Contacts items saved on the iPhone are the most important information. At the same time, contacts information is easy to get lost or deleted. To guard against accidental deleting or losing, we need to create backup for the contacts.
There are different ways to back up iPhone contacts, actually. You can back up iPhone contacts through iTunes or iCloud.
Back Up Contacts Through iTunes
To backup contacts through iTunes, all you need to do is to connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes, and click Back Up Now. In this way, you should have an iTunes backup file which contains all your contacts information. In case that something gose wrong and you lose all your contacts from iPhone, you can recover all the contacts from the iTunes backup through restoring the iPhone.
Sync iPhone Contacts to iCloud
Acutally, every time you plug your iPhone to charging, all the data on your iPhone including your contacts to iCloud.
Also, if you go to Settings > iCloud, tap on the option of “Contacts”. All your contacts will be synced to iCloud automatically.
To get back lost contacts, you can either restore your iPhone from iCloud backup or download from icloud.com.
Save iPhone Contacts to Computer
The notorious drawback of back up contacts or any other data by creating iTunes or iCloud backup file is that it causes data overwriting and erasing. Fortunately, there is another way to back up iPhone contacts to computer selectively and directly. With professional iPhone data recovery software, you are able to export the contacts selectively and save the contacts items off iPhone to computer selectively. Here is how.
> Install and run iFonebox.
iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install.
> Connect your iPhone to your computer.
> Click Start after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
> Choose Contacts to scan selectively from the interface listing all the supported data categories.
> Preview the exported contacts items and select all the transfer to your computer by clicking on “ Recover to PC”.