How to Backup iPhone Contacts without iTunes

The contacts app on your iPhone stores phone numbers, email addresses, and a lot more. It will be time-consuming and tough to rebuild the same once you lose the contacts accidentally due to mistaken deletion, broken, stolen, or while upgrading your iOS. Therefore, it is important to create a backup of the contacts to your computer so that you can quickly retrieve them whenever you lose or delete a contact by mistake.

Tool You'll Need - iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Extractor

To transfer contacts from iPhone to your computer, you need an efficient tool. It is here that iMyfone D-Back iPhone data extractor Win or iPhone data extractor Mac comes into operation. It is a desktop application developed for Apple devices. With the help of this application, you could easily create a backup of the content on your phone or transfer the contacts to your computer. The following are the features of the program:

imyfone d-back iphone data recovery
  • It offers support for over 22 different file formats such as contacts, photos, videos, text messages that make it easy to extract any file from your device.
  • It supports also to recover lost/deleted data such as photos, text messages, voice memos, contacts from iPhone.
  • Supports to extract data from iTunes backup or iCloud backup selectively.
  • It allows you to view the files in the preview window so that you can select the important ones.
  • You can even fix loopholes existing and iOS without losing any data.

download-win download-mac


Backup iPhone Contacts without iTunes Using iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: Download and Install

You can visit the official website of iMyfone D-Back to download the trial version of the application. Install the software by following the guidelines.

Step 2: Launching and selecting the option

Start the program and from the left pane of the main screen choose “Recover from iOS Device” option.

Recover from iOS Device

Step 3: Selecting file types

Click the “Start” button to open a new window and mark “Contacts.” Press the “Next” button to allow the program to look for the available iTunes backup files.

Selecting file types

Step 4: Connect your iPhone to computer

If you choose to extract contacts directly from iPhone, then you may need to connect your iPhone to computer firstly. If you have backed up your contacts using iTunes, simply choose recover from iTunes backup and from the available backup files, choose an appropriate file from which you want to retrieve contacts and press the “Scan” button.

Connect your iPhone to computer

Step 5: Previewing the Contacts

iMyfone D-Back will display the extractable contacts in its preview screen after completing the scanning process. You can tick selective contacts or choose all and click “Recover” to retrieve the data.

previewing the contacts

Step 6: Saving the data

A small message pops-up asking you to select the destination to save the recovered contacts. Navigate to a folder and allow the program to complete the process. Now download iMyfone D-Back iPhone data extractor Win or iPhone data extractor Mac to back up your contacts without iTunes.

Windows version Mac version

Backup iPhone Contacts to Your Email

Apple allows you to create automatic backups with the help of iCloud. The other way through which you can create a backup of the content or backup of your contacts is by using email. With the guidance of this, you can easily upload or backup your iPhone contacts to your email like Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, and Yahoo. However, for the steps below we will use Gmail as the preferable backup email account.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” option.

Step 2: If you already have an active email account it will display on the next screen. If you do not have, then you can select “Add Account” before choosing Microsoft Exchange.

Step 3: In the following screen, you can add the preferred email account, its password and related information of the account.

Step 4: In the server field add “” and then type the same email address that you mentioned in the above step. Please note that the server and username changes according to the service other than Google.

Step 5: Press next and in the next screen ensure that the “Contacts” toggle is “ON.”

The procedure will automatically backup the contacts stored in your iPhone to the entered email address.

norton mcafee