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How to Backup iPhone Contacts

--Tuesday, June 9, 2015
To prevent our critical iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5s contacts from losing because of our careless operation, we would be suggested to back up our iOS contact list regularly. There are many ways to do backup of your iPhone contacts. Now I will show you two of these copy methods: One is to backup iPhone to computer with iPhone Transfer, the other is to do iCloud backup on iPhone.

iPhone Transfer is an powerful third-party software that has won the reliance of iOS users, especially iPhone and iPad. It is designed to help transfer contacts, as well as other media files and text files for iDevice users who want to sync their multiple data between iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes and PC/Mac.

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Part 1: Backup iPhone Contacts to PC with iPhone Transfer

Now, I will show you how to back up your iPhone contacts with iPhone Transfer first. You just need to download the program on the computer and read carefully what the below steps told you to.

Step 1 Download and Connect iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus to the Computer
Launch iPhone Transfer on your computer. After running iPhone Transfer, please connect your iDevice to the computer using the USB cable.

Back up iPhone Contacts to Computer

Step 2 Back up contacts from iOS to computer with iPhone Transfer:

1. Back up All Contacts from iPhone to Computer
In the main interface, you will see the "Backup Contacts" choice, click it, and all the contacts will be transferred to the computer. You will be asked to choose a folder to save the contacts into it.

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2. Back up Contacts Separately with iPhone Transfer
After launching iPhone Transfer and connecting iPhone to PC, just choose the contacts you want to back up. After that, just click "Export" to transfer the selected phone numbers to the computer as a backup file.

Back up iOS Info to Computer

Note: You are allowed to choose what you like your iPhone SE/6s/6/5s contacts to be saved as, Outlook, Windows Address Book, CSV, vCard, and more.

Part 2: Do iCloud Backup on iPhone

Go to "Settings" > "iCloud", sign in your iCloud account and then enable the "Contact" option.

Backup iPhone Contacts to PC

Then, scroll down and click "Backup" , and then "Back Up Now". All your contacts, as well as mail, calendar, and so on, as long as you've turned on in the previous step. If you want it to automatically do backup, you can turn on "iCloud Backup" and it will back up when it is connected to Wi-Fi.

Backup iPhone Contact to PC

Note: To do iCloud backup on iPhone, you should know that the storage space limitation of iCloud is 5 GB, so you have to delete some useless data or backup file to free up the space.

With iPhone Transfer, you can easily backup contacts with 2 steps. It can not only back up contacts from iPhone to computer, but also transfer other data type like messages, ebooks, photos, videos, music, etc. between iPhone SE/6s/6/5s, iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 4, iPod touch 5, iTunes and PC/Mac. Just download and have it a try.

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