How to Backup Windows Phone Contacts

Being able to back up your Windows Phone contacts will not only save you a lot of problems but will also make it easier to transfer the contacts to a new device when you want to. Sometimes you happen to lose your data somehow. If you have backed up your Winphone, then you will never worry about the data. In this article, we are going to be looking for the various ways you can back up your Windows Phone Contacts.

Part 1. Best Ways to Backup Winphone Contacts and Data with MobileTrans

There is no doubt lots of ways you can back up your Windows Phone contacts but only one guarantees that all your contacts will be backed up but also ensures that the process is easy, quick and effective. This solution is Wondershare MobileTrans and the fact that you can use it to backup all your contacts in a single-click is one of its major selling points. Some of its other features include the following.

  • It is safe and reliable. None of the data on your device will be at risk of loss or damage when you use MobileTrans
  • It is very easy to use. You can create a full backup of not just contacts but also all other types of data on your Windows Phone in a single-click
  • It is also useful when you want to transfer data from one device to another.

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    Here’s how to use MobileTrans to create a backup of your Windows Phone Contacts

    Step 1. Begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer. Run it and then connect the Windows Phone to the computer. Select “Back Up Your Phone” from the main window.

    How to backup Windows Phone Contacts-download mobiletrans

    Step 2. In the next window, select “Contacts” as the type of data you want to backup and then click “Start Transfer”. Wait for the process to complete.

    How to backup Windows Phone Contacts-Start Transfer

    Step 3. When the process is complete, you can check the backed-up contacts in the backup file on the popup window that appears.

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    Part 2. How to Backup Windows Phone Contacts with An App

    Another way to back up your Windows Phone Contacts is to use the new “Contacts + Message Backup” Windows Phone utility application that Microsoft recently launched. This application is designed to make it easy for you to save all your existing contacts in VCF format and all your messages (both SMS and MMS) in XML format to your SD card. It is a great solution not just as a backup option but also a good way to transfer our contacts and messages to another Windows Phone.

    Follow these very simple steps to use this new Microsoft Utility application to back up your Windows Phone contacts.

    Step 1. Begin by installing the “Contacts + Backup” application from the Windows Phone store. The application is available for Windows Phone 8.1 and above users.

    Step 2. when you install the application, you will notice that it doesn’t immediately show up on your App List. You will find the “contacts + message backup” option in your “settings” app.

    Step 3. When you click on the “contacts + messages backup” option inside your settings app, you will see a landing page that gives you two options (backup and restore.) Click on the backup option.

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    Step 4. In the backup page, select the items you would like to backup. You can choose either contacts, SMS, MMS or all of the three. Tap on Backup and wait for the progress bar to show you that the process has been completed. The time it takes to complete the backup process will depend on the size of your contacts list or SMS log. You can tap on “Stop” if you want to stop the process at any time.

    Step 5. The backup file will be saved in a folder marked “backup + restore” on your SD card and is complete with a timestamp to help you keep track of the backups you create.

    Part 3. How to Backup Windows Phone Contacts to OneDrive

    Another way to back up your Windows Phone Contacts is to use a storage service such as OneDrive. OneDrive is easier because it is linked to your Microsoft account and as such makes it easy to sync data between devices such as from your Windows phone to OneDrive.

    Here’s how to back up your Windows Phone contacts to OneDrive.

    Step 1. On our Windows Phone, launch the settings app.

    How to backup Windows Phone Contacts-launch setting

    Step 2. From the options provided choose “email + accounts” and then tap on “add an account”.

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    Step 3. In the next interface, choose “Outlook.com” as the mailbox type. Enter your email address and the password and then click on “Sign in”. Your account information will be saved.

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    Step 4. When asked if you want to back up the device, click “Yes” and the phone book in the Windows Phone will be backed up to OneDrive.

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    Of all the backup options above MobileTrans remains the best option not just because it can back up your Windows Phone contacts to PC but also because you can easily restore the backup and other data from OneDrive, iTunes, iCloud and other backups. You can also use it to easily transfer data between devices.

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