How to Fix iPhone Contacts Not Syncing with iCloud Issue

Summary

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

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Nov. 14, 2016

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AnyTrans – Alternative Tool to Backup iPhone Contacts

AnyTrans – iPhone Contacts Transfer

Download AnyTrans on your PC or Mac to transfer and backup your iPhone contacts before we start this tutorial about how to fix iPhone contacts not syncing with iCloud.

Question: "My iPhone 7 contacts are not syncing to iCloud even though it is ON. I need all my contacts synced to iCloud as backup. It is a new iPhone running iOS 10, any ideas?"

Many iPhone users rely on iCloud to backup important iOS data like contacts, notes, calendars, etc. But sometimes, your contacts or other content 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 also reported that iCloud contacts are not synced to their iPhone.

In this post, we are going to show you some potential fixes to fix iCloud contacts not syncing issue 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 with iCloud

  • On your iPhone > Go to General > iCloud > Turn off contacts in iCloud > Power off the phone and then power it back on > Turn contact syncing back on.
  • If you have more than one account with contacts, make sure your contacts are saved to the right iCloud account: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Contacts > Default Account > iCloud.
  • If the above still not working, try re-login your iCloud account from you iPhone: Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > iCloud > Delete Account. Restart your phone and add it again and restart it once again.

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 is specially made for iOS users to transfer, backup and manage iOS content on iPhone iPad and iPod (touch). Download AnyTrans to have a free try >

To backup and manage your iPhone contacts, firstly open AnyTrans and connect with your iPhone. Click the button at the right hand.

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Click on Contacts among kinds of iOS files.

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Now, you can view and choose contacts you want to backup, and click the Send to Computer button or Send to Mac’s Contacts app button.

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

Alternative Way to Backup iPhone Contacts with AnyTrans

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 to backup contacts to computer in readable format. It is easy-to-use and works for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Take a tour now >

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