To check where contacts are saved on an Android device and an iPhone, follow these steps:


  1. Open the Contacts app on your Android phone.
  2. Look for an option like "Contacts to Display" or "Configure contact lists" in the Settings of your phone.
  3. Select the option that allows you to choose between Phone, SIM, or Cloud accounts.
  4. The contacts displayed will indicate where they are saved, whether it's on the phone, SIM card, or synced with a cloud account.


  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on "Lists" or "Groups" at the top.
  3. You will see a list of accounts that can show contacts on your iPhone.
  4. Tap on the specific account, such as iCloud or Gmail, to see the contacts stored in that account.

For iPhones, contacts are primarily stored in the contacts app on the device. If you've enabled iCloud contacts, they are synchronized to iCloud as well. Note that iCloud is a sync service, not an archive or backup service; changes and deletions made on the device are reflected in iCloud and vice versa.

For Android devices, contacts can be stored on internal storage, SIM card, or cloud accounts like Google Cloud. You can access and manage your contacts on your SIM card by following the steps provided in the Android instructions.