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How to Backup Contacts on iPhone in 4 Simple Ways

How to Backup Contacts on iPhone in 4 Simple Ways

If you are using an iPhone, it’s a good idea to regularly backup your data such as contacts, to survive from unexpected data loss caused by iOS upgrade, jailbreak, or even iPhone broken, lost or stolen. Have no idea of how to backup contacts on iPhone? Take it easy. In this article, we will take a look at how to backup iPhone contacts with a third-party tool as well as iTunes, iCloud and Google. These methods can be applied to all iPhone models, including iPhone 11/11 Pro, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X/8/7/6s running on iOS 13/12.

Method 1: Backup iPhone Contacts via iManager

The simplest and most efficient way to backup iPhone contacts is using Gihosoft iManager. It is professional iPhone data transfer and backup software, which enables you to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer and export contacts in to readable formats for easy viewing or printing.

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Gihosoft iManager – Best iPhone Contacts Backup Software

  • Transfer and backup contacts on iPhone to computer in one click.
  • Backup all kinds of iPhone data such as contacts, messages, photos, notes, WhatsApp, etc.
  • Allow users to view the contacts and other contents in the backup file.
  • Read-only program, it won’t do any harm to the existing content on your iPhone.
  • Supports all iPhone models and iOS versions, including the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro and iOS 13.

To backup contacts on iPhone without iTunes or iCloud, please follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Download iManager from Gihosoft official site and install it on your computer, then launch the program.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a lightning cable. Once the device is detected, click on “Backup Now” to begin the contacts backup process.
  3. When the backup is complete, you can click on the Contacts icon to view the saved phone numbers with details. Also, you can click the “Export to Text/CSV/Vcard” button to export iPhone contacts to any location of your choice.
    To backup contacts on iPhone without iTunes or iCloud.

Method 2: Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes

iTunes can not only help you organize music, movies, and TV shows, but also enable you to back up your iPhone data. Using it, you can create a full backup of almost all your iPhone contents, including contacts. Please note that you won’t be able to view the contacts in the backup file or selectively restore contacts back to your iPhone. Here are the simple steps regarding how to backup iPhone contacts with iTunes.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch the latest version of iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes installed or run an old version, you can download from Apple.com. If you have a Mac running on macOS Catalina 10.15, just open Finder.
  2. Click the small iPhone icon when it appears, then tap “Back Up Now” in the “Summary/General” section.
  3. Wait for iTunes/Finder to create a complete backup of your iPhone, including your contacts.
    Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes.

Method 3: Backup iPhone Contacts in iCloud

iCloud is a cloud storage and backup service provided by Apple Inc. You can easily sync and store data like contacts, photos etc. on iPhone running iOS 5 or later. Unlike iTunes, iCloud will backup your iPhone contacts to cloud server instead of local computer. So you need to ensure that your iPhone is connected to a good Wi-Fi network when performing the backup. The following steps will introduce how to backup iPhone contacts via iCloud.

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and tap on your name at the top. If you are not signed in, enter your Apple ID and password, then tap “Sign In”.
  2. Click “iCloud” and slide “Contacts” to the On position. Tap “Merge” if prompted.
  3. Your iPhone contacts will immediately be synced with your iCloud account.
    Backup iPhone Contacts with iCloud

Also, you can manually click “iCloud Backup > Back Up Now” to perform a full iCloud backup to save all data on your iPhone including contacts.

Method 4: Backup iPhone Contacts to Google

You can also use Google Drive to back up content like contacts on your iPhone. Your contacts will be backed up to Goolge Contacts. And you can view them cross devices after you turn on Google Contact sync. However, the contacts from third-party services like Facebook or Exchange will not be backed up. Here’s how to backup iPhone contacts to Google:

  1. On your iPhone, install the Google Drive app and open it. Tap Menu in the top left corner, then tap on Settings > Backup > Start Backup.
  2. Now head to the Settings app on your iPhone and tap Contacts > Accounts > Add Account, then choose “Google” in the next window.
  3. Enter your email and password and click on “Next”, then toggle the “Contacts” on and click on “Save”.
    Backup iPhone Contacts to Google.

Now all the contacts on your iPhone will be automatically saved to your Google Drive. Please note that if you back up multiple times, the contacts in the previous backups will be overwritten.

In Conclusion

Backing up contacts on iPhone with iTunes or iCloud is quick and easy. Please note that the two Apple methods won’t allow you view contacts in the backup files unless you restore your iPhone with the iTunes or iCloud backup you’ve made. You can also choose to backup iPhone contacts to Google, but you may encounter the issue iPhone contacts not syncing to Gmail while using Settings. In comparison, Gihosoft Mobile Transfer is much easier and reliable to use, allowing you to backup iPhone contacts to computer in a single click. Additionally, you can easily view the backup details and export iPhone contacts to computer in readable and printable formats.

If you found your iPhone contacts lost or disappeared, but there is no backup available, please try to use Gihosoft Free iPhone Recovery. This program can help you restore lost contacts on iPhone without backup.


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How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10/8/7

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC Windows 10/8/7

My iPhone has been saying: “There is not enough available storage to take a photo. You can manage your storage space in Settings. ” How do I solve this problem? I don’t want to delete my beloved photos to free up space, all of them are my best memories!- Jenna asked.

