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Old Nov 10, 2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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How do I import contacts from Iphone to the computer?

I just upgrade to Snow Leopard and I had all my contacts on my iPhone4.
When I sync my iPhone, doesn't import contacts to iTunes.
How can I do it step by step?
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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I'll try to help.

If I understand your question correctly, you upgraded your Mac Computer to Snow Leopard and you are now trying to download your contacts to your Mac computer, correct?

First this should have happened automatically. However, if iTunes is not set up correctly this may not happen.

What I would do is the following.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.

2 Open iTunes by clicking on its icon.

3. In the gray column on the left of the iTunes screen about half way down the list you should see DEVICES and under it should be your iPhone. Click on it.

4. This will open the iPhone set up page on the right screen. You will see names across the tool bar at the top just under the Apple Logo. They are Summary, Info, Apps, Ringtones, all the way across to Nike + iPod.

5. Click on Info which will open a group of menus. The first is Sync Address Book Contacts. In this menu ensure that the first button "All Contacts" is turned on. A black dot in it shows that it is on.

6. Now click on the SYNC button in the lower right corner and it should sync your contacts.

I should WARN you. If you get a question as to whether or not you want to Merge your contacts, Choose Merge! If not you may wind up with two or more records of every contact.

I hope this works for you.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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I thought syncing only worked one way? I.e. From Mac/PC to the iPhone?
So wouldn't doing this erase his contacts?
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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I thought syncing only worked one way? I.e. From Mac/PC to the iPhone?
So wouldn't doing this erase his contacts?
Syncing works both ways, just did it on my new macbook tonight.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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I believe that syncing works both ways.

However, I have had the occasion when I was asked if I wanted to go ahead because a given action would remove data from a source, and was given a choice. Then you just say no and you're no worse off than before.

Again as Neolithium just pointed out there should be no problem.

The problem I mentioned about possibly winding up with two or more copies of each contact would occur only if you were also syncing with MobileMe.
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Old Jan 9, 2014, 04:24 AM   #6
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RTFM: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1296
Or if you have problems while using iTunes, click below:
How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Computer

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Old Feb 1, 2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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why in gods name is there not an export data from ios device option?

i had the hardest time not so long ago to get calendar dates from an ipod touch.

contacts, calendar events, texts, notes etc its nonsense
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