How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts
"Help! I recently lost my iPhone contacts by mistakenly resetting my iPhone, how can I restore them on my iPhone 4 without iTunes backup."
It's common to encounter the problems listed above for iPhone users and turn to forums asking for help. Good news now. iOS Data Recovery comes to you and will help you get out of the trouble.
iOS Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery software available in the phone market now. It can easily recover your lost or deleted iPhone contacts from iTunes backup. Also, it can retrieve contacts directly from your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS without iTunes backup, if your iPhone is available in hand.
You can get a free trial version download here to restore your lost iPhone contacts:
Follow our tutorial below and know more about how to recover lost or deleted iPhone contacts in two different ways - "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iOS Device".
- Part 1. How to Recover Lost Contacts from iTunes Backup
- Part 2. How to Restore Lost Contacts Directly from your iPhone
Install and run iOS Data Recovery (Mac) on your computer. Select the type of your device and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup". (Here we take iPhone 4 for an example)
Step 2 Scan the Backup File
If you have backed up your iPhone constantly, or synced more than one Apple device on the computer before, there will be several backup files displayed in the window. Choose the right and latest backup version, then, click "Start Scan" to go on.
Step 3 Choose and Retrieve Lost Contacts
After scanning, you'll be showed a list of lost data files on the left below the name of your device, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, etc. Check "Contacts" and choose those contacts you want back. Click "Recover" to restore those lost or deleted contacts on your computer. Done!
Step 1 Connect your iPhone to Computer and Choose your Device
To begin with, install the program on your computer and run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2 Select the Recovery Mode
Different from the recovery mode chosen in part 1, here you should select "Recover from iOS Device".
There are two options for different iOS device.
If you are iPhone 5/4S user, you can click "Start Scan" button to scan your lost iPhone contacts directly.
If you are iPhone 4/3GS user, you need to download a plug-in for your iPhone before scanning. Click "Download" to save them on your computer.
Step 3 Enter the DFU Mode and Start Scanning (iPhone 5/4S will skip this step)
You need to enter the DFU mode to scan your iPhone 4/3GS for lost data files. So follow the 3 steps below:
1) Hold your device and click "Start" in the pop-up window.
2) Hold both "Power" and "Home" buttons for 10 seconds.
3) Release the “Power” button but not the "Home" button after 10 seconds. Release "Home" button after another 10 seconds. Then you'll be told that you've successfully entered DFU mode.
Now wait when iOS Data Recovery is automatically scanning your iPhone for lost or deleted data files
Step 4 Check and Recover Lost Contacts
Check "Contacts" in the list of scanning results on the left. Choose those you'd like to get back and click "Recover" to restore them on your computer.
Note: The scan results include data that are deleted and still exist on your device. If you only want back those deleted ones, you can slide the button at bottom to only display deleted items.
Now, you just need to choose the right and suitable way for yourself when encountering the problem of contacts loss. The two ways shown above will certainly lead you to successfully get back your lost contacts. Try it now.
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