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How to Backup iPhone Contacts for iPhone 8 with Three Effective Methods?

According to reliable information, iPhone 8 will add some new features, like dual-lens camera with AR capability, Wi-Fi charging, 3D facial scanning tech, etc. Apple fans can’t wait for its release. If you are one of them, you’d better backup contacts to iPhone 8 from your old iPhone ahead. In this way, you won’t lose your contacts when you upgrade your device to iPhone 8. Here shows you three available ways on how to backup iPhone contacts for iPhone 8.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts?

How to Backup iPhone Contacts for iPhone 8 to iTunes?

The first choice is to backup iPhone contacts to iTunes with your Mac. The process would be a little fast, as there is no need to connect to the Internet. Now move on for complete steps.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch iTunes program.
  2. Click the iPhone icon in the left column under Device.
  3. Choose Summary option under Settings.
  4. To back up iPhone contacts to iTunes with Mac, you only need click on Back Up Now button eventually.

Note: This way would back up all your contents from iPhone. You can’t only back up contacts via iTunes.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iTunes?

Extended: Back up & Manage Contacts with Cisdem ContactsMate

After you transfer the contacts to Mac, you can try to use a Contact Manager to back up and organize your iPhone contacts. When you purchase a iPhone 8, like that, you will feel free to import these contacts to iPhone 8 and don’t need to waste time reorganizing them again.

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Main Features of Cisdem ContactsMate:

  • Import contacts from vCard, CSV and sync contacts from social medias
  • Enable you to scan & merge duplicate contacts, edit incorrect contacts information
  • Send messages & emails, make a call, have a phone call or video call directly with one click
  • Export contacts to different formats, including Excel, TXT, Docx, CSV, vCard, HTML, Pages and Numbers.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts for iPhone 8 to iCloud?

Once you enable Contacts in iCloud, your contacts will be synced and backed up voluntarily. Follow the steps to backup iPhone contacts for iPhone 8 to iCloud.

  1. Go to the iPhone Settings app and tap on iCloud option.
  2. On the new pop up page, find and turn on the Contacts button to enable backup service.
  3. If you previously backed up the data, it will show you the message “ Your contacts will be merged with iCloud”. Just choose the Merge option under it.
  4. Finally, navigate to Storage & backupiCloud BackupBackup now. Then the process of backing up iPhone contacts for iPhone 8 is beginning.

Note: Be sure to put on WiFi and log in your Apple ID during the process.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud?

How to Backup iPhone Contacts for iPhone 8 to Email?

If you back up iPhone contacts to iTunes and iCloud, you will have no ways to view the contacts. Unless you sync the contacts back to your iPhone 8. But iPhone 8 hasn’t been released yet. So let’s know how to backup and export contacts to email in this part.

  1. Navigate to iPhone Settings. From the list of options, click on Accounts.
  2. A new page shows up, tap on Add Account option.
  3. From the next window, choose Exchange. Fill the detailed information of your email account as it requests.
  4. At last, click Save and Export. In this condition, your iPhone contacts are backed up successfully.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts to Email?


We all expect the release date of iPhone 8/ Plus. But before that, you should make adequate preparations for the new device. That backing up contacts for iPhone 8 is an essential part of it. We have introduced three ways about how to back up iPhone contacts for iPhone 8 above, hope these will give you a hand.

Of course, if you need back up and manager contacts on Mac, you can give a try on Contact Manager. The Mac app lets you edit and delete duplicate contacts. And it doubles a remarkable way to sync contacts from popular services as well.

2017-07-19 22:53:09 / Posted by to ContactsMate for Mac Follow @ Peter

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