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How to Get iPhone Contacts from iTunes Without iPhone

Selena Lee

Apr 07, 2023 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

A better thing of using iPhone is that you can find your contacts in iTunes if you lost them, even lost your iPhone or get it broken. We all know that iTunes can backup your iPhone contacts when you sync your iPhone with it, but the backup is unreadable. How can we get iPhone contacts from iTunes, even without iPhone 13 or former? It's pretty simple. Just read on and follow the guide below to find your iPhone contacts in iTunes.

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Step 1. Extract your iTunes backup file

After running the program on your computer (it must be the one where you've synced your iPhone with iTunes), choose "Recover" and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top. You'll see the window as follows.

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Here all iTunes backup files on your computer will be listed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to extract the contacts in it. If there is more than one backup file for your iPhone, choose the one with a latest date.

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Note: Don't connect your iPhone to the computer when doing this. iTunes will update the latest backup if you synced your iPhone with it after the connection.

Step 2. Preview and get your iPhone contacts from iTunes

The scan will take you a few seconds. After that, all data in the iTunes backup will be extracted and displayed in clear categories like camera roll, photo stream, contacts, messages, notes, WhatsApp and so forth. To find iPhone contacts from iTunes, choose the category: Contacts. You can preview the full detail of every contact, including name, company, phone number, Email address, etc. Check what you want and click "Recover to Computer" to save it on your computer. It's a one-click work.

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Note: If you want to import these contacts back to your iPhone, you can click the button "Recover to Device" after connecting your device to computer. That's all.

Selena Lee

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