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My Contacts Backup app review: easily back up and restore your contacts-2020



If you need to create a backup copy of your iPhone Contacts list for one reason or another then My Contacts Backup should provide everything you could possibly need in order to make sure that all of the data remains safe and secure, including photos that you may have added to certain contacts.

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This is a great app which offers a couple of different formats into which you can export your Contacts list, and I really like the way in which the developer has clearly put some thought into producing an easily-navigable interface with a clean and crisp design.

Contacts Backup app is the easiest way to backup and restore your contacts all from your phone without needing a computer or synchronization. You back up contacts with this app with a single touch and send them to yourself as a .vcf attachment via email.

If you are looking for more great apps to manage your contacts, then check out our list of the Best iPhone apps for managing contacts

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Back it Up!

When you first start using My Contacts Backup it will synchronize with your iPhone Contacts list in order to populate the database and provide something for you to export.

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Once you’ve synced this app with your contacts, it will display how many contacts you have in total. I really like the way this section is designed because you can immediately hit the Backup button to start backing up your contacts with a bar displaying the progress while it’s taking place.

Before you start backing up your friends and family, I would recommend tapping the cog icon in the bottom right-hand corner to access the Settings menu. From here you’ll be able to change the Export Type and specify exactly what information is captured from your contacts.

You can set a reminder to backup regularly (weekly or monthly) via the backup contacts app. Keep in mind that VCF backup is limited to max 500 contacts. You need to download the PRO version of the app for backing up contacts for unlimited contacts backup.

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Incredibly Easy Contact Exporting

I should probably note at this point that if you want to also back up the photos that you’ve added to your contacts, then you’ll have to choose the vCard (.vcf) file format for your exports.

This will increase the size of the export file significantly so My Contacts Backup compensates by shrinking the photos to optimize the size for the backup file. This is entirely optional, however, and you can turn off the file optimization from within the Settings menu.

Another thing I like about this app is the rather ominous looking Remove all contacts button at the bottom of the Settings menu. As you might have guessed, this will clear out all of your iPhone contacts, so be sure to practice caution before using this one!

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Pros and Cons


  • Export your iPhone contacts to create a backup copy
  • Save your contacts to either an Excel spreadsheet (.xls) or vCard (.vcf) file format
  • Specify exactly what information you’d like to save from your contacts, including photos which can be shrunken to reduce file size by using the optional Optimize feature
  • Handy Help section contains plenty of useful instructions


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

Using My Contacts Backup should prove to be child’s play, regardless of your level of technical knowledge or experience, so I would definitely recommend checking it out if you need an app of this kind.

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.