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Top 3 Ways to Recover Deleted, Lost Contacts on iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S

Feb. 4, 2014 10:36 am / Updated by Bobby Hills to Mobile Phone Tips
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Contacts mean a lot for everybody. If you accidentally deleted your important contacts on iPhone, or iOS 8.2 update wiped all your contacts and other data, your heart sunk into the pit of your stomach. Fortunately, there are several ways to get the lost iPhone contacts back.

To help you out, we include 3 ways to recover lost contacts on iPhone, including easy and straightforward iPhone Data Recovery.

1. Restore iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

If you have ever synced your iPhone or backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup file.

Note: Keep in mind that iTunes will replace the current data on your iPhone with the data containing in the backup file. If you insist on using it, see following steps:
  • Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer that has your backup.
  • Step 2. Choose "File" > "Devices" > "Restore from Back up".

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2. Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you're using iCloud to back up your iPhone, it's easy to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup.

Note: Unfortunately, to restore your iCloud backup, you will need to erase your device as well.

3. Recover iPhone Contacts without iTunes

Actually, no matter you have iTunes/iCloud backup file or NOT, you can recover lost contacts from iPhone by using iPhone Data Recovery. It can recover deleted, lost, wiped or missing contacts from iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and lower models either from iTunes backup or directly from device without backup.

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For whatever reasons, you lost contacts. For example:

Here are steps on how to retrieve lost contacts on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S.

This iPhone contact recovery provides 3 recovery modes:

Retrieve contacts directly from iPhone without backup

If you have never backed up your iPhone, the mode "Recover Data from iOS Device" can perfectly help to recover contacts from iPhone without iTunes or iCloud backup.

Restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

If you have ever used iTunes to sync or backup your iPhone, the mode "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" can help you. It doesn't require connecting your iPhone with computer, so it is helpful if your iPhone is lost, or severely-damaged, or can't be recognized by iTunes.

3. Restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

If you have backed up your iPhone with iCloud before, the mode "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" can help you.

Done. From now on, remember to keep your iPhone contacts safe. If you unfortunately lost them, use iPhone Data Recovery to get them back instantly. This software also supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

Note: If you lost data stored on iPhone SD card, you can try Card Data Recovery which will help you get back all the data promptly.

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