iPhone 8(+) Backing up contacts only

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lordofthereef, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    My wife had been having some issues with her 8. We are thinking it's her backup st this point because similar issues were exhibited on the 7 (though that had it worse). We are talking freezes, crashes, and severe lag. I define severe lag as the phone taking 15-30 seconds to respond to touch input at times. It's limited to maybe once or twice every other day, but still annoying.

    So anyway, she wants to start for scratch. But she has dozens of work contacts she doesn't want to lose. Is there a good way for her to make a backup of just the contacts, start a fresh install/setup of iOS and then restore contacts only?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If she has icloud turned on it’ll backup contacts etc and you can just sign into iCloud after wiping the phone without restoring from backup.
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Yes as long her work contacts are saved in icloud, and she starts from scratch and logs into her icloud, she will retain all the contacts saved up.
  4. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Might I suggest Google Contacts as a backup safety net. I have never lost any any contacts in iCloud but I like knowing in case it ever fails I have a second option for recovery since my contacts are important to me.

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