Locate and Extract iPhone Contacts in iTunes

Summary: The Conatacts app on your iPhone holds your entire address book which includes e-mails, phone numbers, address and a whole lot more. This post will walk you through some ways to let you locate and extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes backup.

extract-iphone-contacts-from-itunes“My iPhone was stolen last week and I purchased iPhone 6s. There are some contacts in my iTunes backup which is important for me. Could anyone give me some tips about how to extract these iPhone contacts from iTunes backup.”

If your iPhone was stolen, lost, crashes, virus attacked and you want to locate and extract the iPhone Contacts in iTunes backup, don’t despair. Generally, you can easily restore your lost iPhone Contacts from iTunes backup. Here, we will show you two easy ways to extract contacts from iTunes backup.

Part 1: Extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup via iTunes

To extract iPhone Contacts in iTunes backup, you could choose to restore from iTunes backup to move all of the data in your iTunes backup to new iPhone, including iPhone contacts.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you are using the latest iTunes version.

Step 2: Connect your iPad to computer with the USB cable.

Step 3: Click on the Device button and tap on Summary tab. Thereafter hit on Restore Backup option.

Step 4: Pick on the file you want to recover from the list of files that shows up. Lastly, click on Restore.

Kindly Reminder: Restore from iTunes backup need to erased all of the existed data on your device.

Part 2: Extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup with iTunes Extractor Tool–iRefone

If you do not want to lose these existed data on your iPhone or you want to extract iPhone contacts to your PC or Mac for preview, iRefone will be your best helper to recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes backup. This software also supports to extract other data like photos, messsages, notes and more.

To start the process of exporting and extracting iPhone Contaccts from iTunes Backup, we need to download and install iRefone first. It has Windows and Mac version for you to choose.

Step 1. Run iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” when it ask you choose the recovery mode. Then all of the iTunes backup in your computer will be listed in the software. Choose the iTunes backup you need.

Step 2. Then choose the data category in iTunes backup you want to preview. Click on the icon of Contacts to start the scanning.

Step 3. When the scanning is finished, all of the iPhone Contacts on your iPhone will be showed in the interface. Preview these contacts one by one and you could choose these contacts you need to extract them out of iTunes to your computer or directly back to your device as you like.

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