How do you transfer phonebook for iPhone to computer

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  1. mrk

    mrk New Member

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    i just got iPhone couple days ago, so im still learning many new things... i bought my old phone to AT&T to try to get my phonebook from my previous phonebook placed on a flashcard then transfered to my iPhone. but they said that they couldnt do it. so i ended up having to input 150 contacts onto my iPhone. now is there a way i can save my phonebook off of the iPhone? i tried to search but it only gave me "from the computer to the iPhone" i never stored my contacts on the computer before, so this would be a first, i want to back up my addressbook before i mess with 3rd party apps...
    btw: if it matters i own a PC. windows xp

    thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. ataq

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    - Open i-tunes on your computer that you sync it to
    - Plug in your phone to the computer
    - open "Address book" window's address book program. Its under start-programs-accessories
    - Back to iTunes, click on the phone icon on the left
    - Click on the Info, and under "Contacts" (the first one) check "sync contacts from" and then pick "Windows address book" from the drop down menu
    - Click all contacts
    - Then at the bottom right of iTunes, click "Sync" It will ask you if you want to merge or replace. Make sure you select "MERGE" or it will delete your contacts on the phone.

    that'll do it
     
  3. mrk

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    thanks a lot, it worked but i WAB seems to only save the mobile and home and businesss... i have some contacts that are listed under "other" that didn't seem to get saved.
     
  4. admawolf

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    CelleSync

    [likely spam]
     
  5. Lon

    Lon Evangelist
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    I suspect they are in there. You might just have to go into the Address Book and configure it to display them. Open a contact that has an "other" designation and confirm that the number really exists.
     
  6. Lon

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    Wow. 2 year old thread. Think the Op may have figured it out by now! ;)
     
  7. pthomas

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    You can use outlook express to back up contacts.
    I have done this but it was not the easiest thing to do.
    You need to go to info in your iPhone settings in iTunes, select where you want to back it up to in outlook or yahoo, winddows or google, then sync your phone and job done.
     

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