Deleting contacts within iTunes on a PC

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by asmallchild, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    So I have a slight complication here:

    - I just purchased a brand new iPhone4
    - I used to own an old "dumbphone" so I had my contacts transferred from the "dumbphone" to the iPhone4 via the VZW kiosk

    - Prior to this transfer, I had synced the iPhone4 with my old home computer (which belongs to my son) and it loaded all of his contacts up on my phone
    - I was able to wipe out his contacts, then bring the iPhone4 to the kiosk to have my contacts transferred.

    My questions are:

    1) How can I delete all of his contacts from iTunes so they will not be transferred to my iPhone4? (He has a Dell PC running Windows XP)

    2) How can I force iTunes to sync the current contacts on my iPhone4 to the computer so I will have a hard copy of my contacts on my computer?

    Thanks
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    well it depends on contacts where do you have the synced to?

    Windows Contacts?
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    1. In iTunes: Edit > Preferences > Devices> Delete your son's backup.

    2. In iTunes. Right click on your iPhone on the left hand side bar. Click 'Back up'.
     
  4. asmallchild thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a good question, he doesn't know!

    On a Mac, I would know to clear the Address Book but I am not sure how the Windows contact system is set up? Through Outlook?
     
  5. asmallchild thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fantastic, let me try this, thanks!
     

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