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Managing your contacts with Nextcloud

nextcloudHaving your contacts stored on Nextcloud removes your dependency on third-party sources like Google or Apple for instance. This article describes how I use Contacts.


Contacts app

Start by installing / enabling the Contacts app.

  1. Log on to Nextcloud with an admin account.
  2. Click your avatar (top-right) and choose Apps.
  3. Search for Contacts and enable or install it as needed.

Export

You might need to use your contacts in a different contact management platform. It is therefore important to be able to export your address book.

  1. Log on to Nextcloud with your account.
  2. Click Contacts from the menu.
  3. In the left-pane, scroll down to Address books.
  4. Against the address book that you want to export, click 3dotsHorizontal and choose Download.

This will download a .vcf file of all your contacts, that can be imported into a similar contact management platform. If you need to convert this .vcf file in to a .csv file, I found I could do this with an online tool at:


Thanks for visiting,
Steven