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To save contacts from iPhone to a PC, Mac or iCloud is a great way of ensuring that you will always have the contacts on hand even if you lose your iPhone. Since iPhones do not support storage of contacts on a SIM card as it is usually the case with Android devices, you have to save the contacts to a PC or Mac first. You can also backup your contacts when you want to sell your iPhone. Below is the simple way for your to save iPhone contacts.

Part 1: How to Save Contacts from iPhone in 3 Steps

You can backup your iPhone contacts to a PC for security reasons. The best program to use for this purpose is iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Mac (or iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Windows). It is an application that is specially designed to handle the transfer of content between mobile devices that are running on iOS, Nokia Symbian OS, Android devices and so on. It is not just a phone transfer tool.

iSkysoft Phone Transfer 

Key Features of iSkysoft Phone Transfer:

  • It supports one click transfer of contacts, photos, text messages, photos, videos, apps and more.
  • You can use it to backup phone data in a single click.
  • You can use it to restore data from multiple backup modes.
  • It features a friendly and easy to use interface.

1. Save contacts from iPhone to PC

Step 1: Set up iSkysoft phone transfer

Download, install and launch iSkysoft Phone Transfer. You will see there are several options including, phone to phone transfer, backup phone and restore phone.

Step 2: Choose the backup mode

To save iPhone contacts to PC, you have to select "Backup Your Phone" option. And then connect your iPhone with your PC using a USB cable or Bluetooth connection. You will see your iPhone details on the program interface.

Step 3: Start saving iPhone contacts

Now choose the contacts and any other data that you would like to download from the iPhone to the computer. Click “Start Copy” to start transferring the data you have selected from the iPhone to the computer.

2. Save contacts from iPhone to Mac

If you are a Mac user, you can use iSkysoft Phone Transfer for Mac which is compatible for Mac PCs. It will help you transfer contacts, call log, text messages, apps, calendar, music, videos, photos and other data from your iPhone with ease.

Key Features of iSkysoft Phone Transfer:

  • It allows you to backup your contacts, photos, SMS and more to a Mac PC with a single click.
  • The quality of data that you will backup from your phone to Mac will not be affected.
  • It allows you to restore the phone data you had backed up on your Mac with one click.
  • It is very easy to understand and use.

Step 1: Open bakcup mode

First, you will need to install iSkysoft Phone Transfer on your Mac PC and then run it. After that, go to the tab labeled “Backup Your Phone” and then click on it to open the backup window.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to Mac

The next thing you will need to do is connect your iPhone with your Mac via Bluetooth or using a USB cable. Once the iPhone and Mac have connected successfully, you should see the iPhone data in the program interface.

Step 3: Start saving iPhone contacts

Next, you will need to make sure that the data you want to download is checked. Once you have verified that, you can click “Start Copy” and then wait until the application finishes the transfer.

Part 2: How to Save iPhone Contacts to iCloud

You can also backup your contacts safely to iCloud. The following is what you are supposed to do.

Step 1

Open your iPhone’s Settings and then choose “iCloud”.

save contacts from iphone to icloud

Step 2

Login using your Apple ID or tap on “Create a new Apple ID” if you do not have one yet.

Step 3

After that, toggle the Contacts slider ON and then select Merge if prompted.

save contacts from iphone to icloud

Once you turn the contacts slider ON, the contacts will be immediately synced with the iCloud account.

Part 3: How to Save Contacts from iPhone to iTunes

To save contacts from iPhone to iTunes, the following is what you will need to do.

Step 1

While making sure that iTunes is installed and launched, connect your iPhone to your computer.

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Step 2

After connecting the two devices, go to the top of the iTunes window and then select your iPhone.

save contacts from iphone to itunes

Step 3

Click summary and then choose “Backup Now”.

save contacts from iphone to itunes

Once you do that, iTunes is going to do a complete backup of your iPhone.

Part 4: How to Save Contacts from iPhone to Gmail

If you want to save your iPhone contacts to Gmail, the following is what you will need to do.

Step 1

In the iPhone Settings, choose “Mail, Contacts, and Calendars” option.

save iphone contacts to gmail

Step 2

In the window that will open, choose “Add Account”.

save iphone contacts to gmail

Step 3

Tap “Google” in the next window and then enter your Gmail address in the field labeled email.

save iphone contacts to gmail

Step 4

In the next screen, turn on Contacts and then confirm what you would like to do with the existing local contacts.

Step 5

After that, go to iPhone Settings and then tap on “Fetch New Data”.

Step 6

Turn on “Push” in the next window to transfer the contacts from your iPhone to Gmail.

save iphone contacts to gmail

Part 5: How to Save Contacts from iPhone to SIM Card

To be able to backup your iPhone contacts to a SIM card, the following is what you will need to do.

Step 1

First, you will need to download and install for free an application called SIManager.

Step 2

After the app has installed, launch it and then tap on “Copy iPhone to SIM” and wait for it to do the rest.

save iphone contacts to sim card




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