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Anthony
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      Apr 18th, 12, 11:24 PM
Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names and
numbers weren't backed up.

That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me to
the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was through
backing up the whole phone through itunes.

Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
or an excel file, or something like that?
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 12:15 AM
In article <jmnev4$f74$(E-Mail Removed)>, Anthony <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names and
> numbers weren't backed up.
>
> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me to
> the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was through
> backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>
> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
> way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
> to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
> Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
> or an excel file, or something like that?


sync it with google.
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 12:41 AM
In article <jmnev4$f74$(E-Mail Removed)>, Anthony <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
> way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
> to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
> Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
> or an excel file, or something like that?


If you had a Mac, each time you would sync the iPhone, your contacts would
sync with the Mac OS X Address Book. Maybe there's something similar for
Windows.

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      Apr 19th, 12, 1:07 AM
Anthony <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names
> and numbers weren't backed up.
>
> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me
> to the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was
> through backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>
> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an
> easy way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an
> easy way to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my
> computer. Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma
> delineated text or an excel file, or something like that?


iCloud?
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 1:08 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)-september.org>,
Michelle Steiner <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> > Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
> > way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
> > to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
> > Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
> > or an excel file, or something like that?

>
> If you had a Mac, each time you would sync the iPhone, your contacts would
> sync with the Mac OS X Address Book. Maybe there's something similar for
> Windows.


i think it syncs with outlook on windows.
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 1:11 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Doug Anderson
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> > Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
> > lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names
> > and numbers weren't backed up.
> >
> > That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me
> > to the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was
> > through backing up the whole phone through itunes.
> >
> > Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an
> > easy way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an
> > easy way to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my
> > computer. Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma
> > delineated text or an excel file, or something like that?

>
> iCloud?


that won't work because he wants to keep his options open in case he
doesn't get an iphone. if he stays with the iphone it would.
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 9:24 AM
Anthony <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names and
> numbers weren't backed up.
>
> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me to
> the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was through
> backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>
> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
> way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
> to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
> Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
> or an excel file, or something like that?



You can find that :

"Sync with iPhone
iTunes syncs everything to your iPhone - ringtones, music, videos,
photos, apps, contacts, calendars, email accounts, even bookmarks - and
lets you manage it all from the iPhone Summary screen."

here :

<http://www.apple.com/itunes/features/#itunessyncing>

How is it possible to lose contacts, names and phone numbers ?

Alain
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 9:16 PM
On 4/19/2012 1:24 AM, Alain191 wrote:
> Anthony<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
>> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names and
>> numbers weren't backed up.
>>
>> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me to
>> the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was through
>> backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>>
>> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an easy
>> way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an easy way
>> to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my computer.
>> Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma delineated text
>> or an excel file, or something like that?

>
>
> You can find that :
>
> "Sync with iPhone
> iTunes syncs everything to your iPhone - ringtones, music, videos,
> photos, apps, contacts, calendars, email accounts, even bookmarks - and
> lets you manage it all from the iPhone Summary screen."
>
> here :
>
> <http://www.apple.com/itunes/features/#itunessyncing>
>
> How is it possible to lose contacts, names and phone numbers ?
>
> Alain




Because he hasn't synced in a couple months, and he hasn't got a
replacement phone yet.
 
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      Apr 19th, 12, 9:46 PM
On 4/18/2012 5:11 PM, nospam wrote:
> In article<(E-Mail Removed)>, Doug Anderson
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
>>> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names
>>> and numbers weren't backed up.
>>>
>>> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me
>>> to the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was
>>> through backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>>>
>>> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an
>>> easy way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an
>>> easy way to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my
>>> computer. Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma
>>> delineated text or an excel file, or something like that?

>>
>> iCloud?

>
> that won't work because he wants to keep his options open in case he
> doesn't get an iphone. if he stays with the iphone it would.




Well, a big problem for me is now: I don't have a Mac. I don't have
outlook.
 
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      Apr 21st, 12, 8:36 PM
On 2012-04-18 20:07 , Doug Anderson wrote:
> Anthony<(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>
>> Recently a friend of mine lost his iphone to accidentally falling in a
>> lake, and a big part of his loss was his contacts, most of the names
>> and numbers weren't backed up.
>>
>> That got me to thinking what would happen if I lost mine, and led me
>> to the conclusion that the only way of backing up my contacts was
>> through backing up the whole phone through itunes.
>>
>> Though if I choose to not get an iPhone next time, I do not have an
>> easy way to get my contacts in there. So I'm thinking, what is an
>> easy way to export or back up my contacts into an other format on my
>> computer. Somthing that I could do something with, such as comma
>> delineated text or an excel file, or something like that?

>
> iCloud?


Sucks.

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