Have you ever lost your phone and ended up losing all your contacts? I often come across people who have lost all the contacts in their phone for various reasons and they start from scratch to build their contacts list again. Here is a way that I have been using for a long time now to continuously back up all the contacts on my iPhone on Gmail. This mechanism not only acts as a backup but also helps me to save time whenever I switch phones – no time is wasted in transferring the contacts.
Even more useful, when I add a new contact in Gmail, it shows up immediately on my iPhone. When I update a contact or add a new one on my iPhone, it is immediately available in Gmail. Cool – isn’t it? If you do not have iPhone, don’t worry – this procedure works with most of the phones. I have tried it on Nokia and Samsung in the past.