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How to Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup

iTunes can backup all the data on your iOS devices. It saves the backup files on your computer. When you need the data, you can restore your iOS devices with iTunes backup file. But there is one problem keeping away iOS users restoring their device with iTunes backup. If you restore iOS device with iTunes Backup, it restore all the data in your backup file but not selectively. Most people just want to use few data in the backup file, so they don’t want to do a full restoration.

In this article, I will show you the easiest way to restore contacts from iTunes Backup selectively. So you can just extract the contacts you need from your iTunes backup file without losing anything on your iOS device. I will use iTunes Backup Extractor program. It can find all the iTunes backup files on your computer and scan any of them to find the contacts you need. You can preview the contacts before restoring easily. Besides contacts, you can also recover photos, videos, messages, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp messages and other data in your iTunes backup file selectively.

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Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup File to Find Contacts

Free download, install and run iTunes Backup Extractor program on your computer. Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” option on the main interface. You will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer.

itunes backup list

Tips:
If you changed the default location of your iTunes backup file, you can add them to the list manually.

Find the iTunes backup file including the contacts you want to restore, click “Scan” button on the interface. This program will begin to scan your iTunes backup file and find all the data in it. After scanning, it will list all the data in your backup file on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can use it to find the contacts you want and other data you need to restore from this iTunes backup file.

scan result

Tips:
If your iTunes backup file was encrypted when you made it, you need to enter to password before scanning.

Step 2. Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup File

Go to the “Contacts” section on the data menu, you will see all the contacts in this iTunes backup file. You can choose any of them to preview. You can check the name, phone number, email address, mail address, job title, birthday and other information you had on your device. After selecting all the contacts you want to get back, click “Recover” button. This iTunes backup extractor program will restore contacts from iTunes backup to computer.

itunes contacts

All the recovered contacts will be saved on your computer as CSV, vCard (VCF) and HTML file. You can transfer the VCF file to iPhone/iPad easily. HTML file can be viewed easily and CSV is best for printing.

With this iTunes Backup Extractor program, you can easily scan and find the contacts in your iTunes backup file. The most important thing is you can select any of them to preview and restore. This solves the problems I mentioned at the beginning of this article easily. If you want to restore contacts from iTunes backup file selectively, try iTunes Backup Extractor right now.