Contacts are elementary to any phone out there whatsoever, and the same is true for your iPhone too. Although smartphones enable users to do a lot more than merely calling someone, it still remains one of its primary function since it’s also a communications device.
If you’ve switched devices in the past, you already know how copying contacts to the new device can be a hassle but with the power of the cloud, things have become much easier than before — at least as far as syncing your data online goes.
Cloud storage has enabled backup and syncing of files over-the-air and Apple allows its users to leverage the power of iCloud, which offers 5GB of free storage to everyone with an Apple ID..
in this article, we’ve explained how you can backup the contacts on your iPhone to your iCloud account in a jiffy. If the method below doesn’t suit your needs, you can alternatively also check out our guide here to backup your contacts and all of the other data on your iPhone using iTunes on a PC.
Also read: How to delete contacts from your iPhone?
Backing up iPhone contacts to your iCloud account
Open your iPhone’s Settings and follow the steps mentioned below to backup your contacts to your iCloud account.
- Tap on your Apple ID account name at the top of the Settings page.
- On the next screen, tap on iCloud.
- Then tap on the toggle button beside Contacts.
- From the options that appear at the bottom, tap on Merge. This will merge the existing contacts on your iPhone with any that were previously backed up on your iCloud account.
Now whenever you switch to a new iPhone and sign in with the same Apple ID, all the contacts available on your current one will appear there as well.