How to Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup


If you want to extract ONLY contacts from iPhone backup on your computer, you can find an easy & reliable way by reading this guide.


August 01, 2016


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Download PhoneRescue to try it and extract data in iPhone backup. Now read this guide to learn how to extract contacts from iTunes backup.

Question: “I lose my iPhone 5 last week, and my parents buy me a brand new Samsung Galaxy today as my birthday gift. The thing is I didn’t back up contacts via iCloud, so how can I extract my iPhone 5 contacts, I do iTunes backup regularly. I want to view and select the contacts from iTunes backup.”

Since you have unfortunately lost your iPhone 5, there is no possibility to have your lost iPhone connected to your computer to restore contacts with iTunes. How can you extract lost but important contacts from your iPhone backup without an available iDevice?

With an iPhone backup extractor like PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, you can still extract lost contacts from iTunes backup without an iPhone at hand.

Top Features of PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery

Extract iOS Data without an iDevice – even you don’t have an iPhone at hand PhoneRescue could also extract and recover the contacts from iTunes backup, even if it’s an encrypted one.

Extract almost all types of iOS content – including up to 25 types of personal data and multimedia files like contacts, notes, messages, call history, photos, etc.

Recover contacts from iPhone directly – If there is no iPhone backup but your iPhone is at hand, you can recover deleted or lost contacts and more from iPhone straightforwardly.

Preview specific backup contents before recovery – preview and select individual contacts instead of the entire backup that greatly saves time and efforts.

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How to Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup without iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue (choose Download for iOS) and launch it, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, and click “Next” on the bottom right corner. (Also, you can choose not to connect your device to computer).

How to Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 1

How to Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select an iTunes backup, and click the arrow button, and then select the types of data you want to extract, if you want to extract all kinds of data, you can tick on Select All, here just tick Contacts and click on OK.

Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 2

For encrypted iTunes backup, PhoneRescue will ask you to enter the backup password so that it can scan the backup file. If your forgot it, you can use iTunes backup password recovery to get it back quickly.

Step 3. Preview and select the contacts you want to extract, and then click on To Computer button to extract them to computer. You can click gear button to set output format and export path.

Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 3

Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 3

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The Bottom Line

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