Local Contacts vs iCloud Contacts vs others ...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by takosan, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. takosan macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2009

    I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly: are the iOS device's "local contacts" and "iCloud contacts" separate data stores?

    Thank you!
  2. takosan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2009
    I think I just got confused with "sync" vs "backup to iClouds" of the iOS device. Just wanted to make sure that local contacts data store is not the same as iCloud data store when they are syncing.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Contacts that are "On My iPhone" are on the phone, but are backed up to iCloud if you have that option checked for your iCloud backup.

    Contacts that are from other services (Google, Yahoo, etc) are not store on the phone - nor backed up to iCloud.

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