Help! - Selling iPhone, will my SIM card keep my contacts or only a backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ozreth, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    About to sell my iPhone. Was wondering if the SIM card houses all of my contacts or if I will have to restore from a backup when I get my iPhone 4?

    Also, is right clicking on my iPhone on the left side menu bard in itunes and clicking backup all I need to do? Will I be ready to go for the new phone?

    Thanks : )
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    SIM card does not store contacts. But contacts are also not stored in backup. You need to sync your contacts with a contact manager like Address Book (Mac) or Windows Address Book/Windows Contacts.
  3. unwittingFanboy macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    You can sync your contacts with you computer. You dont need to store anything on your sim
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    The sim card does not store contacts.

    You should be syncing your contacts, but if not, the backup has them. Just right click and backup, as you wrote.
  5. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    Also, your current sim will not be able to be used with your iPhone 4 which takes a micro sim.

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