How to View iPhone Contacts on Computer

How can I view my iPhone contacts on computer?

My iPhone was lost. I want back my contacts on it and I noticed that I've synced my iPhone with iTunes before. Is there any way to directly view iPhone contacts on computer? I need them urgently.

General speaking, iTunes generates backup files for Apple devices automatically when you sync your device with it. However, the iTunes backup file is unreadable, which means you can't access it, nor take any content out of it. To view your contacts on computer, you need to extract the backup file, or just directly scan your iPhone to save the contacts as a readable file, if your iPhone is still at hand.

No matter you have your iPhone at hand or not, you can have the iPhone contacts extractor tool here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac iPhone Data Recovery) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (Windows) (supported iOS 9). This software can help to extract your iTunes backup to save the contacts as a readable file on your computer, or you can use it to directly scan your iPhone for contacts and save it. Both ways work great.

Download a free trial below and install it on your computer.

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Here let's try it with the Mac version of Wondershare Dr. fone. If you're a Windows user, it doesn't matter. You can also take similar steps as follows to view your iPhone contacts on PC.

The solution to howo to view iPhone contacts on Mac (PC)

Step 1. Choose a recovery mode

In the primary window of Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac), there are several device types for your choice. Choose the one of yours. 

If you want to view iPhone contacts from backup, you can choose the first one: Recover from iTunes Backup File. If you have your iPhone at hand and don't have a backup file, you can choose the other one to directly scan your iPhone. Both ways let you view iPhone contacts on your computer.

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Step 3. Scan your iPhone contacts

Recover from iTunes Backup File: If you choose this way, you'll get the backup file on your computer. Choose it and click "Start Scan" to make your contacts readable.

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Recover from iOS Device: If you choose this way, connect your iPhone to the computer and follow the description in the window to enter iPhone's scanning mode and scan your iPhone.

For iPhone 4/3GS:

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For iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6/ 5/4S:

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Step 4. Save and view iPhone contacts on computer

No matter which way you've chosen, you'll get a scan report below. Here you can preview all data in it. For you contacts, check it and click "Recover". You can save it in HTML, CSV or VCF. Choose the one you prefer, and you can view your iPhone contacts on computer now.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iphone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iphone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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Jan 13,2016 16:53 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone

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