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    Any advide on transfering iphone contacts to itunes?

    So here's the thing, I accidently spilled water on my iphone 4, although it has been fixed, it still get kind of "unstable", sometimes it just suddenly shut itself down.
    Now I'm saving money for the new iphone 5, but I have a pile of important contacts saved on my watered iphone 4 and I'm so afraid that they'll be gone with the damaged phone right before I could get a new one. But if I can copy these contacts to itunes, then next time I'll be able to transfer them to the new iphone,right? Or just copy to computer? Any difference?
    Anyway, I just want the contacts to be backuped, any good idea? I don't mind if I have to pay for something but it would be the best if there's a free and easy way.Help me please.

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    Why don't you back everything up with iCloud? Your contacts, notes, calendar will all be saved into iCloud with your email. That way you can have everything ready when you get the new iPhone and all you'll have to do is enter your email address.
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    1. Open iTunes and plug in your iphone
    2. Under the “info” tab you will see a field that “Sync Contacts with :” and give you a choice of which program you want to save your contacts to .By default, it is Windows Address Book.
    3. Check the “Sync Contacts With:”box and choose windows Address Book
    4. In the lower-right corner click the sync button and all of your contacts will be immediately saved to Windows Address Book

    Next time when you want to sync these contacts to your new iphone, you just add them to itunes library, and I belive you know how to do the rest.
    Here I find some interesting articles about how to transfer iphone contacts to itunes, maybe it will help you.

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    You may first transfer your iphone 4 contacts to your computer. and that may right there in your “Address Book” on your computer. If “Address Book” is in your dock, the icon is with “@”symbol. If not like that, go to Applications in Finder and do a search for “Address Book”
    Next time, do an Address Book export just to have another back-up if you are not automatically backing up using Time Machine, your iDisk, or whatever. If you back up to a file on the same computer, copy it to an external drive.

    There're so many trouble transfering from apple products to PC, As a lazy person I personally prefer using a simple software iPhone Transfer Contact, why bother?!

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    The contacts are safe if you have turned on the iCloud backup on iPhone 4 before.
    Last edited by Isbea; 10-10-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    iCloud it's great app very usefull

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    Quote Originally Posted by youttttt View Post
    So here's the thing, I accidently spilled water on my iphone 4, although it has been fixed, it still get kind of "unstable", sometimes it just suddenly shut itself down.
    Now I'm saving money for the new iphone 5, but I have a pile of important contacts saved on my watered iphone 4 and I'm so afraid that they'll be gone with the damaged phone right before I could get a new one. But if I can copy these contacts to itunes, then next time I'll be able to transfer them to the new iphone,right? Or just copy to computer? Any difference?
    Anyway, I just want the contacts to be backuped, any good idea? I don't mind if I have to pay for something but it would be the best if there's a free and easy way.Help me please.
    First of all I have never connected my iPhone to system when it is turned off. So try connecting your mobile to computer and if iTunes detects the device sync your contacts, and you can further sync with your new iPhone. But if it does not detect the device then mobile phone data recovery software are the only available options for your. Search web for the software that retrieved data from mobile memory and restore all data from your wet iPhone 4.
    I am Daniel Jones, working in an iPhone Application Development Company as iPhone Apps Developer. I enjoys exploring apps on iOS, blackberry, android and other mobile platforms.

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    Thanks for sharing such Informative Tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youttttt View Post
    So here's the thing, I accidently spilled water on my iphone 4, although it has been fixed, it still get kind of "unstable", sometimes it just suddenly shut itself down.
    Now I'm saving money for the new iphone 5, but I have a pile of important contacts saved on my watered iphone 4 and I'm so afraid that they'll be gone with the damaged phone right before I could get a new one. But if I can copy these contacts to itunes, then next time I'll be able to transfer them to the new iphone,right? Or just copy to computer? Any difference?
    Anyway, I just want the contacts to be backuped, any good idea? I don't mind if I have to pay for something but it would be the best if there's a free and easy way.Help me please.
    I guess this might help you

    support.apple.com/kb/HT4910

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