How to Send Contact Card (vCard) From iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Sharing a contact info via contact card is much faster than typing it out. You can easily and quickly send contact card (vCard)from your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch either using SMS or iMessage. All you need is the contact, that you wanna send, must be listed in your iOS Contacts app. Then it’s just a matter of a few taps and you’ll be able to send contact vCard (vcf) containing phone number, email, adress, etc…
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Notes

  • iPhone can send both SMS and iMessages. So, using iPhone you can send contact card using either SMS or iMessage. That means you can send a contact card (vCard) from iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac user, or any other kind of smartphone user.
  • iPad and iPod Touch can only send iMessage. So, from iPod Touch and iPad, you can only send contact card to another iMessage user.
  • Sharing contact card using iMessage shares the entire vCard, that could include more personal information that you don not wanna share. For example, sharing your own vCard may include all your Siri relationships. So, if you do NOT want to share all the information, it is advised to have a duplicate contact with less vCard details.

How to Send contact card from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

  1. Launch the Contacts app from the home screen of your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch;
  2. Find the contact you’d like to share and tap on the name;
  3. When you’re in contact details, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the Share Contact button;
  4. Choose the Message option;
  5. The contact vCard will automatically be inserted into a blank message.
  6. Now simply choose the recipient you’d like to send contact card to in the To field of the message;
  7. Hit Send. That’s it!

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If the message bubble color is blue, it was sent using iMessage. If it is green, it was sent using regular SMS/MMS, because may be the other person is not using iMessage, or iMessage was unavailable.

Also checkout:

How to: Add Contacts to iPhone
How to: Sync Google Contacts with iOS Using CardDAV
How to: Change iPhone Carrier Logo
How to: Set up Multiple Email Signatures in iOS 6

3 comments… add one
bagilu January 14, 2013, 8:07 pm

not work for me

Chief's Fan January 29, 2015, 4:17 am

Bagilu, I use an IOS app called Contact Sheet that lets me create a group of multiple contacts and send just the fields I want to send. The nice thing about this is that I can include the notes field if I want to (for whatever reason Apple does not include this) or I can leave off fields–for example, I might not want to include phone numbers, just email addresses. There used to be another app that was similar but it seems to have disappeared.

marshall slutsky June 9, 2016, 9:01 pm

I can not seem too send my contacts too my blue tooth equipped automobile radio

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