How to Save iPhone Contacts

Your iPhone’s iCloud feature in iOS 8.3 can be set to save your contacts to your iCloud account. You need your Apple ID credentials and an active Wi-Fi or cellular data connection to use the feature. If you don't use iCloud, synchronize your iPhone with the desktop version of iTunes to save your contacts to your computer.

Save Your Contacts to iCloud

Step

Open the Settings screen by tapping the Settings app on your iPhone Home screen. Scroll down the screen and tap iCloud to open the iCloud screen.

Apple iOS 8.3
Apple iOS 8.3
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Step

Enter your Apple ID username and password in the open fields and tap Sign In.

If you can't remember your Apple ID credentials, tap Forgot Apple ID or Password.
If you can't remember your Apple ID credentials, tap Forgot Apple ID or Password.
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Step

Tap Merge on the pop-up menu to upload your iPhone contacts to your iCloud account.

Tap Don't Merge to prevent your contacts from uploading to your iCloud account.
Tap Don't Merge to prevent your contacts from uploading to your iCloud account.
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Step

Tap OK on the pop-up box to activate the Find My iPhone feature, which can help you locate your iPhone if it is ever lost or stolen. If you don't want to use the feature, tap Don't Allow.

The iCloud website can display your iPhone's location on a map.
The iCloud website can display your iPhone's location on a map.
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Step

Tap the Contacts switch to the On position if it isn't already enabled.

Apple iOS 8.3
Apple iOS 8.3
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Save Your Contacts Using iTunes

Step

Connect your iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes 12 and wait for your iPhone to connect to the program. Click the iPhone icon at the upper left corner of the window to open the iPhone window and then click Info under Settings.

Your iPhone's storage capacity is displayed under your device's name.
Your iPhone's storage capacity is displayed under your device's name.
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Step

Select the Sync Contacts With check box, click the drop-down menu box and then choose where your want to sync your contacts, such as Windows Contacts.

You have the option to sync all of your contacts or selected groups.
You have the option to sync all of your contacts or selected groups.
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Step

Click the Apply button at the bottom right corner of the window to sync your contacts.

Click the Revert button to reverse the changes.
Click the Revert button to reverse the changes.
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