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How to backup Contacts on iPhone?

The fact that people are social creatures is demonstrated most obviously on contacts. Are the contacts of colleagues, friends, classmates, relatives flooded in your address book? And except for mobile phone numbers, everybody still has fixed phone number, MSN, facebook and QQ account number! How can you record all their birthday, home address, company name? Not to mention some of them often change their phone numbers and home addresses! For all those problems, iTools provide you a perfect solution! iTools helps you to manage and backup contacts easily and smartly.


iTools is an professional tool to manage the content of iOS device. It can help users to transfer and backup contacts, Apps, photos, music, videos, books, files and documents from all the iOS devices to windows computer or Mac within just a few clicks and vice versa. Download iTools (iTools for windows, iTools for Mac) to give it a try.


Advantages of iTools:

  1. One-click solution of contacts backup! You can backup contacts alone from your iPhone to your computer effortlessly! You can even backup some important contacts selectively from iPhone to your computer.
  2. Get contacts back from PC to your iPhone easily, at the meantime, the existing data on your iPhone will be still there.
  3. Manage all the contents on your iphone with ease including contacts, music, photos, videos, Apps, books, files etc.
  4. Support all iPhone models including iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s/6plus, iPhone7/7s/7plus, iPhone8/8plus, iPhoneX, ipod, ipad. Can be installed on both windows computer and Mac.
  5. Humanized operation interface, suitable both for new users and advanced users.


Here is the tutorial of how to manage and backup contacts on iPhone:


Connect your device

Please start iTools on your computer, and connect your iOS device after installed successfully.

By default, iTools can automatically detect your iOS device. If you didn’t connect your iOS device to the computer, or your iOS device can not recognize, you will see “Connected but can’t recognize” on the interface.


Several causes for unable to recognize the device:

  1. Abnormal USB cable and interface. You need to change another USB cable to insert again or change another USB interface.
  2. Driving component problems. You need to fix the driver.
  3. For any other problems you can contact us for solutions.


After connecting successfully, please click Device>Info>Contacts

After connecting successfully, you will see that you can not only check the contacts, their basic mobile phone number and the contacts group and create a group, but also add contacts, export and import contacts. You can even merge all the communication records of several repetitive contacts into one contacts.

After connecting successfully, the follow interface appeared.

how to manage contacts


Check and edit contacts

Check: when you click to select one of the contacts, all the related information appear on the right side of the contacts.

how to transfer contacts on iPhone



Edit: You can edit or add any information of the contacts

Clicking the “Edit” button on the right side of the interface, more information can be changed. Clicking the “Save” button, the edited information can be saved. If there is anything wrong with the edited information, you can click the “Cancel” button to cancel it.

edit contacts on iPhone


Add more information: If you need to add more information, please click the “ADD MORE” button.

add information to contacts on iPhone

Content beyond the frame will be displayed by a scroll bar. If you want to delete one of the records, you just need to click the button on its right side.

delete information of contacts on iPhone

Contacts group

Check the group: Click “Hide Groups”button to show the hidden groups.

groups of contacts on iPhone


Add Group: click the “Add Group” button, a text box appears. You can input the added group name into the box and click anywhere else in the interface to save.

add contact group name contact group



Delete group: Right-click the name of the group and click the “delete” button, you can delete the group directly without any confirmation.

delet contacts group

Rename group: select a group and right-click it, and then select “rename” button.

The following interface appears when you select ”rename”. Click anywhere else to save after inputted the new name.

rename contacts group



Add or change group: select any contacts and right-click it.

change groups of contacts

You can see “Refresh”, “Delete”, “Edit Contact” and “Add to Group” button. When you select any new group, you can add the contacts into this group.  it still can appear in the contacts list at the same time , but not in different new groups.



Add contacts

Click the “Add Contact” button, the following interface appears.

add contacts on iPhone

You can add all the information you need and save.


Import contacts

You can import the contacts from your computer into your iOS device and there are two formats for you to choose. The contacts will appear in the list after importing.

transfer contacts on iPhone

Export contacts (backup contacts)

You can click one contacts to export it alone, or press the “Ctrl” button on the keyboard and click the contacts to export multiple contacts. If you want to export all the contacts, you can select the box on the upper left to select all, and then click “export” to export all the contacts once for all. In this way, you can backup contacts on iPhone easily and smartly.

how to backup contacts on iPhone

Delete contacts

Select the box in front of the contacts or the “select all” box on the top left, and click the “ Delete” button to delete the unneeded contacts.


Refresh contacts

Click the “refresh” button to reacquire the contacts in your device.


Merge Contacts

If there are more than two repetitive contacts,

duplicate contacts

You could click “merge” button, and then all the contacts with the same name appear.

merge contacts on iPhone

When click the “De-duplicate” button on the bottom, all the information of the repetitive contacts can be merged into the first contacts.

merged contacts on iPhone

Search contacts

If you want to find the contacts you need from your long contacts list, you can click the search box and input the name of the contacts, and you would find the contacts quickly.

search contacts on iPhone


As you can see, iTools provides you an easier way to backup contacts than iTunes or iCloud. As iTunes and iCloud can not backup contacts alone, they will backup all the contents on your iPhone when you only want to backup contacts. And when you want to get contacts back, the contents on iTunes and iCloud will replace the existing files and data on your iPhone, which is annoying.  but with iTools, you can backup contacts alone, and get them back without any data lost on your iPhone. If you find this tutorial useful to you, please do no hesitate to share it with more people.

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