How to Backup Contacts on iPhone in 3 Ways


If you want to backup iPhone contacts to iCloud, iTunes or computer, but don't know how to make it, you can follow this post to get 3 methods.


Nov. 11, 2016


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It's vital to keep a habit of backing up data on iPhone to avoid losing momentous information, especially the contacts on your iPhone. Performing this task keeps your contacts safe even if you get your iPhone broken, lost, or stolen. So here comes the question, how to backup contacts on iPhone 6/6s/7/5/5s/5c/4s/SE?

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When it comes to backing up iPhone contacts, people tend to use iTunes or iCloud. Actually, there is also another easy & safe solution for you: backup contacts on iPhone with an iTunes alternative. Now read to get the three solutions. (This post also applies to iPhone 7 in iOS 10.3.2).

Similar to backing up your iPhone contacts, the disk backup for your important data protection is also worth your close attentions, especially if you are using a Windows PC. Consider free AOMEI Backupper to create system image so as to make solid backups on your disk drive and data.

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone

Option 1. Backup iPhone Contacts to iTunes

iTunes will create full backup for almost all your iPhone content as well as contacts. When using iTunes to backup iPhone contacts, you need to: Run iTunes on your computer (PC or Mac) > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Click the Device tab > Click Back Up Now under Summary to backup your iPhone data and settings to computer. About full steps, please read How to Backup iPhone to iTunes >

Option 2. How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Unlike iTunes, iCloud backs up your iPhone contacts in the cloud base instead of keeping them on computer hard drive. You just need to log into iCloud on your iPhone with simple steps: Settings > iCloud > Turn on Contacts > Backup > Enable iCloud Backup on if it is closed > Tap on Back Up Now.

Option 3. Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer with AnyTrans

Backing up contacts on iPhone to iTunes or iCloud sounds great, but you are not allowed to view your contacts in the backup files unless you restore your iPhone with the iTunes or iCloud backup you made, and you cannot backup only contacts on iPhone. Therefore, in this guide we will introduce you a third option to back up iPhone contacts with a powerful iOS data management tool – AnyTrans, which allows you to selectively back up iPhone contacts to computer in readable formats.

AnyTrans is one easy-to-use iPhone backup extractor that you can use to quickly extract contacts from iPhone to computer, and save them as readable and printable format (CSV and VCF). It supports almost all iPhone models, including iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6s (Plus)/ 7, old iPhone 4s/4/5/5s/5c. Now follow the steps below to quickly backup iPhone contacts to computer.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and run it. Connect your iPhone to computer. In AnyTrans, scroll down to choose Contacts.

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Step 2. You can tap the Settings button to set up the exporting format of your iPhone contacts when backing up them to computer.

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Step 3. Choose contacts you need and click the Send to PC/Mac button to back up iPhone contacts to computer with ease.

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

That's what AnyTrans does to backup contacts on iPhone. This tutorial also can be applied to backing up contacts on iPad/iPod touch. Additionally, besides backing up contacts, AnyTrans also support another 20 types of iOS data and files, including Photos, Videos, Music, Messages, Notes, etc. 

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