1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 20, 2012 2:33 PM by whatheck
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When I merged onto iCloud it duplicated my entries. When I cleaned up my contacts it deleted the duplicate enteies from Outlook on my office computer leaving all of the contacts on my phone. I'd like to get all of my contacts back to my laptop. Any help?

iPhone 4, Windows 7
  • whatheck Level 5 Level 5 (4,080 points)

    This Apple article might help ya out -> iOS: How to transfer or sync content to your computer



    To sync contacts with your computer, choose  "Sync Contacts with" within iTunes for Windows, or "Sync Address Book Contacts" on your Mac.

    You can sync your contacts with:

    • Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2010 (Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7)
    • Windows Address Book (Windows XP)
    • Windows Contacts (Windows Vista / Windows 7)
    • Address Book (Mac OS X)
    • Microsoft Entourage 2004, Microsoft Entourage 2008, or Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac
      Note:  If using Microsoft Entourage, use Microsoft Entourage 2008 12.1.2 or later  if syncing with Mac OS X v10.6 or later. If you would like to sync data on your Mac with Entourage, enable syncing between Entourage and Address Book.


    • When syncing contacts, you can choose to sync all of your contacts or only selected groups.
    • You can select a group of contacts to which all new contacts created on your iOS device will be added.
    • Additional options for syncing include syncing your contacts with Yahoo or Gmail/Google Mail.  You will need to configure it with the user name and password for your Yahoo or Google account.


    Generally, you want at least one contact in Outlook so that iTunes provides an option to merge contacts instead of just removing them from the iPhone.