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    An IT People able to help me transfer contacts off my I phone?

    So I have all my contacts on a server I am not able to access.

    When i goto the www.icloud.com i can not access these contacts. They are visible on my phone.

    The only way i can transfer these is manually, unless someone has a work around.

    Obviously willing to pay.

    Please let me know if anyone can help

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    If they are on your phone still can you use a different backup app? Something like this https://apps.apple.com/pa/app/contac...533422166?l=en but it seems like there are many others

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleaches View Post
    If they are on your phone still can you use a different backup app? Something like this https://apps.apple.com/pa/app/contac...533422166?l=en but it seems like there are many others

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    good to know. I will try that.
    do i downloaded that on my phone?

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    An IT People able to help me transfer contacts off my I phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    So I have all my contacts on a server I am not able to access.

    When i goto the www.icloud.com i can not access these contacts. They are visible on my phone.

    The only way i can transfer these is manually, unless someone has a work around.

    Obviously willing to pay.

    Please let me know if anyone can help
    turn on contacts in icloud to be available across devices you are signed in to

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    (or am i missing something about the issue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    turn on contacts in icloud to be available across devices you are signed in to

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    (or am i missing something about the issue)
    its not that you are missing something, it is it that on icloud these contacts to dont show up. When i goto settings, contacts on my iphone, it asks for default account. That account does not show on the icloud website. I have three accounts to chose from when i look at these.
    1 Icloud
    2 mross@....
    3gaf exchange.

    The mross@ is where those contacts live, but i dont have access to that server. That server is with a company i no longer work for. Its weird, they show up on the iphone but not on the i cloud.
    Any suggestions?

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    Thanks for the PM, but not sure this is something I can handle.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Thanks for the PM, but not sure this is something I can handle.
    ok, i am thinking the only way i am going to be able to get these off this phone is manually recording them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    its not that you are missing something, it is it that on icloud these contacts to dont show up. When i goto settings, contacts on my iphone, it asks for default account. That account does not show on the icloud website. I have three accounts to chose from when i look at these.
    1 Icloud
    2 mross@....
    3gaf exchange.

    The mross@ is where those contacts live, but i dont have access to that server. That server is with a company i no longer work for. Its weird, they show up on the iphone but not on the i cloud.
    Any suggestions?
    any contacts in the Contacts app should be able to port to icloud by turning that setting on
    [but it sounds like that isn't happening for some reason]

    do you have an apple computer? or are you trying to get the contacts to another app in another OS?

    have you tried using the iTunes app on a laptop or desktop? (the old way to synch your phone)

    I found this on the googles for a couple of options. Part 1 of #3 is interesting as a third party option that might be free: via gmail
    https://drfone.wondershare.com/iclou...ut-icloud.html


    also might try this for a gmail option:
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/contac...il/id454390333

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    The contacts are on your iphone, but they are associated to a different account that is not your icloud account. You could try turning icloud contacts off and on again on your phone. That might force icloud to re-sync so that it would suck in these contacts. You can also find various suggestions if you google something like "transfer iphone contacts to icloud." Backing up your phone data before you do any large steps is a good idea.

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    I had something very similar happen when I got a new iPhone. I had my most recent 250 or so contacts not sync over, as they were saved to a different contact library in my old phone.

    I tried just about everything automatic, both cloud backup and wired into my computer in iTunes. Nothing could get the ghost contact library to be seen and synced.

    I ended up having both phones on and scrolling manually through my contact lists, and any ones missing from the new phone Id airdrop from the old phone into the new phone. This actually went rather quickly even for a few hundred people.

    Its also a good time to clean up things; deleted a lot of contacts and I was saddened to realize how many people were dead now.


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    First question is how many (estimated even) contacts are you dealing with? I also would say you want to find some sort of backup before you start playing around too much since the contacts are basically "orphaned" on the phone and if you do a wrong step, you could loose them.

    I'm recommend checking with a few local Cell Phone stores to see what they could do, worth a call as sometimes they have some tools and software that would handle this. Possibly a repair specialist (since they are many times trying to recover data off damaged phone boards that was not also synced to iCloud)

    I am not an Apple iPhone expert enough to be able to do this remotely (Apple does not allow most any sort of remote control or remote support utilities to be able to view a phone (like a Teamviewer or any similar type of package) and obviously you do not want to be shipping a phone off, hence a local company). The only way probably to do this remotely would be to know what type of computer (operating system- Mac or Windows PC) you have available and find a phone backup utility to grab those contacts, export them to a standard format (CVS- Comma delimited), Outlook Address Book possibly, etc. via a sync cable to said local PC that could run some remote control software.

    Another thing that would help is to know what server type (Exchange as an example) that orphaned email address was using - which maybe could be done without still having an account or very easily if you have any email messages archived at all.

    Maybe some strategy like these:
    https://www.syncios.com/iphone/trans...o-outlook.html
    or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-con...ok/id721125589 - which would backup the stuff from the looks of things and allow it to be sent to another device like a PC or non-Apple device.
    https://www.mobikin.com/idevice/sync...o-outlook.html is another possible again depending on what you have available.

    These are all utilities I have NOT used personally, but in the right hands look like they would do exactly this type of work (again without knowing you PC, and all different versions of software and operating systems involved.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleaches View Post
    If they are on your phone still can you use a different backup app? Something like this https://apps.apple.com/pa/app/contac...533422166?l=en but it seems like there are many others

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    So i used this and emailed myself the file. When i opened it up on my phone, there were 6k contacts, so i was psyched. But when i opened up the file on my PC, there was only one vcf file. Have no idea what the story is with this. Any ideas?

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    Thanks everyone, looks like i got this to work through a couple of your suggestions.
    Thanks a ton

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    what worked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    what worked?
    in dowloaded the free app, then exported the contacts via email. I then downloaded those from my iphone and toggles the i cloud contact button to get eveything synced up. Still working on getting them to outlook on my PC, but that is for another time

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    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    in dowloaded the free app, then exported the contacts via email. I then downloaded those from my iphone and toggles the i cloud contact button to get eveything synced up. Still working on getting them to outlook on my PC, but that is for another time
    Which free app- there were a few suggestions including the one fleaches found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RShea View Post
    Which free app- there were a few suggestions including the one fleaches found.
    Contact backup and storage. Free on iTunes Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    ok, i am thinking the only way i am going to be able to get these off this phone is manually recording them.
    I know dick about iPhones, and it'll be a pain in the ass, but manually attach the contacts to an email and send it to an account you can access then arrange them and import to gmail or another cloud account with contact sync that isn't tied to your yob. Or, if you have a pc or laptop that still has the exchange account setup, you can export the contacts to pst, csv, etc even if the profile can't connect to the server (assuming the account was setup for cached exchange mode).
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