Pulling contacts off an iPhone

sau99rb

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Hi,

My old macbook gave it up last week, and is inoperable. I now have a nice new macbook pro, but have no way of syncing my contacts and info across from my old machine.

My iPhone has all the contacts on it, but I can't find a way of 'ripping' them off of it. Can anyone help?

Also, I am using a non-jailbroken iPhone; just in case that changes things.

Many Thanks


Sau
 

iPhidibus

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When you sync, it should pull your contacts from your phone to the computer. Be sure to look at the Advanced section of the Info tab in iTunes and make sure the "replace info on this phone - Contacts" is not selected.
 

Lincoln

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That's the way to do it. It will also transfer over Calendar Events, Mail Accounts, etc.

- John
 

epik89

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where exactly does the iTunes sync the contacts to

because i want to do a fullrestore

but im not sure how i would save my contacts
 

kokogirl

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I bought iPhonedrive software to pull info off iPhone onto my new mac. Really easy.
 

iPhidibus

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where exactly does the iTunes sync the contacts to

because i want to do a fullrestore

but im not sure how i would save my contacts

Do you have a PC or MAC? Look at the info page in iTunes and see where you have it configured to sync your contacts.
 

epik89

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I have a PC

and it says it's synced to windows address book
i have no clue how it works
 

iPhidibus

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I have a PC

and it says it's synced to windows address book
i have no clue how it works
Make sure you sync before you restore. Then after your restore, you sync again and it will put your contacts back on your phone from the windows address book. I don't think the address book will preserve your calendar items, but I'm not sure.
 

ColsTiger

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Windows Mail does have a calendar feature, but I can't promise it will sync those appointments either. I avoided that problem by going with Outlook 2007.
 

iPhidibus

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You can view Windows Address Book data by running wab.exe /a. See this article for more info. If you open a Windows address book, it doesn't contain calendar items. What I've been able to find online is that Outlook is the only Microsoft Mail program that offers a calendar.

Vista does have Microsoft Contacts and Microsoft Calendars, but since I don't have Vista, I don't know how that shows up in iTunes as options.