2014/01/17

How to Extract Contacts from iPhone That Won't Turn on

how to extract  contacts from iPhone without backup
Extract Contacts from iPhone 

I have an iPhone 4 that is very much broken. I finally got my computer to recognize it, but it is locked with a passcode. The screen will not come on at all for me to enter the code so I cannot find a way to get the contacts off of it. I'm sure if I replaced the glass/LCD I could get it to work, but I've already bought an iPhone 5 so I really hate to have to do that. Is there any way to get these contacts off of iPhone 4 without entering the passcode from the computer?

How to Extract iPhone Contacts When iPhone is Passcode Locked/Won’t Turn on?


We always lost iPhone contacts or need the contacts from broken iPhone due to various reasons. So how can we successfully get the contacts back or out? Let’s learn the ways in this guide. To be brief, we have 2 methods according to different situations.

Situation 1: Recover Contacts from Broken (but can be recognized by computer as in the above case) iPhone If No Backup


If no backup, you need to extract the contacts directly from iPhone device. As we know, Apple iPhone has no disk drive so we have to extract contacts from the flash memory. It is not a big deal if we choose a professional tool –iPhone data extractor without backup.

With this program, you can recover or extract contacts directly from iPhone without backup. You can get the contacts stored on computer then never worry about its loss. Simple steps are as follows:

Firstly, downloading and running the program. After it, connect your iPhone to the PC. Wait until computer recognizes your iPhone.

Note: Any iPhone data recovery only works when iPhone is recognized by computer if you have no available backup to restore from.

Secondly, let your iPhone (if you hold an iPhone 4/3GS) go into DFU mode so that the program can scan your iPhone files.

Finally, after scan, you can see the entire recoverable files list on the left of this program. Then choose the category of what you want to recover, and click the button of "Recover" to save them on your PC. Both the lost ones and the existing ones can be recovered/extracted. In the final step, you need to specify a location for the extracted contacts or other files.

Situation 2: Extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup When iPhone is Lost/ Broken (cannot be recognized by computer)


Other situation is that you lost or broke iPhone and iPhone cannot be connected to computer. Then how can you extract the contacts from the backup without iPhone. It is east as well. In this situation, you need an iTunes data extractor.

It recovers/extracts files directly from iTunes and no need of iTunes. Just iTunes backup is needed. Easier steps than use of iPhone data recovery.

Step 1: Download the iTunes data extractor from official site. You can get the free version for a try at First. Run it and click “Start” to scan.

Step 2: When scan is done, you can get the preview files on the program. Tick you needed ones and press "Recover" button. Then the files on the backup are stored on your computer specified location.

If you want to learn more details on how to recover iPhone contacts, please click here.

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