1. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I was experiencing some problems the other day and they were solved but I am wondering a couple things. If I set up as a new device, does iTunes hold my contacts? I do not have them on my computer anywhere and I only have them in my phone, no where else? So what happens to those. Do I just have to write all 600 of em down or something? Is there a program that can back them up?
    10-11-2009 11:49 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    Yes there is. On a Mac it is called contacts and you can sync them to that. On a pc not so sure but I do know that outlook has a contacts program on it
    10-12-2009 01:36 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    I would recommend syncing your contacts and calendar to Google (as an Exchange account) so that you never have to worry about it.
    10-12-2009 07:12 AM
  4. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Word. Straight up. Kickin. This.
    10-12-2009 08:41 AM
  5. Brickman's Avatar
    Before you restore be sure that you sync your iPhone with iTunes and that you have "Contacts" or "AddressBook" checked to sync with, that is if you use a Mac. if you use a PC just sync with Outlook.

    I would recommend syncing your contacts and calendar to Google (as an Exchange account) so that you never have to worry about it.
    You can do as Alli suggested and it is easy and painless, BUT in light of the recent SideKick debacle I would back up locally on my computer as well as in the "cloud". (Google) That way you are double covered.
    10-12-2009 09:02 AM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    Don't forget, the sidekick debacle was a Microsoft thing not a Google thing
    10-12-2009 11:02 AM
  7. Brickman's Avatar
    Don't forget, the sidekick debacle was a Microsoft thing not a Google thing
    Very True! Just another reason to stay away from M$ But seriously, I would still recommend always using a local backup as well as the "cloud" back up. I use MoMe and Google every day and love both, but accidents can happen to anyone at anytime.

    What are the three "golden rules" of data back up?

    Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy!!
    10-12-2009 11:20 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Very True! Just another reason to stay away from M$ But seriously, I would still recommend always using a local backup as well as the "cloud" back up. I use MoMe and Google every day and love both, but accidents can happen to anyone at anytime.

    What are the three "golden rules" of data back up?

    Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy!!
    Exactly I never use offline copies only. I hate not having a hard copy of my stuff.
    10-12-2009 11:24 AM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    Heck...in addition to syncing with Google I sync Google to my Palm desktop using Companion Link. No reason to give up all the old ways!
    10-12-2009 02:05 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Forgive me for asking a stupid question but what is the name of the Google service?? I don't use it so I don't know but I'm interested.
    10-12-2009 07:22 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    The contact that accompany Google (gmail) mail. You can set it up as an Exchange server to automagically sync with your iPhone.
    10-12-2009 07:51 PM
  12. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Ok and how do I go about doing that. I am sure I can google it though. But if you have personal experience that'd be great
    10-12-2009 08:31 PM
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