How to Extract Contacts from iPhone Backup File
Many people have the habit of saving their contacts information on the iPhone, so that they can contact with their family, friends or coworkers easily without going through the address book and type a long number on the phone one by one. However, data stored in the iPhone are always at the high risk of losing for various reasons, such as accidental deletion, iPhone stolen, failure of system upgrading, virus attack and so on. Therefore, more and more iPhone users are used to back up their iPhone contents like contacts, messages, photos, etc. to iTunes to avoid data losing situations. Generally speaking, when you've found something is losing or deleting from your iPhone and you have backed up these data before, you can use the iTunes to restore iPhone and then you will get deleted or lost data back. But you should know that those backup files are not permitted to access or preview on your desktop computer. And if you're only wish to get back the deleted or lost iPhone contacts, iTunes is useless here and you have to find a third-party app as your assistant.
MobiKin Doctor for iOS (Win/Mac) is a multifunctional yet easy-to-use program, that empowers you to retrieve or extract your needed contacts from iPhone backup file selectively or in a batch. And the extracted contacts will be managed in a HTML file, so that you can view them more conveniently. What's more, in addition to contacts, other data like messages, photos, call history, voice memos, bookmarks, etc. on your iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus can also be extracted and saved on personal PC in a readable, editable and printable file format. All in all, this program can works well as the best iPhone Contacts Extractor software on the market, and you'll never regret to own it.
By the way, in order to ensure all your needed data are kept in your precious iPhone backup file, please don't sync your iPhone to iTunes when you've found something is lost. Otherwise, some precious data may be overwritten.
Step-by-step Guide to Extract iPhone Contacts (Phone Number) from Backup
When the program is installed on your computer, you can directly launch it, and then select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode as your option here. Here is no need to connect your iPhone to computer.
Step 1. Select Backup File for Scanning
In the above window, you can find that all iTunes backup files on your computer have been scanned and displayed. You need to go through them and find the one of your iPhone devices, then hit "StartScan" button to begin to scan for files. Wait for a little while, the scanning will be finished. And you can see an interface just like below:
Step 2. Preview and Begin to Extract
Files on your iPhone backup file will be categorized and displayed in the left panel, so that you can quickly find your needed data according to the file type. Referring to extract contacts from iPhone iTunes backup, here you only need to click "Contacts" option in the left panel, and then go through the contact list to locate your target files. Mark these numbers you wish to restore and hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer very well.