1732 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 19, 2010 9:47 PM by Allan Sampson
iTunes creates and maintains a backup for your iPhone which is updated as the first step during the iTunes sync process. This link provides the data included with your iPhone's backup, which includes contact info.
Although contacts are included with your iPhone's backup, so is a lot of other data and it isn't a good idea to depend on your iPhone's backup alone for this data regardless. Not sure how anyone doesn't have their contact info available with an address book application on their computer - depending on their cell phone only for this data which can be lost or stolen.
iPhone contacts are designed to be synced with a supported application on your computer.
When connecting a new iPhone to iTunes on your computer, you should be prompted to transfer the backup for your previous iPhone to your new iPhone. If this didn't occur, you can restore your new iPhone with iTunes from the backup of your previous iPhone.