Question: “I lost my iPhone 6 last week and my parents buy me a new Samsung Galaxy S8 today. Now I need to use my iPhone 6 Contacts to keep in touch with friends, so I want to know is there a quick way to extract contacts from iPhone backup without iPhone available?”
Like this user, you may accidentally lose your iPhone and want to extract contacts from iPhone backup selectively. Since it’s impossible to restore contacts with iTunes/iCloud on iPhone, how can we extract contacts from iPhone backup to computer?
It can’t be easier to extract contacts from iPhone backup with the help of PhoneRescue for iOS, which is capable of extract contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup without iPhone at hand. Let’s check some features of PhoneRescue below.
Top Features of PhoneRescue for iOS
1. Extract Contact from iPhone Backup – PhoneRescue can extract contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup without an iPhone at hand.
2. Extract almost all types of iOS content – Supports extracting up to 25 types of personal files like contacts, notes, messages, call history, photos, etc.
3. Recover contacts from iPhone directly – If there is no iPhone backup but your iPhone is at hand, you can recover deleted/lost contacts and more from iPhone straightforwardly.
4. 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 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
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
For encrypted iTunes backup, PhoneRescue for iOS will ask you to enter the backup password so that it can scan the backup file. If you 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 the computer. You can click the gear button to set output format and export path.
Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup – Step 3
How to Extract Contacts from iCloud Backup Selectively
Step 1. Go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose the iOS version > run it and click Recover from iCloud > click the right arrow to continue.
Step 2. Log in with your Apple ID and password > click on Contacts.
Step 3. Browsing all contacts in your iCloud backup and select the ones you want to extract > click To Computer button to export contacts from iCloud backup.
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The Bottom Line
It’s an easy task to extract contacts from iPhone backup with the help of PhoneRescue for iOS, which is designed as a comprehensive iOS data recovery tool. It can help you recover lost data with or without backup within steps. Now just get it to your computer and have a trial >