I think most iPhone users have encountered this problem. When increasingly pictures are stored on your phone, the phone will run out of memory. To fix this problem, you have to delete some favorite photos to free up space. In fact, this is not necessary! Here’s a better way to not only keep photos but also clean up memory, that’s to transfer photos from your iPhone to the computer. Furthermore, backup iPhone photos to computer so that you won’t lose any precious photos, and you will find that it could save the day if disaster strikes.

Now with the 5 quick ways below, you can delete tons of photos from your iPhone without hesitation and enjoy taking new photos. Read on and find out how to backup and transfer photos from iPhone to PC easily.

Way 1: Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via Gihosoft iManager

Gihosoft iManager is a powerful and easy-to-use data transfer software that can be used to export data from iPhone to your computer. With it, you can easily transfer contacts, messages, call logs, photos, music, videos, notes, WhatsApp, Viber, voice memos, Safari history and more from iPhone to Windows PC. What’s more, the software supports almost all types of iOS devices and iOS versions, even the latest iPhone 11/11 Pro and iOS 13, as a result, you don’t need to fear about compatibility issues. Next, let’s see how to transfer photos from iPhone to computer via this mobile transfer software.

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  1. Run Gihosoft iPhone Manager software on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable.
  2. Once your device is detected by the program, tap “Backup Now” on the main interface to begin the transfer process.
  3. When the backup is done, click on the Photos icon to view all backed up pictures, then tap on “ To PC” to transfer photos from iPhone to PC.
    Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via Gihosoft iManager.

Tips: During the process of transferring data, please ensure that the phone is continually connected to the computer. Besides, if you’ve backed up your iPhone with iTunes, Gihosoft iManager allows you to view and export photos from the iTunes backup to PC. The steps are also very simple: Run the software on your PC > select the backup file that contains the photos you need > tap on the Photos icon to view and export pictures to your computer.

Way 2: Import Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Photos App

If you are running a Windows 10 or Windows 8 computer, you can easily import photos from iPhone to PC with the Windows Photos app. However, it only transfer the iPhone Camera Roll photos. Follow the steps below:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and the Photos app should launch automatically. If not, open it from the Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. In the top-right corner of the window, click on the “Import” button and then select “From a USB Device”.
  3. The Photos app will begin searching for pictures on your iPhone, choose the photos you want to import and click “Continue” to begin the import process.
    Import Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Photos App.

Way 3: Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Auto Play

If you are working with a Windows 8/7 computer, you can transfer photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Auto Play feature. Similar to Windows 10, it only transfer photos from iPhone Camera Roll to your PC.

Here’s how to use Windows AutoPlay in Windows 7:

  1. Plug your iPhone to the Windows 7 PC. Click on “Import Pictures and Videos using Windows” when the AutoPlay window pop-up.
  2. Click on the “Import Settings” link and tap the “Browse” button to define the destination folder.
  3. After that, click “OK” and select a tag, then click on the “Import” button to copy Camera Roll photos from iPhone to Windows 7 computer.
    Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Auto Play

Here’s how to use Windows AutoPlay in Windows 8:

  1. Plug your iPhone to the Windows 8 PC. Wait for the computer to detect the device and tap on “Trust” to continue.
  2. Open “This PC” and right-click on your iPhone, then select “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. If you are importing photos for the first time, choose “Review, organize, and group items to import”. If you’ve transferred photos before, select “Import all new items now”.
  4. Tap on the “More options” link to select the destination folder for your iPhone photos, then click “OK > Next”.
  5. Select the photos you want to copy, then click on the “Import” button.
    Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC with Windows Auto Play

Note: When connecting iPhone to your Windows 7/8 computer, but the AutoPlay window doesn’t pop up, you can try to reconnect your iPhone, change another USB cable/port, restart the computer, or install the latest driver for your computer, etc.

Way 4: Copy Photos from iPhone to Computer with Windows Explorer

You can also get photos from iPhone to your computer using Windows Explorer. But it also imports photos from iPhone’s Camera Roll only and your photos are saved in disorder. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Connect your iPhone to PC using a USB cable and launch Windows Explorer from Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Click the arrow next to This PC and tap on your iPhone’s Name, then double-click on Internal Storage > DCIM.
  3. Open any folder to check if it contains the photos you want to transfer. Select the photos you need and copy-paste them to the desired folder on your Windows PC.
    Copy Photos from iPhone to Computer with Windows Explorer.

Way 5: Transfer Deleted/Hidden Photos from iPhone to PC

Due to some reasons, the photos on your iPhone may be invisible. How to download and transfer hidden pictures from iPhone to PC? Don’t worry. Gihosoft Free iPhone Data Recovery can scan all existing, hidden and even deleted photos in iPhone storage, and then download these pictures from iPhone to computer with ease. Not only iPhone, it can also access, view and save photos from iTunes/iCloud backup, provided you have one.

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Here’s how to transfer hidden/deleted photos from iPhone to PC:

  1. Launch Gihosoft iPhone Photo Recovery software on your computer and choose “Photos & Videos” that you want to save, then click on “Next” to proceed.
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable. When the program detects the device, click “Next” to begin scanning.
  3. After scanning, you can preview all found photos and select the items you want to save, then click on “Recover” to transfer hidden/deleted photos from iPhone to PC.
    Transfer Deleted/Hidden Photos from iPhone to PC


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