How to Backup iPhone Contacts Why you should backup the iPhone Contacts?, there are many reason to answer that question. For example, if you want to copy iPhone contacts to Blackberry, then you should backup it first to your Computer, since the Operating System between Apple iPhone 4G and Blackberry device is definitely different, then you should do it. However in other case you have bought new smart phone and want to copy all of the iphone contact to your new device, then you will need to backup it first before move or copy the contact. Well, for any reason, backing up the contacts will definitely important for us, to prevent any problem. There are many methods to backup your iPhone 4G Contacts as you can follow the following instruction : Manually Backup an iPhone & iPhone Contacts With iTunes The first step of manually backing up an iPhone with iTunes is to right-click (For Windows) or control click (For Macs) on the iPhone symbol on the left side of your iTunes window, according to Apple. Select "Backup" from the drop-down menu. This will create a backup file of your iPhone along with your iPhone contacts. This backup file can be used to restore your iPhone and your iPhone contacts. Backup iPhone Contacts Before a Manual Restore To manually perform a restore from a backup, right-click (For Windows) or control click (For Macs) on the iPhone symbol on the left side of your iTunes window. Select "Restore From Backup." You won't be able to restore your iPhone from a backup file unless you've previously created a backup file. However, if you've connected your iPhone to your computer before, then iTunes has automatically created backup file of your iPhone and your iPhone contacts for you. Before iTunes begins your restore, it will ask you if you want to create a backup file with your iPhone contacts, click "Yes." The best way to back up iPhone contacts is to perform manual backups and syncing your iPhone before performing any type of update or iPhone restore. Backup File Locations On Macs, backup files that contain your iPhone contacts are stored in "~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/." On Windows XP, backup files with your iPhone contacts are stored in "\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\." In Windows XP, backup files are stored in "\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup." About Syncing & Automatic Backups Syncing is a process that makes the content on your iPhone, including your contacts, the same as the content on your computer. Each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, your old backup file is deleted and a new backup file with your contacts is created. Restoring From Backup vs. Full Software Restores Restoring from a backup file is very different from a full software restore, according to Apple. Performing a restore from a backup file will restore settings, application data and other types of saved information. Performing a full software backup deletes all saved data, including your iPhone contacts, and restores your iPhone to factory settings.
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