“I have lost my iphone but had sync and backed up my contacts etc to my pc thru itunes. Am I able to retrieve my contact list from my pc without an iphone? Thanks in advance for your help.”
Just like the iPhone user reported, you may unluckily lost your iPhone and all your data including important contacts get lost too. If you have previously backed up your iPhone 5/6/6s/7/7 plus to iTunes, you can get back your lost contacts by restoring your device from iTunes. However, this way requires you to have an available iPhone to restore from backup. But since you lost iPhone, how can you retrieve contacts from iTunes?
In this post, we’ll recommend you a powerful iPhone data recovery tool – iOS Data Recovery to help you easily extract contacts from iTunes backup even without iPhone. This tool enables you to access iTunes backup, preview all your contacts (with the details of name, phone number, email address, etc), choose and extract your desired contacts from backup to your computer.
Now, you can download and install this tool on your PC/Mac, and then start to retrieve contacts from iTunes backup step by step.
Step 1. Open this app on computer, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click next button to securely scan your iTunes backups.
Step 2. After scan, you can see all your backups of your iPhone iPad in iTunes, select your wanted one based on the related information of backup size and date, and click the bottom right corner to access contents on that backup.
Step 3. On the left panel, click “Contacts” to preview all/existed/deleted contacts in backup, pick up your needed items and click “To Computer” to export them to your computer.
When you export contacts from backup to your computer, iOS Data Recovery will save your extracted contacts as some readable formats CSV and VCF. In this method, you can read and print the downloaded contacts with ease.
As you can see on the screenshots, even if your iPhone got lost or damaged, this app still supports you to extract contacts and other 20+ data types (including notes, photos, calendar, voicemail, etc) from iTunes backup. Additionally, it can also export data from iCloud backup without iPhone. Why not download iOS Data Recovery now and give it a try?
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