6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2011 2:24 PM by Nir_Alshek
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My iPhone 3Gs is broken and I cannot make it fixed as it was before (the motherboard is gone and so all my content is lost), but I did synced my contents on my Mac.

After my iPhone broke, I've purchased an iPad 2 and now I really wanna know how can I get my synced iPhone contacts (and photos and everything else that I can) from my backed up iPhone on iTunes.


Can anyone please help me with it? I really really need this.




iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
Reply by Jim VanLeeuwen on Jul 17, 2011 4:16 PM Helpful

From iTunes: Backing up, updating, and restoring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch software: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414


"If you upgrade or otherwise replace your device with a newer device, you may be able to restore the previous backup to the new device. You can upgrade one device with the backup from a different type of device; most settings will transfer to the new device.


Note: During the process of restoring your old backup to a new device, you may see the iTunes progress bar pause. If this occurs, please allow for additional time for the upgrade to complete."

See step 9 in the referenced restore instructions to see how to choose a previous backup.

Reply by Jim VanLeeuwen on Jul 17, 2011 5:17 PM Helpful

This utility claims to be able to extract contacts & pictures from your iPhone's backup file.  I haven't tried this, but the price (free) is right.  http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/

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