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How to Back up iPhone 8 Contacts in Free Ways

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by Cedric Grantham to iPhone Data Transfer

How to effectively back up contacts on iPhone 8 for data safe? Get three simple-to-use methods in this blog: back up iPhone 8 with EaseUS MobiMover Free, and back up iPhone 8 contacts with iTunes & iCloud.

Contacts are one of most important iPhone data that carry private information and need to be better protected from loss. Taking effective and simple ways to back up iPhone 8 contacts is imperative. Then, it comes to how to back up iPhone  8 contacts easily and quickly? In this post, we put forward three ways to back up iPhone contacts, one is using a third-party iPhone data transfer program - EaseUS MobiMover and the other two are using iTunes & iCloud. Check these three methods one by one. 

Back up iPhone 8 contacts with MobiMover Free

Compared to iTunes backup, EaseUS MobiMover backup is easier and more manageable. You can just choose to back up iPhone 8 contacts but not the whole data backup comes with iTunes. EaseUS MobiMover provides four data transfer and backup types: transfer data from computer to iOS device, transfer data between two iOS devices, transfer iPhone/iPad data to computer and transfer with customization. For backing up and transfer iPhone 8 contacts, we need use transfer data from iPhone to computer. Follow steps below. 

1. Install EaseUS MobiMover - free iPhone data transfer software on your computer. And please note that your computer should run Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 for proper installation. 

2. Connect your iPhone 8 to computer and run MobiMover. Click Transfer to Computer, then only tick contacts in the iPhone categories list to back up to the computer.

tick contacts to back up

3. If needed, you can click Browse to set the storage path for exported contacts. If you don't set it manually, the iPhone contacts will be saved to a folder named Exported by MobiMover on your desktop. 

set the storage path

4. Click Transfer to begin to back up iPhone 8 contacts. With high-tech support embedded, the iPhone 8 contacts will be transferred to the computer at a lightning speed. 

begin to transfer

For other iPhone 8 data backup, like iPhone 8 photos, music, messages, notes, audios, Safari bookmarks and history, check the detailed guidances. 

Back up iPhone 8 contacts with iTunes

iTunes is not only an excellent tool to manage iPhone media files, like music, voice, and books, also adept in backing up iPhone data, including back up iPhone photos, music, messages, notes, and videos.

1. Install and launch the latest iTunes version on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone 8 with its USB cable to computer.

3. Click iPhone 8 device in the upper left corner, then click This computer and Back Up Now in the right control panel.

4. After the backup process is done, your iPhone 8 contacts are backed up on your computer. If you want to keep your iPhone data 100% secure, do remember back up your iPhone regularly.

back up iphone 8 with itunes

Back up iPhone 8 contacts with iCloud

Another Apple pre-designed backup tool is iCloud. iCloud offers users with paid service if you have run out of the free 5GB storage space. The other iCloud service is iCloud drive, check how to set up iCloud drive, and how to access & use iCloud drive if you are interested. 

1. Open your iPhone 8, and go to Settings. Tap Apple account in the top of the screen, and go to iCloud.

2. Turn on Contacts to using iCloud.

3. Scroll down to find iCloud Backup and slide it on. Then iCloud will automatically back up your iPhone data comes from apps with iCloud service.

use icloud to back up iphone 8 contacts