There may be lots of situations that you need to extract contacts from iTunes backup. For example, you get a new iPhone 7/7 plus, or iPhone 8/8 Plus/X and need to transfer backup contacts for a convenient use. Sometimes, you lost contacts after iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 11 update and expect to retrieve them from iTunes backup. In cases like these, you may like to get contacts from iTunes by restoring your iPhone. However, during restoring process, iTunes drops you into a dilemma, that whether to reset device and erase all contents and data.
Luckily, one handy iPhone data recovery tool – iOS Data Recovery will save you from this dilemma. This tool enables you to access iTunes backup, preview detailed contents, choose and export wanted contacts directly to your iPhone. In below, we talk about how to use this tool. Before starting, you need to get this tool installed on conputer. Then, you can begin your extracting process by following the 3 steps below.
Step 1. Run this software on computer, plug in your iPhone with data cable, and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Then click right arrow to scan your iTunes backups.
Step 2.Now, you can see all your backups (with the details of backup size, date, iOS version, etc) in iTunes, select one you want based on the related information and click Next button to access the content on backup.
Step 3. On the left panel, click “Contacts” to preview all contact details in backup, pick up wanted items and click the bottom right corner to export them to your iPhone or computer.
If you choose to extract contacts from backup to computer, iOS Data Recovery will save your extracted contacts to some readable formats CSV and VCF. In this way, you can easily read and print your saved contacts.
As you can see on the screenshots, this tool can extract more than contacts from iPhone backups on your computer. It also supports other 20+ file types in all, including messages, call history, notes, calendar, videos, etc. Why not give it a try?
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