Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 4:39 PM (in response to Cerpher)
You cannot copy iPhone contacts to the SIM. The iPhone does not store or reference contacts on a SIM. The iPhone contact format is not compatible with a SIM; it has a lot more information than a SIM can contain.
The way to protect against crashes is to sync your iPhone to Address Book on your computer on a regular basis. This is how the phone is intended to be used.
You can copy contacts to another iPhone by syncing with Address Book on your computer.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 5:46 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
yeah sorry guess i left a question out
"How can I copy my phone contact from iPhone to my SIM card" JC
i just found out from a friend that he took his iPhone 3G 8g to ATT and they copied his contact to SIM card for him
another person check sync contact (iTune-->iPhone-->info-->sync address book contact) in iTune and sync iPhone but it deleted all his phones number contacts, after the sync they had not even one contact in the phone, they were able to copy from SIM to iPhone and put some phone numbers back
i am still searching the internet and reading what others are doing but it seem that everyone that is able to do it has a jail broken iPhone.......not looking good
so guess answer is i have to take it to ATT for them to do it......lol if they can do it why can't i on my on Mac
o_O they probably are using Windows
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to Cerpher)
I'm sorry, I don't believe AT&T copied contacts to a SIM from an iPhone. It is not supported. If you have not synced an iPhone before and try to sync to the computer, you will need to make sure you have at least one unique contact in the Address book on the computer before you go to sync so you get the merge command.
With a stock iPhone (and we cannot discuss jailbreak under the TOS of the forum) it does not support copying contacts to the SIM card. The iPhone cannot write to the SIM. It has to be done through the computer, or one of the web based services such as Google.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 6:04 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
yes that make since about ATT will have to ask friend if he know how they did that for him.
oh i do not want to talk about how to jailbreak nor do i want to jailbreak my iPhone, i had just stated that seem to be the only way
thanks about trying Google web services, i will do a search and see if that works for me
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to Cerpher)
I didn't mean you wanted to talk about jailbreak. Like I said, you have to copy the contacts to the computer, a supported application and then you can sync that to a phone and sync to newer phones from a backup. That is how that works. Many people seem to like using services like Google as it allows them to sync over the air and maintain a backup.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to Cerpher)
iPhone does not support directly copying of iPhone contacts to the SIM memory. Easiest would be to
2. Use a third-party SIM manager program in combination with an external USB SIM-card drive for your PC in order to save the iPhone contacts from your PC to the SIM card.