choosing the vCard format is recommended.

Step 4: Syncing Yahoo Contacts with an iPhone

If you want to sync your Yahoo Contacts with an iPhone, follow these additional steps. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone, scroll to “Passwords & Accounts,” and tap on “Yahoo.” Turn on the toggle switch for “Contacts.” You may need to enter your Yahoo account password and wait for the process to complete. With this done, your Yahoo Contacts will now sync with your iPhone.

Step 5: Importing Yahoo Contacts to Android

For Android users looking to import Yahoo Contacts, the process is slightly different. Go to the “Settings” of your Android phone and use the search bar to find the “Import/Export contacts” option. Select the option to import contacts from Yahoo Mail to your Android phone or storage device. This will initiate the import process, and your Yahoo Contacts will be transferred to your Android device.

By following these simple steps, you can easily export your Yahoo Contacts to different devices or applications, ensuring that your contact information is always accessible and backed up. Whether you're switching devices or simply want to keep your contacts organized, exporting Yahoo Contacts is a quick and efficient process.

How Do You Export Your Yahoo Contacts to VCF?

To export your Yahoo Contacts to VCF format, follow these steps:

1. Open Yahoo Mail and sign in to your account.
2. In the sidebar, locate and right-click on Yahoo Contacts.
3. From the right-click menu, select “Export.”
4. A list of export options will appear. Choose the format you want to export to, which in this case is vCard (VCF).
5. After selecting vCard, Yahoo will generate the export file for you to download.
6. Save the VCF file to your desired location on your computer.

Once you have completed these steps, your Yahoo Contacts will be exported to a VCF file, which you can then use to import your contacts into other applications or devices that support VCF format.

Please note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Yahoo Mail you are using, but the overall process remains similar.

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How Do You Export Your Yahoo Contacts to Your iPhone?

To export your Yahoo Contacts to your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Passwords & Accounts.”
3. Look for the “Yahoo” option and tap on it.
4. Toggle on the “Contacts” switch to enable syncing between your Yahoo account and iPhone.
5. If prompted, enter the password for your Yahoo account.
6. You may see a message indicating that Contacts syncing is being turned on.
7. Wait for the sync to complete, and your Yahoo Contacts will now be available on your iPhone.

By following these steps, you can easily export your Yahoo Contacts to your iPhone and have them accessible within your device's Contacts app.

How Do You Transfer Contacts From Yahoo to Phone?

To transfer contacts from your Yahoo Mail account to your Android phone, you can follow these steps:

1. On your Android phone, go to the “Settings” app. You can usually find this app on your home screen or in the app drawer.
2. Once in the “Settings” app, scroll down and search for the option called “Import/Export contacts.” You can use the search bar at the top of the settings app to quickly find this option.
3. Tap on the “Import/Export contacts” option. This will open a menu with various import/export options.
4. From the list of options, choose the one that allows you to import contacts from Yahoo Mail to your Android phone. The wording may vary depending on your phone's manufacturer and Android version, but it should mention Yahoo Mail or contacts.
5. A login screen will appear, prompting you to enter your Yahoo Mail credentials (email address and password). Enter the required information and tap “Sign in” or “Login” to proceed.
6. Once you have successfully logged into your Yahoo Mail account, your phone will start syncing the contacts from your Yahoo Mail account.
7. Depending on the number of contacts you have, the syncing process may take a few moments. Be patient and ensure that you have a stable connection.
8. Once the syncing is complete, your Yahoo Mail contacts will be imported into your Android phone's contact list. You can access them through the default Contacts or Phone app on your device.
9. To verify if the transfer was successful, open your Contacts app and check if the Yahoo Mail contacts are now visible. You can also search for a specific contact to confirm its presence.
10. If you have multiple accounts synced on your Android phone (e.g., , Outlook), you may need to select the appropriate account to view the imported Yahoo Mail contacts.

Note: The steps outlined above may vary slightly depending on your Android phone's manufacturer, Android version, and any customizations made to the device's settings. However, the general process should remain similar across most Android devices.


Exporting Yahoo contacts is a straightforward process that allows you to conveniently transfer your contact information to different devices or platforms. By following a few simple steps, you can easily export your Yahoo contacts in various formats, such as vCard, making it compatible with different devices and applications.

Once you have successfully exported your Yahoo contacts, you can easily sync them to your iPhone or Android phone. On an iPhone, simply navigate to the Settings app, access the Passwords & Accounts section, and enable the Contacts toggle switch for your Yahoo account. For Android phones, go to the Settings menu, search for “Import/Export contacts,” and choose the option to import contacts from Yahoo Mail to your device's storage.

By syncing your Yahoo contacts to your mobile devices, you ensure that your contact information is readily accessible and up to date across all your devices. This eliminates the need for manual entry and saves you time and effort in managing your contacts.

Exporting your Yahoo contacts allows you to maintain a seamless flow of information and communication across different platforms, making it easier to stay connected with your contacts no matter which device or application you prefer to use.

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Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.