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How to Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup?

Yes, Apple doesn't allow anybody to directly read the iTunes backup. That's really not so good for people who need it. But it doesn't say that it's impossible to get the content out of the backup. So if you lost or deleted contacts on iPhone due to mistakenly operation or other unknown reasons. Don't worry, you can find them back from iPhone backup files on Mac and Windows system freely.

You can try iStonsoft iPhone Backup Extractor (Windows & Mac Version) 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.

Now, just get the free trial version of the iPhone Contacts Extractor program and then follow the below steps to restore contacts from iPhone backup files easily. If you're a Mac user, you can the Mac version to take similar steps as follow.

Steps on Extracting Contacts from iPhone Backup Files in Windows 8/7

1) Run the program on your computer after installing it. Then select your iPhone backup files on the main interface just like the above. After that, you can click "Start Scan" button to begin the scanning process.

2) Wait for a little while, the scan will be finished. You can click "Contacts" in the left menu bar and then you all iPhone contacts will be displayed in the right panel accordingly.

3) Select the contacts which you need to restore, and then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

OK! You have finished the whole process of extracting iPhone contacts from iTunes backup files. Just click the below icon to get this powerful tool to extract iPhone contacts from backup.

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