How to transfer iPhone contacts to PC/Mac without iTunes?

“I would like to transfer my iPhone4S contacts to my computer for backup. I would rather not to use iTunes sync as it already deleted my old iPhone contacts once when I tried to transfer them to my Windows XP computer. How could I do it safely then? Is it possible to transfer my iPhone contacts to pc without using iTunes?”

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Unlike other Smartphone such as Samsung’s and those run android system, Apple’s iPhone doesn’t allow users to back-up their contacts to the SIM card. Instead you’ll need to copy them to phone’s memory and then back them up with iTunes on PC. But what if you don’t want to backup iPhone contacts with iTunes, a third party tool is your best choice.

There are many third party applications that can transfer contacts from iPhone to PC/Mac They usually do this by accessing the iPhone and exracting the contacts to save them on computer. I’ve been using iFonebox ( iOS Data Recovery) for a while and it does the job pretty well, it quickly copied all the iPhone data include contacts, messages, notes, call history ,etc from my iPhone to PC .Only a few steps, you can easily export iPhone contacts to PC (Full review)

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Here we take windows version as an example, if you are a Mac user, Get Mac Version and do the same operation as below.


Step 1 Connect iPhone to PC
Run iFonebox, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable, and then choose “Recover from iOS Device”
Step2 Scan your iPhone to transfer contacts  to computer

The software will automatically scan your iPhone after the scan, all data found on your iPhone will be listed and displayed in the scan result, just click the categories of contacts on the top side of the window to check which you want to copy and which you don’t. Tick off those you want and click “Recover”. Now you can transfer the contacts from your iPhone to computer with one click.

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You can also export other data like Messages, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmark,etc from your iPhone to computer if you want.

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