[FREE]How to Back up Contacts on iPhone with/without iTunes

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Myra Updated on Jun 19, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s and iPad running iOS 8 or later

Want to have a copy of the important contacts on your iPhone in somewhere else to avoid accidental data loss? Or just intend to share the contacts on your iPhone with others? I guess that why you are searching for the methods about how to back up iPhone contacts, either to computer or to iCloud. If so, here you are at the right place because this blog is written for you, which covers 4 ways to achieve your goal of backing up contacts on iPhone. You can easily back up your iPhone contacts to computer with MobiMover, iTunes, email or you can choose to back up your contacts to a cloud storage using iCloud. Read on and learn the 4 ways in detail.

Part 1: How to back up contacts on iPhone without iTunes

Method 1: How to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC (or Mac) without iTunes for free

When it comes to backing up contacts or other iPhone content like photos, videos, music, calendars, messages to computer (Mac or PC), a powerful iPhone transfer tool that can help you make it is MobiMover Free. The useful features of MobiMover not only enable you to back up your iPhone/iPad content to PC but also help you to share files between two iOS devices or sync files from PC to your iPhone/iPad without any cost. Thus MobiMover can always come to your help in situations like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone, backing up text messages on iPhone and importing videos from iPhone to computer. if you back up your iPhone contacts to PC via MobiMover, you can view the contacts whenever you want or transfer them from your PC to iPhone/iPad.  Follow the steps below to learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer with MobiMover.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and click Trust when a pop-up appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to PC (or Mac).

How to back up iPhone contacts without iTunes or iCloud - Step 1

Step 2: If you want to back up contacts on your iPhone only, go to More and keep contacts selected. As you can see, you can back up other categories together with contacts from your iPhone to the computer all at once.

How to back up iPhone contacts without iTunes or iCloud - Step 2

Step 3: After choosing the file types, tap the folder icon and set a storage path for the items. 

How to back up iPhone contacts without iTunes or iCloud - Step 3

Step 4: Click Transfer to start backing up your iPhone contacts to computer without iCloud or iTunes. When it has done, you can go to the select folder to check the contacts. (The contacts will be stored as an HTML file on your computer, thus, open it with a browser to view the details.)

How to back up iPhone contacts without iTunes or iCloud - Step 4

If you have tried the tip above and find MobiMover really helpful, you may be interested in the complete guide of MobiMover Free, with which you can know MobiMover better.

Method 2: How to back up contacts on iPhone without iTunes using iCloud

If you want to save contacts only, you can choose iCould to sync the contacts on your iPhone. What you need to know when using iCloud to back up your iPhone contacts is that you can not view the items saved in iCoud, although you can use the backup to sync with other devices. If you want to view the backed up contacts, choose the method introduced in Tip 1.

Step 1: Open "Settings" App, tap on your name and choose "iCloud".

Step 2: Type in your account name and password if asked.

Step 3: Tap on "Contacts" to turn it on.

Step 4: Hit on "Storage & Backup" to turn on "iCloud Backup".

Step 5: Click on "Back Up Now".

How to backup contacts on iPhone without iTunes

If you find your iCloud backup slow, there are the tips on how to make iCloud backup faster.

Method 3: How to back up iPhone contacts to Gmail

If you want to back up your iPhone contacts without iTunes, backing up your iPhone contacts to Gmail is also a good choice for you. There are 3 different ways for you to export your iPhone contacts to Gmail. Get the details in the article about how to transfer iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Part 2: How to back up contacts on iPhone with iTunes

As is always the case, when it comes to backup issues on iPhone, what emerges in our mind is using iTunes. iTunes makes the backup of almost all the iPhone content possible, including contacts. Follow the next steps to make a copy of your iPhone contacts with iTunes. But using iTunes to back up contacts will back up other content at the same time. If that's what you have expected, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer and launch iTunes. (iPhone not showing up in iTunes? fixes here.)

Step 2: Choose your iPhone under "Device".

Step 3: Tap on "Summary" and click on "Back Up Now", then your iPhone will be backed up.

Notes: As mentioned above, if you back up your iPhone contacts with iTunes, the backup is unreadable to you. If you want to access the details of the backup, you need to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup to make it.

How to backup contacts on iPhone with iTunes