How to Recover Lost or Deleted iPhone Contacts

Some people accidentally deleted their contacts from iPhone. Is there any useful methods to get back the contacts from iPhone?

There is no need to be depressed any more. Fortunately, iPhone Contact Recovery 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. There are two main ways to get your lost contacts back. One is retrieving contacts from iPhone directly. The other one is restoring iPhone contacts from iTunes backup.

Download the free trial version of iPhone Contacts Recovery below to have a try.

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Part 1: Recover iPhone Contacts by extracted iTunes Backup

This iPhone contacts recovery program enable you to restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup, no matter you are using the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone4, or iPhone 3GS , or you just lost it.

Step 1. Scan the backup file

Note: To prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now, please do not connect or sync your iPhone on iTunes after you lost your contacts.

If you have ever synced different iDevices with iTunes before, there will be show you more than one backup files after clicking "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan".

Step 2. Restore your contacts from iPhone

The scanning may cost you a few seconds. You can find all the contents on the backup file displayed in details. The data presented in the scan result is clear, organized and in original quality. You can preview all data in the scan result except for video files.

To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click the "Recover" button, then you are successfully save the content on your computer. If you have a need, you also can mark message, photos, notes and other data to restore them.

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Form the scan result, you can see those existing in the backup file and those deleted from your iPhone showed in different colors. You can separate them by clicking "Only display the deleted items".

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Part 2: Directly scan and recover contacts on iPhone

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer

After downloading and installing the program, then run it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S user, you can click "Start Scan" button directly.

For iPhone 4/3GS user, you can choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan.

Step 2. Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it

iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users need to click "Start Scan" to directly scan your iPhone for deleted contacts on it. For iPhone 4/3GS users, follow the steps below to enter the device's scanning mode to scan it:

  • 1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
  • 2. Pressing the "Power" and "Home" button simultaneously for 10 seconds;
  • 3. In 10 seconds, release "Power" button, while keep holding "Home" button for another 15 seconds until you get the message of successfully entering.

Whichever device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone according to your lost contacts after you doing the steps .

Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone contacts

You can preview all found data before recovery after the scanning. Choose "Contacts" to preview, then mark the ones you wanted and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer easily.

Now, download this iPhone Contact Recovery software to have a try!

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