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Did you know that someone may mistakenly delete your mobile contact numbers? Did you know your phone could be stolen or damaged? And what happens next?
All your saved mobile contact numbers will disappear in the blink of an eye. This is what happens when you don’t back up your mobile contact numbers. Therefore, the only way to save yourself from this embarrassment is to back up your mobile contacts.


Now, let’s start with MTN Backup

What is MTN Backup Service?

MTN Backup is a service that gives MTN subscribers an easy way to keep their phone and SIM contacts securely in a secure MTN online account.
Unlike other MTN services, MTN Backup lets you save contacts to your SIM and mobile phones. You can back up at least 200 contacts on your SIM and up to 5,000 contacts on your device or mobile phone.
So no matter what happens to your MTN SIM or your cell phone; You can always retrieve these contacts on your SIM and mobile phone.

What are the things you can back up?

With MTN backup, you can:
  • • Backup SIM Contacts
  • • Mobile phone contact backup
  • • Backup Tasks
  • • Backup Calendars / Notes
  • • Have a personal online account where you save your contacts with protected login and password.

What To Do Before Doing Glo backup & MTN Phone Backup Service?

Remove the MTN SIM card from your mobile phone and look at the back of the SIM card. There is a number on the back of the SIM card that ends with K., The numbers look like this; 32K, 64K, 128K. If the SIM card is NOT a 128K SIM, you will need to purchase a 128K SIM preloaded with MTN Backup.
Make a SIM exchange (which is transferring your line and data to the new SIM card). If you don’t know how to change your SIM, visit any MTN office, or connect a store near you to help you or call me. I will help you do this online by my side.
Make sure your phone falls into the supported categories. The compatible categories of phones are; 
  • Alcatel
  • Arima
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Panasonic
  • Sagem 
  • Sanyo
  • Samsung
  • BenQ-Siemens
  • Sibmit
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Vertu
  • ZTE

How to backup MTN Contact Number?

  • Put your new SIM card in the compatible phone; if you have made a SIM switch (i.e. if your old MTN SIM card is NOT a 128K SI card).
  • Go to “MTN Services” on your mobile phone, click on it and you will see “MTN SIM Plus” and then “MTN Backup”.
  • Click on “MTN Backup” and then click on “Backup SIM Contacts”.
  • You will be asked if you want to sync (i.e. update) your SIM phonebook now.
  • Click OK and wait a while to back up your SIM contacts.
  • Upon completion, you will receive an MTN Backup service OTA message containing your MTN backup web address, your login (your mobile number, for example, 2348012345678), and your password.
Visit; MTN Backup Login / Registration page to log in to your online MTN backup account and ensure that you have successfully backed up your contacts. You retrieve your contacts from this account whenever your phone is missing or broken.

What is the Cost of MTN Backup?

Your initial MTN backup costs N100 naira, while your subsequent backup costs 50 nairas. These costs apply regardless of the number of contacts backed up.

How many contact numbers can you backup on MTN?

You can back up to 200 contacts on your SIM and up to 5,000 contacts on your mobile phone.

How To Do GLO Backup?

To back up your Glo SIM contacts, Visit the Globacom Unified Mobile Directory (https://backup-globacom-ng.weballynis.gemalto.com/simcare/signup.htm) to sign up for a backup account. You would need to fill in your Glo number and verification code on the website.
After that, click the “SMS Code” button, a code will be generated and sent to your mobile phone. Put the code in the box provided on the site, and your backup account will be created for you.
You can always visit the same site whenever your phone is missing or stolen to restore your Glo MOBILE PHONE CONTACTS.

How Many Contact Can I Save on My Sim?

250 Contacts
A 32K SIM card can store up to 250 contacts, while a 64K SIM card can hold up to 500 contacts, and a 128K SIM card can hold up to 600 contacts, but this can vary depending on the SIM card manufacturer and the device used. Alright, are you wondering about where to save contact details to get more space?

Saving Contacts on Your SIM Card, Phone and E-mail is Explained.

If you’ve ever wondered where to save a new mobile contact on your Android or iPhone, don’t fret – this guide is for you! There are many options, and we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of each.


