Are your contacts automatically backed up when you sync?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    If not, are they automatically backed up when you back up your phone?

    I noticed there is an option to sync contacts with Word or Excel.....does this option have to be turned on in order to back up your contacts? Thanks.
     
  2. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    My contacts and appointments are synced automatically to both my iPads and Macbook Pro.
     
  3. pizzafootbal macrumors member

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    Go to iCloud.com, login with your Apple ID, go to the contacts area, and see if everything is there. If so, you can then export all your contacts, add more, etc.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, your contacts are automatically backed up when you sync your iPhone. They are stored with the rest of your iPhone's data backup under the control of iTunes.
     
  5. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    Is it better to always back up the iPhone with a pc or with the iPhone itself?
     
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Use iCloud and your contacts are always automatically backed up.
     
  7. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I would do both. I use the cloud but also about once every few weeks back up my iPhone 5 on my computer! If what is in your phone is important to you, it does not hurt to do both.:rolleyes:
     
  8. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you.

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    Doesn't that take forever each time you back up? When does it automatically do this?
     

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