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How to Restore Contacts from iTunes?

There are many different situations that we could lose our iPhone contacts, such as deleting by mistake, iPhone being stolen, device being damaged, system upgrade, etc. Luckily, I believe most users have the habit of backing up data with either iCloud online service or iTunes on your computer.

However, to restore those data to device with iCloud and iTunes backup file means wiping all your current content on iPhone. This kind of recovery is definitely not what you need.

Here, I will introduce you a far more powerful iPhone Data Recovery software. With it, you can easily recover exactly the contacts you need. It allows you to restore contacts from iPhone device, retrieve contacts from iCloud backup and iTunes backup.

In this article, I will show you how to restore contacts from iTunes backup file step by step. First of all, please download this software and install it on your computer.

Step 1: Select recovery mode

Launch the iPhone Data Recovery, and click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option. Then this software will scan and list all iTunes backup file on your computer.

iTunes backup file list

It’s up to you to decide which backup file based on the file name and the backup data you want to use.

Step 2: Scan iTunes backup file

Once you’ve chosen the proper file, click “Start Scan” button to start scanning the iTunes backup file. The scanning process will last a few minutes.

Step 3: Restore contacts

Once the scanning process is finished, all extracted data will be displayed and organized by types. Click “Contacts” category to view all contacts information.

Preview iTunes contacts

You can select all contacts or part of the contacts, and click “Recover” button to restore those contacts to your computer.

Tips: You can connect your iPhone device to computer via USB cable and restore the selected contacts directly to your iPhone device.