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How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud?

how do you backup iphone contacts to icloudThis how-to will tell you how to sync contacts from iPhone to iCloud.

Firstly, you need to get the things prepared:
iPhone iOS 5.0 or later
WiFi or 3G connection
iTunes 10.3

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Tutorial: Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Step 1: After configuring your iPhone for iCloud, go to Settings > iCloud and toggle the Contacts to Off. It will ask if you want to Keep your contacts that are present in your iPhone or Delete them. Delete only if you have a backup in your Mac or PC. We will be syncing your contacts again from your Mac or PC and upload it to iCloud.

Step 2: Now, sync your contacts with your iPhone using your Mac or PC.

Step 3: Once you are done syncing, go to Settings > iCloud and toggle the Contacts to On. This will Turn on the contacts again. You will get the following screen once you turn on the contacts under iCloud. You can click on Merge. This will upload your contacts to your iCloud account in a while.

backup iphone contacts to icloud

Step 4: Go to the contacts app to verify if you have only all the contacts synced to your iCloud account.

Done! Just follow the steps, you can easily backup iPhone contacts to iCloud!

More about iCloud...

Steve Jobs announced an online storage service for every Apple customer called iCloud during the WWDC keynote on June 6, 2011. This new product allows Apple to move your digital life to a server in the cloud. Apps, books, music, pictures, backups, etc. — all of the crucial data you need to maintain your digital existence will remain in the cloud even if you lose your local copy.

These first bits of iCloud are looking good and working well for me. When iCloud is full rolled out in the Fall it's going to offer a lot of strong features for a free service. Between iCloud and iOS 5 it's going to be an exciting last quarter of the year.

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