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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part I. The Reasons to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

If you use your smartphone for business, or just for personal use, then it's important that you back up your contact your contact details. This is very vital because that smartphone may get lost, or stolen or even break. So, what will you do when you lose or break your smartphone?

Does it mean that you'll lose all the contact details that you've managed to keep on your smartphone? Losing all your contact details shouldn't be an option. This is because, you can easily backup your contacts with proper use of modern apps that can save you the pain of having to start organizing your contacts again.

Here at Wondershare Software, we walk you through easy ways that can help you back up contacts for either an Android smartphone or an iPhone. We begin by walking you through 5 processes that can help you back up contact on an Android smartphone, then followed by 2 steps that you can use to back up contacts on an iPhone smartphone.

There's no point dipping on this one. Let's dive in and find out how you can back up your contacts on either an Android smartphone or an iPhone.

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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part II. Back Up Contacts for Android by Using Wondershare MobileGo

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android
  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android
  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

Wondershare MobileGo is an astounding app that can not only help you to import or export contacts, but it can also help you to add and edit the contacts on your Android smartphone. Besides, you can also merge the duplicate contacts and delete those contacts that you don't use on your smartphone. Here's how you can use the Wondershare MobileGo app to back up your contacts on an Android smartphone:

  1. Download and install the app. You can download this app from this link.
  2. Open the Wondershare MobileGo on your PC and connect your Android smartphone to the PC using the USB cable
  3. To Import the contacts into your Android smartphone, follow the steps below:
    • Click on Contacts that appears on the left column. This displays the Contact Management window.
    • You will see the Imports link. This link provides you with 5 options. These options are: from vCard, from the Outlook Express, from Windows Live Mail, from Windows Address Book and from Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013. Ideally, you can import your contacts from either a vCard, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail or Windows Address Book. Click on the option, you wish to use.
    • A pop-up window shows up. Select the contact account that you wish to use with the imported contacts. This may be your SIM card, your phone book, and Gmail or Facebook accounts.
  4. To Export contacts to other accounts, follow the steps below:

    • Click on Contacts that appears on the left column. This displays the Contact Management window.
    • Select either Choose All or Selected Contacts in the Contact Management Window.
    • Click on the Export button for either Choose All or Selected Contacts for the contacts on your PC.
    • Select one of the following options that appears in the pull-down menu: To vCard, To Outlook Express, To Windows Live Mail, To Windows Address Book or to The Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 and or To CSV file.
    • Wait for the contacts to export and click on the OK button when the process is complete.
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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part III. Back Up Contacts for Android by Using Gmail

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

The Android OS has been developed in a way that you can automatically sync your contacts with Gmail if you have a Gmail account—if you're connected to the internet. Here's how you can back up your contacts to Gmail:

  1. Tap on Settings icon on your Android smartphone home screen. If the shortcut for Settings on the home screen isn't available, then go to the menu apps where you will find the Settings.
  2. Look for Back up and reset tab from the menu that appears.
  3. Check on the Back up My Data tab if it's not checked.

The above procedures will make sure that any contact added to your smartphone automatically syncs with Gmail, so long as you have an internet connection on your smartphone.

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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part IV. Back Up Contacts for Android by Using USB Cable

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

Here are quick, simple steps that you can follow to backup contacts from Android smartphone using a USB Cable:

  1. On your Android smartphone home screen, tap on the Contacts app.
  2. On the Contacts menu list, select Import/Export option.
  3. Select the Export to USB storage from the menu list that appears.
  4. Wait for your Android contacts to be copied to your SD card in a vCard file format.
  5. Connect the USB cable for your Android phone to your computer.
  6. Mount your Android smartphone to your computer. Open your SD card and copy the vCard file to your computer.
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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part V. Back Up Contacts for Android by Using 5 Different Android Apps

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

There are quite a number of apps that you can use to back up your contacts on your Android smartphone. These apps that can be easily downloaded from Google Play and installed on your smartphone. Here are the top 5 Android apps that can help you back up your contacts on your phone easily:

1. G Cloud Backup

This app has been developed by Genie9 Ltd. You can download this app here. This app can help you to back up your contacts, call logs, messages, photos, videos, music and documents in G cloud.

Here's how you can backup contacts with this app:

  1. Launch the app from your smartphone home screen.
  2. Tap on the Data tab from the app's dashboard.
  3. Check the Contacts checkbox and tap on the Done button.
  4. Wait for the process to complete.

Customer Reviews:

"The app needs to improve by fixing the time it takes to load the pictures. The process takes a longer period"---By Ruperto Macapagal

"Woa! This got me happy ……. I backed up with my Samsung Mega Dous and restored into Samsung Galaxy A8, all my messages, call logs etc. But don't know if I can also backup my games. Thanks."---By Faith Frank

"Very cool app! I have mine set every 2 days to auto back up at 3am only plugged in on Wi-Fi. Liked and tweeted it and got an extra gig of space"---By DParks17


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2. Contacts Backup and Restore

The Contacts Backup and Restore has been developed by the NQ Mobile Security whose URL can be found here. This app has the capability of helping you backup contacts using the CSV file format. To use this app follow the following steps:4>

  1. Launch the App from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Export to CSV and wait for your contacts to be exported.
  3. Open your SD Card and look for the CSV file. Save this file in your computer. Or, you can upload it to your email.

