Is it possible to retrieve contacts from iPhone backup without iOS device

“My iPhone 5 fell out of my pocket when I was on a plane, I did not notice it till later. I called it with no response. it was gone. My problem is how can I recover my contacts and other stuff on my lost iPhone? Now I only have a Mac which has backup file in it, but I can’t restore from backup because I don’t have other apple products in hand. So I am wondering is it possible to retrieve my contacts from the backup without iOS device.” 


Actually, There are many iPhone backup extractor tools in the market; these iPhone backup extractor software could help you access to iTunes and extract contacts numbers/emails/names from backup, without iOS device is also feasible. you can also export these data to your computer to saved as readable file.

Below is a tutorial of how to use iFonebox (a professional iPhone backup extractor) to extract contacts and more from iTunes backup. (Learn more about the Best iPhone Data Recovery Review)

Firstly, Free download trial version:


Now please install and lunch the best iPhone backup extractor on your computer, here I running windows version, then you will see an interface below, choose the mode ”Recover from iTunes backup”.

If you are Mac user, see the guide.


if you deleted contacts on iphone and have no backup file, you can choose mode ”Recover from iOS device” to directly scan your iPhone to recover contacts number

A second later, all the iTunes backup files which you have synced your iPhone/iPad with this computer will be displayed here, just select the one for your iPhone5 and click “start scan” button to start scanning the backup file.


After scanning finished, all files in iTunes backup are extracted, just click contacts to preview the content include name, phone number, email, company, etc. you can also browse other ios data like photos, messages, notes, calendars, call historys, voice memos and so on.


At last, just tick off those data you need then click “Recover” button to save them all on my computer as readable files.

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