Import Contacts into Outlook: 6 Steps Guide (with Images)
Learn how to import csv file into Outlook and transfer contacts from Gmail and iCloud in a few steps. This step-by-step guide is valid for Office 365 Outlook, Outlook.com (web application) and Outlook 2019, 2016, and 2013. Older versions utilize a slightly different user interface, but steps are very similar. In the article we’ll cover Outlook 2010 as well.
Microsoft’s most used e-mail client has very intuitive import/export wizard, which makes this process effortless and easy to understand. Side note
: You’ve probably exported contacts from Gmail (Android phone), Yahoo (email) or iCloud (iPhone or iPad). Make sure that your .csv file (comma separated values) has correctly set header rows. Match file to Outlook requirements (you can download Contact file sample here
) to ensure contact information is imported as they should. You don’t want to see Nickname under Title, right?
When exporting contacts from Google or iCloud choose UTF-8 Encoding to confirm non-English characters won’t mess up contacts. If you don’t have the option to save a csv file in UTF-8 format convert your file using Excel or a third-party app.
Matching and verifying columns is also possible to do during import, in the last step of this procedure.