How Can I Access Contacts From iTunes Without My iPhone?

By | September 17, 2014

“My iPhone died because I dropped it in a pool of water and I now use an old phone. Since I couldn’t save any contact info on my SIM-card with my iPhone (genious move, Apple) I have no numbers left!

I know that I have made a backup from my iPhone to iTunes before. So I need to know how I can reach those backup files without plugging in my phone. I have heard of the iPhone Backup Extractors but there must be another way to access my own files of my own contacts that I have backed up myself without paying 25$? Any help at all would be appreciated..iPhone 4, Windows 7″

Do you have the same problem with this iPhone user: lost all contacts in the iPhone but luckily, you have backup files in iTunes. Here it is. Indeed, you can extract your contacts from iTunes backup as long as you have backup files in iTunes. But if you want to make it, you need a third party software to help you: iOS data recovery. There are dozens of suck software like iFonebox, Dr Fone. Here, I would like  to take iFonebox as example. 

iFonebox is a professional and powerful iOS data recovery which is helpful to and access and extract your iTunes backup data like contacts, messages, notes, photos, reminders, voice memos, safari bookmarks, etc without your iPhone. Plus, you can recover the deleted data into you iPhone directly. Learn more about iFonebox. 

How to access and extract contacts from iTunes backup without iPhone?

Download and install it. There are two versions: Windows and Mac. Either version is suitable. Of course, free trial version is available to check whether it can solve your problem. 

Launch the program. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Then the program will scan your iTunes data automatically. BTW, if you frequently sync your iPhone to iTunes, you don’t have to connect iPhone t o the computer for a second time. 

Preview and select the contacts you want to recover. After the automatic scanning, all data from your iTunes backup will be in the interface box. Click Contacts and all items will be there. Just choose Recover and all are done. 


iFonebox is quite easy to use and functional. It is convenient to access and extract contacts data from iTunes backup. With it, you will never worry about lose some important data. According to the developer, iFonebox will release a new version which supports transferring contacts to devices directly from iTunes backup. Now it is under test. 

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