Backing up contacts?

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  1. CRC1989 macrumors newbie

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    anyone know how to back up contacts from iphone without using itunes?:confused:
    i deleted all contacts on accident trying to back up, restored from my sim, but some werent there. added some i was missing but would like to back them all up some place....

    thanks in advance!
    Chad
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why don't you want to use iTunes? You can sync them, you know?
     
  3. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    ????

    without iTunes it's a hassle to sync your contacts...sync em with yahoo address book and be done with it
     
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    I don't believe Windows Contacts allows you to backup the contact pics though. Address Book and Outlook do.
     
  6. CRC1989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im using windows 7, and i think i found them under a contacts page..... but they arent called windows contacts... i think i have it figured out for the most part
    thanks
    Chad
     
  7. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Meh, I don't use contact pics. Just the name and phone number is good enough for me.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Well, I want a complete sync. The two I mentioned get you notes, addresses, websites, etc.
     
  9. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    im so confused about the whole synching thing
     
  10. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    It does sync the pics, at least, it does for me :D.
     
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    I was going from my knowledge of Windows Address Book. I didn't know they improved it in Windows 7.
     
  13. williamatwell18 macrumors newbie

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    iTune is the best way of backing up all your file and contacts. It's more easy and no more hassle anymore.
     
  14. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    i suggest you backup your contacts through gmail as well, you use microsoft exchange

    i like it much better than saving it on itunes
     
  15. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (OS4.0b3): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/8A260b Safari/531.21.10)

    Let's see: daily iPhone backups through iTunes which are then backed up weekly/monthly through Time Machine AND daily through BackBlaze. Leaving iTunes completely out of it, there's OTA syncing with MobileMe which then syncs with Gmail through Address Book on my Mac. Oh, and complete bi-annual Address Book exports done manually, for good measure (which are themselves backed up by Time Machine and BackBlaze) ... ;)

    I think that just about covers it.
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I use Exchange, works great. Allows me to remotely wipe my phone in case of a loss as well.
     
  17. nfrs2000 macrumors member

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    Try the app iDrivelite. I just downloaded it and backed up my contacts online on their server. And it seems as if you can restore them straight from the app to you phone.
     

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