Customer Reviews:

"There are some issues with signing in on my HP tab. Ceases to work when I have signed in. It hangs and stops immediately. Works OK on my Samsung Galaxy tab".---By Usha Kamboj

"Whenever I try to log in, it instantly fails. I got the app on my phone so that I could backup my contacts and now I have Samsung S6, it just crashes every time I try to log in. Hopefully, you fix this since it seems like a common issue with Samsung S6."---By Asheleigh Marie

"Since the new update is not allowing me to sign and the app shuts down and crashes immediately. Developers, please do something about this issue"---By Himanshu Patel


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3. MCBackup

The MCBackup has been developed by OBSS Mobile which has its URL here. Among the features of this app are:

  • It provides offline backup—there's no need to sync it with any server.
  • It provides a seamless transfer of contacts between any Android with the email client.
  • It has a reminder where backups can be done regularly.

Here's how you can use the app:

  1. Launch the app from your smartphone home screen.
  2. Tap on the Data tab from the app's dashboard.
  3. Check the Contacts checkbox and tap on the Done button.
  4. Wait for the process to complete.

Customer Reviews:

"Needs further development. Benefits: exported 1292 contacts (from LinkedIn, Gmail and Skype)."---By Greg Wyatt

"Just upgraded my phone and moved from Kitkat to Lollipop. Discovered that the new Android contacts is limited to backing up."---By Andrew Millman

"Very useful and reliable app for backing up and restoring contacts with no problems."---By Mohammed Magdy


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4. Contacts Transfer Backup Sync

It has been developed by InTouchID by Volare Tech. Its URL can be found here. To use this app follow the following steps:

  1. Launch the App from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Export to CSV and wait for your contacts to be exported.
  3. Open your SD Card and look for the CSV file. Save this file in your computer. Or, you can upload it to your email.

Customer Reviews:

"Change mobile phone as often as you like and the contacts are saved with this app."---By Widyasari

"Worked perfectly when I changed phone. Essential app."---By Ali D

"Sync my bb 10 to Android"---By Wendy William


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5. Contacts Backup & Restore Lite

This app—developed by AL can be downloaded from this URL. Among the highlights of this app include:

  • Backing up contacts using the CSV file format.
  • There are 2 versions. The Lite version has limited functionalities. You can only restore up to 50 contacts.

To use this app, all you have to do is open the App. Tap on Export to CSV and wait for your contacts to be exported. Open your SD Card and look for the CSV file once the process of exporting has been finished. You can upload this file to your email.

For you to restore the contacts back in your smartphone, you'll simply tap on Settings icon on your Android smartphone home screen. Look for Back up and reset tab from the menu that appears. Tap on the Back up My Data. Tap on Backup Account. Look for Import CSV and tap on it. Select the CSV file that you wish to backup contacts from and wait for the process of restoration to complete.

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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part VI. Back Up Contacts for iPhone by Using iCloud

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android
  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

This review will walk you through 2 methods that you can use to backup contacts from your iPhone. The first method involves backing up your iPhone contacts to iCloud while the second method involves backing up iPhone contacts to a computer. Let's discuss these 2 methods.

Backup iPhone contacts to iCloud

For you to use this option on your iPhone, you must ensure that your contacts are synced and backed up automatically to iCloud. How do you ensure this? Good question. The iCloud on your iPhone is usually "Turned On" in default mode. However, in case you tampered with this setting, here's how you can "Turn On" the iCloud on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings from your iPhone menu.
  2. Look for iCloud option from the menu list and tap on it.
  3. Check to ensure that the iCloud account is set up correctly and the Contacts link is Turned On
  4. Look for the Storage & Backup option by scrolling down the menu and tap on it.
  5. Tap on the Backup Now button and wait for the process to complete.
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How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android Part VII. Back Up Contacts for iPhone by Using Computer

  • How to Backup Contacts for iPhone and Android

Backup iPhone contacts to computer

Unlike other smartphone OS's that allow users to store their contacts on their phonebook or SIM cards, iOS users don't have this option. So, one option that has been provided to you is for you to back up your contacts to a computer. For you to complete this process, you need to install the ITunes app on your computer.

Here's is how you can use this app to back up contacts to a computer:

  1. Download and install the iTunes app on your computer from this website.
  2. Launch the iTunes app from your computer.
  3. Connect your iPhone or iPad device to your computer using the USB cable.
  4. Check to make sure your iPhone or iPad device is connected from the app's menu.
  5. Click on the device and go to the settings so that you can sync your iTunes app with your iPhone or iPad.
  6. Click on the sync button so that all your iPhone's or iPad's data is synced.

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