Here is a post I read from Apple community:
“Unfortunately I lost my iphone yesterday and even more unfortunate i’m not in a position to afford a new one. But I really need my contacts I have been using this phone for more than 2 years and all my contacts are saved in it. Is there anyway I can get into my backup and see those files?
Are there any apps any free apps that help you browse or export your contacts saved in backup?”
Most people may have the same question shown above: how to view contacts saved in iPhone backup? When we use iCloud to backup contacts, here is the problem: you just cannot view the contacts. You still cannot have access to your contacts even if you use iTunes to backup your data. What you can exactly know is that you indeed backup your data in iTunes or iCloud but just cannot extract and view any information from the backup files. When in such situations, don’t feel anxious. Here, I have a method to help you view the contacts saved in your iPhone5s/5/4s/4 with iFonebox.
iFonebox is a data recovery for iOS and I have introduced this software in detail in the previous review. With iFonebox, you can not only view your contacts from iOS data recovery, but also from your iTunes backup. iFonebox is quite easy of use and convenient. It is easy as 1-2-3.
How to view contact backup files with iFonebox?
Download and install iFonebox. There are two versions: Windows and Mac.
Choose recover from iOS Device or Recover From iTunes Backup. Here, as I mentioned above, you have two choices to have a look at your contacts. One is connect your iPhone5 with the PC and this program will scan data automatically. And after the scanning, you can view your contacts including the deleted contacts. Of course, if you want to recover those deleted contacts, you can transfer them to your device directly. The other way to view your contacts is from iTunes backup files as long as you have synced your iPhone5s/5 to iTunes before. The process is the same the previous way.
To view contacts backup files in your iPhone5s/5 becomes not so complicated with iFonebox. If you have any ideas, please share with me.