Extract Contacts from iTunes Backup

Copying Contacts from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad backups to your Computer

  1. Download and Install iBackup Extractor.
  2. Start up iBackup Extractor by double-clicking the iBackup Extractor icon on your desktop.
  3. Select a backup from the dropdown menu which you would like to access.
  4. Click the Contacts tab.
  5. Select the contact you would like to extract, and click "Copy as VCard"
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To view and retrieve contacts from your iTunes backup, click "Contacts" in the iBackup Extractor category list.

iBackup Extractor allows you to View and Copy Contacts from the iTunes backup of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to your PC or Mac. On the PC you can also copy contacts directly to your Windows Contacts or Microsoft Outlook. The instructions below also provide details on how to transfer contacts copied by iBackup Extractor to another iOS device.

Retrieving your iOS Device Contacts

In iBackup Extractor, click the Contacts button in the left panel. This will display the contacts you've backed up in iTunes.

iBackup Extractor has the ability to export your backed up contact information into vCard format so that you can put your contacts into other programs. vCards are files that contain contact information about a person or company that can be understood by just about any Address Book or E-Mail program available. For example, vCards can be generated or imported into Windows Address Book, Outlook Express, Yahoo address book etc.

To copy your backed up device contacts, select one or more contacts from the list of contacts in iBackup Extractor and click the "Copy as vCard" button. To select all your Contacts, use the Ctrl+A key combination. Then simply select the folder you want to save your vCards into. iBackup Extractor enables you to create a separate Contacts folder to save your contacts to.

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Importing saved vCards to another iOS device

Once you copied your contacts as vCards using iBackup Extractor, you can use your email or your address book program to import these vCards. If you are using Microsoft Outlook, open the folder where your contacts were copied and select them all using the Ctrl+A key combination, and drag and drop them to Contacts in Outlook. Outlook will open each contact and then click on Save and Close button to save each contact to your Outlook Contacts.

You can then use iTunes to sync Contacts you imported to Outlook or another address book program to another iOS device. Connect your other iOS device to your computer, open iTunes and chose your device under DEVICES in iTunes. Click on the Info tab in iTunes and check "Sync Contacts", chose your address book program and click on the "Sync" button.

Copying Contacts to Windows Contacts

This functionality is only available for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

To copy contacts directly to your Contacts folder in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, select the contacts required and click, "Copy to Windows Contacts". iBackup Extractor will export the selected contacts to your Windows Contacts.

Copying Contacts to Microsoft Outlook

To copy contacts directly to your Microsoft Outlook contacts manager, select the required and click, "Copy to Outlook".