How to Restore Contacts on iPhone

As we know, lots of people are troubled in how to get back their lost iPhone contacts. Fortunately, with the help of iPhone Data Recovery, you are provided two ways to recover your lost contacts of iPhone: one is recover deleted contacts from iTunes backup files on condition that you have backed them up previously, the other way is recovering the lost contacts form iPhone directly. Both of these two ways are very easy, you can complete all the operation steps with ease.

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If you want to know about how to recover lost or deleted iPhone contacts in two different ways, keep looking for more details from the tutorial below.

Part 1: How to Restore your deleted iPhone Contacts directly

Now, let’s check the steps of how to directly recover your lost iPhone contacts. If you are iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5C/5S/5/4S/4/3GS users, you can follow the steps below. Otherwise, you need to return to the first part for recovery.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Computer and Select your Device

First of all, you should install and run the program on your computer. Next, connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Get into the DFU Mode and begin to scan (For iPhone 4/3GS)

I. For iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5C/5S/5/4S user, you can scan your deleted iPhone contacts directly by clicking "Start Scan" button.

II. For iPhone 4/3GS, get into the DFU mode to scan your deleted iPhone files. Now, do as the following instructions:

  • 1. Hold your iPhone and click "Start" in the pop-up window.
  • 2. Hold both "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • 3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button but still pressing the "Home" button. Release "Home" button after another 15 seconds. Then you can successfully entered DFU mode.

Now ,you just need to wait the iPhone Data Recovery automatically scanning your iPhone for deleted data.

Step 4. Preview and Restore your lost contacts on iPhone

Preview "Contacts" in the list of scanning results on the left. Select those you need to recover and recover them on your computer by clicking "Recover" button.

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Note: In the scan results, you can see the data includes deleted ones and those still existed on your device. If you just want to recover those deleted ones, you can choose the button at bottom to only display deleted items.

Part 2: How to Restore the lost Contacts on iTunes Backup

Step 1. Select the Mode of Recovery

Please install and launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer at first. Then select "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

If you have backed up your iPhone previously, or synced another Apple device on the computer before, You can see several backup files in the window. Just select the right and latest backup version, then move to the next step by clicking "Start Scan" button..

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Step 2. Preview and Restore the lost Contacts

When you finish scanning, you can see many lost data files on the left below the name of your device, including Photo Stream, Camera Roll, Contacts, etc. Please click "Contacts" and select what you need to recover. And then click "Recover" to save your contacts on your computer. Done!

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Both of these two ways are sure to successfully recover your lost contacts. Now, you just need to choose one way you need and have a try!

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