iPhone Contacts Backup – How to Backup/ Export iPhone Contacts to PC or Mac

Backup iPhone Contacts to Avoid iPhone Contacts Missing Unexpectedly

Literally, for most of iPhone users, contacts list are the most important part of our iPhones information. We cannot bear the loss to lose friends’ phone number. Or else we seems be parted by the world. However, accidents or mistakes happen now and then unexpectedly. We know, it is easy to re-download apps and adjust settings, but it can be very difficult to rebuild a large contact list of names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Do we have a solution to avoid this headache problem? Absolutely, backing up contacts from iPhone and save to computer. Then what we care most about is how to copy iPhone contacts to computer.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts?

For different reasons, you are advised to be sure your address book is being backed up so that all of your contacts are preserved safely. Here is how to do this. Three methods are provided.

Method One: Backup/Copy Your iPhone Contacts with iTune

If you didn’t disable the auto-sync option in iTunes (Edit > Preferences > Devices > Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically), iTunes will back up the contacts from an iPhone by default. You can also make sure this happens manually:

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer, then launch iTunes

2. Select the device from the left-side list, and click on the “Info” tab

3. Verify that “Sync Contacts” is checked (Adjust any specific settings as necessary)

4. Right-click on the iPhone name in the device list and choose “Back Up”

This is a manual backup with iTunes and will store the backup on the local computer. Learn how to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

Method Two: Backing Up iPhone Contacts with iCloud

If you use choose iCloud as your backup method, be careful that iCloud will automatically backup your contacts as long as your iPhone is connected to the internet. However, you can force and verify a manual backup as below:

1. Go to Settings >iCloud;

2. Verify the iCloud account is set up and that “Contacts” is turned to “ON”;

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how to backup iPhone contacts

3. Scroll down and tap on “Storage & Backup”;

4. Tap “Back Up Now”

This is a manual backup to iCloud. It contains not only your contacts but also other data if you have configured. Note that since iCloud backup will be initiated wherever there is internet connection, so iTunes backup alone is often considered preferable.

Method Three: Backup/Export iPhone Contacts to Computer with Tenorshare iPhone Data Backup Software

Also, there is another software iPhone contacts backup – With it, you can export your iPhone contacts and save them on your local PC. Whenever you want to check them, just open your computer and go to the computer disk you located them. Plus, you can preview your contacts before backp, and selectively backup your wanted ones.

1. Download the software – Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. You can try the free trial version at first. Install and run it on your computer.

For mac: http://www.tenorshare.com/products/iphone-data-recovery-mac.html

2. Connect your iPhone with computer and run the data recovery program. Choose the option “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

3. If you hold an iPhone 4, 3GS, you need to enter DFU mode. Follow the steps given in the program to access DFU mode.

4. Scan your iPhone contacts and other data through a communicating process.

5. Preview your files in the left of the program. Mark the ones that you want to recover, then click “Recover” button.

6. Specify a location for your contacts to be backed up. From this location, you can view your contacts directly. Go to check it.

Refer to this video to get more detailed operation: How to Transfer/Export iPhone Contacts to PC


How to Backup and Restore iPhone without iTunes or iCloud?

“I deleted all contacts from my iPhone 4S by accident, what’s worse, I found that I never backed them up with iTunes or iCloud. Now I need them urgently, but I’ve heard that there is no way to recover deleted data on an iPhone except through backup. Is that really? I am so anxious because the contacts are very very important for my work. Can I recover my contacts from the iPhone itself without iTunes backup? Please help!!!Thanks in advance.

Firstly, please be calm. It is absolutely wrong that you cannot restore iPhone contacts and other data without iTunes backup. Though iOS device has its special technology so that it is hard to backup and recover data from iPhone, it is not impossible with more advanced data recovery technology. Below I will tell you a method to backup and restore iPhone

Is It Possible to Backup and Restore iPhone without iTunes or iCloud?

Generally, iTunes backup or iCloud backup is our first choice to make a backup of iPhone data. iTunes will automatically backup your data as long as you didn’t disable the auto-sync option. iCloud will also make a automatic sync as your iPhone is connected to the internet. The iTunes and iCloud backup is easy but it is an all-or-nothing event. If you make a backup, then all your data will be backed up, all the previous data will be renewed by the recent data. You cannot backup or restore selectively. So this is the reason why some people want to backup iPhone with other better tools instead of iTunes and iCloud.

