How do I backup my white iPhone 4 contacts to new computer and import the contacts to Gmail
Once a time I restore my Android phone HTC Hero and lost of my contacts on it. So, for my new iPhone 4. When I run it on my new HP laptop, the first thing I would like to do is that I need backup the contacts from it. I do don't want to tap the contacts one by one to iPhone again if the data on iPhone are lost. So I search on Internet for backup software.
iTunes seems to be the most common way to do that. Though the backup is carried out before the iTunes syncing, if the backup files are not stored one external hard drive. I think it is not so good. Computer crashes, hard drive corruption, or even lost or stolen laptops.
Obviously, only iTunes backup for important iPhone contacts is not enough. So I asked my friends how they backup their iPhone contacts. I was surprised to find that many of my friends save the contacts address book through Google Gmail. To save iPhone contacts to Gmail, first, I need export the iPhone contacts to computeras .vcf file, then import the .vcf file to Gmail address book. Backup iPhone contacts as .vcf file, I get the Cucusoft iPhone SMS + Contacts backup software.
Cucusoft iPhone Contacts Backup + SMS Backup is a professional iPhone SMS and contacts backup tool. To save iPhone contacts. It is a good assistant.
- Export contracts from iPhone to computer.
- Multiple export methods: direct export to Outlook, or export to a file. (.vcf fileformat)
- Backup contacts/Edit backup contacts.
- Direct restore contacts to your iPhone. (only support jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)
Step 1: Download Cucusoft iPhone contacts backup
Cucusoft iPhone contacts + SMS backup is fully compatible with all Windows platform computer.
You need to download Cucusoft Backup iPhone Contacts , install and run it. Then, connect your iPhone to computer, if connection succeeds, it will display your iPhone information. If not, it will pop up a new window and tell you it's unable to detect your iPhone and give you some tips to fix it up.
Step 2: Copy iPhone contacts to computer
Click "Contacts" on the left bar of Cucusoft iPhone Contacts backup and all contacts (including contact groups) will show up on the right widow. You can browser all iPhone contacts on computer or just type a name on search box to lookup specified one.
Click "Export" to backup iPhone contacts. There are 3 types for saving backup data for you to copy iPhone contacts to Windows PC . If you would like to export the iPhone contacts to outlook, You can transfer the iPhone backup file .vcf format file to Outlook direclty.
Backup may take a few minutes if you have lots of address, phone number on it. After all contacts have been exported to computer. You can open the folder and see the backup file.
Now, import the backup contacts to Gmail
You know, just keep the backup files on computer is not enough. You should ensure that your gmail has a backup. The best way is that you upload the contacts to Gmail contacts address book. Here is how. We know Gmail does support importing vCards.
Sign in to Gmail.
Click Contacts (located below your list of views) on any Gmail page. Click the More actions dropdown menu and select Import.... Click the Choose File button and locate the vCard file you'd like to upload. Select the file and click the Import button. By doing this. so you can backup the white iPhone 4 contacts to new computer and then import to Gmail.
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