How to View and Extract Contacts in iTunes Backups
I lost all my contacts on my iPhone because yesterday I forgot the phone at a bar. I’m currently on an old Android phone, which is apparently unable to sync with my iCloud backups. However, I have some iTunes backups saved somewhere on my computer. Is it possible to extract the contacts in iTunes backups directly, even if I have no iPhone available right now?
The answer is yes. You can extract all the contacts, as well as all the other data such as photos, notes, and messages in the iTunes backups. All you need is a tool that can help you read all these information stored within the backup files because the backup files don’t really make any sense to human eyes. Here you can try H Data iPhone Recovery for free. This piece of powerful software enables you to extract iPhone contacts from iTunes backups easily on a Windows computer, no matter what iOS version you were previously using.
How to Extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backups
Step 1. Free download H Data iPhone Recovery and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Manually select an iTunes backup file by clicking Browse for iTunes Backups.
Step 3. Choose an iTunes backup file and click SCAN.
Step 4. When the scanning process is done, choose Contacts on the left panel. You will be able to view all the contact information contained in the iTunes backup file. The contacts marked in red color are the deleted ones. You can check the Hide Existed box to view only the deleted contacts.
Now that you can view the contact information directly from your iTunes backup files, you can manually save the important contacts to your phone. You can also select the contacts you want and export them to your computer for later review. Besides retrieving lost contacts from iPhones, H Data iPhone Recovery can also get back messages, photos, Safari history, Notes, and data from various applications.