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Many thanks for picking this up but all the literature refers to the info syncing from the laptop i.e windows vista to the iPhone when really I just want the contacts from my iPhone to update to the laptop...not the other way around! I just wanted an up-to-date list of my contacts on iphone to transfer TO the laptop.
I've installed latest version of iTunes and all apps, photos and music transferred from the iPhone to the laptop but not my contacts and calendar. So strange. Am I doing something wrong? Is it because I have iPhone 3 and haven't installed the latest iOs7 software for the phone? I simply can't figure it out...