How to Fix iPhone Contacts Not Syncing Issue

Why are my iPhone contacts not syncing? Read this post to learn some potential fixes and get a new way to backup iPhone contacts to iCloud.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2019
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Question: “My iPhone 7 contacts are not syncing to iCloud even though it is ON. I need all my contacts synced to iCloud as a backup. It is a new iPhone running iOS 10, any ideas?”

iPhone Contacts Not Syncing

iPhone Contacts Not Syncing

Many iPhone users rely on iCloud to backup important iOS data like contacts, notes, calendars, photos, videos, and etc. To sync contacts to iCloud on iPhone 7/6s/6, you can simply go to Settings > iCloud > Turn on Contacts > Backup > Enable iCloud Backup on if it is closed > Tap on Back Up Now. Or you can also have an alternative way to sync iPhone 7/6s/6 contacts selectively to iCloud:

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud Selectively >

But sometimes, your contacts may not sync properly, or even not syncing with iCloud at all. What’s more, some new iPhone 7/7 Plus users that running iOS 10 have also reported the iPhone contacts not syncing issue.

In this post, we are going to show you some potential fixes to fix iCloud contacts not syncing issues and also provide you an alternative way to backup your iPhone contacts without iCloud.

Also Read: How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to New iPhone SE >

Quick Fixes to iPhone Contacts Not Syncing

Alternative Tool to Backup iPhone Contacts – AnyTrans

If your iPhone contacts still not syncing to iCloud and you want to backup them right now, keep reading to learn an alternative tool for backing up iPhone contacts. AnyTrans for iOS is specially made for iOS users to transfer, backup and manage iOS content on iPhone iPad and iPod (touch). Download AnyTrans for iOS to have a free try >

1. To back up and manage your iPhone contacts, firstly open AnyTrans for iOS and connect with your iPhone. Click More under Device Manager to enter managing content by category page.

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans for iOS

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans for iOS

2. Choose Contacts and now you can view and choose contacts you want to backup, and click the Send to Computer button or Send to Device button to backup your iPhone contacts.

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans for iOS

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans for iOS

Also Read: How to Manage Contacts on iPhone 5/5s/6/6s >

The Bottom Line

If your iPhone contacts not syncing to iCloud, you can try AnyTrans for iOS to backup contacts to computer in the readable format. It is easy-to-use and works for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Get it and take a tour now >

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.