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Any advide on transfering iphone contacts to itunes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ballackay, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. ballackay

    ballackay Guest

    So here's the thing, I accidently spilled water on my iphone 4, although it has been fixed, it still get kind of "unstable
    ", sometimes it just suddenly shut itself down.
    Since iphone 5 is coming soon, I think I'll wait till then to get a new one.However, I have a pile of important contacts saved on my watered iphone 4 and I'm so afraid that they'll be gone with the damaged phone right before I could get a new one. But if I can copy these contacts to itunes, then next time I'll be able to transfer them to the new iphone,right? Or just copy to computer? Any difference?
    Anyway, I just want the contacts to be backuped, any good idea? I use Dell PC with Win 7 system.I don't mind if I have to pay for a tool but it would be the best if there's a free and easy way.Help me please!!
  2. Cirno

    Cirno Purple Pony Princess
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    Dec 24, 2009
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    Can you not transfer contacts to the SIM card?

    (Or, there's a good likelihood that someone will register to answer your question with a handy link within the next few days)
  3. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Sage
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    Jun 30, 2008
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    Turn on the iCloud in Settings and then when you get a new iPhone when you activate it with your apple id all your contacts will automatically populate.

    You can also plug your iPhone in to your computer and in iTunes right click on your device and choose Backup. This will backup your entire device unlike Sync which just updates music and photos with your computer.
  4. lindyt

    lindyt Guest

    1. Open iTunes and plug in your iphone
    2. Under the “info” tab you will see a field that “Sync Contacts with :” and give you a choice of which program you want to save your contacts to .By default, it is Windows Address Book.
    3. Check the “Sync Contacts With:”box and choose windows Address Book
    4. In the lower-right corner click the sync button and all of your contacts will be immediately saved to Windows Address Book
    Next time when you want to sync these contacts to your new iphone, you just add them to itunes library, and I belive you know how to do the rest.
    Here I find some interesting articles about how to transfer iphone contacts to itunes, maybe it will help you.
    #4 lindyt, Aug 26, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 26, 2012
  5. Charlesk111

    Charlesk111 Guest

    You may first transfer your iphone 4 contacts to your computer. and that may right there in your “Address Book” on your computer. If “Address Book” is in your dock, the icon is with [email protected] If not like that, go to Applications in Finder and do a search for “Address Book”
    Next time, do an Address Book export just to have another back-up if you are not automatically backing up using Time Machine, your iDisk, or whatever. If you back up to a file on the same computer, copy it to an external drive.

    There're so many trouble transfering from apple products to PC, As a lazy person I personally prefer using a simple software iPhone Transfer Contact, why bother?!