On the iPhones it’s pretty much hard to anything without iTunes. Sync, transfer, export, import – well, without iTunes, it’s not only hard, but at times impossible too.
Over at StackOverflow, there was this option of exporting contacts from Outlook to a single .vcf file method which looked interesting. That’s because if you can export Outlook contacts as a single .vcf file (Outlook doesn’t have that option), you can then email that to yourself, open the file from iPhone and whoosh! All your contacts appear magically (okay, not magically!).
Here’s how to transfer Outlook Contacts to iPhone the easy way:
Open your Outlook Messenger
Select all contacts.
Forward them as vcards to yourself. You’ll have quite an attachment now.
Now, extract all of these vcards to some temporary folder on your desktop or anywhere you can remember.
Head over to command prompt. (Run-> cmd.exe)
Type the following code: cd <path to where you extracted the vcf files> cd copy /a *.vcf c:/allcards.vcf
So for instance, if you extracted the .vcf files to c:/temp, your code would be: cd c:/temp
copy /a *.vcf c:/allcards.vcf
Email this file (allcards.vcf) to yourself.
Head over to your iPhone and open your email.
Download the attachment. Seeing that it’s a vcf file, iPhone will automatically ask if you want to import all the contacts.
Proceed and that’s about it – all your contacts would be on your iPhone now.