Some day, you were trying to organize your contacts and delete some ones you don’t want which however, you later realized that you actually need. But you have chosen to update to the latest iTunes as you think it is necessary to acquire better experience, unfortunately your iTunes backup file is corrupted after the updating. It is meaningless to regret about the updating, the urgent thing you should do is to find a way to recover the uncorrupted data.
Is that possible? If you want to retrieve the lost contacts
from corrupted iTunes backup file, the answer is definitely no. With iFonebox, a piece of third party software, which is proficient in recovering and exporting data like contacts, note, messages, messages attachments, safari bookmarks, calendars, reminders, voice memos, whatsapp messages, whatsapp attachments and photos etc from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as well as from iTunes/iCloud backup file.
How, you may wonder, why iFonebox
can export contacts from corrupted iTunes backup file? When you choose to create a backup file with iTunes, your backup file was stored somewhere on the computer with which you sync your iDevice through iTunes. The iTunes backup file itself is not readable, but the data, for example the contacts included in it can be extracted with third party software like iFonebox.
Even with iFonebox, the corrupted data cannot be recovered, only the undamaged data is possible to recover. So if you want to make sure nothing will lose if you choose to update the iTunes, you’d better create a backup on your computer by transferring all the supported data to your computer with iFonebox, especially for the contacts.
You can download a free trial version to have a try before you decide to pay for the full version.
Let me demonstrate how to export contacts from iTunes backup file.
Step 1: Install and launch the full version of iFonebox and then choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Select a backup file when you presented with an interface requiring of doing so.
Step 2: Choose Contacts to recover by clicking the icon of contacts on the interface where all the supported data types are listed.
Step 3: Preview all the exported contacts and do some modifications before transferring all the data back to the device or to the computer.
Note: If you iTunes backup file is corrupted, there are another ways to recover the carelessly deleted contacts
. One is directly from your iPhone or iPad provided that your device is not damaged and works perfectly. Another way is to restore your lost contacts from iCloud backup file so along as you have created one.