How to Backup Contacts on iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6s

09/28/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

Backup iPhone Contacts

People always suffer from various issues while using their iPhone. One of such issue is iPhone contacts disappeared. Well, lost apps can easily be downloaded again, but it is difficult to get lost contacts back. Losing a contact means losing connection with someone special. And it is really frustrating. 

If you don't want to lose your valuable iPhone contacts permanently, it is a good idea to back up contacts on iPhone from time to time. So here comes the question, how to backup contacts on your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or iPhone X/8/7/6s/6? In this article, we will show you 4 ways to backup iPhone contacts regularly to avoid unexpected data loss during the iOS 12 upgrade, jailbreak, and even iPhone broken, lost or stolen. Read on to know more. 

Way 1. Backup iPhone Contacts with iOS Data Backup & Restore

In the absence of a data recovery tool, restoring deleted or missing contacts can be extremely difficult. To prevent such annoying situation, you'd better backup iPhone contacts frequently. In this section we will recommend you backup contacts on iPhone with FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore. Using this program, you can selectively backup not only contacts, but also text messages, call history, WhatsApp, photos, videos, music and much more from iPhone to your computer. It applies to iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus, and works for the latest iOS 12. 

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How to backup contacts on iPhone with one click: 

  1. Run FoneGeek iPhone Contacts Backup on your computer and select "iOS Data Backup & Restore" from the tools. 
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and click on the "iOS Data Backup" on the program interface. 
  3. Now select "Contacts" you want to backup and click "Next > Backup" to backup iPhone contacts to your computer. 

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Way 2. How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud

If your iPhone is synced to iCloud, you can easily backup iPhone contacts to iCloud in a few steps. However, the backup process is a little time-consuming and you cannot access the backed up contacts. 

Follow the steps given below to back-up iPhone contacts with iCloud:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings and tap your name at the top of the screen. Then click the "iCloud" tab. 
  2. Under the iCloud section, slide the "Contacts" toggle button to the right in case it is not switched on. 
  3. Click on "iCloud Backup" and turn it on, then tap on "Back Up Now" and wait for the backup process to complete.  

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Way 3. How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Out of the iCloud method for backing up iPhone contacts, Gmail backup is another useful option. By backing up and exporting your iPhone contacts to Gmail, you can keep them safe and secure. 

Follow the steps given below to backup iPhone contacts to Google Gmail: 

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings and select "Passwords & Accounts". 
  2. Select "Add Account" on the new page and pick "Google" from the list. 
  3. Enter your Gmail account details and slide the "Contacts" toggle button to right to sync contacts to your Gmail account. 

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Way 4. How to Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes 

The last way to backup iPhone contacts is using iTunes. In case you deleted contacts by mistake, you can restore iPhone from iTunes to get contacts back if you've made a backup. But you should know that the contacts backed up with iTunes cannot be accessed individually or restored selectively. 

Follow the steps given below to backup iPhone contacts with iTunes: 

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes. 
  2. Click on the iPhone icon and then tap on "Back Up Now", then iTunes will backup all data including contacts on your iPhone. 

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The Final Word 

As it is rightly said, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, it is always a great idea to backup your iPhone contacts to avoid data loss in case of an iOS upgrade, factory reset or accidental deletion. We've talked about 4 ways to backup contacts on iPhone, you can pick the one that best suits you and keeps your contact list safe and secure. If unfortunately you lost contacts without backup, don't worry, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery can directly scan your iPhone and help you get back lost contacts. 

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