Backup iPhone contacts

Backing up iPhone contacts to PC shouldn’t be a daunting task. The current choice between convoluted iTunes sync and online servers luring you in to store personal contact data could be a real deal breaker.

You can easily backup iPhone contacts offline, without the use of cloud-based services and without having to sync the iPhone with iTunes. How? Via using a simple yet powerful PC program called CopyTrans Contacts.

The program is designed to flexibly export iPhone contacts in varied formats compatible with all major contact management services such as Windows Contacts, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Thunderbird and even iCloud. Transfer iPhone contacts directly to Outlook or if you are done with iOS, use CopyTrans Contacts to export the contacts and import them to other smartphones such as Android or BlackBerry.


Export iPhone contacts to PC

To get started download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:

download iphone contacts

Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone to your PC. Standby until the program lists all the iPhone contacts in its main window.

backup iphone contacts to pc with copytrans contacts

How to backup iPhone contacts?

  1. To backup specific iPhone contacts or groups, click on them while holding down the “Ctrl” key. To backup all contacts instead, check the box next to “Contacts” on top of the contact list. Now click on the “Export selected” button export contacts from iphone
  2. Next, select the format in which to export the iPhone contacts on the PC. In this case, we chose to make a complete backup of the entire iPhone address book. If you are planning to transfer the contacts to another location such as a smartphone or an email account, you can choose from a variety of options such as transfer contacts to another iPhone, or to Outlook, Android, Gmail, BlackBerry, etc save iphone contacts to pc
  3. Choose the location on your computer where to save the iPhone contacts. We selected the PC Desktop. Click OK select pc location to transfer iphone contacts
  4. The iPhone contacts are backed up to the desired location, in this case, into separate vCard files.
  5. ios contacts backed up to pc

In a few clicks, the iPhone contacts are backed-up. The format of the exported contact files varies according to the service that you selected. CopyTrans Contacts allows you to save iPhone contacts to the PC in individual VCF (vCard) files but also to CSV, Excel, or Windows Contacts format.

Saving iPhone contacts to the PC allows you to keep your address book offline, safe and dry, away from prying third-party eyes.

Manage iPhone contacts without iTunes

Now that you backed up the iPhone address book, you might be interested in realizing CopyTrans Contacts full potential. Some of the most useful features of the application to manage iPhone contacts include:

  • Add new contacts to iPhone
  • Import contacts to iPhone from Gmail, Outlook etc.
  • Create iPhone contacts groups
  • Edit iPhone contacts with your PC keyboard
  • Delete multiple iPhone contacts in one go
  • Save and export iPhone contacts
  • Transfer contacts to new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  • Copy contacts from iPhone to Android or BlackBerry

Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page: http://www.copytrans.net/copytranscontacts.php

To find out more about what CopyTrans Contacts can do, take a look at the following set of online tutorials: User guides for CopyTrans Contacts