Backup iPhone Contacts before Jailbreak and iOS 6 Update

Back Up iPhone Contacts before Jailbreak and iOS 6 Update

2013-04-04 01:27:54 / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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Backing up iPhone contacts with iTunes and iCloud – what are the disadvantages?

When it comes to backing up iPhone contacts, some people may resort to the iTunes or iCloud to make backup of their iPhone contacts, now let’s take a look at the disadvantages to back up in iTunes and iCloud. After that, you will see that iPhone Data Recovery is a genuine kind of software to make iPhone contacts backup.

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1. Back up iPhone contacts with iCloud

Disadvantages: iCloud can only restore the apps if they’re still in the iTunes Store. It can’t backup music, movies, and TV shows that you didn’t purchase from the iTunes Store. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store or iBookstore either being removed by Apple or developers.

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2. Back up iPhone contacts with iTunes

Disadvantages: iTunes and iCloud backup are both a kind of all or nothing event, that is, you can only backup them all or nothing, you cannot back up them selectively. Let alone to preview your files before backup.

Above all, iTunes and iCloud backup neither provide visible and directly accessible computer copies for you. So go ahead to find a smarter option.

How to backup iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3 contacts without iTunes before jailbreak and iOS update?

Yes, the smarter option is the Data Recovery for iPhone which can help you make visible and easy-accessible contacts backup easily and safely with several save format. There are two backup modes for choice: Backup iPhone contacts directly from iPhone & Backup iPhone contacts from iTunes backup.

Instruction for the using steps is as follows.

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Section 1: Backup iPhone contacts directly from iPhone

Supposing you hold an iPhone, you want to backup your contacts to your computer so that you can save them securely and you won’t lose your contacts even you had a misfortune of stolen iPhone. Before you go to the following steps, make sure that you have downloaded and installed iPhone Data Recovery in your PC.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone with your PC

Plug your iPhone into your PC with an USB cable. Launch the program. In the interface, choose the “Recover from iOS Device” option in the top left corner.

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Step 2: Access your iPhone to DFU mode

The interface provides you specific steps to enter DFU mode. You only need to follow the operation and countdown timer, you can complete it without difficulty.

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Step 3: Scan your iPhone contacts

After you enter DFU mode successfully, the program will scan your iPhone and automatically download all your data including contacts, SMS, photos, etc. on your iPhone. This may take you a few minutes depending on the file size in your iPhone.

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Step 4: Preview and selectively backup iPhone contacts

Now you can see all your iPhone data here in the left sidebar of the window. Click the “Contacts” folder to check your iPhone contacts in detail.

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Mark your wanted ones, click “Recover”. Choose a proper save path and .xls format for your iPhone contacts.

Section 2: Backup iPhone contacts from iTunes backup before jailbreak and iOS 6 update

Now you want to backup your iPhone contacts from iTunes backup to your PC. So that you can view them directly from PC and you won’t lose them even your iPhone is broken or lost. iPhone Data Recovery can also help you out.

To begin with, choose the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option.

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In the final step, you need to select a proper save path and .xls format for your iPhone contacts.

Now you have understood how to make iPhone contacts backup. Take a download of it.

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