We’ve all seen this before: Your friend loses all of their phone contacts and then puts up a status update, or sends out an email asking for phone numbers so he or she can save it again. If this has happened to you, or you’ve seen it across your Facebook feed then you should continue reading.
There’s the obvious way of making sure that you backup (sync) the contents of your iPhone via iTunes at least once a week. But there’s an easier, more sublime way to go about this. Let’s all admit, we are sometimes overwhelmed with work and personal day to day stuff. So if just want things to “magically” work for you, having your contacts backup with iCloud is a no-brainer. An asset, really.
iCloud has been around for a little over a year and most people may be aware of it’s benefits. If you own a Mac/PC, iPad or iPhone, TURN IT ON. Your Contacts, Calendar events, Reminders, Notes and Safari bookmarks are synced across your devices. It’s that simple.
The biggest benefit, though, is having your contacts always syncing in the background. This means that when you add a new contact in your address book you will not have to wait and connect your iPhone to iTunes before it’s backed up––iCloud stores it for you. And you can have access to it when you switch iPhones, or even when you are not on an Apple product. iCloud allows you to download all your contacts as a single file and import them into any phone you want. Cool, eh? It even offers a web version for managing your contacts when you go to icloud.com
The days of asking friends to send in their phone numbers after you lose your phone are long gone. Turning on a simple switch in Settings>iCloud>Contacts gives you the peace of mind in having your contacts backed-up automatically, and accessible anywhere. That’s a WIN. So what are you waiting for? Turn on your iCloud!