The Contacts app on your iPhone holds your entire address book which includes emails, phone numbers, address and a whole lot more. iExplorer allows you to access your iPhone contacts data from your computer and export or copy that information as you please. Using drag-and-drop or bulk exporting you can instantly backup everything or just copy specific conctacts in a snap. With iExplorer, you can export your contacts directly to the universally accepted VCard format on your Windows PC or directly to your Contacts app on your Mac.
If something happened to your iPhone, and you previously backed up your iPhone using iTunes, than iExplorer can even access your contacts directly from that backup without even needing to connect to your device!
What you will need
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
- USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Before you begin
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iExplorer can read and export the contacts in your iPhone's Address Book that are either on your iPhone or ones that have been saved in an iTunes Backup already on your computer. This tutorial walks through both possibilities.
Access iPhone Contacts on Your Computer
Access Contacts from an iTunes Backup of an iPhone
When you create a backup of your iPhone using iTunes, your contacts are saved to your computer, but they get buried deep within various semi-encrypted databases. iExplorer can do the heavy lifting for you and make these contacts readily available so you can read and export them on your computer.
To access contacts from an iPhone Backup, first open iExplorer, then click Explore Backups. From the left column, under the Browse iTunes Backups section, select the backup you want to use. Then within that backup select, Contacts.
Exporting iPhone Contacts to Computer
After clicking on Contacts for either an iPhone backup or a currently connected iPhone device, iExplorer will load your address book database. On the left column, you'll see your contact groups, next there's a column listing all the individual contacts within that group and on the far right are the contact details.
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