Extract iPhone Backup
1. Extract iPhone Backup on Mac
2. Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup
3. Extract Photos from iPhone Backup

The Step-by-Step Guide Tells You How to Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup


Want to extract important data like contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup? This detailed guide shows you how to extracts contacts from iTunes backup or iCloud backup step by step. In addition, we mention one useful iOS data backup and restore tool if you have the need.

Most iOS users have already known how to back up iPhone with iTunes and iCloud. After backing up iPhone files to computer through iTunes or iCloud, you must want to extract them to computer sometimes

So where are iphone contact backups stored? How to download iCloud contact backup files? How can you access and extract contacts from iPhone backup? All answers can be found after you read this post.

Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup

How to Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup

Part 1. How to extract contacts from iPhone backup via iTunes

If you did back up iPhone to iTunes, just install the iPhone Backup Extractor, the following method of extracting data from iTunes backup will be available to you.

Step 1 Launch the iPhone Backup Extractor

Install this powerful iPhone Backup Extractor on your computer and run it. Two options are provided for you to extract contacts from backup. One is "Recover from iTunes backup", the other is "Recover from iCloud backup". We are going to introduce the first one in this part.

You need to choose the second way from the program interface, "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Find your iPhone's backup file, and click "Start Scan" button.

Select iTunes

Step 2Choose contacts you want to extract from iPhone backup

After scanning, this iPhone backup viewer/extractor will show you all iPhone data in the iTunes backup, including contacts and other data like messages, photos, call history, notes, etc. Click category on the left side of interface, then you are able to view iPhone backup files on the right window. Next, click the box in front of your iPhone name, you can select all the iPhone data, or just choose the files you want to extract.

Choose iTunes backup file

Step 3Extract contacts from iTunes backup

After choosing the backup files you want to browse and download, just click "Recover" to move iPhone backup to your computer. You can also select the output folder.

Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup

Part 2. How to extract contacts from iCloud backup

When you want to view and download iCloud backup, this iPhone Backup Extractor can also be a good option for you. You can try the third way. Still, the pre-condition is that you did back up iPhone to iCloud.

Step 1 Open this iPhone backup extractor and sign in your iCloud account

After downloading and installing this app, you can connect your iPhone with your PC or Mac, and then choose "Recover from iCloud" and sign in your iCloud account.

Login iCloud and choose recover

After that, there will be 2 ways of scanning and recovering deleted data from iCloud. You can choose to recover specigic data type from iCloud or choose to scan from iCloud backup files.

Select iPhone Data Type from iCloud

Step 2 Select one iCloud backup file and begin to download

If you choose to recover from backup files, there may be different iPhone/iPad/iPod backup in the same iCloud account. So choose your iPhone name and click "Download". Then you can choose file types you want to download, click "Next".

Select iPhone data from iCloud

Step 3Export the iPhone data from iCloud

After downloading the iPhone data, you can preview the lost/deleted/existing iPhone data. Next, click "Recover" to copy iCloud backup to your computer.

Explore iPhone data from iCloud

By now, with the iPhone backup extractor, you could extract iPhone data from your iPhone backups on iTunes and iCloud, whether your iPhone is broken, damaged, stolen or lost. Having this iPhone backup exploring program, you can recover and extract the iPhone backup files from iTunes or iCloud safely and freely.

You can learn how to use iPhone Backup Extractor from the video below:

Video Recover Deleted iPhone Data play-button

Part 3. Best iTunes or iCloud alternatives to backup iPhone contacts

As you can see that, using iTunes or iCloud to backup iPhone contacts will give you no option to backup selected contacts, but all contacts forcibly. So here we recommend you two easy iPhone contacts backup tools to help you avoid the defects of iTunes or iCloud.

iOS Data Backup & Restore

Learn the details to backup iPhone contacts here.

Another contacts backup extractor you cannot miss is Aiseesoft FoneTrans, which supports one-click to backup and restore contacts for iPhone.

FoneTrans For Mac

Now, let's check how it work to one-click to backup and restore contacts.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, meanwhile, run FoneTrans on your computer.

Connect iPhone to computer

Step 2. Backup iPhone contacts

Click "Contacts Backup" and it will load your iPhone contacts. After all contacts are loaded successfully, click "Back up now" to start to back up your iPhone contacts to this computer.

Backup iPhone contact

Step 3. Extract contacts from iPhone backup

After the contacts backup is done, back to the main interface, click "Contacts Restore", and all the contact backup files will be displayed in the pop-up window. Make sure the backup you want to extract is selected (the circle is marked as blue), and then click "Restore" to extract contacts from backup on iPhone.

Extract contacts from iPhone backup

Note: There is the option, "Clear all current contacts before restoring", which you will replace the existing contacts with contacts backup once you tick it.

In this article, we mainly talk about how to view and extract iPhone data from iPhone backup. We introduce you with a powerful iPhone Backup Extractor to help you check and save the iOS files. Various useful features are designed in this iPhone Backup Extractor, you can free download it and have a try.

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December 15, 2020 16:32 / Updated by to Recover iOS Data

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