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how can I extract my contacts from my iTunes backup?

by Teringlei / March 27, 2013 7:25 PM PDT

Owing to I have lost my iphone 4 last week, I am to buy one iphone 5, but I want to know can I get my iphone 4 backup files on my itunes,because I don't want to download them again, so I was wondering is there a way that I can extract my iphone 4 backup files to my new iphone 5? I am waiting for your every answer.If possible, please send me a detailed guide to operate. Thanks very much!

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When you get your new iPhone5,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 9:56 PM PDT

just connect it to your computer and iTunes will pop up and ask you something like, "would you like to treat this as a new phone?"
Answer Yes and iTunes will sync your new iPhone will all the apps, music, contacts, calendars that were on the iPhone4.

It's how people move from one iPhone to another when they upgrade.


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Extract contact from iTunes backup
by jacksonbird03 / April 1, 2013 5:18 PM PDT

To extract your contact you need a tool that can help to extract your contacts from iTunes backup file.
I recommend you some tools like:
Wondershare Dr.Fone (a Windows version) or Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) (a Mac version).
Not only your iPhone 4S, it also works for the latest iPhone 5, and other iOS

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(NT) Beware of Wondershare
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 9:43 PM PDT
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Wondershare spams a lot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 2:07 AM PDT

Minus gazillion.

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You can try the following
by Pepe7 / April 4, 2013 1:12 AM PDT
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There are two ways
by cecillovell2 / April 14, 2013 7:04 PM PDT

In fact, there are two ways for you to recover your deleted photos from iPhone. First, you can use a third-party tool to directly scan and recover pictures from your iPhone. Second, if you've synced your iPhone with iTunes, you also can regain your deleted pictures by extracting your iTunes backup file.
1. Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone
a) Make iTunes be automatically sync with iPhone.
b) Enter DFU mode and scan iPhone
c) Preview and recover iPhone contacts

2. Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone contacts?Link your apple iphone to i-tunes and Back up by choosing Preferences > Back-up from apple itunes, or proper-click on your own iPhone as well as choose support.
a) Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone 3GS
b) Preview and recover iPhone contacts
c) Do backup well

Resources: http://www.istonsoft.com/iphone/how-to-extract-iphone-backup.html

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extract my contacts from my iTunes backup
by Carsonl625 / July 4, 2013 12:55 AM PDT

If you are synchronized your contacts with the social networking sites you can recover the lost contacts very easily
You can also get the deleted contact list by extract your back up file
Open itunes on your system
Then plug in your iphone to your system
Then go to the Devices
Then select the iphone unders devices
Now select the option Restore From Backup by right clicking on the iphone device
Then select the option Restore
Now you can see all the contacts were restored on the iphone device

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Backup and Restore
by Joshuaclive / July 4, 2013 1:22 AM PDT

There are two ways to restore your contacts.


1) Connect your iPhone with computer using bluetooth or USB Cable.

>>Open iTunes

>>Go to "Storage"

>>Click on "Backup and Restore"

>>Wait for a moment.

Your contacts will be restored.


2) Open iCloud.

>>Enter Apple id and password.

>>Go to Storage and Backup.

>>From there Restore your contacts.

>>Close iCloud.

>>Restart iPhone.

You are done.

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how can I extract my contacts from my iTunes backup
by tsean526 / August 27, 2013 12:41 PM PDT

If you use iTunes as your iPhone manager, you should know there is auto backup generated by iTunes when you sync iPhone with it. Yes, iTunes has done the backup for your iPhone indeed. You only need to restore from the iPhone backup file (SQlitedb file) by iPhone Data Recovery.

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extract contacts from iTunes
by uniquech / November 17, 2013 4:47 PM PST

to hear about your experience. If your iPhone was backed up when the data were on it -- and you still have the backup -- it will be possible to
restore them with an iPhone Backup Extractor - iPhone Data Recovery. Load it up and browse to the
Media/DCIM/100APPLE folder and you should get your data. Here is the steps you can follow:
first, scan the backup file
second, extract backup files of iPhone
third, remember to backup
Hope it can help you. Good luck!

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