If you want to save a new number, you will be asked where you want to save it. Here are your choices:

SIM card

This option was the first place when it didn’t appear in phone memory in the 90s. SIM cards come in different memory sizes, which affects the number of contacts you can store.
Your SIM card can probably store about 200 contacts. The advantage of saving directly on the SIM card is that you can remove the SIM card and link it to a new phone, and you have direct contact with you.
The downside is that all contacts are locally on the SIM card and not secured. This means that your contacts will be lost if you lose or damage your phone or SIM card. You can also store multiple numbers per person and instead create one contact per number, for example, “Daddy work” and “Daddy mobile.”

microSD Card

Another option is to save your contacts on the correct phone. Many Androids store the contacts on the microSD card in the phone. Because contact information takes up so little memory, you can store as much as you want and never worry about running out of space.
Again, the benefit is that you can transfer the SD card to another phone, and it will work right away. But also with the SIM card, the problem is that the contacts are stored on the card.
If you decide to save here, we recommend backing up your contacts to your PC or Mac using an SD card reader. You will likely need to purchase an adapter to connect the microSD card to your computer.


Android requires a Gmail account to run. The advantage of this is that you can choose to save the contacts in your Gmail account. This way, as soon as you save a contact, it will immediately sync with your account, which means you can log in from any Android and all contacts are already available.
You can view saved contacts from anywhere by signing in to Gmail and selecting Contacts from the left drop-down menu. Alternatively, contacts.gog.com can take you there.
If you ever choose to leave Android, you can easily back it up by going to Manage contacts to export contacts.
This menu also allows you to import contacts saved as imported map files (VCF) from your device.


Apple makes it very easy to save your contacts. All details are secured in iCloud, and you cannot store contacts on the SIM card.
So if you get a new phone and are synced, you can select “Restore from iCloud Backup,” and your contacts will appear. With iCloud Contacts, you can sync across all Apple devices. This means that all your contacts will appear on your Apple gadgets through one login.
You can also use iTunes to transfer contacts from your old iPhone to your new iPhone if you cannot use iCloud. Plugin your old phone and sync your contacts with your PC or Mac.
Then unplug it, plug in your new phone, go to the “Advanced” menu, make sure “Contacts” is selected under the “Replace information on this iPhone” submenu, and click OK.

How To Retrieve Lost Contact Numbers

More than once, I’ve been unlucky enough to lose a smartphone. It’s a costly and frustrating mistake! The following strategies I personally follow to keep access to my personal information on my phone.

How to Recover Lost Contact Numbers

Once the phone disappears, you should know that there are some security issues you need to fix as soon as possible. Here are three things you can do if you lose your phone:
  1. Log in to your iCloud or Google account on your PC or tablet and confirm that your data has been backed up.
  2. Unlink your digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay from your account.
  3. If you have an Apple phone, you may also want to deactivate your iCloud account (s) temporarily.
Once you’ve done all of this to help mitigate your personal information loss and fix security issues, here’s what you can do to get all that contact information back.

How to restore your contacts

Of course, you can always pay for a third-party website and service to get your contacts back on your phone. But at Clark.com, we do our best to help you save money, so here’s how to get your contacts back remotely for free.
Let’s start with Android; then we look at the iPhone:

Here’s how to recover contacts from an Android phone

Google makes it easy to access contacts that you have stored on your device or SIM card. In all cases, you can restore these contacts to a new phone or device.
The key to this method is responsible prevention – your contacts must be stored in your Google account. The good news is, you probably already transferred your contacts to Google when you set up your Android phone, even if you don’t remember.
You can find out by entering your Gmail and clicking the network icon in the top right corner and opening the Contacts app.
If the contacts are there, you can sync them automatically with any device you have. Of course, you can always turn off auto-sync or choose which apps you want to sync.

Here’s how to recover contacts from iPhone

To get your iPhone contacts, log in to your iCloud.com account, click on Advanced Settings, and then Restore Contacts.

Other Backup Mobile Contacts services

There are other protected Internet data servers on which you can store your mobile phone contacts for free if your phone is stolen or damaged; You can always visit these sites to restore your mobile contacts. Secure storage server includes;
  • Mobical – Mobical is a service that stores your essential personal phone data in a safe place – for free. You can visit the mobical web page for more information.
  • Bloove – Bloove is a web-based mobile management system. With Bloove, you can edit your contacts, send SMS messages, or work with your favorites using your favorite browser. You can also backup and restore your data and copy SMS messages and contacts between different phones.
  • Anywr – Anywr is a web and mobile system that offers a simple management system, but powerful services for intelligently managing contacts, events, and communications from virtually anywhere using browsers, mobile devices, or any of the 750 million compatible devices.


We hope this helps you on how to save a contact, how to do MTN back, Glo backup, Glo mobile contacts numbers, and how to restore your contacts. Please contact us if you are having trouble saving your contacts.