“My goal is to make a backup of my iPhone contacts, preferably in a printed list, on my Windows PC. Can anyone advise me of the best way to achieve this without making a big mess? Thanks in advance.”
Are you looking for a solution to back up contacts on your iPhone to computer? In case that you might lose your iPhone contacts due to mistaken deletion, iOS upgrade, jailbreak, device lost or broken, it is always a good idea to make a backup copy of the names and phone numbers. Here this article will explain how to transfer contacts from iPhone to PC with or without iTunes.
Option 1: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to PC with iTunes
You can simply connect your iPhone to your PC and use iTunes to sync contacts. But keep in mind that iTunes backup your iPhone contacts in unreadable form. You cannot view the detailed contacts on your computer.
1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable and run iTunes. 2. Click the iPhone icon that appears on the left-hand side of the iTunes window. 3. Click “Info” from the list and check the box next to “Sync Contacts with”. 4. Choose to sync all of your contacts or only selected groups, and then click “Apply”.
Option 2: Transfer Contacts from iPhone to PC without iTunes
You can use iTunes to back up iPhone contacts, but the easiest way to do this is using a third-party tool – Jihosoft Phone Transfer software. With the iPhone Data Transfer you will be able to backup contacts from iPhone to PC without iTunes.
1. Run Jihosoft iPhone Contacts Transfer on your computer and click “Backup Your Phone” to enter the backup window. 2. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable and wait for the program to detect the device. 3. Once the device is recognized, check “Contacts” from the listed file types and then tap on “Start Copy”. 4. Choose the backup folder and your iPhone contacts will now be copied to the desire location in the form of HTML file.
Isn’t that easy? With just a few clicks you can copy iPhone contacts to PC for safe backup, and you can view and print them out in threading list. Also, you’re able to restore the contacts to the same iPhone or a new device at anytime. As well as transferring contacts, Jihosoft also allows you to backup text messages, photos, videos and music from your iDevices to your PC.