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How to Use AnyTrans

Welcome to AnyTrans Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to manage your iOS contents between iOS devices, iOS device & computer, iOS device & iTunes, iOS device & iCloud as well as data stored on iTunes and iCloud backups, and even move Android device data to iTunes, iCloud and iOS device directly. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive reply within 24 hours.

Contacts Management

Contacts lets you keep touch with your contact lists from personal, business, and other accounts. With AnyTrans, you can manage your contacts more effectively, including transferring contacts from iOS device to computer, between iOS devices directly, adding contacts from computer to your iOS device, transferring contacts to Contact app on your Mac directly, editing info for existing contacts, deleting useless ones as well as uploading contacts to your iCloud. Please refer to detailed guide below to make good use of AnyTrans.

Step 1: Preparations.

Do as following:
  • Open AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don't connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device is not recognized, you will see "Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to start" on the interface.

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display.

If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 2: Selection.

Do as following:
  • Click the button to manage files by category
  • Click Contacts

After the loading process is completed, it will display the total number of contacts on the upper right of the contacts icon. If it shows empty in the Contacts icon, it indicates that there is no contact in device.

According to Apple principles, the third party software won't detect your contacts with turning on iCloud connection. Thus, to manage contacts on iOS device, you need to turn off iCloud connection associated with contacts on your device temporarily.

Step 3: Transfer.

Do as following:
  • Choose the contacts you want to transfer
  • Click button (To Computer)
  • Select the saved path on computer

For better management of contacts, please just click button to set the output format of contacts, the export path and backup path. You can also transfer contacts to another iOS device by clicking button. To transfer contacts from computer to device, please click button. If you want to add new contacts, please click button. To transfer contacts from iOS device to the Contacts app on computer, please click button (Only for Mac). Or if you want to delete unwanted contacts, please click button. By clicking button, you are able to transfer contacts to the iCloud. If AnyTrans does not load your contacts correctly, please refresh the page by clicking button.

Transfer Contacts

Once the transferring process is completed, you will see Transferring Completed Page. To locate photos exported on computer, please click "view files". To go back to the previous page, please click "transfer more items".

Transfer Complete

1. If you sign out your iCloud from device, the contacts can be kept on your device.

2. If you switch your iCloud on device to another one, iCloud contacts from the new account will be merged with the contacts on your device.

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