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How to Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book?

Published By Mohit Jha
Nimisha Ramesh
Approved By Nimisha Ramesh
Published On August 2nd, 2023
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Overview: Transferring Excel contacts into Mac Address Book can be made easy by following the steps outlined in this blog. It should be noted that while Macintosh computers support importing contacts from certain file types, they do not naively support importing contacts from Excel files. By following the instructions in the blog, you can learn how to import Excel contacts to Mac Address Book.

Mac users can access Apple Mail, which is the email application on Mac OS. Mac Address Book is also available for storing contacts and other information. In order to communicate effectively, it is important to have protected and supported contacts. As a result, individuals who switch from Windows to Mac OS may face difficulties when it comes to transferring their Excel contacts to the Mac platform.

We will suggest a simple two-step process for importing contacts from Excel to Mac Address Book. In the first step, you will need to convert the Excel contact files to a Mac-compatible format. In the second step, you can import the resulting vCard file to Mac Address Book to complete the process.

Effortlessly Export Excel Sheet to Mac Address Book

Directly importing an Excel contacts file into a Mac address book is not possible, therefore conversion to the vCard format is necessary. The best and reliable solution for converting an unlimited number of contact files from Microsoft Excel to vCard format on both Windows and Mac operating systems is the Excel Contacts Converter Tool.

There is no need to have MS Excel installed as the conversion tool can convert contact files without it. The tool features a user-friendly interface that allows all users to operate it without any hassle. The process is simple: just give the command to the tool and it will take care of the rest.

Steps to Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book

To begin the process, you will need to download and install the software on your Mac 10.8 or later. Once the installation is complete, you can follow these steps for exporting contacts from Excel spreadsheets to the address book format on Mac OS:

Step.1: First, you should click on “Add File(s)” to add the Excel files to the program panel.

Add Excel Files

Step.2: After uploading the file to the program, you should be able to see it in the preview pane. Click on “Next” to proceed.

Add Excel Sheet to Mac OS

Step.3: You will now need to select the VCF format from the “Export Type” selection option. You can apply additional settings.

Import Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book

Step.4: To configure the Excel field, you should choose the “Select Excel Column” option and then “Select vCard Column“. Once you have selected the appropriate column, click on the “Add” button.

Map Contacts Fields

Step.5: After selecting the appropriate column and adding it, you should then choose a destination location to save the resulting vCard file. Once you have chosen the destination location, click on the “Export” button to start the process.

Export Excel Contacts to Mac Address Book Format

Guide to Import Resultant VCF File to Mac Address Book

To transfer the vCard file to the Mac (Apple) Address Book, you can follow these steps:

1. First, open the Mail application on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Mail icon in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.

2. After opening the Mail application, scroll to and click on the “Contacts” option to open the contacts address book. Once you have opened the contacts address book, click on the “File” option and select “Import” from the dropdown menu.

3. After selecting the “Import” option, you will be prompted to select the VCF file that you want to import. To do this, click on the “Browse” or “Choose File” button and select the vCard file from your desktop or the location where you saved it. Once you have selected the file, click on the “Open” button to import the Excel contacts to the Mac Address Book.

4. After selecting the vCard file, a pop-up window will appear in front of you with a preview of the contacts that are about to be imported. To complete the process, click on the “Add” option. This will import the Excel contacts to the Mac Address Book.

Once the import process is complete, all the contacts from the Excel file should now be available in your Mac Address Book. You can view them by opening the Contacts application on your Mac.


Importing contacts from an Excel sheet to Mac Address Book is a simple process. And the instructions provided in this blog are easy to follow. If you have a lot of contacts from multiple sources. The first method outlined in this article will be helpful. On the other hand, if you only need to import Excel contacts to your Mac address book. The second method is also effective and helpful for you.



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