Most of us are aware of the contacts saved on our iPhones… If they get lost, you can lose business, long-term friends and what not – And this is the reason why you need to back them up. Unlockboot presents to you this exclusive post on how to backup iPhone contacts through iTunes backup method and by using the iCloud backup option.

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Best 2 Ways to backup iPhone Contacts

This is a very important thing, because after the software update you can lose your contacts. To avoid that, we recommend you to backup your contacts using iCloud or iTunes. Below are the best 2 tested methods to backup iPhone contacts:

Method #1: Backup iPhone Contacts Using iCloud

When you’re using iCloud, most of the process is going to be automated. But you can make sure it is configured correctly and make a backup with these steps:

  1. Open Settings -> iCloud.
  2. Make sure the iCloud account is setup properly and ‘Contacts’ are ‘On’.
  3. Keep scrolling and select ‘Storage and Backup’. Then choose ‘Back Up Now’.
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Backup iPhone contacts to iCloud

This is going to back up all the data, including contacts, to the iCloud. They can then be accessed from any remote location through an internet connection.

Method #2: Backup iPhone Contacts using iTunes Backup

iTunes backs up the contact by default, unless you’ve tinkered with the Settings or something. However, you can additionally follow these steps to make sure everything goes well:

  1. Connect the phone to the PC and open iTunes.
  2. Choose the phone model from the left and select the tab ‘Info’.
  3. Make sure ‘Sync Contacts’ has been checked and adjust other Settings if necessary.
  4. Click on the ‘Summary’ tab and Click ‘Back Up Now’.
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Backup iPhone contacts to iTunes

This is going to backup iPhone contacts through iTunes on a local computer.

Read Also: How to Upload iPhone contacts to Gmail

Transfer Contacts from Android Device

If you have a android device, and you want to transfer your contacts from android to iPhone then you can follow this step by step Android to iPhone contacts transferring guide.

Do you backup contacts? Feel free to leave comments below.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.