How Can I Access My Contacts From An iPhone Backup Without My iPhone?

By | February 5, 2015

“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 (genius 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.” 

It is always annoying when faced with such troublesome contacts problem. I have the feeling that when we lost all contacts, we will have a sense of insecure. So it is necessary to get back the lost contacts. As this user said, his iPhone was dead but he had an iTunes backup, can he access his contacts through iTunes backup? Of course he can. Keep reading the article and learn more.

In order to access contacts from iTunes backup, you need the help of iOS Data Recovery. Generally speaking, the powerful iOS data recovery software like iFonebox, FoneLab, Dr Fone for iOS, Leawo iOS Data Recovery, PhoneRescue, etc, can not only be used to recover your iPhone/iPad deleted or lost contacts, messages, notes, reminders and other more data, but also can extract iTunes/iCloud backup data like photos, videos, contacts and more data from iPhone/iPad backup files. Plus, even you have lost the old iPhone or your iPhone is dead, you can transfer the contacts to your new iPhone with iFonebox and Dr Fone. Fairly professional and functional.

How to access contacts from iTunes backup without iPhone? 

As you may have know that the whole process of such iOS data recovery is quite simple and convenient. Just 3 steps and you can access contacts from iTunes backup without your iPhone. Here, I want to take iFonebox as example.

The first thing you need to do is download and install iFonebox. Two versions are available: Windows version and Mac version. You can also try the free trial version. Follow the simple steps below.

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  • Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
  • Scan your iTunes backup files. After you choose one iTunes backup, iFonebox will automatically scan the selected backup file.
  • Preview and transfer. After the scanning, you can preview the contacts and then export all of them to the computer or, you can choose to transfer them to your iOS device.

The whole process is finished.


It is convenient and functional to access contacts from iTunes backup files even if you don’t have an iPhone.


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