Monday, June 6, 2016

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone?

As we all know, lots of reasons may cause contacts on iPhone lost or deleted, like iOS update, iPhone was stolen, iPhone damaged, accidental deletion, factory reset and so on. What a crazy thing it is when you accidentally delete some important contacts. 

There is no need to be depressed any more. Fortunately, you can have my recommendation here: a professional iPhone Contact Recovery (Reviews) can help you to recover your deleted data from iPhone, which is an easy-to-use tool to restore your deleted or lost contacts smoothly. Besides recovering contacts from iTunes backups/iCloud backup, both of the software can also help to scan and retrieve contacts directly from your iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.

Must Read: How to Recover deleted photos from iPhone (iPhone 6s Plus Included)

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is an easy-to-use data recovery that helps recover deleted or lost data whatever the reasons and whatever iOS device you're on. With it, you can recover deleted or lost contacts from iPhone even without any iTunes or iCloud backup. During recovery, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS allows you to selectively scan & preview, and recover only deleted contacts instead of the whole restore. Detailed contacts info like contact number, job title, address and email can be recovered with no doubt as well. Besides contacts, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS also can help you get back text messagescall historyphotosnotes, as well as calendars and videos, etc.

Nowadays, iPhone Data Recovery has always been a life saver for iPhone users and you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(Mac). Besides recovering contacts from iTunes backups, both of the software can also help to scan and retrieve contacts directly from your iPhone. All below is a description of how to perform iPhone Data Recovery. Read now to get back your lost contacts on your iPhone.

You can download the free trial version below to have a try.


Let's check detailed steps with the iPhone Data Recovery.

1: Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts from iPhone Directly
2: Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts from iTunes Backup
3: Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts from iCloud Backup

1: Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts from iPhone Directly

Step 1 Connect your iPhone and scan it

Connect your iPhone and run the Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. Then you'll see the main window as follows. Simply click on the Start Scan button to get it scanned.

Step 2 Preview and recover iPhone contacts

After the scan, you can preview all found data before recovery. Choose Contacts to preview, mark it and click Recover.

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2.Recover iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

You can restore your iPhone contacts from iTunes backup in two ways: directly restore the entire backup via iTunes, or selectively recover contacts from the backup via Wondershare dr.fone for ios. You can choose one the most suitable for you.

Restoring the entire backup from iTunes

1 Restore the whole iTunes backup file

Disable auto synchronization first, preventing your iPhone from syncing automatically:

For Windows users: Run iTunes, go to < Edit < Preferences... < Devices.

For Mac users: Run iTunes, go to < iTunes < Preferences... < Devices

Then connect your iPhone to the computer. Go to the "Devices" again, choose the backup file of your iPhone and click on the "Restore" button. When the restore is complete, your iPhone will restart and all the contacts in the backup is on your iPhone now.

2 Selectively recovering iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

Step 1. Scan the backup file

There will be a list of backup files displayed, after you click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the program's window. Choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan.

Step 2. Preview and recover your iPhone contacts

The scan only takes you a few seconds. All the contents from the backup file will be displayed in details. You can read them all. Then check the box in front of any item you want, and click the Recover button.

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3.Recover deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

There are two ways for you to recover contacts from your iCloud backup: Merge it to your iPhone or restore it to your iPhone.

Merge iCloud contacts on your iPhone: Go to Settings < iCloud. Log in to your Apple ID and turn off the item of Contacts. Then turn it on and choose Merge on the pop-up message. Then all contacts in the iCloud backup is back to your iPhone.

Restore iCloud backup to your iPhone: In this way, you need to set your iPhone as a new device by going to Settings < General < Reset < Erase All Content and Settings, and then choose Erase iPhone on the pop-up message. When it restarts, you can choose toRestore from iCloud Backup.

Apparently, the first way is highly recommended. If there are really special reasons that you can't do it by the merging way, the second way still can be an option.

One more way: recover only contacts from iCloud backup

Dr.fone also lets you extract the iCloud backup and selectively recover whatever you want from it, so that you don't need to restore the whole backup and reset your iPhone. If you want to have a try, you can download the trial version to try it by yourself. It only takes you a few minutes.

Note: When you're doing this, do keep your internet is connected.

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Not all of the ios recvery software is fit for you, and also not all ios recvery software is safe. But we can confidently ensure our recvery software is 100% safe to use.


Useful guides:

How to Copy a DVD to Phone (Apple, Android, Microsoft, BlackBerry)?
How to Recover Deleted Calendars on iPhone (iPhone 6s Included)?
How to Retrieve Lost Data from iOS 9 Devices?
Recover Deleted Contacts/Text message on iPhone 6S/6 (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4 with 3 Ways
3 Ways to Recover Deleted or Lost data from iPhone 6s Plus/iPhone 6s