Keep your contacts up to date on all of your devices with iCloud

With iCloud, you can have your contacts in your pocket and on your desktop. When you add or update a contact, iCloud makes the change everywhere.

Mac and iPhone showing iCloud Contacts

With iCloud, you can access your contacts from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or on icloud.com. When you make a change on one device or computer, Contacts updates automatically. So you always have your contacts' most up-to-date information when and where you need it.

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Set up iCloud Contacts

When you turn on iCloud Contacts, all of the information stored on separate devices uploads to iCloud. If you turn off iCloud Contacts, your information won't automatically move from iCloud back to your device.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud.
  2. Turn on Contacts.
  3. When you're asked if you want to Merge or Cancel, tap Merge.

All of the information stored in Contacts uploads to iCloud.

On your Mac

  1. From the navigation menu at the top of your computer screen, choose Apple menu () > System Preferences.
  2. Click iCloud.
  3. Select Contacts. You won't be asked if you want to merge.

All of the information stored in Contacts uploads to iCloud. 

On iCloud.com or iCloud for Windows

After you turn on iCloud Contacts on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, your contacts upload to iCloud. You can find and edit your contacts on iCloud.com or in iCloud for Windows. Any changes that you make automatically update on your other devices.

If you turn off iCloud Contacts on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, your contacts won't delete from iCloud, they won't update automatically, and any changes you make won't update across your other devices.

Use iTunes to sync Contacts

If you don’t want to manage your contacts with iCloud, or if you want to do a one-time sync, sync your Contacts manually with iTunes.

When you sync with iTunes, your information stores locally on your devices. There can be differences in information if you update one of your devices in between syncs. For example, if you delete contacts from your computer after syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the next time you sync with your computer, those contacts will delete from your iOS device, too.

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