How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus

Summary

Making backup of contacts on your iPhone 7 is a good habit and in this guide we are going to offer you three ways to backup contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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Nov. 03, 2016

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Have a try on AnyTrans to backup and manage contacts, messages, notes, photos, music and more on iPhone iPad. Now keep reading to learn how to backup contacts on iPhone 7.

Contacts are probably the most important content on your iPhone, and it may take years to build up a comprehensive contact list. You may just transferred contacts from your old iPhone to the new iPhone 7/7 Plus, and you will definitely want to keep your contact list safe. So here’s how to back up contacts on your iPhone 7/7 Plus so that you’ll always have them saved and out of accidents.

Part 1. How to Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans

AnyTrans works as the best iTunes alternative to backup, sync and manage content on iPhone (covering the latest iPhone 7 and iOS 10). AnyTrans is capable of backing contacts from iPhone 7 to computer in just one-click and you are also allowed to backup selectively. On a Mac, you can also get contacts from iPhone 7 to Mac’s Contacts app directly. In addition, you can transfer contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 directly without restore. Download AnyTrans on your computer now.

Step 1. Open AnyTrans and connect with your iPhone 7. Click the button at the right hand.

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 1

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Contacts among various types of iOS data.

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 2

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Click the gear shape button to set the contacts output format to VCF or CSV format, and set the export path.

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 3

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 3

Step 4. You can select all or just part of contacts you need to backup, and click the Send to PC/Mac button to backup contacts from iPhone 7 to computer in VCF or CSV.

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 4

Selectively Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with AnyTrans – Step 4

Part 2. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with iTunes

iTunes will not allow you to backup ONLY contacts or selected contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus. To backup iPhone 7 contacts with iTunes, you need to make a full backup that includes contacts, messages, camera roll, etc. (Check out what does iTunes backup).

Step 1. Run iTunes and connect with your iPhone 7. Click the Device tab.

Step 2. Under Summary, click on Backup Up Now and iTunes will backup contacts and more on your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with iTunes

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 with iTunes

Part 3. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 7 to iCloud

By enabling contacts syncing in iCloud on your iPhone 7 or making an iCloud backup, your contacts will be backed up to iCloud.

Step 1. Launch "Settings" and tap on "iCloud" on your iPhone 7.

Step 2. Verify the iCloud account is set up and turn on "Contacts".

Step 3. Turn on Wi-Fi on your iPhone 7 and contacts on your iPhone will be syncing to iCloud. When you log in iCloud on computer, you can view contacts on your phone.

You can also manually make an iCloud backup in Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back Up Now.

The Bottom Line

If you want more flexibility on backing up and managing content on your iPhone 7, AnyTrans is a good option. Now download the free trial to have a try >

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