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Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

If you have ever lost your important contacts you no doubt understand the importance of backing up iCloud contacts. You can do that very easily in 2 effective ways as we shall see in the article below. Each of these methods will ensure that your backup will be available whenever you need it thereby saving you a lot of worry in case you lose your contacts.

1. How to Backup iCloud Contacts to Computer

Backup iCloud contacts to your computer is one of the ways you can ensure the backup files are always available when needed. There are two different ways to do so.

1) Backup via iCloud.com

Follow these simple steps to do this;

Step 1: Co to iCloud.com on any browser and log in to your iCloud account, Click on "Contacts".

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 2: Click on any one contact in the "All Contacts section and Hit Command + A or Control+ A (On Windows) to select all contacts. Then click on the Gear icon in the lower left hand corner and select "Export vCard".

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 3: Your contacts will then be saved directly in the Contacts App on your Mac. You can choose where you want to save them if you are using a Windows Computer.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Backup via dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery

Alternatively you can use an application such as dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery that is specifically designed to ensure your iOS device is working optimally. Not only will dr.fone backup your iCloud contacts in very simple steps as we shall see very shortly, it can also be used for a number of other functions including iOS data recovery and fixing your damaged operating systems.

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Here's how to use it to backup iCloud contacts to your computer;

Step 1: Download and install dr.fone to your computer. Run the application and then connect your iPhone to your computer using USB cables. The application should recognize the device. Choose the recover mode "Recover from iCloud Backup File".You should also see the following window. Follow the instructions.

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Step 2: Log in your iCloud account,dr.fone will find all the backup files in your account.Choose the one you want to recover and then click "Download" to download the backup file.

backup iCloud contacts to your computer

Step 3: Once the download is completed, choose the file type "Contacts" to scan.

backup iCloud contacts to your computer

Step 4: After scan is finished,you can preview all the contacts in your iCloud,choose the ones you want to recover and them click button "Recover to Computer". Now you have backup your iCloud contacts to your computer.

backup iCloud contacts to your computer

2. iCloud Contacts Backup to Gmail

Another way to ensure your contacts remain safe is to have a backup in Gmail. Here's how to do this easily.

Step 1:  Go to iCloud.com and sign in to your iCloud account.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 2: Once signed in, click on Contacts.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 3: select all your contacts and then click on the Gear icon in the lower left hand corner and select "Export to vCard"

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 4: Choose where you want to save the exported file and then head on to Google Account and sign in to your Google account.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 5: Click on "More" and select Import from the drop down menu.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 6: A dialogue box will appear. Click on Choose File to continue

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 7: Choose the file you saved to your computer.

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

Step 8: all your contacts will now be imported to your Google account and hence accessible via Gmail

Two Ways to Backup iCloud Contacts

How to Backup iCloud Contacts to Android

If you have an Android device and you want to back up your iCloud contacts to it you will need a tool specifically designed for the task. One of the best in the business Wondershare MobileTrans. This tool is handy for the job because of the following features;

Step 1: install Wondershare MobileTrans. Run the application and then connect your Android phone to your computer using USB cables. You should see the following primary window. Select "Restore from Backups"

backup iCloud Contacts to Android

Step 2:  Click on iCloud and in the next Window, sign in to your iCloud account.

backup iCloud Contacts to Android

Step 3: Download the iCloud backup file you wish to transfer.

backup iCloud Contacts to Android

Step 4:  All your contacts in that iCloud backup file will be extracted.  Check "Contacts" option and the "Start Copy" and all the contacts will be moved to the Android device.

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