How to BackUp iPhone Contacts

How to BackUp iPhone Contacts ? You can Backup your contacts on iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G on any iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x and the Upcoming iOS 6.

If you decided to restore your device i think that the most important think that you will be afraid to lose is the Contacts, It’s easy download apps again and adjust settings, but not easy to rebuild a large contact list of names, email addresses, and phone numbers if you lose it, the reason that let us write this tutorial post.

BackUp iPhone Contacts

We have two methods of backup

  • BackUp iPhone Contacts With iTunes
  • Backing Up Contacts with iCloud

First Method: BackUp iPhone Contacts With iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes

Backup Contacts

Step 2: Select your device from the left panel list, and click on the “Info” tab

iTunes Backup Contacts

Step 3: Verify that “Sync Contacts” is checked and Adjust any specific settings as necessary

iTunes Backup Contacts

Step 4: Right-click on your iPhone name in the panel list and choose “BackUp”

iTunes Backup Contacts

Backup Location

You will find the backup file of you contacts in Mac OS X backed up at the following location:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

You will find the backup file of you contacts in Windows 7, XP, and Vista backed up at the following location:

Windows XP backup files location:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Windows Vista and Windows 7 backs up file location:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Note: this file may be hidden so you have to show your hidden files from the “Folder Options” also don’t forget to change ‘user’ (the red word at the above link )by your computer administrator name.

Second Method: BackUp iPhone Contacts with iCloud

Available through this link