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Hello, I would like to save contacts on my PC. Could you please tell me how to backup iPhone contacts?
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

If you are here that means that you are looking for an easy way to backup iPhone contacts. Luckily, with CopyTrans Contacts you will know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer including:

  • all phone numbers,
  • contact information,
  • photos,
  • birthday and other notes.

To find out how to backup iPhone contacts to PC, just follow the steps below, or watch the short YouTube video guide.

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Save contacts in a few clicks;
✔️ Work with different formats: .xlsx; .vcf; .csv;
✔️ Manage all iPhone, iCloud, Outlook and Gmail contacts;
✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in different formats;
✔️ Manage iPhone and iCloud calendars;
✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

My contacts backup

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:
    Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to the installation guide.

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. Your iPhone contacts will appear in the program’s main window.

    💡 Please wait until all your contacts finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches, the program should start much faster.
    Loading the icon CopyTrans Contacts
    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

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  4. If you don’t see some or all of your contacts in the program window, please have a look at troubleshooting tips.

  5. Select the contacts you wish to backup from the list.
    TIP: If you want to export contacts from a certain location (only Gmail, iCloud or device), you can filter them by clicking Funnel on top of the contact list > choose Filter > select an account to be displayed:
    Filter iPhone contacts in CopyTrans Contacts

  6. To backup all iPhone contacts, tick the checkbox next to Contacts. To backup a limited number of contacts, tick the checkbox next to each contact. Now click Export selected.
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  7. A new window will appear asking you to select the file format for the contact backup. Select Save your address book.
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  8. Navigate to the location on your PC where you want to backup iPhone contacts and click OK. If you are not sure where to backup your iPhone contacts to, simply select your PC’s Desktop as the destination.

  9. That’s it: your iPhone contacts are now backed-up as vCard files to the specified folder on your PC.

This is how to download contacts from iPhone to computer.

CopyTrans Contacts features:


✔️ Export iPhone contacts to PC
✔️ Import contacts to iPhone
✔️ Transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone
✔️ Move contacts from Android to iPhone
✔️ Sync Outlook contacts with iPhone


✔️ Back up WhatsApp chats
✔️ Save WhatsApp photos


✔️ Back up iPhone SMS messages
✔️ Export iPhone SMS to PDF


✔️ Sync iPhone calendar with Outlook
✔️ Copy Outlook calendar with iPhone

How to backup contacts on iPhone

Backup iPhone contacts

How to download contacts from iPhone to computer? And it is very easy. I will explain to you a way to backup iPhone contacts to PC with CopyTrans Shelbee. This program backs up your iPhone (don’t forget: backups are important) on your PC and then you can restore ONLY contacts to your iPhone, without full restore, with its unique feature – Custom Restore.

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee:
    Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Make a backup of your iPhone:

    ✔️ full backup – if you do it for the first time
    ✔️ incremental backup – if you already have a copy on your PC
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  3. And here is a full guide on how to back up iPhone.

  4. How to backup contacts on iPhone? Choose Custom Restore

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  5. And here is a full guide on how to do a Custome Restore.


You can also find contacts in your backups (local o cloud) and open them on your PC. All this is possible with our CopyTrans Backup Extractor.

Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor


✔️ compatible with different backups: iCloud, iTunes, CopyTrans Shelbee or other programs;
✔️ find all the backups automatically;
✔️ save message, WhatsApp or Threema attachments;
✔️ free version allows you to see what does backup have;

And tou can find more information in our guide on how to use CopyTrans Backup Extractor.
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