How to Move iPhone Contacts to iCloud in iOS 11 Easily and Quickly

This blog post not only introduces the steps on how to sync all your iPhone contacts to iCloud but also provides an alternative way to back up your iPhone contacts. If that's exactly what you want, don't hesitate to read this blog post to get the details.

Myra updated on Aug 15, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Applies To: iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

By syncing all your iPhone contacts to iCloud, you can not only sync your contacts across your devices easily but also make a backup of your iPhone contacts in iCloud storage to avoid complete data loss. The advantage of saving your iPhone contacts to iCloud is that the way to make it is quite easy.

While the disadvantage is that you may encounter problems like iPhone contacts not syncing to iCloud, which occurs quite often according to some iPhone users. That's why the method to back up iPhone contacts to PC is also provided as an alternative way for you to move your iPhone contacts elsewhere. Read on to get the details.

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Part 1: How to move iPhone contacts to iCloud

Before you transfer your iPhone contacts to iCloud, there are some preparations you need to make.

  • Make sure there is enough iCloud storage available. (If not, you can learn how to free up space on iCloud or buy more iCloud space from Apple.)
  • Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable and reliable Wi-Fi network.

Then follow the steps below to back up iPhone contacts to iCloud.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone in iOS 11.

Step 2: Tap on [your name] > iCloud.

Step 3: Toggle on Contacts and choose Merge to merge all your iPhone contacts existing on your iPhone with the contacts saved in iCloud.

How to backup iPhone contacts to iCloud

With the simple steps above, you can move your iPhone contacts to iCloud within minutes. With your iPhone contacts saved in iCloud, you can visit to access and view the items or sync the contacts back to your iDevice by downloading iCloud contacts to iPhone.

Part 2: How to back up iPhone contacts to PC

If iCloud is not working on your devices and you still want to make a copy of your iPhone contacts elsewhere, you can use EaseUS MobiMover Pro, the software for iOS data transfer and file management, to transfer iPhone contacts to PC. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 or later, you can transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between iOS device and computer with ease.

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

Unlike using iCloud, you don't need to buy storage or connect to a network to get things done while using MobiMover. With MobiMover to copy your iPhone contacts to PC, you can also sync the contacts back to your iDevice by transferring contacts from PC to iPhone. Sounds great, right? Follow the steps below to have a try.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone your PC with a USB cable, launch EaseUS MobiMover, then unlock your iDevice and click "Trust" in the prompt. To back up your iPhone, choose "Phone to PC" > "Next".

connect device and launch EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Select "Contacts" and click the default path to set a custom storage path if you need to. Afterward, click "Transfer".

select files and set custom path

Step 3. When the transfer process has finished, you can go to view the contacts on your computer. You can view the contacts you back up on your computer freely and transfer them back to your iDevice whenever you need to.

start transferring contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer