As indicated in the official support document which was updated last evening, Apple has now doubled the previous iCloud Contacts limit from 25,000 contacts to 50,000 items.

These contact cards can be shared and synchronized with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, as well as with Mac and Windows PCs, and can be accessed through any modern web browser at

iCloud Contacts now supports 50,000 contact cards in total, with a maximum size of a contact card set at 256KB, a contact photo at 224KB and a contact group at 256KB.

The total size of all the photos attached to your contact cards cannot exceed hundred megabytes, or 24 megabytes in the case of card text. iCloud Contacts supports JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF file formats for a contact photo.

● Total number of contact cards: 50,000
● Maximum size of a contact card: 256 KB
● Maximum size of a contact photo: 224 KB
● Maximum size of a contact group: 256 KB
● Maximum size of all contact cards:
● Card text: 24 MB
● Card photos: 100 MB
● Supported file types for a contact photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
● vCard import limits:
● Total number of vCards: 50,000
● Maximum size of a vCard: 256 KB (photo + text)
● Maximum photo size for a vCard: 224 KB
All iCloud users get 5GB free of storage, and while contacts, calendars and reminders do not directly count against your free storage, they are included in iCloud backups which do count against your free 5GB (Your 5GB of storage is used for Mail, Backup, iCloud Photo Library, and iCloud Drive).


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