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How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer Easily

Are trying to find out a way to backup iPhone contacts to your computer? This article introduces two ways to help you backup iPhone contacts to your computer easily.

Updated Apr 26,2018 | by Micky

It’s very important to keep a good habit of backing up the content, especially the Contacts on your iPhone, so that you can restore them when necessary.

If you lose your phone without backing up contacts, there is a high possibility that you will never find them again. Then you may not keep in touch with your friends and colleagues in time. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid these by just backing up iPhone contacts regularly.

There are several ways to backup iPhone contacts. This article prepares you 2 ways to back up iPhone contacts to computer with or without iTunes. Now read this article to backup contacts on your iPhone to computer

Method 1: Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer without iTunes

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer on your computer

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer

Connect the iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and launch IOTransfer. Your iPhone will be recognized automatically by IOTransfer.

Step 3Back up contacts to your computer

Once IOTransfer recognizes your iPhone, take the following steps to backup all contacts in 1-click or just backup them separately.

1. Back up all contacts with 1-click

On the HOME page, by default, the category is selected if there is any item in that category. To transfer Contacts only, you should untick the options of Photos, Music, and Videos.

The transferred files will be saved to a default folder in Disk C:\. If you want to change the transfer path, click the Set transfer path text link to change the transfer folder before you start the transfer.

After all things are prepared, click the Transfer to PC button to transfer all contacts to your custom folder.

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2. Back up contacts separately

Switch to MANAGE tab and select Contacts on the left panel. You can select all contacts or select each contact you want to transfer. Then click the Export to back up the contacts to your computer.

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Method 2: Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer with iTunes

Another option for backing up your iPhone’s contacts is using iTunes. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to backup iPhone contacts with iTunes.

Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2: Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes.

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Step 3: Locate "Summary". Make sure the option This computer is selected before you click on "Back Up Now".  

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Step 4: Then iTunes will store a full backup of your iPhone on your computer.

iTunes will back up all the contents of iPhone, not just the Contacts of your iPhone. IOTransfer can back up your Photos, Music, Videos, and Contacts and allow you to decide what contents to back up. Comparing the two methods, IOTransfer is evidently a better choice for you.

Some Related Articles You Can Refer to

1.       How to Back up iPhone Contacts to iCloud, iTunes, and Emails

2.       How to Add New Contacts to iPhone in Bulk

3.       How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone


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