Syncing iPhone Contacts to iCloud

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Let's discover how to Synchronize iPhone Contacts to iCloud

First off, make sure to Update your iPhone to iOS 5, as this is required for iCloud


Download iPhone Contacts to iCloud

  • In your iPhone, go to Settings->iCloud and switch off Contacts

    When asked whether to keep or delete iPhone Contacts, select delete if you have a backup of your Contacts on your computer. Otherwise, keep your iPhone Contacts

  • Now, sync iPhone contacts with your computer as per these instructions
  • Next, switch Contacts back on in iPhone Settings->iCloud
  • Tap "Merge" to import iPhone Contacts to iCloud

You are all set. You can now go to your iPhone Contacts App to make sure all iPhone Contacts have been downloaded to iCloud

Notes & possible issues

  • If you cannot or do not want to update iPhone to iOS 5, you can create an iCloud account from any Mac running OSX Lion
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