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iPhone Lost Contacts: How to Get back Lost Contacts on iPhone

WRITTEN BY Tina ON June 18, 2015

After upgrading my iPhone 6, all contacts were lost. Fortunately, I have backed up iPhone data to iTunes previously. Do you know how to get back lost contacts on iPhone? Do I still get chance to recover them?

--David

Some users have reported that all of or some of their contacts disappeared after iOS update. While others may mistakenly delete or lost contacts from iPhone due to wrong operation, jailbreaking or factory resetting. When you confront with this issue, don’t be depressed or upset, because it is still possible for you to recover all priceless contacts saved on you iPhone. In this article, I will show you how to recover contacts from iPhone with a professional software.


iPhone Data Recovery is a reliable software to restore lost contacts on iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is an easy-to-use iPhone data recovery tool for users to regain lost contacts, text messages, photos, videos, call history and so on. You can use it to get back almost all data from iPhone with a few simple steps.


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Method 1: How to Get Back Lost Contacts on iPhone Directly
Method 2: How to Restore Lost iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backups
Method 3: How to Restore Lost iPhone Contacts with iCloud Backups

Method 1: How to Get Back Lost Contacts on iPhone Directly


Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer

Download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then connect iPhone to PC with USB cable. After that, your iPhone will be recognized in seconds. Simply click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone.

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Step 2: Scan iPhone for lost contacts

The program will start to scan your iPhone for lost data automatically. And you will see the interface below.

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Step 3: Preview and retrieve lost contacts from iPhone

After scanning, all found files of you iPhone will be displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one in details. Go to “Contacts” to take a preview then select the one you want, finally restore them by clicking “Recover” button.

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Method 2: How to Restore Lost iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backups


Note: If you try to restore lost iPhone contacts from iTunes backup files, do remember that you should have synced your iPhone to iTunes previously.


Step 1: Scan iTunes backup files on PC

Launch this program>select “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”> choose one backup file from iTunes> hit on “Start Scan”. Then all files will be scanned shortly.

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Step 2: Preview and retrieve lost contacts from iTunes backups

Once scanned, you can preview all data in the scanned result. To regain the lost contacts, go to “Contacts” and “Only display the deleted items” to preview and choose the items you want. After that, click on “Recover” to save them on your computer.

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Method 3: How to Restore Lost iPhone Contacts with iCloud Backups


Note: If you have only backed up iPhone data to iCloud, you can use this method to get back lost iPhone contacts from iCloud backups.


Step 1: Run the program and sign in iCloud account.

Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup Files” once you launch the program. Then sign in iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

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Step 2: Download iCloud backup to computer

After entering iCloud account on this program, you will see all backup files listed in specific order. Choose one backup file and click on “Download”. The downloading process will take you some time please wait patiently until the process is done.

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Step 3: Preview and recover lost contacts form iCloud backup

After downloading, you can preview all files including contacts specifically. Then choose the items you like to restore and then click on “Recover” button to regain lost iPhone contacts on your computer.

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These are the whole tutorials about how to get back lost contacts on iPhone in three different ways. With iPhone Data Recovery, you can release your trouble easily and quickly. For instance, if you accidentally deleted photos or other important files on iPhone, you can use this tool to smoothly recover deleted photos from iPhone.



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