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How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud?

2015-10-20 15:32:44/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Storing contacts securely is the first thing for all mobile phone users should be taken into consideration when they wish to prevent the loss of contacts in the daily life. For iPhone users, you can back up your contacts with iCloud or iTunes regularly, then you'll never worry about the data losing problem after changing your iPhone to the latest one, upgrading the operating system, etc. What's more, iCloud can ensure that not only phone numbers, address book also can be well preserved and you can restore them anytime you wish.

We all know that iCloud is tremendously convenient cloud backup service by Apple for backing up your iDevice data. You can use the Apple ID to log in it and reinstate the backup file in multiple Apple devices under the same Apple ID. The process of backing up your iPhone contacts is pretty easy. Now, just follow the simple steps below to back up contacts from iPhone to iCloud easily.

1. How to Backup Contacts from iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5 to iCloud

2. How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Other Security Places

Steps on Backing up Contacts from iPhone to iCloud

Step 1. Open the stock setting app on your iPhone device and go to the settings then, select the iCloud option. Here, you will see a list of contents and programs you can back up with iCloud. Toggle on the contact option and turn it on.

Step 2. If you have never performed the iCloud backup before on your iPhone device then, Select the "storage and Backup" from the bottom row of the screen. Ensure that iCloud Backup is set ON to complete this procedure.

Step 3. Set ON the toggle for iCloud Backup and select "Back Up Now" option at the bottom of the screen interface. This will start the iCloud backup on your iPhone and you will be notified about the time needed for the backup task completion. You must enable your WiFi connection or mobile data for iCloud process to complete.

Step 4. Return to the Contacts app and refresh your iPhone's contact list by clicking on the circular arrow in the top left corner of the screen. Your iPhone contacts are now saved online using the iCloud service.

Note: For a new iOS devices such as the latest iPhone (iPhone 6), just set ON the toggle for Contacts to synchronize all the backed up contacts to your new iOS iPhone device. You will be required to use the same Apple ID for syncing your contacts to the new iPhone device.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Other Security Places?

The purpose of backing up your iPhone contacts maybe is different, but the basic one is to avoid losing by accident and keep them safe, right? So you may use to backup them with your iCloud or iTunes in the daily life, but you knew that the free storage space of iCloud is only 5GB, then sometimes you'll be required to free the space or upgrade it for more available space. Thus, for the consideration of security and unlimited storage space, we could like to strongly recommend you to backup or save your iPhone contacts on the desktop computer, which will provide you with a large amount of free space and high security. To achieve it, you need the help from MobiKin Assistant for iOS. With it, you can enjoy the functions as follows:

- Backup contacts and other iPhone data like messages, music, photos, voice memos, etc. on the PC or Mac  with 1 simple click;

- Preview your target files in the program before exporting, so that you'll never backup wrong data on your computer;

- Compatible with almost all iOS devices and systems;

- Absolutely safe and easy to use.


That's the whole steps for transferring iPhone contacts to iCloud, very easy, right? You can follow it to backup your iPhone contacts as you like, and if you wish to restore contacts from iCloud backup, here is also a detailed tutorial for your reference. Or you can take a free trial on the best iPhone Data Recovery software by yourself.

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