How to Restore Only Contacts from iTunes Backup

Contacts from your iOS device can vanish due to a number of reasons such as accidental deletion, corrupted data, a virus attack, or due to upgrade to iOS 11. It is easy to restore contacts using iTunes. However, if you are no fan of iTunes provided by Apple and don't want to use iTunes to restore all your content, and then you will have to look for third-party tools, which are capable of extracting content from iPhone or an iTunes backup file. Of course, you do have iTunes backup file. However, the problem with it is that you can just restore the contacts back and the process will wipe existing data.

In this post, we will consider the use of iMyFone D-Back, a iPhone data recovery tool that is capable of extracting content from the device and a backup file with ease. You will learn in detail about the guide that will extract contacts from iTunes backup file in a few uncomplicated steps.

Part 1. Introduction to iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac is a data recovery tool and helps in extraction of the iOS content in a few simple steps. The powerful algorithm helps in the deep scanning of the backup file or memory of the device. It then helps in selective extraction of the content according to the requirement. The secret lies in its construction, which quickly identifies over 22 different files format and data even from an iTunes backup file. Therefore, you can get back the lost content from the device directly or by using a backup file to restore particular content.

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Part 2. Comparison between iTunes Restore and iMyFone D-Back

  1. With the help of iMyFone D-Back, users stand a chance to identify over 22 different files types and extract them from a backup file or an iOS device. You can recover photos, messages, contacts, call logs, apps, app data, notes, and more.
  2. Rather than restoring a device with full data and wipe existing content, iMyFone D-Back helps in restoring selective data such as contacts, text messages, photos, music files, video files, and any other content. The best feature is the preview capability. You can have a glimpse of the content of the file in the preview window.
  3. With the guidance of iMyFone D-Back, you can restore contacts directly from iTunes backup file or iCloud file. You can even manage the information within a contact directly from your computer.

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Part 3. Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup via iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: iMyFone D-Back is downloadable as a free trial, which you can get it from the original website. After installation, from the primary screen, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” recovery mode.

choose extract contacts from itunes backup

Step 2: Choose the files format that you wish to recover.

choose file format

Step 3: Click the Next button and pick up the iTunes Backup file from which you wish to retrieve contacts. Select the preferred file and press Scan.

  Select the preferred iTunes backup files

Step 4: After completion of the scan, the program will display the recoverable contacts. Here, you can select a file to see its content in the preview screen. Use the feature to mark the needed contacts from the iTunes backup file. Once done, click the Recover button.

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Step 5: Clicking the recovery button will initiate the recovery process. However, you have to mention the path where you will save the files. Specify the path and wait for the program to complete the extraction process. After completion, you can navigate to the saving location to check for the contacts extracted from the iTunes Backup file. The process does not require you to restore the device or lose any data. You can now transfer the extracted contacts to your phone directly or even make necessary changes to the information and then copy them to your new device.

Given the advantages associated with iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac, you can quickly and in the simplest manner, extract contacts from iTunes Backup without the need to restore the device.

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