When attempting to export my contacts from iCloud, I experienced a problem where selecting the gear icon, then “Export vCard…” does nothing instead of saving my contacts to a VCF file.
It appears that this option does not work in certain web browsers. Google Chrome was one of them. I solved this problem by using Apple Safari or Firefox as my web browser when visiting the iCloud website.
Sometimes, you can get Internet Explorer to work with it using these steps:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Select the gear in the upper-right corner, then choose “Compatibility View settings“.
- Add “icloud.com” to the list of “Websites you’ve added to Compatibility View“.
- Now login to the iCloud website in Internet Explorer. Select the contacts you wish to export, or press CTRL+A to export them all. You should be able to select the gear in the lower-left corner then “Export vCard…“, and it should offer to save the file as expected.