Ways to read contacts from iPhone from the backup file, it's possible!
We know that everytime you link the iPhone to Mac or PC. iTunes will automatically make a backup on computer hard drive. If you are Windows user. you can find the backup file located at C:/Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup. Unluckily, we are unable the read the backup file because no program can open this backup documents, even with regard to contacts from it.
What else we can do to view contacts from backup file?
Let's face it. We can only extract contacts from iPhone and make a copy of the contacts on computer as Vcard file, Which extention is .vcf. Though we can't read the file made by iTunes, we can view the vcf file on computer easily.
Things you need to extract contacts from iPhone
- Cucusoft iPhone contacts + SMS Backup >> Free download here
- iTunes installed
- Windows computer that runs Win XP, Win 7 or Win Vista
If you have install this iPhone contacts backup tool, you can launch it, now let's export iPhone contacts in SIM card. Click "Contacts" on the left bar of Cucusoft iPhone Contacts backup and all contacts (including contact groups) will show up on the right window. You can browser all iPhone contacts on computer or just type a name on search box to lookup specified one.
You can search the specific contacs on iPhone with this tool. Or you can click "Export" to backup iPhone contacts. All contacts have been saved on your Windows Platform computer as .vcf file.
Main features of Cucusoft iPhone contacts + SMS backup
- Export contacts from iPhone/iPad/itouch to PC or Outlook.
- Direct export contacts to Outlook, or export to a file.(.vcf file format).
- Backup contacts/Edit backup contacts.
- Direct restore contacts to your iPhone. ( jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad).
- Export SMS from iPhone/iPod touch to PC.
- Backup iPhone SMS to PC as .txt, .mht file
- Backup SMS/Edit backup SMS
- Direct restore SMS to your iPhone.( jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)
Now, open iPhone backup contacts file
1. The first way: Open the Vcard file with viewer.
There are Free software you can download to open Vcard file on Windows computer, we can call it Vcard converter or something like that. You can get it from Softpedia. Here you can download for free.
This program can convert VCard files to MS Word, MS Excel and CSV files, also displays VCard entries Displays and exports from VCard file contacts, application exports contacts in various formats including Excel, Word and Plain text. This is particularly useful for VCard Files extracted from Mobile Phones. This tool will enable you to convert any VCard to properly formatted MS Word and Excel files, as well as to Comma Separated Values (CSV) files.
2. The second way: Add Vcard file to email address book
The VCF file you extract from iPhone. So .vcf file is a standard file format for storing personal or business contact information, such as name, address, phone, e-mail address etc. May email can accept this format file.
We can add or import the Vcard file to email address book so that we can view it online with email account.
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