Many users are searching for a solution to import excel contacts to android. To perform this migration, we need to convert CSV file to vCard format. So this blog describes the most efficient solutions for this conversion. Also, we will talk about a third-party utility named Sysinfo CSV to vCard Converter to perform this conversion. Before moving toward the methods, we must understand the CSV and vCard formats.

Usually, A CSV is a text file which an acronym for comma-separated values that means comma to separated values. This file consists of a data record, a record consisting of one or more fields separated by commas. But when we talk about the vCard format, it is a standard file format for electronic business cards. It is also known as VCF(Virtual contact file). This file is used in smartphone contacts, personal digital assistants (PDAs), personal information managers (PIMs), and customer relationship management (CRMs). Here we are going to perform a conversion between these two formats. But before converting CSV to vCard, let’s discuss some reasons for this conversion

Why Do We Need to Convert CSV to vCard Contact?

Some reasons to convert CSV file to vCard format are listed below. So let’s discuss it before executing the conversion.

  • There is no support for photos and audio clips in CSV contacts.
  • Many email clients don’t support CSV contacts.
  • CSV files require more storage space than vCard files.
  • A vCard format is easier to understand and use as compared to CSV.
  • No data will be lost or corrupted when using the vCard format.

The above causes are responsible to convert CSV contacts to vCard. In the next part, we are going to convert CSV to vCard with the manual procedure.

Methods to Convert from CSV to vCard 

To convert contact CSV to vCard, We will discuss two methods, manual and automated. Let’s start with the manual method.

Manually Convert CSV file to vCard Contacts

To convert CSV to VCF, you will need to complete two steps. The following steps will guide you through the process:

Part 1 – Export Contacts from CSV file

1. First, Click on the Start menu(Windows Icon) and search Contacts.

2. Then Open the contacts window and click on the Import tab.

3. Now, pick CSV format as the export type and tap the Import button.

4. After that, browse for the contacts that you want to move and select the Next button.

5. End the process by clicking on the Finish button.

After exporting the contacts from a CSV file, you need to convert it to vCard format. Now we will convert it in the next part.

Part 2 – Save Resultant Files to vCard Format

1. In the same Contacts Window, select the Export option.

2. Then, choose the vCard (folder of .vcf files) option and select the Export button.

3. Now browse the folder where you have placed the CSV files.

4. Browse the location or create a new folder to save the converted files.

5. Then click Finish to export all CSV contacts to vCard format.

So in this part, we have saved the resultant files to vCard Format. This was a manual method to convert CSV file to vCard format. This manual method may have shortcomings. Now discuss them too in the next part of the blog.

Short-comings of the Manual method

A list of limitations is following explained.

  • This method requires some technical knowledge and a good familiarity with the system that you are using.
  • When there are thousands of contacts to manage, the manual method saves only one vCard file per contact, which is somewhat cumbersome.
  • It is not a direct method, so users may need to invest a lot of time in this process.

Due to these shortcomings, many users may face problems while converting CSV to vCard. For those users, we must have a direct and easy method. So let’s discuss another automated approach for this conversion.

Convert contact CSV to vCard Automatically

As an automated solution, we are using Sysinfo CSV to vCard Converter to convert CSV file to vCard. Using this utility, users can successfully convert CSV contacts to vCard without problems or loss of data. Users can import all their contacts and information from CSV file to vCard format on both Windows and Mac OS. It supports all types of CSV files created on Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Sheets, etc. It exports data from CSV files into different versions of vCard versions such as 2.1, 3.0, and 4.0. Also, users can preview the data of the CSV files before converting it into vCard format.

Conclusion

Finally, we have successfully converted the CSV file to vCard format using manual and automated methods. Both methods are nice. But some users may not utilize it because of its limitations. So they need to go for the automated method.

By Anil kondla

Anil is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, reliable person who is a Technology evangelist. He's always been fascinated at work especially at innovation that causes benefit to the students, working professionals or the companies. Being unique and thinking Innovative is what he loves the most, supporting his thoughts he will be ahead for any change valuing social responsibility with a reprising innovation. His interest in various fields and the urge to explore, led him to find places to put himself to work and design things than just learning.

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