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Backup or copy my iPhone contact to Mac

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I've got a problem. I'm really sorry if someone have already discussed that problem before.
I upgraded to leopard last night and had to format my hard drive. I lost all my contacts on my mac, but have them on the iPhone. How can I get the iPhone to transfer them to my Mac?
Hope to get answers as soon as possible
post #2 of 5
sync your contacts via itunes

open itunes
click on your iphone on the left side
click info kinda on the top middle
click the check box "Sync Address Book Contacts"
click the radio button "All Contacts"
click Sync on the bottom right

iTunes will now copy all your contacts from your iPhone to your Address Book on your Mac

*edit... make sure that nothing is checked in the Advanced options on the bottom for example "Replace information on this phone"
Edited by 808MP5 - 3/1/11 at 10:27pm
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Go to Settings, Mail, and then scan through all your accounts and make sure that the contacts switch is turned OFF for each mail account.
I believe this setting overrides the address book sync with instructions to sync with mail. So once you switch it off, the address book on your mac should automatically start syncing with your iphone.
Besides what said above, a same article about how to transfer or copy contacts from iPhone to Mac, which can help you transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac for backup.
hopefully this works for all of you like it just worked for me!
Edited by sinayi - 3/5/11 at 6:11pm
post #4 of 5
Just sync them with google and you have an online copy so you will always have them even if your PC has a meltdown. You can sync with MS Outlook also.
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Well seeing as how you are using both an Iphone and a Mac the most relevant question that could possibly be asked is this:

Why not just use iCloud? problem solved both now and in the future.
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