How to save my Contacts from iPhone to Computer?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by awaisuk, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    How to save my Contacts from iPhone to Computer?

    Like they get saved in a text file or something.

    I am formatting my iphone and i want it saved on my comp. I dont care if they can be restored or not, but i should be able to see the list on computer.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
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    Windows or mac? For windows you should be able to sync your contacts with windows contacts or outlook. That way when you sync the phone they will transfer over...
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    and if you have a mac you can use address book.
  4. macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    Contacts form iPhone to iMac

    I use Outlook 2003 at work and my iPhone automatically syncs with updates I make to my Contacts List on make on my work PC. Question: How do I sync Contacts between my iPhone and iMac? I-Tunes indicates this happens over the air, but my Contact updates are not moving from my phone to my Mac.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2008
    Contacts can only be synced over the air if you have a mobileme account. If you do not, then you must toggle it off at the iTunes "info" panel when you plug in the iPhone. Thereafter, select manual sync for contacts. That way it will be synced to Address Book on your Mac.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Windows Contacts works amazing. Never have to restore with backup anymore.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    So Cal, USA
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    X100! This is the best thing to do. You can never lose your contacts, and, God forbid, you ever went to another OS your contacts are there waiting for you in the cloud ready to sync to almost any other smartphone.
  9. macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2011
    Suffolk, Virginia
    Setting up an Exchange account with Google is great and it's FREE.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    My contacts are set to sync with Windows Address Book but I can't find it on my PC I use Windows Live Mail and the contacts there do not sync. I can't wait for my iMac and .me email account
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    Hi I am new to the forums but that is not why I am writing. my old iphone screen will not turn on anymore (my fault) but i can still hear the recognizable sound the iphone produces when i plug it in to my computer.

    It looks like the device is operational but i cannot do anything on it. I am trying to salvage as much as I could and save my contact list to my computer before the iphone goes out completely. i am on a windows 7. how could i go about rescuing my iphone contacts?
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2013
    Why not sync with icloud? You simply log onto icloud after select all contacts and there is an option to export to a vcf file. That's what I do every other month to keep a backup of the latest!
  13. macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    I've always saved mine to an external drive and a disc. iCloud is good but deletes the previous backups. Every Quarter I back up my Contacts/Address book.

    For one if you decide to go with another phone, iCloud won't help. Always backup even if you use the cloud, .Mac or whatever they call it next.

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