How to Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup
How do you extract contacts from iPhone backup?
iPhone lost. Getting a WP7. Don't want to lose all of my contacts. Is there any way that I can access my contacts from backup archives? Even if it just means getting them into Address Book, it's better than having to ask around for numbers again.
The backup archive generated by iTunes on your computer can't be viewed, and you're not allowed to remove any content from it. Of course, this doesn't mean your backup file is useless. To extract contacts from the backup, you will need iPhone contacts backup extractor software.
You can try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (for Windows users), if you are still looking for a solution. These programs enable you to easily extract contacts from your iPhone backup on computer, no matter the latest iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or 3GS, or other family versions.
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Steps - How to extract contacts from iPhone backup
Step 1. Run the program & scan your iPhone backup
Here take the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) for example.
After downloading and installing the program on your computer, run it and choose "Recovery from iTunes backup file" on the top of the start window. Then choose your iPhone backup (If you have more than one iDevice, there will be several backup files), and hit on the "Start Scan" to extract the backup file.
Step 2. Extract iPhone contacts from the backup file on Mac
Here, all the contents in the backup file are displayed and you can preview them all in details. Check the contacts and click "Recover" to save it on your computer.
It's really annoying to ask around for numbers and write them in to a phone one by one. Once it happens to you, don't hurry to do this, and turn to find a quick way to move all your iPhone contacts to your new phone as one time.