How to Transfer Thunderbird Contacts to iPhone ?

Mark Regan | May 2nd, 2020 | Convert Your Data


Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open-source email client which runs on all platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac OS. There are many users who save their official as well personal contacts in their Mozilla address book. However, whenever it is required to export / transfer Thunderbird contacts to iPhone, then, they search for an efficient technique.

In this article, we will explain how to sync and migrate Thunderbird address book contacts to iPhone.

This entire conversion of contacts from Thunderbird to iPhone comprises of two phases:

1. Convert Thunderbird contacts to vCard.

2. Import vCard to iCloud and sync iPhone.

Reasons to Transfer Thunderbird Contacts to iPhone

From past few years, Thunderbird is recognized as one of the most favorable email client utility by millions of users around the globe. Hence, to make it easier to share the data, users want to transfer Thunderbird contacts to iPhone. Doing this makes it convenient for all the users to access their Thunderbird contacts in all platforms. It might happen that you don’t have Thunderbird client on your Windows but have Thunderbird contacts file. In that situation, if you wish to migrate address book contacts from Thunderbird to iPhone then a reliable solution is all what you need. Hence, you can use Thunderbird Export Wizard which makes a direct conversion of all contacts from Thunderbird into VCF file format. These VCF files (vCard ) can be imported into iPhone with a simple step wise procedure. Let us see how you can export Thunderbird contacts to iPhone.

How to Convert Thunderbird Contacts to vCard ?

Download Thunderbird Export solution and install it on any Windows compatible machine.

Enable Contacts & Calendars option to migrate Thunderbird contacts to vCard.


Now, select the required folders containing Thunderbird contacts to start the conversion.


Thereafter, go to Savings option list and choose vCard option.


After this, enter a destination path for saving the resultant data.


Press on Next tab to start to convert contacts from Thunderbird into vCard format.


Now, since you have exported contacts from Thunderbird into vCard ( .vcf file). Hence, import vCard contacts to iPhone as explained below.

How to Migrate Thunderbird Address Book vCard Contacts to iPhone ?

Import vCard to iCloud and Sync with iPhone

Firstly, confirm to enable the “Contacts” button of the iCloud on iPhone. If not, then go to Settings>>iCloud>>turn “Contacts” on.

Now, open on your computer and enter iPhone account credentials of iCloud account (Apple ID and password) >> log in to your iCloud account.

Thereafter, click on the Contacts box.

Click on the Settings option located at the bottom left hand side of the account. Now, select Import vCard option”.

Choose the exported vCard (.vcf files) from the above conversion. Browse the location where the Thunderbird contacts are saved into computer. Tap on the “Open button” to import vCard to iCloud.

Lastly, all the vCard contacts from your Thunderbird account will be listed in the address book section of your iCloud account.

Done! See how it is easy to import Thunderbird contacts to iPhone via iCloud syncing.

Noteworthy Features of Software

Export unlimited contacts: You can use this utility to convert countless Thunderbird contacts whose resultant output can later be imported into iPhone directly.

Supports all Thunderbird editions: The users can sync Thunderbird address book contacts to iPhone from all Thunderbird versions. It supports Thunderbird 60.0, 52.0, 45.0, 38.0, 31.0, 24.0, 17.0, 16.0, 15.0, 14.0, 13.0, 12.0, 11.0, 10.0, 9.0, 8.0, 7.0, 6.0, 5.0, 3.1, 3.0, 2.0, 1.5, 1.0, 0.1, etc. editions.

Preserves contact details: This software assures to maintain the details of all Thunderbird contacts throughout the conversion. It maintains the contacts names, address, image, etc.

Facility for saving data at desired location: With this tool, you can save the converted data at a required path.

Compatible with Windows OS: It runs swiftly on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, etc.

24*7 technical support: If you are hassled with any queries regrading conversion, the technical support team is always available for you.

Batch conversion: The users can batch export contacts from Thunderbird so as to transfer Thunderbird contacts to iPhone all at once.

Last Words

Mozilla Thunderbird contacts may be very useful for your business or for professional purpose. So, if you wish to transfer Thunderbird contacts to iPhone, then go through the above solution. Although the manual solutions are there but then bulk migration of contacts fails. Also, then you need to have Thunderbird installation too. So, use the above suggested solution to sync and migrate Thunderbird address book contacts to iPhone.