An easy solution to transfer contacts from iPhone directly to Outlook, without having to use the iTunes sync or one of the sub-optimal CSV files, has shortly been added to CopyTrans Contacts.
How does it work and how to find the app?
1.) Download and install CopyTrans Contacts
You can download the app from this page: Transfer iPhone contacts to Outlook
In following the installation wizard, the program is set up within a minute. Now click on CopyTrans Contacts to start the program.
2.) Transfer contacts from iPhone directly to Outlook
To transfer or export/import your iPhone contacts to Outlook, connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC and wait until your contacts, notes and calendars show up.
Now, you can select the contacts that you wish to transfer to Outlook. Once done, click on "Export selected" and select "Outlook - (direct export to Outlook)".
In den appearing window you can now select the Outlook folder to transfer your iPhone contacts to. In this case I simply transferred some contacts out of my "Friends" contact group to the folder named "Personal Contacts".
If your Outlook is open you can see in "live" how the contacts are imported/your Outlook folder gets populated with your iPhone contacts. That's it. Transferring iPhone contacts to Outlook is that easy :)
: In some cases Outlook may inform you that a program tries to access your email addresses. Please make sure to grant access for about 1 or max. 10 minutes. CopyTrans Contacts needs the access to transfer your contacts.
CopyTrans Contacts also verifies if some of your contacts from the iPhone already exist in Outlook. If it detects that you are about to create duplicate contacts in Outlook it will ask you if you really want to add those contacts once again or if you rather prefer not to import them to Outlook. This way Outlook stays free from duplicate contacts.
More information about CopyTrans Contacts and the download can be found here: CopyTrans Contacts