vCard sent from iPhone using MMS is received as text file

vCard is a file-format standard for electronic business cards. iPhone uses vCard to send Address Book contacts through email or MMS to other computers, phones, or other electronic devices. If you send a vCard through MMS with iPhone to a device other than an iPhone, it may result in the following:

The device may receive the Address Book contact or electronic business card as a text file rather than a vCard.


The information in the received vCard may appear as garbled text on the device.

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Check with your phone manufacturer or vendor to verify if your phone model supports vCard 3.0, the format in which iPhone sends the vCard.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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