Actually, there is a tool called iPhone data recovery – It is able to backup and restore iPhone without any backup. It extracts or retrieves data directly from iPhone.

How to Backup iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery Software?

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backup and restore iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

To backup iPhone data, you need a piece of iPhone Data Recovery to directly extract data from iPhone.

Step 1: Download the iPhone data recovery software and install it on your computer all right. Launch it when all is done.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone (iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS are all supported) with the computer. Then initiate the data recovery program. In the main interface, choose the mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

Step 3: If you are using an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you need to enter DFU mode before the data scan. It is easy as long as you follow the steps and the time on the program.

Step 4: When it prompts you to scan, there will be a communicating process for scan. This will take a few minutes or so. Please wait patiently.

Step 5: when scan is done, you can preview the data listed in the left of the program. Then choose your wanted ones and mark them. Press “Recover” button to backup the data.

Step 6: Finally, this program will ask for a location to save the backed up files. You can check the backed up data from the location.

How to Restore iPhone without iTunes or iCloud?

Just as said before, have you found that when you previewed the data, the lost ones will also display on the preview pane? So as a matter of fact, the backed up process is the same as restore process.

Hope you can make it. Still feel confused? See more about restoring iPhone without iTunes backup.

iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode, Need to Recover the Data on iPhone

Sometimes, we need to enter our iPhone into Recovery Mode to restore the device again. For example, when

  • Device continually restarts but never displays the “Home” screen.
  • An update or restore did not complete and the device is no longer recognized in iTunes.
  • Stops responding, showing the Apple logo with no progress bar or a stopped progress bar, for over ten minutes.

Note: What is the difference between iPhone DFU mode and Recovery Mode

How to Place iPhone into Recovery Mode?

We have the easiest way to enter and exit iPhone Recovery Mode with one click.  Use Tenorshare ReiBoot – A piece of FREE and SAFE software to enter and exit iPhone/iOS Recovery Mode.  It is the best and quick way to put iPhone into Recovery Mode or get iOS deviec out of Recovery Mode.

Below is the way adopted by many people in the past. It is someway useful yet complicated. However, it may be useless when iPhone “Home” and “Power” button is not working.

1. Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone but leave the other end of the cable connected to your computer’s USB port.

2. Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider which says “Slide to power off”.

Note: If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time for several seconds.

3. While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to the device. The device should turn on.
Note: If you see the screen pictured below, let the device charge for at least ten minutes to ensure that the battery has some charge, and then start with step 2 again.

iPhone power off

4. Continue holding the Home button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen. When this screen appears you can release the Home button, it means that your iPhone has entered recovery mode successfully.

iPhone recovery mode

iPhone recovery mode

5. If necessary, open iTunes. You should see the following “recovery mode” alert: “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”

However, what confused us is that sometimes we operate improperly and iPhone enter into recovery mode wrongly and stuck in recovery mode. Now what can I do? There is a guide on what can I do when  iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

In this article, I will provide you with solutions if you lost data in the recovery mode stuck issue.

When Data Lost in iPhone Recovery Mode, How to Recover?

In worst cases, when your iPhone came back from iPhone recovery mode, you find that all the data are gone. Don’t be panic, guy! Here are solutions to recover iPhone data regardless you have backed up your iPhone or not.

Solution 1: Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

When you realized that your iPhone data is lost, don’t use it anymore to avoid the space being overwritten by new data. Then if you have an iTunes backup, if you go to your computer disk to view the backup file, you will find that all the backup files are inaccessible directly. But iPhone data recovery can extract the inaccessible data to be viewed directly. Learn how in the following steps:

Step 1.  After free download the iPhone data recovery software, run it. Choose the device name for your iPhone and hit “Start Scan” to find the backup file in iTunes.

Step 2. If you have not only an iDevices on your computer, you will see a list of backup files for them. Select the right one for your iPhone (with the device name on it).

Step 3. Then all your stuff on the backup file will be shown on the interface. You are even able to preview your files there!

Here is more detailed guide about restoring iPhone from backup.

Solution 2: Recover iPhone Data without Backup

If you have no backup, that doesn’t matter. Choose the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the main interface of this iPhone data recovery. Then the simple steps are as easy as with the restore from backup. Connect >Scan > Preview >Recover.

