How to Get Contacts From Microsoft Account?

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2024 by

If you use a Microsoft account for your email, you may have accumulated a large list of contacts over time. These contacts can be valuable for staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. But what if you need to access these contacts from another device or platform? In this article, we will discuss how to get contacts from your Microsoft account and use them on other devices or platforms.

Exporting Contacts from Microsoft Account

The first step to accessing your Microsoft contacts is to export them from your account. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Microsoft account and go to the “People” section.
  2. Click on the “Manage” drop-down menu and select “Export contacts.”
  3. Choose the format in which you want to export your contacts (CSV or vCard).
  4. Click “Export” and save the file to your desired location.

Importing Contacts to Other Devices or Platforms

Now that you have exported your contacts from your Microsoft account, you can import them to other devices or platforms. The process may vary depending on the device or platform you are using, but here are some general steps to follow:

  1. Log into your device or platform and go to the contacts section.
  2. Look for an option to import contacts and select the file you exported from your Microsoft account.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the import process.

Syncing Contacts with Other Devices or Platforms

If you want to keep your contacts up-to-date across all your devices and platforms, you can also sync them with your Microsoft account. This way, any changes you make to your contacts on one device will automatically be reflected on all your other devices. Here’s how to do it:

  1. On your device or platform, go to the contacts section and look for an option to add an account.
  2. Select “Microsoft account” and enter your login credentials.
  3. Choose the option to sync contacts and follow the prompts to complete the process.

Using Third-Party Apps

There are also third-party apps available that can help you access and manage your Microsoft contacts on other devices or platforms. These apps may offer additional features and customization options. Some popular options include Contacts+ and My Contacts Backup. Simply search for “Microsoft contacts” in your device’s app store to find these and other options.


Having access to your contacts from your Microsoft account can be incredibly useful, especially if you use multiple devices or platforms. By exporting, importing, syncing, or using third-party apps, you can easily access and manage your contacts from your Microsoft account on any device or platform. So don’t let your contacts be limited to just one platform – follow these steps and take them with you wherever you go.

Have you tried any of these methods? Do you have any other tips for accessing contacts from a Microsoft account? Let us know in the comments.

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