How to backup Your Address Book from iPhone

Here are the instructions to backup address book from your iPhone to your Windows PC or Apple Mac OS X for free.

  1. Sync your iPhone with iTunes on your computer (either Windows PC or Mac OS X).
  2. On your computer, locate the file 31bb7ba8914766d4ba40d6dfb6113c8b614be442 with extension .mdbackup or .mddata in the following paths:
    • Windows: %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\[some id]\
      Windows XP or lower: %APPDATA% = C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Application Data\
      Windows Vista/7: %APPDATA% = C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming
    • Mac OS X: User>Library>Application Support>Mobile Sync>Backup>[some id]
  3. Choose the file you just located:
  4. Choose the output format of your address book
    NOTE: there could be some problems on PDF export for non-standard (i.e. Japanese, Chinese, etc) languages

  5. the form and wait for the file to download!

Free iPhone Address Book Backup Privacy Notice:

Before uploading your iPhone Address Book backup files to this free tool please consider that all content of the files could be (but won't) accessed by the creator of this page. No files will be stored, either the files you are going to upload or the files you are going to download. All the files are automatically removed as soon as the backup procedure ends.