Have you ever wanted to back up your iPhone contacts outside of iTunes? Popular belief was once you adopted iOS as your platform, your data was forever locked away in the Apple ecosystem.
Since GSM replaced AMPS, and SIM cards were introduced, I have always saved my contacts to the SIM rather than the phone. Even when the likes of Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets had the phone as the default, I always used the SIM card as the primary location. That was until I got my first iPhone. iTunes became the new SIM card. However, I wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked: “How do I back up my contacts outside of iTunes”.
Full credit to the folk at Apple. iTunes now gives you the option to save your contacts to other places (as well as iTunes of course!)
Following is my simple guide on how to move your contacts from your iPhone, save them to your Google account.
What you need:
Your iPhone contacts are now in your Google Contacts .
If you’re moving to an Android device you can also use this process to transfer your contacts.
How to move your contacts onto an Android phone.
Once your contacts are in Gmail, you can add and delete via your computer, and next time you sync your phone, the contacts on the Android handset will reflect these changes.
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