The File Extensions Database


.VCARD File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple, Inc.
  • Category: Mobile phones related Files

What is an .VCARD file?

.VCARD is vCard contacts

The vcard file extension is sometimes used in various personal managers or time scheduling program, such as Apple iCal (also known as Apple Calendar) software integrated to Mac OS X (macOS).

The .vcard file is an universal standard for storing personal or business contacts, and it just uses alternative suffix to the common VCF format.


How to open:

Use Apple Calendar or similar program to import the contacts from *.vcard files.

How to convert:

Contacts in VCF (vcard) format are commonly converted to CSV and vice versa. These are then imported to mobile devices, contacts managers etc.

How to solve problems with VCARD files

  • Associate the VCARD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any VCARD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.VCARD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the VCARD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .VCARD is vCard contacts. Because only the current version supports the latest VCARD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .VCARD is vCard contacts update.
  • To make sure that your VCARD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.