How to Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts from iPhone

Contacts are one of the most important data in your phone, you create contacts to keep in touch with relatives, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. It's impossible for you to remember all their telephone members. So, it becomes annoy if you lost your contact data unless you keep the member in mind. Now, an useful third-party software can help you, that is the iPhone Data Recovery. It can recover your iPhone contacts, and it is compatible to many iDevices.

Owing to the newest version, iPhone Data Recovery can recover lost data in any iDevice including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And it can restore all kinds of files like contacts, videos, pictures, bookmarks, notes, calendar, text messages, and so on. The steps of the operation is easy and effective for you, just follow the steps that you can make it. There are there ways to recover you contact, now, you can follow the steps as follows.

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This article will show you two solutions to recover your iPhone contacts, let’s keep going now.

Solution 1: Scan and Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS

Step 1. Run the app and connect iPhone to the computer

After downloading and installing the iPhone Data Recovery app on the computer, run it and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer.

For iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, the main interface will shown as below.

For iPhone 4/3GS, you will see the window like this.

Step 2. Access the scanning mode of your device and do scanning

iPhone 4/3GS need to enter the scanning mode to allow the app scan your device and you can choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan. If you are iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S users, you can skip this step and only need to click "Start Scan" to directly and let the iPhone Data Recovery app to scan your iPhone for lost data.

For iPhone 4/3GS, follow the guide as below to get into the scanning mode:

1. Hold the device and Click the "Start" button on the window.
2. Press "Power" and "Home" buttons on your iPhone simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button, but still keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.

After that, you will told that you have entered the DFU mode successfully. The program will scan out all your data out and listed as follow.

Step 3. Begin to preview and recover lost contacts from iPhone

After the scan, all your data will be displayed and listed as follow, and you can preview them one by one. Here, mark the data you want and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Note: The data found here includes what you have deleted before and those data still on your iPhone now. If you only want to view your deleted ones, you can slide to "Only display the deleted items".

Solution 2: Restore iPhone Lost Contacts from iTunes Backup

If you want to recover iPhone contacts from iTunes, here you have two chooses: recover the entire backup via iTunes directly, or retrieve iPhone contacts selectively from the backup with the help of iPhone Data Recovery. If you lost all your iPhone data, you can choose to restore the entire backup via iTunes. Or you can selectively recover contacts from the backup via iPhone Data Recovery. Now, let’s keep going.

How to Recover the entire backup from iTunes backup

To prevent your iPhone from syncing automatically, you need to disable auto synchronization first.

Mac version: Run iTunes, then turn to < iTunes < Preferences... < Devices.

For version users: Run iTunes, then turn to < Edit < Preferences... < Devices.

Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer, then turn to the "Devices" one more time and select the backup file of your device and click the "Restore" button. After the restore, your iPhone will restart and all your contacts of iTunes backup are on your idevice now.

Step 1. Scan the backup file for deleted iPhone contacts

Launch the iPhone Data Recovery app and turn to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the interface. If you have ever synced your iDevices with iTunes before, you will find more than one iTunes backup file here. You just need to mark the one you want to extract & recover, then click "Start Scan" button to continue and the app will scan out your lost data automatically.

Step 2. Restore your iPhone contacts in one click

After the scan, you will find that both the data that deleted and existed are scanned out and displayed in a list. You also can slide to the top of the interface to "Only display the deleted items". Besides contacts, you are allow to preview lost songs, photos, notes, SMS, call history, bookmarks, etc. Choose the data you want to get back and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer in one click.

Solution 3: Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you want to retrieve iPhone data with iCloud backup file, please make sure that you have ever made iCloud backup before. Here are two ways for you to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup: Merge it to your iPhone and to restore it to your iPhone.

Merge iCloud Contacts on your iPhone

To merge iCloud contacts on your iPhone, go to Settings < iCloud. Then log in to your Apple ID and sign in. Then, turn to "Merge" on the pop-up message. After that, you will find all contacts in the iCloud backup are back to your iPhone.

Restore iCloud backup to your iPhone

In this method, you need to set your iPhone as a new device: "Settings < General < Reset < Erase All Content and Settings", and then choose Erase iPhone on the pop-up message. After restarted, choose "to Restore from iCloud Backup".

Is it wonderful? Now, download this useful iPhone Contact Recovery app to recover your lost contacts!

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