iPhone Contacts Backup: How to Backup iPhone Contacts

By Emily Watson, Monday, September 25, 2017

One of the most important thing when using iPhone is to backup data on iPhone to avoid losing any information, especially contacts. To backup iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/5s/SE contacts will ensure that you'll always have your contacts on hand, even if you lose your iPhone or have no choice but to perform a hard reset, which will erase all contents on iPhone. But how to backup iPhone contacts without losing names, email addresses, and phone numbers?

You've stepped into the right page now. This article will show you 3 practical ways to backup iPhone contacts with FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore, FonePaw iOS Transfer, or iCloud service.

Part 1: Back up iPhone Contacts with FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore

Not only to back up your phonebook, but also encrypt the backup files with ease. Just in one click, you can back up and restore the iOS data. Moreover, backup is free for you so that you have a try.

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Step 1. Open Program on PC

Connect your iDevice to PC and then trust this operation on your iPhone 8/8 Plus. In the program, "iOS Data Backup & Restore" is set on "More Tools".

iOS Data Backup

Step 2. Start to Back Up

There are two options for you: "Standard backup" and "Encrypted Backup" which can save the backup as the former but it can protect the files so that others cannot access it.

Choose Standard Backup


Step 3. Choose Data Type on PC

Tick "Contacts" to save the phone numbers, e-mail, birthday, etc. in the backup. Click "Next" to go on.

Click Next


Step 4. Backing Up Contacts

Your iPhone contacts can be backed up quickly and you can view the backup results. What's more, you can preview the files and select part of them to restore as you like.

Finish Backing Up

Part 2: How to Backup iPhone Contacts with FonePaw iOS Transfer

The easiest way to backup iPhone contacts is to use FonePaw iOS Transfer. This software can backup contacts on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to PC or Mac in format of VCF or CSV files. Additionally, it can also backup contacts from one iOS device to another, which enables you freely transfer contacts among iPhone, iPad, iPod and computer. Furthermore, with FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can edit iPhone contacts with PC keyboard.

1. Download and install FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer

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2. Connect iPhone to the computer

Launch the software after installing and connect iPhone to your PC.

Run iOS Transfer

3. Backup iPhone contacts

Click "Contacts" on the left panel and you will find this options on the upper right panel: New, Import/Export, Delete, Backup/Restore, De-duplicate, which enable you to manage contacts freely and easily! Choose the contacts you want to backup, click "Backup/Restore" and choose "Backup".

Note: After backing up your iPhone phone numbers, you can only use FonePaw iOS Transfer to restore these contacts to your iPhone when needed.

Backup Contacts to iTunes

Part 3: Backup iPhone Contacts with iCloud

1. Open Settings app and navigate to iCloud.

2. Verify the iCloud account is set up and that "Contacts" is turned on.

3. Scroll down and click Storage & Backup. Then, turn on iCloud Backup if it isn't already.

4.Tap on Back Up Now to begin the backup process. Depending on how many contacts and other files you have stored on your iPhone (and how fast your Wi-Fi connection is), it could take a while.

With FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore and FonePaw iOS Transfer, not only you can back up iPhone contacts, but transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. Besides, music, playlist, photos, videos, messages, etc are all transfer between iPhone and computer freely without iTunes or iCloud.

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