how can i save JUST my contacts to my desktop/pc, not itunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

    himynameiscody

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    i like to have a backup just in case something happened to my phone/itunes....is it possible to save my contacts to my pc in a non-itunes file for future use in case of emergency so i could just add it to a new phone if i ever had to
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    IIRC, they are automatically synced to Address Book on a Mac.

    On Win, I'm not sure ... What about iCloud?
     
  3. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    I once sync'd it with Google and then exported the contacts as a XML file from the site.

    There might be an easier way now though.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    You can sync with Outlook or Windows contacts.
     
  5. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

    himynameiscody

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    i don't use outlook, but do i need a software for windows contacts
     
  6. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

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    No, it's part of the OS :)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    Plug your iphone to itunes, click on the iphone on the left and then go to the info tab.
    click the box sync contacts with: windows contacts.
    Then it will copy all your contacts to your computer and you can go to the following folder on your hard drive and view, edit or delete them.
    C:\Users\"yourname"\Contacts
    You dont need any software for windows contacts.
     
  8. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    My contacts sync OTA w/ Google....not sure why one would do it any other way
     
  9. kronborg macrumors member

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    If your contacts are synced with iCloud, you can export them as a vCard file at http://icloud.com/.
     

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