How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Computer or iCloud

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How to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X? Read this post and you will know everything about backing up contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

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Oct. 17, 2017

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Statistics show that thousands of Android users have already upgraded to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. It is indeed a smart choice because Apple provides people varies of ways to backup data on iPhone to avoid data loss of any kind, especially contacts.

Then how to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X? Actually, two traditional Apple services, iTunes and iCloud could help you accomplish this. Here in this post, we will show you how to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer via iTunes and how to backup contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. However, just in case some of you who are newbies may find it is difficult to operate iTunes and iCloud, we will also show you another easy & safe way to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Let's begin!

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Part 1. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Computer via iTunesPart 2. How to Backup Contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X Part 3. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X (Safe & Easy)

Part 1. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Computer via iTunes

Through iTunes, you can only backup all data on your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer, that is to say, unnecessary sync might be involved. Besides, you don't have access to contacts in iTunes backups unless you restore an device with one of the backups. If you just want to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer and have access to them anytime, we suggest you refer to Part 3.

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, launch iTunes if it doesn't pop out automatically.

Step 2. Click the device tab > Summary.

Step 3. Click Back Up Now. Please note that after clicking on Back Up Now, all iPhone data and settings will be backed up to computer.

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Computer via iTunes

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Computer via iTunes

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Part 2. How to Backup Contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X

When it comes to backup contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, you can choose to sync contacts to iCloud server, you can also create a full iCloud backup to backup contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

Method 1. Backup iCloud Contacts by Syncing Contacts to iCloud Server

iCloud would upload all your contacts to the server. After that, all contacts on your devices logged with the same Apple ID will be kept synced. If you want to backup contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without syncing these contacts to other devices, you may log in a different Apple ID on your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X or try solutions in Part 3.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Scroll down to Contacts, tap the toggle until it appears to be green. Wait a few minutes, all your contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X would be backed up to iCloud.

Method 2. Backup iCloud Contacts to iCloud by Creating a Full iCloud Backup

As the title suggest, this would create a full backup of your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to iCloud, you know, creating a full iCloud backup could be very time-consuming. Another thing to mention is you don't have access to contacts on iCloud backup unless you restore an device with the backup. Running out of iCloud storage or need to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X within a short time? Please refer to Part 3.

Go to Settings app > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Enable the option of iCloud backup and tap Back Up Now. Your contacts as well as other contents on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X would be backed up to iCloud. Please wait patiently.

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Part 3. How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X (Easy & Safe)

Above are two methods to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. As you can see, both iTunes and iCloud don't support selectively backing up contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Besides, you don't have access to contacts in backup files unless you restore an iDevice with a previous backup.

In order to better help people with backing up contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, here in this part, we will show you an alternative tool - AnyTrans to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer or iCloud with great ease.

Why You Need AnyTrans to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X

AnyTrans, developed by iMobie team, have won much admiration as an iOS data transfer. It could help you backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer or backup contacts to iCloud from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Below are reasons why you will need AnyTrans to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

1. You can selectively backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer with AnyTrans, preventing you from unnecessary sync.

2. You can backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer in printable format to computer (CSV and VCF). The contacts backed up with AnyTrans are also readable.

3. You can selectively backup contacts to an iCloud account different from the account you logged in on your iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

4. AnyTrans saves you lots of time. You can literally backup a few gigabytes of data to computer within 5 minutes.

5. AnyTrans is developed by Apple-trusted developer and it is also McAfee and Norton secured. You have our guarantee that no information leakage and data loss would occur.

Now, let's have a look on how to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans to computer and run it. Connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac. Go to category management page by scroll down or clicking the button to your right. Select Contacts.

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X - Step 1

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X - Step 1

Step 2. AnyTrans would show you all contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X. Select the contacts you want to backup. Click on the To iCloud tab, then log in your iCloud account, contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X would be backed up to iCloud; you can also choose to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to computer by clicking on the To Computer tab. If you are a Mac user, you can directly backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to Mac Contacts app by clicking on the To Mac Contacts app.

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X - Step 2

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X - Step 2

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to backup contacts on iPhone 8 (Plus)/X with AnyTrans. Actually, this also applies to backup other contents on new iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, like messages. Besides, AnyTrans can also help you add content to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X, like music, ringtones. Free download and explore more >

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