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Top 3 Ways to Backup iPhone 7/SE/6/5/4S/4/3GS Contacts

Jul. 2, 2014 12:12 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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iPhone contacts as one of the most important data always deserve to be backed up periodically. There are many ways you can backup iPhone contacts such as manually copy, backup to iTunes. This article lists the top 3 ways to backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS contacts: iTunes, iCloud and iPhone Data Recovery. (Update: The same methods also apply to backup iPhone 5S/5C contacts..)

Top 1: Backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS Contacts to iTunes

iTunes is a powerful tool to backup iPhone data. It can backup your contacts, settings, Messages, Camera Roll, documents, saved games, and other data.

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Pros: Free and easy to operate

Cons: iTunes backup file is a kind of SQLITEDB file that cannot be read on our computer without third party software. And with iTunes you will backup all iPhone data instead of the contacts only.

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Top 2: Backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS Contacts to iCloud

iOS 5 or later users can use iCloud to backup iPhone contacts. iCloud will automatically back up the most important iPhone data under the Wi-Fi environment.

Pros: Backup iOS devices wirelessly and automatically without tethering to a computer

Cons: There is only 5 GB of free storage and the backup file is also unreadable.

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Top 3: Backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS Contacts to PC with iPhone Data Recovery

iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful data backup tool for iPhone 7/7Plus/SE/6S/6/5/4S/4/3GS even your lost data also can be backed up to your computer.

Pros: With iPhone Data Recovery, you can selectively backup iPhone contacts to PC as an offline backup file. Even your deleted iPhone contacts can be recovered and backed up to your PC. More importantly, the backup file is both accessible and viewable.

Cons: Need to Pay, but it is cost-effective

How to backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS contacts to PC with iPhone Data Recovery?

Compared with iTunes and iCloud, iPhone Data Recovery can be a better choice to backup iPhone contacts for the backup file is accessible and viewable. And Mac users can go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to backup iPhone contacts to Mac.

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Top 3 Ways to Backup iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS Contacts