How To Back Up iPhone Contacts Selectively and Properly?

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I am not sure whether you have ever run into the trouble of losing your iPhone contacts due to iPhone crashing, iTunes backup getting corrupted, or iCloud related problems. No matter how, it is frustrating to lose the contacts which is one of the most important information on your iPhone and for your life and work. So here in this post I am going to talk about how to back up iPhone contacts selectively and properly.

Export from iCloud

You can export a copy of your contacts from Apple’s iCloud as a vCard file and then store that file in a safe place in case of a server-related emergency. Just select some or all of the contacts you want to back up, then click the cog-shaped Action menu icon in the bottom-left corner of the browser window to get to the Export vCard option.

Later, if disaster strikes and your address book gets wiped from the web, you can use the Import vCard option on that same iCloud Action menu to pull in the backup copy of your contacts file. You can also archive your iCloud contacts from your computer by using the Contacts app on Mac OS X or Microsoft Outlook for Windows.

Server issues may sometimes be the problem if you cannot get to your files, so you may also want to bookmark the System Status page for iCloud Contacts (and all Apple’s other online services) to make sure it is them — and not you — having a problem.

Transfer from iPhone to Computer

You can use third party iPhone data recovery software to export and transfer directly from iPhone and back up selectively to computer.
I would like to take iFonebox which is a renowned and professional iPhone data recovery software for example to demonstrate how.

> Install and launch iFonebox.
> Connect your iPhone to computer.
> Click “Start” after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
> Choose contacts to scan selectively from the interface listing all the supported data    categories by clicking on the icon for Contacts.
> Wait the data scanning and analyzing completes.
> Take a preview at the exported contacts and click on the button “Recover to PC” to transfer all the contacts to computer.
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Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install according to what kind of computer you are using.

Export From iTunes Backup File

You can also extract the contacts selectively and transfer to your computer for backup from your iTunes Backup file with iFonebox.Here is how

> Install and launch iFonebox.
> Choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup”.
> Select an iTunes backup file to scan from the list.
> Choose contacts to scan selectively from the interface listing all the supported data categories by clicking on the icon for Contacts.
> Wait the data scanning and analyzing completes.
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Take a preview at the exported contacts and click on the button “Recover to PC” to transfer all the contacts to computer.

Note: If you cannot find the iTunes backup file, please click the button “Select more”.

Contacts are exported from iPhone directly and iTunes backup file in CSV, VCF  and HTML format, which can be stored and employed in case of accidental disasters related to iPhone, iTunes or iCloud.

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