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guys i'm just new here so forgive me if i'm asking a dumb question but how do I back up the files in my iPhone (contacts,addresses,numbers,etc.) since I entered it
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    Red face how to back up contacts in the iPhone
    guys i'm just new here so forgive me if i'm asking a dumb question but how do I back up the files in my iPhone (contacts,addresses,numbers,etc.) since I entered it manually.need help

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    Connect your phone to iTunes, Check the boxes you want synced. And click sync.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    Connect your phone to iTunes, Check the boxes you want synced. And click sync.
    which ones am i supposed to check? will this do iphone to pc file tranfer?thanks.btw i'm using vista.

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    You check the ones you want synced. So if you want your contacts synced, check the box that says sync contacts.
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    hey i had the same question how can i transfer all my contacts FROM IPHONE TO PC. In iTunes (on Windows) i only can see option "Sync contacts from". But there is no optiont "Sync contacts to". From some advices somehow i transfered my contacts to windows adress book. BUt in my phone contacts i had like 3-4 emails per one contact and when i synced to adress book i got only one email transfered and one phone number... so next time when i synced with windwos adress book i had only one email where i had 4 before... is that any other way to sync contacts other than to windows adress book? SO that i can sync them back after restore. Thanks for help

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    Quote Originally Posted by metelskiy View Post
    hey i had the same question how can i transfer all my contacts FROM IPHONE TO PC. In iTunes (on Windows) i only can see option "Sync contacts from". But there is no optiont "Sync contacts to". From some advices somehow i transfered my contacts to windows adress book. BUt in my phone contacts i had like 3-4 emails per one contact and when i synced to adress book i got only one email transfered and one phone number... so next time when i synced with windwos adress book i had only one email where i had 4 before... is that any other way to sync contacts other than to windows adress book? SO that i can sync them back after restore. Thanks for help
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    Or you can backup the folder AddressBook in /var/root/library/.

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    synced with outlook 2003 and everything backed up. No additional emails or numbers been lost. No mac needed

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    Lies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chancre_scolex View Post
    Lies...

    why would I lie? Outlooks has three spots for emails per contact so all emails I had on iPhone transferred to outlook. Same with numbers. Is there anything that sounds unbelievable???

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    Yes.

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    how do i do it then? i have a macbook!

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    I'm new here. I have version 1.1.1 and using windows xp, I can't sync my contacts to microsoft outlook. Anyone can help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly View Post
    I'm new here. I have version 1.1.1 and using windows xp, I can't sync my contacts to microsoft outlook. Anyone can help ?
    Backup your phonebook as .wab file (windows address book), open outlook express, then open your .wab from outlook, then just sync in iTunes......
    Just that bro

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    if you dont have outlook 2003 or higher, or outlook at all you can sync it with Windos Address Book (wont sync contacts' photos though)

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    sorry how do u do it on a macbook?

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    Win abbressbook or outlook has only one field "mobile". When it syncs contacts with several "mobile"'s - it's just ignore second, third and other "mobile" labels.

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    Well, to a certain degree, itunes does backups automatically. In fact, iTunes makes a backup of your entire /var/root/library and /var/mobile/library when it tethers to your iPhone,and updates it whenever it syncs. When you then restore your phone, iTunes then asks you whether its a new phone or your old one. If you select your old one it automatically copies all of your preferences back on to your phone.

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    Sorry to go on about this.

    I'm really nervous about jailbreaking my 8gb iPhone (1.1.4), with AT&T. Using windows XP.

    There's just so many apps that look like they will be very useful to me.

    I want to backup all my contacts first though. (I don't have Outlook)

    What I want to know is how can I make sure that my contacts will be backed so that I can transfer them to the iPhone after I jailbreak it?

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