Have any problem, tell me in the following comment box. I will try my best  experience and knowledge to help you!

iWatch Release Date & Rumors Vs Samsung Galaxy Gear Release

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Everyone is talking about Apple’s rumored iWatch, and more and more evidence floods to suggest that an iWatch will release not far away.

As a matter of fact, Rumors about an iWatch have been circulating since as far back as 2011, when it was believed that Apple had employed several new wearable computing experts to work on such device. Also, rumors said that Apple has a team of 100 people working on an iWatch, and the recent reports suggesting Apple has hired the Nike FuelBand developer. So signs show that iWatch is coming. The only matter is when to be available to users.

When will the Apple iWatch Launch?

According to a recent report, Apple will launch their iWatch will at the second half of 2014. How long it is from now. Plus, some reports said that there is also a chance for iWatch to come later than that. Then again, the iWatch might not arrive until 2016.

“We believe technology could progress to a point where consumers have a tablet plus wearable computers, like watches or glasses, that enable the simple things like voice calls, texting, quick searches, navigation etc. through voice control,” said Munster. “Long term, screens in glasses or projectors could replace the necessity of a screen from a smartphone or tablet.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that Apple is working on new product categories ahead of a 2014 launch, too.

What Will iWatch Look Like?

Before we determine when iWatch will come, let’s learn what iWatch will bring to us.

1. iWatch would be money maker

One report suggested that the rumored iWatch might not be a watch at all. Instead, some people suggested that iWatch could be the name that Apple gives to its rumored television set, dubbed iTV.

2. The iWatch will run iOS

The New York Times published a report that says that the watch would operate on Apple’s iOS platform, which would enable developers to create apps for the device, and Apple could also include its own apps in the iWatch, such as turn-by-turn walking directions and Find My iPhone.

3. The iWatch will charge wirelessly

Apple will integrate technology into the iWatch to enable it to charge while still on the wrist via a wireless charger positioned several feet away.

4. The iWatch will be Siri controlled

Apple will remove the need for buttons and menu trees in the iWatch by including Siri functionality. He believes that there will be some touch aspects to the device, but that Siri will handle the more complex tasks such as setting a timer or alarm, or forecasting the weather in particular locations.

5. The iWatch will act as an iPhone or iPad passcode alternative

Apple could use the iWatch to remove the need for passcodes to unlock iOS devices. The iWatch could act as a key that would unlock an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch when in close range of one another. It’s also been reported that Apple is looking to ditch passcodes in future iOS devices through the use of fingerprint sensors or new image recognition technology. If this is the truth, iPhone and iPad, iPod users will be excited that they won’t suffer the password problem.

6. The iWatch will include a sensor for sports and health

It’s likely that Apple will include several sensors in its iWatch that could track steps, pulse, flights of stairs etc. It could also include a proximity sensor to help you find it if you’ve left it in a drawer or dropped it somewhere in your house, Tognazzini suggests.

7. The iWatch will have NFC

Near Field Communication (NFC) “belongs in the iWatch, not in the iPhone!” says Tognazzini, who says that such feature would allow users to pay for things quickly and easily.

8. The iWatch will be waterproof

9. The iWatch will have music features

The device could act as a controller for an iPhone to enable users to choose tracks, rather than storing music itself.


Galaxy Gear release date

Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Gear comes earlier than iWatch, Which Will be More Popular?

Just when we are talking about Apple’s iWatch, Samsung has released its smartwatch – Galaxy Gear. Today is the very day when Galaxy Gear launch. The press has been speculating about the hardware and design, and leaking information, since word got out that the company would be designing its smartwatch to rival new and yet-to-be-released gadgets from Sony, Apple and Pebble.

It is obvious that Samsung want to occupy the market before Apple, and we users are eager to try the all-new watch. Then to this degree, Samsung has more benefits.

10 Features of Samsung Galaxy Gear

Since we have learnt that much of iWatch specs, what about the Galaxy Gear? 10 mainly features are as follows:

  1. Long battery life
  2. Android and iOS supported
  3. Gesture Controls
  4. Smart haptic feedback
  5. Easy secure mobile payments
  6. Actions enabled across multiple devices
  7. A one-click, top-notch camera
  8. Drum-tight waterproofing
  9. Design options – it is wearable tech, after all
  10. Home-control option

Who will win the final game? iWatch or Galaxy Gear? Let’s wait and see.