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How to Backup/Transfer iPhone Contacts to Mac/PC

Mar. 12, 2014 01:22 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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Backup iPhone Contacts is Neccessary

In this age of prevailing phone, people rely on their phones to remember massive amounts of information about thousands of acquaintances and friends. There's always a risk of losing or damaging your iPhone: you may lose your contacts after iOS 7.1/7 update, jailbreak, factory reset. As such, it makes sense to storing contacts in multiple place is necessity to avoid data loss disasters. Your computer is a smart choice.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Computer without iTunes/iCloud

But how to backup my iPhone contacts to PC/Mac? Apple restricts you to transfer contacts and other contents from iPhone to computer. To do so, you need to utilize a helpful third-party application. iTunes Data Recovery for Mac Software is the right tool you can rely on. It helps you conduct the backup of your iPhone 5(including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. contacts to Mac with only a few clicks. It is also considered as one of the best software for you to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Mac- it extract contacts and message into readable .txt, .xls, .xml formats files. If you need to backup iPhone contacts on Windows, you can try its Windows version - (iTunes Data Recovery )iPhone Contacts Backup Software.

You will find a quick instruction of how to backup iPhone contacts below. Please note that both how to backup iPhone contacts and how to backup iphone contacts on Mac are the same.

Method 1: Backup Contacts for iPhone Backup files

Extract precious data from your iTunes backup files when you lost data due to accidental deletion, factory settings restore, iOS update, jailbreak, damage, screen password forgotten, iOS device be stolen, iOS device lost, etc.

Step 1: Select the Backup File

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Using this software, you are not requested to connect your iPhone or launch iTunes. As long as you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before, you will view the iPhone backup file on the interface of this software (Normally, you can't read this file by yourself). That's to say, even though your iPhone is stolen or damaged, you can transfer iPhone contacts to Mac. Select this copy of file and click "Start Scan".

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Step 2: Select iPhone Contacts to Backup

After scanning, all the contacts on your iPhone are displayed with contact names, company, phone numbers and etc. You can selectively choose them or choose all of them by ticking "Contacts". And then click "Recover". This way you can backup iPhone contacts without iTunes.

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Step 3: Specify a Path to Save Backup iPhone Contacts

Navigate a folder on your computer to save the iPhone backup contacts in the next popup. It will be stored in an Excel document.

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Just three steps and you could easily transfer deleted iPhone contacts including iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS and more. Guess you will never be bothered by losing iPhone contacts!

Method 2: Transfer iPhone Cotnacts directly from device to Computer

Just connect your iPhone with your computer with data cable. Guide to Scanning all contacts directly from iPhone. No iTunes backup file needed. Click here to lean how to transfer iPhone contacts to computer >>

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