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Standard User jayceww
(newbie) Thu 19-Apr-12 04:49:00
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How to backup iphone contacts?


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anyone know how to backup iphone contacts? well this is my first time using apple products and I¡¯m kind of like an idiot, hope you don¡¯t mind my silly question
Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Thu 19-Apr-12 07:21:27
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Re: How to backup iphone contacts?


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You need to download and install iTunes on your PC. Once installed connect your iPhone to the USB port on your PC using the supplied cable and synchronise between the two.

Full details on how to use iTunes are available from the link above.
ISP Representative SkyFire
(isp) Thu 19-Apr-12 10:53:58
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Re: How to backup iphone contacts?


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You don't necessarily need iTunes - you can back up the iPhone to iCloud without iTunes. It doesn't let you access details of your contacts in any other way - but you can restore the iPhone and contacts if need be in future.

Go to Settings- -> iCloud -> Storage and Backup and turn 'iCloud Backup' ON.

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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Thu 19-Apr-12 11:26:12
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Re: How to backup iphone contacts?


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True but iCloud has been experiencing a lot of problems recently due to the amount of usage and data volumes. I certainly would not completely rely on it and would rather have local copies of my backups. It also needs to run under IOS 5.x

The OP did not mention which model iPhone they have.

Edited by Kaoshan (Thu 19-Apr-12 11:28:41)

ISP Representative SkyFire
(isp) Thu 19-Apr-12 11:27:47
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Fair point.

Be extra safe - use both methods! wink

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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Thu 19-Apr-12 11:29:53
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Agreed! iCloud is ideal if you are away from home.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Thu 19-Apr-12 17:49:16
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Re: How to backup iphone contacts?


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In reply to a post by SkyFire:
Fair point.

Be extra safe - use both methods! wink
We ALL heard you correctly the first time you said it! grin

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