“I lost all my contacts” is a very common complaint even in the age of smartphones and cloud storage. But, although it sounds silly and even unbelievable at times, the fact is that, if you or even your son accidentally push the wrong buttons on the screen, you can accidentally delete all your contacts.
If you changed to a new phone, lost the phone or it has stopped working all of a sudden, you experience the same problem. Happened with almost all of us and will continue to happen to others. The best you can do is to ensure that all of your contacts to be copied so that you can recover your life quickly. See how to do this on any smartphone.
Backup Contacts on iPhone
You can backup your iPhone contacts to iCloud or on your computer via iTunes. The method of the iCloud is the most simple, but need access to the Internet.
Go to Settings -> iCloud.
The switch next to contacts should be in the green position. This single step will ensure that all your contacts are constantly copied to the iCloud. If you format your phone, just log in to iCloud account to restore all contacts. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can still back up your contacts through iTunes.
Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB.
Open the iTunes.
Tap on the icon of the iPhone in the top left corner, just below the menu bar.
Touch Information on the left sidebar.
Check the sync contacts.
Select the service with which you want to synchronize contacts in the drop-down menu. On a Windows machine, you could sync with Outlook or Windows Contacts. This last one takes a local backup on your Windows machine.
After you select Windows Contacts, click the Toggle in the pop-up menu to start a backup. This will backup your iPhone contacts to your computer.
Backup Google Contacts From Android
If you have an Internet connection, follow these steps to backup your contacts in Android.
Go to Settings -> Accounts -> Google.
Touch the account name at the top.
Make sure that there is a check mark for Contacts. All your contacts will be copied to your Google account continuously. Note that the exact names of the menus may vary between different manufacturers and Android versions. If you do not have access to the Internet on your phone, follow these steps.
Open the app Contacts.
Tap on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
Tap Export to storage.
A pop-up to tell you where your contacts will be exported. Tap OK.
Open the file manager application on your phone. If you do not have one, download the ES File Explorer. In the file manager, navigate to the folder where the contacts are stored. If you are not sure, search for vcf file and the contacts will be displayed. Copy this file and store it somewhere safe. If you want to get this set of contacts, you’ll need to use the import function in the contacts to import the data from that file.
How to Save Contacts on Google with Other Apps?
Other ways to save your contacts is through apps of third parties. Several can make the automatic backup of your contacts, syncing your data with the cloud. Whenever you make a backup of your contacts, either in Google or in any other platform, remember to turn on the option to upload the contacts to a server in the cloud. So, if something happens to your device, you will still be insured not to lose your information.
How do you make the backup of your contacts? Which applications to use for this?