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So you're looking for some method for how to backup iphone contacts to iTunes or backup iPhone contacts without iTunes, in case that you might delete contacts or loss them accidently. It's not a daunting job to backup contacts from iPhone any more. In this article, I'm going to show you 4 methods to backup iPhone contacts easily.

Method 1. 1 Click to Backup Contacts on iPhone with MobileTrans

Wondershare MobileTrans or Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac is an easy-to-use iPhone backup software, which helps to backup and save contacts from iPhone with a single click. It not only backup contacts saved on iPhone memory, but also backup those in iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and more to your computer. Whenever you need, you can restore contacts to your iPhone easily. Moreover, it works great with iOS 9.

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Step 1. Download and run Wondershare MobileTrans Win or Mac version on the computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac by using a USB cable.

Step 3. In the primary window, click Back Up Your Phone to enter the backup window.

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Step 4. After recognized, your iPhone will be shown on the left. Go to the middle of the window.

By default, all data that can be backed up are ticked. Just remove marks before other data except Contacts.

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Step 5. Click Start Copy to begin the backup. During the backup process, keep your iPhone connected.

Step 6. When iPhone contacts backup is finished, click OK. Then, your contacts are saved on your iPhone. You can restore to your iPhone whenever you want.

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Method 2. How to Backup iPhone Contacts To iTunes

iTunes also lets you backup iphone contacts to computer too. It's free and you can do it yourself. However, you have to backup other data while backing iPhone contacts. In other words, iTunes backup almost all data at a time, but it doesn't allow you selectively backup contacts. Below is the full guide on how to backup iphone contacts. Let's walk through together.

Step 1. Open iTunes and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. iTunes will quickly detects your iPhone and then show it in its left sidebar.

Step 3. Under DEVICES, click your iPhone. By doing this, your iPhone control panel will be shown on the right.

Step 4. Click Summary. Scroll down the window until find the backups section. Tick This computer and click Back Up Now.

Step 5. The backup process begins. It will take you some time. Just wait until the process is completed. Then, your iPhone backup file will be on your computer, and your contacts are saved in the file. Find your iphone backup location>>

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Method 3. Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud

If you prefer to backup iPhone contacts to cloud, iCloud is a good choice. iCloud offers you the access to the contacts from the web conveniently. Now, follow the easy steps to learn how to backup iPhone Contacts.

Step 1. On your iPhone, tap Settings. On Setting screen, scroll down to find iCloud and tap it.

Step 2. Fill in your iCloud accounts. Make sure your WiFi network is turned on.

Step 3. On iCloud screen, turn on Contacts option, and tap Merge.

Step 4. Find Storage & Backup option and tap it.

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Step 5. Turn on iCloud Backup and tap Back Up Now.

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Step 6. Wait until the backup process is completed.

Method 4. Backup iPhone Contacts to Your Email

Apart from iCloud, Apple also gives you the power to backup contacts to some email address, like Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, Exchange, and others. The tutorial to backup iphone contacts to email is almost the same. Thus, I just take backing iPhone contacts to Exchange as an example.

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone. Find Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 2. Click Add Account…. Then, you will find many email address are available. Tap Exchange.

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Step 3. Fill out the information about your name, email account, passwords and description.

Step 4. Tap Next. Make sure contacts icon is turned on. Then, click Save to save your iPhone contacts to Exchange.

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