How To Backup / Restore iPhone Contacts With iCloud Or Email Address

It would be the best idea when thinking to restore their iOS devices only when needed to worry about backing up their device contacts if their device of choice was an iPhone. Apple when introduced iMessage the most efficient ability to send messages across iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, it is now more important than ever to ensure that all contact information is backed up securely. While backing up contacts on iOS device ensures that the smartphone will never cause a contact information based issue, when you upgrade to yet another firmware upgrade or downgrade to any iOS software update. Having that information backed up ensures that the data being immediately made available at your finger tips regardless of the type of iOS device you toting with.

There are a different variety of way to make sure that contacts and other data is backed up for future use, two of which pointed below with easy to follow steps.

Backing up contacts via iCloud [first way]

iCloud is a cloud-based service done right to store your music, photos, apps, calendaers, documents, contacts and more. In either way called it a cloud computing service offered by Apple Inc. iCloud has made things extremely simple when it comes to backing up device information and data. Exclusively designed to allow users to securely store their data in the cloud, with the end goal being; to make that data available across multiple devices under the same Apple IP. To perform an iCloud backup, and subsequently restore the backed up info, the device must be running iOS 5.x or above. Follow the below instructions with simple steps guide to achieve an iCloud backup and restoring contacts information on a different device.

Step 1: Open up the stock Settings app on your iDevice running iOS 5.0 or above and select the iCloud cell that is located in the fourth section of the Settings menu layout.

Step 2: Make sure that the Contacts toggle is set to On.

Step 3: If this your first time performing iCloud backup, then select the Storage & Backup cell from the bottom of the structure.

Step 4: Ensure that the iCloud Backup toggle is set to On before selecting the Back Up Now option from the bottom of the display. This option will invoke an initial iCloud backup and provide you an estimated length of time to complete the task. Important is that all iClod backups require a WiFi connection to perform.

Step 5: Using a new iOS device like different from iPhone, iPod touch or iPad; users can simply ensure that the Contacts toggle is set to On to sync the backed up contacts info to a new device using with the same Apple ID.

Now, well talk about yet another way like, below.

Backing up contacts with an email address

Aside from using iCloud, iOS also allows backing up and restoring contacts data through anĀ  Exchange account. By using any email address that is compatible to syncing through Microsoft Exchange is possible, but in this tutorial we’ll use a Gmail account for synchronizing contacts.

Step 1: Open up the stock Settings app and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option from the third section.

Step 2: No accounts are active right at the moment on the device, then select Microsoft Exchange from the presented list. Already there with an active email account and want to add a new account from which you wish to restore – or backup your contacts from – just select Add Account… from the interface, before switching to Microsoft Exchange.

Step 3: Now, add the relevant email address into the first field before adding the associated account password and an informative description of the account.

Step 4: Select Next from the top right hand corner before adding m.google.com in the server field and adding the email address again as the account username (server and username may differ when using a service other than Gmail).

Step 5: Once again select Next from the navigation bar and ensuring that the Contacts toggle is set to on the next screen is set to On. This will make a backup of the contacts or restore them when set up on a new device.

Using such simple and effective ways to backup and restore your important contact information on an iOS device, would be perfect in no reason to ever lose that vital data again when you update to the latest iOS software update.