4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 5:32 PM by randers4
Schmahl1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello Helpers!

How do I tell if my phone contacts are backed up on iCloud?


iPhone 4
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,540 points)

    It's not entirely clear whether contacts are included in your iCloud backup.  They are synced to your iCloud account (which you can confirm by going to icloud.com on your computer and checking your contacts there), but don't count on your device backup to recover your contacts.  If you want to be sure your contacts are backed up, use an app like My Contacts Backup, or sync them to a contacts management program on your computer that allows you to archive them for safekeeping.

  • Schmahl1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the free 5GB that comes with my account.  Just want to make sure that my telephone numbers are backed up in case I loose my phone.

  • Schmahl1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I downloaded My Backup App, but it appears what I was sent was just my email contacts.  The icloud.com is not showing my contacts yet.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,540 points)

    The My Contacts Backup app does not back up your contacts to iCloud, it backs them up as a vCard (.vcf) file that is attached to the email.  You can either save the email or save the .vcf attachment on your computer as your backup.  If you ever need to recover your contacts, just open the email and tap the attachment and it will re-import them to your phone.  (If you saved the attachment on your computer, just email it to yourself again as an attachment.)