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How to Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup?

“I deleted one of my contacts from my iPhone accidentally yesterday when I changed the phone number of it. I have the iTunes backup file. But I don’t want to use iTunes to restore my contacts, because that will overwrite my data on my iPhone now. How can I restore contacts from iTunes backup without wiping the data on my iPhone? Thanks in advance!”

One of our readers emailed us last week and we think many iPhone users will face this problem. Yes, iTunes is really useful when we need to restore our iPhone. However, restoring contacts from iTunes will overwrite the data on our iPhone. In this article, we will show you how to restore contacts from iTunes backup and won’t wipe your data on your iPhone now.

We will use iPhone data recovery software. It can scan your iTunes backup files on your computer and find the deleted or lost contacts in it. Then you can easily extract contacts from iTunes backup. It can also recover text messages, contacts, photos, call log, videos and other data from your iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Scan iTunes backup file

Free download, install and run the recovery software. The second option on the main interface is “Recover data from iTunes backup”. Click it and you will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. The software will detect iTunes backup file in the default location of iTunes. If you have changed the location of your iTunes backup file, you can use the software to browse and find it.

iTunes backup file list

1. If your iTunes backup is encrypted, you before you scan the iTunes backup file, you need to enter the passcode for it.

Find the iTunes backup file you would like to retrieve contacts from and click “Scan” button. The software will scan your iTunes backup file and find all the data in it.

Step 2. Preview contacts in iTunes backup file

Once it finishes the scanning, all the data in your iTunes backup file will be listed on the interface. You can easily find the “Contacts” section. Go to the “Contacts” section and you will find all the contacts here. Find the contacts you want to restore and preview the info in it.

recover contacts from iTunes

Step 3. Restore contacts from iTunes backup

Choose all the contacts you want to restore from iTunes backup and click “Recover” button. You will get all the contact you selected in your computer. You can easily check and save them in anywhere you want.