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How to Backup iPhone Contacts Before iOS 9 update

iOS 9 is the newest system for iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4 which has been available to developers since WWDC 2015, according to some new features of iOS 9 such as improved battery life, Apple music service, 6-digit passcode and more, you may eager to get the free upgrade when it will be released. But before upgrade to iOS 9, don’t forget to backup your important data such as contacts from iPhone, in case you lose them.

3 methods to Backup Contacts Before Upgrade iPhone to iOS 9

How to Backup iPhone Contacts

Methods 1: Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes

First, you need to install iTunes (The latest version) on you computer, then connect your iPhone to PC with usb cable. And iTunes will automatically backup your iPhone data. In addition, you also can manually backup iPhone contacts.

Methods 2: Backup iPhone Contacts with iClouds

It is simple to backup your iPhone with iClouds, only need to tap “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Backup” > “Back Up Now”, you will be able to complete the backup. But the contacts can not be backed up separately.

Methods 3: Backup iPhone contacts with iAny Transfer

Except for two methods above, you also can backup iPhone data with the help of a third-party software named Tenorshare iAny Transfer. It is the best software to backup, transfer, sync, restore, and manage data in your iPhone.

How to Use iAny Transfer to Backup iPhone Data Before iOS 9 Update

  • 1. Download and install the free trial version of Tenorshare iAny Transfer on your computer.
  • 2. After iAny Transfer initializes your iPhone, you can select the data you want and click the “Computer” button.
  • 3. Select the save path to save your data and it will start to transfer your selected data.

Note: If you forgot to backup your iPhone contacts, whether those iPhone contacts can be recovered? The answer is yes, you still can retrieve Lost Contacts for iPhone 6/6Plus/5s/5/4s/4/3gs with the help of a iPhone Data Recovery software.

And the main features of iAny Transfer is not only the backup function, if your iPhone broke up after iOS 9 update, you also can transfer those contacts to Android devices, another iPhone/iPad/iPod devices or iTunes, in other words, you can store your data under any emergency situations.

Safe Ways to Back up iPhone Contacts to iTunes, iCloud and PC

In the previous articles, we have talked about iPhone contact recovery for many times, but are iPhone contacts can be recovered at any time? There is no guarantee. Not all of iPhone users have created a backup or have time to create backup before lost contacts, and usually always one or more contacts have been overwritten when we find the iPhone contact recovery tool. So it is important to back up iPhone contacts frequently!

Here are three ways to back up iPhone contacts. All of these methods support all the iPhone models including iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 (Also See: iPhone 6 Contact Recovery) ; iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5; iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

Way 1: Back Up iPhone Contacts to iTunes:

It’s pretty easy to back up your iPhone on iTunes. Please install iTunes software on computer or Mac in advance.  Launch iTunes and connect iPhone device to pc. Once the connection is successful, click on the name of your iPhone on the left of iTunes interface, then right-click, choose “Backup” option, and wait. (Also See:  Restore iTunes Backup)

backup iphone contacts to itunes

Way 2: Back Up iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Although it seems that iCloud is not as safe as before, it still a great way to back up contacts for many iPhone users because you can backup and restore contacts anywhere and anytime.
To back up your iPhone with iCloud, follow these simple steps:

  • Tap Settings app, and head to iCloud > Storage & Backup.
  • If iCloud Backup is close, just turn it on.

backup iPhone contacts to iCloud

  • Return the previous screen and ensure that Contacts is turned on.
  • Next, tap on Storage & Backup and go ahead and tap on Back Up Now to start.

It needs to wait a few minutes to finish the contact backup process.  (Also See: Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup)

Way 3: Back Up iPhone Contacts to PC

Both iTunes and iCloud are not safe way to back up iPhone contacts, the safest way to reserve iPhone contacts is to save them on computer.

You can’t drag iPhone contacts to PC directly, to do so you need an iPhone data transfer tool. iAny Transfer has a good online reputation to not only transfer iPhone contacts, but to add, edit and even delete contacts. See more at http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-ipad-ipod-manager.html