Deleting contacts within iTunes on a PC

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

  1. asmallchild macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2007
    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?

  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    well it depends on contacts where do you have the synced to?

    Windows Contacts?
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    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

    Nov 25, 2007
    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

    Nov 25, 2007
    Fantastic, let me try this, thanks!

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