Help With Backing Up

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chrisstu, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. chrisstu macrumors newbie

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    Hi, if anyone can recommend the best way to do the following, I would appreciate it.

    I have a Verizon iPhone, and I am concerned that if my phone dies, that I will lose all of my contacts.

    I sync to an iMac, using iTunes 10. When I say sync, I mean that my Apps are backed up--with my music and ringtones. I do nothing with any address books or mail systems because I have never had the need to do this with any other phones.

    My contacts were never on my iMac, since I never had them in an address book on my computer. I basically used backup assistant with my old phones--where I would simply download my contacts to my new phone.

    So, my question is this.

    How can I transfer my contacts to my iMac? I would like to simply make sure that if something happens, they are on my computer. Can someone post a recommendation on how to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Badbaw macrumors member

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    Simple. Connect your device to iTunes, click on the device from the sidebar, navigate to the "Contacts" tab, select the sync option.
     
  3. chrisstu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, the contacts will sync from my iPhone to my iMac?

    I don't the reverse to happen where the four contacts that are in my address book on the iMac replace the 200 that are on my iPhone.

    Forgive my apprehension, I just don't want to screw everything up and lose them.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    As stated, sync to Address Book. They're also saved in your backup. For extra safety, back them up online to GMail.
     
  5. Badbaw macrumors member

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    It's fine, no need to worry. It doesn't just sync from one side, it combines contacts.
     

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