How To Restore Just Contacts From iTunes Backup?

By | October 20, 2015


All I want is to get back just the contacts from iTunes bakcup.  The iPhone 5c was acting weird. I backed it up in iTunes. I wiped it all and rebuilt from scratch. I got email working (peoplepc). everything seems fine. there are NO contacts, (iCloud is setup). I am afraid if I do a restore, from iTunes, it will bring back problems we got rid of. Is it possible to get JUST the contacts from backup?

Just as this user asked: is it possible to restore just contacts from iTunes backup? You need to know that when you restore lost data like photos from your iTunes backup to iPhone, which means, some new added data will be wiped and replaced by the data from your iTunes backup. That’s why most people need to selectively restore lost contacts from iTunes backup. And luckily, there is a method to restore only just contacts from iTunes backup.

In order to restore contacts from iTunes backup selectively, you have to do it under the help from iFonebox, which is a powerful iOS data recovery software, can not only recover deleted data like messages, notes, WeChat, etc, from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. One more thing, iFonebox supports to recover or restore lost contacts back to your iPhone or iPad directly, cool. Next, detailed steps are shown.

How to restore only contacts from iTunes backup? 

Undoubtedly, the first thing is to download and install iFonebox. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Plus, iFonebox free trial version(Win and Mac)  is always available. Here, I will take iFonebox for Windows ax example.

  1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. All iTunes backup files on your computer will be detected by iFonebox. Just choose the one containing your contacts to restore. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so as to transfer restored contacts back to it directly.
  2. Scan contacts from iTunes backup. Click on Contacts item to start scanning.
  3. Preview and choose contacts to restore. Now, you can select all contacts, then click Recover to Device button to restore all those contacts you need to your iPhone.


That’s all. Now, those contacts have been restored from your iTunes backup selectively back to iPhone with iFonebox, convenient and functional.

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