How to Backup Contacts to iCloud and PC (All Free)

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Jean Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Part 1: How to Back up Contacts to iCloud?

Backing up your iPhone data, especially the contacts on a regular basis is significant. Don't ignore this backup behavior because every iPhone/iPad user has been losing important personal data since the first day, among which the loss of contacts is recognized as the most miserable thing they've ever experienced. So, why not upload your iPhone contacts to iCloud to make a backup?

The iCloud backup feature is familiar to all of the iOS device users, which allows them to sync and backup multiple types of data files to the cloud storage automatically. If you haven't made use of the unique iOS feature yet, it's time to take an action.

Next, you're going to learn how to sync iPhone contacts to iCloud.

Step 1. Launch Settings and tap on iCloud.

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

Step 3. Scroll down and tap on Storage & Backup.

Step 4. Tap Back Up Now.

The steps above show you how to save iPhone contacts to iCloud together with other files. However, as you may know, you can also only upload contacts to iCloud. Here are the steps to make it.

Step 1. Go to Settings App on your iPhone.

Step 2. Choose [your name] > iCloud and then toggle on Contacts.

Step 3. Choose Merge when a prompt appears asking you what would you like to do with existing local contacts on your iPhone.

How to upload contacts to iCloud

Part 2: How to Back up Contacts to PC Without iCloud?

It seems really easy and fast to back up iPhone 8 contacts on iCloud as well as other iPhone series, however, I'm sure you'll request more iPhone backup solutions.

First of all, when you sign up for iCloud, you're given 5GB free storage to use. Once the synced data exceeds the limit and you need more iCloud storage space, you must buy the extra with a certain amount of money. What's more, you need an iCloud backup extractor, which may also be paid software, to extract the iCloud backup so as to restore what you backed up there, including contacts, photos, videos, documents and whatever.

In this case, you might be interested in another free iCloud alternative, which also enables contacts backup and all other data on iPhone. Good luck then. EaseUS MobiMover is such software, you can use its transfer mode to backup everything on iPhone and iPad to PC in seconds.

Next, you're going to learn how to backup contacts on PC with free iPhone backup and transfer software.

Click the following download button to install EaseUS MobiMover, the completely free iPhone data transfer software on your computer (Mac or PC) to start to export iPhone contacts. If you need to transfer contacts from PC to iPhone to restore data, here is the online guide. 

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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

Tips: You could follow the similar steps to transfer movies from iPhone to computer easily.