How to Restore Contacts from iTunes[2022 Updated]

Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by Ian McEwan
Restore Contacts from iTunes

Sometimes this situation happens to us: “OMG!!! I just lost my iPhone and my iPhone contacts disappeared, what’s worse, I have a very important meeting this afternoon”. Actually, there are a lot of people like him who are so unlucky that may experience the following situations: iPhone changed, upgrade failed, system breakdown, virus infection and password forgot etc. Therefore, there are lots of people might Google: “How to restore iPhone contacts?” or “How to restore contacts from iTunes?” Don’t worry, I would like to introduce two simple ways to get your contacts back.

Guide List:

Method 1: Restore Contacts from iTunes backup


  1. By using this way, not only your contacts, but also other lost data will be restored from iTunes backup forcedly. So you cannot only restore contacts from iTunes backup.
  2. You cannot preview or manage your contacts information through iTunes backup.
  3. All your current data on iOS device will be replaced by the contents of the backup, such as Photos, Videos, settings and so on. (So if you would like to preview and restore the contacts you need, you can choose Method 2.)
  • Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and then run your iTunes.
  • Step 2. Choose your iPhone under the “device” listing below and then click the “Restore Backup” button.
  • Step 3. Select the latest backup and then click “Restore”.
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Selective Restore Your iPhone Contacts, Photos, Messages,etc. from iTunes Efficiently.

  1. It’s fully compatible with the latest iOS 11 and iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus as well as other iOS devices.
  2. You can recover almost every data types, such as Contacts, Photos, Video, WhatsApp and so on.
  3. There are four efficient recovery mode can be selected: “Recover from iOS devices”, “Recover from iTunes backup”, “Recover from iCloud backup” and “Smart Recovery”.
  4. There’s no need to worry about data loss when you fix iOS issues.
  5. Can recover Contacts even though under the situations below: Screen or System crash, accidental deletion, forgotten password, lost or stolen device.

As mentioned above, iMyfone D-Back is a very convenient software with multiple functions. It’s so easy for you to restore contacts and other data if you have backup data to iTunes and iCloud. So let me show you how to restore contacts from iTunes backup via iMyfone D-Back.

  • Step 1: Finish the installation, and then select the “Recovery from iTunes Backup” recovery mode.
  • Recover Contacts from iTunes
  • Step 2: Choose the Contacts file to recover (you can also select other data types to recover at the same time, such as Third-Party IM APP, Photo & Video).
  • D-Back Recover from iTunes Backup
  • Step 3: Click the “Next” button, the iMyFone D-Back will show a list of iTunes backup files, select the one you want to retrieve contacts and then click the “Scan” button.
  • D-Back Recover from iTunes backup Select backup
  • Step 4: Preview the recoverable contacts after the scanning is completed, and then mark the contents you would like to recover from iTunes backup, click the “Recover” button.
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  • Step 5: Remember to specify a folder as your recovery path, the recovery file will save in the folder after the completion of the process. And then navigate to the holder to transfer the extracted contacts to your new iPhone or iOS device.

These two methods can help to restore contacts from iTunes backup, obviously, as you can see, using iMyFone D-Back is more convenient.

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  1. iMyFone D-Back allows you to preview the recoverable contents before restore.
  2. You can choose the specify contacts to recover, but not force you to select all the data.
  3. Not only your contact, you can also recover text messages and call history from iPhone optionally. What’s more, you could also free to recover your Photos, Videos, WhatsApp, and Skype data.
  4. Apart from iTunes backup, iMyfone D-Back also provides you Smart Recovery mode and Fix iOS system.