6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2008 4:34 AM by Malcolm Rayfield
John in Texas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I can't find a way to export/snc my contacts to the SIM card. I want to keep contacts saved on the SIM for emergencies, like when my iPhone doesn't work and I need to use a old phone for a call.

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  • 1. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    DaVBMan Level 6 Level 6 (9,265 points)
    The iPhone does not read or write contacts to the SIM card.
  • 2. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    John in Texas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    There is an "import from sim" that I used to initially populate contacts when I bought the iPhone.

    Maybe someone will produce an app to write/sync contacts to the sim card.
  • 3. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    lance444 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What about somehow importing the sim contacts to your mac address book and then synching them from address book to the iPhone?

    I am trying to find a utility/script that will do this very thing.

    I actually copied the iPhone address book contact files to my mac but I could not figure out how to convert them so they would work in the mac address book.

    Maybe someone has some information on how to do this?

    Good Luck,

  • 4. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    Garret Parsons Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I cannot believe that you cannot back up your contacts to the iPhone. I mean, really, every other phone and I mean every other phone can do this. This feature is like Cell Phone 101 basic. Really Apple give your head a shake!

    Oh well maybe in the next software release.

    -Garret
  • 5. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    Yuusharo Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Why would they want to do that for free, when they found a way to do it by charging people the same functionality "over the air" with MobileMe?
  • 6. Re: How to save contacts to SIM?
    Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    I cannot believe that you cannot back up your contacts to the iPhone. I mean, really, every other phone and I mean every other phone can do this. This feature is like Cell Phone 101 basic. Really Apple give your head a shake!

    The sync backs up the contacts to your address book on the computer. Backing up to the SIM would just be putting them in two places on the phone.