Are you searching for a way to extract your Viber contacts from an iPhone? We have good news for you: you’re in the right place! In just a few minutes you will learn how to recover your Viber contacts from the iPhone backup.
There are two steps to achieve this:
- Identify and then extract the database where the contacts are stored
- Convert the database content to a readable format
Step 1: Identify and extract the database from the backup
In order to start the recovery of Viber contacts from an Apple device, follow the next steps:
- Download iPhone Backup Extractor and install it on your computer. You’ll have to choose between Mac and Windows, depending on your operating system.
Once you have your iTunes or iCloud backup in iPhone Backup Extractor, before clicking on "Expert Mode". Go to
Contacts.data, click on “Extract” and choose the folder where you want to extract the database.
Viber contacts are stored in the
That’s it! Now you have the database of the Viber contacts extracted on your computer. Let’s go to the next step.
Step 2: Convert the extracted database content in a readable format
To get the data from the
Contacts.data database you need a tool able to read the content of this SQLite file. We've got a document here on how to pick the right SQLite tool Our instructions below assume you're using "SQLite Manager".
To extract the Viber contacts, do this:
Open the SQLite Manager and click on
Connect databasefrom the top menu and go to the folder where the
Contacts.datafile is stored.
Change the file extension from
.sqliteto "All files" in SQLite Manager then select the
Once the database opened, click on
ZABCONTACTthen select the "Browse & Search" tab. You’ll see the Viber contacts in the database. The contacts are available in two separate columns:
ZSUFFIXNAME(name and surname).
You have two options now:
Select all the rows, then click right and choose "Copy row(s) as CSV (MSExcel compatible)". Create a separate Excel file, open it, then paste the copied data in the spreadsheet.
Another option is to export the table to a
.CSVfile. To do this, click on
Exporttable from SQLite Manager's top menu. Then choose the format of the file and confirm the action. You’ll be asked where you want to save the data. Once you confirm the destination folder, the
.CSVfile will be generated and saved on your computer.
That's it! Now you have all the Viber contacts extracted from your iPhone.
The number of Viber users has considerably increased and at the moment there are more than 754 million registered users worldwide. If you’re one of them, we hope this guide helped you to recover the Viber contacts from your device.
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