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How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone

2013-11-08 17:30:53 / Updated by to How to iPhone
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"Lost phone numbers accidently on iPhone" is now become a heat topic among iPhone users. They are worrying if there is any solution to help them get their lost phone list back. There are several methods listed on the Internet to help iPhone users to retrieve lost data. Indeed, they can help you get your lost data back, but the steps are a little too complicated. iPhone Data Recovery can help you a lot. The method I will show to you is simple.
iPhone Data Recovery enables you to retrieve your missed data, including contact list. If you lost all your contact list by accident, there is no need for you to be worry. So long as you download iPhone Data Recovery (Mac), follow the steps listed and you can easily get what you want back.
Download the free trial version below to take a try.
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Today, I will show you two ways to get your lost data back. The first way is "Restore Contacts on iPhone Backup Files" and the second one is "Directly Recover iPhone Contacts without Backup".

Part 1: Retrieve iTunes Backup to Recover iPhone Contacts

This iPhone contacts recovery program enables you to recover contacts on iPhone from the backup files on iTunes, no matter you are using iPhone 5s or iPhone 4S. iPhone Data Recovery can help to find the contacts back on your computer. Besides contacts, it also can help to recover previous SMS, notes, calendar, call history, as well as lost photos and videos, etc.

• Step 1: Scan all the backup file
Don't connect or sync it with iTunes after you lost your contacts, to prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now.
Note: If you have synced other iDevices with iTunes before, there will be more than one backup files after you click "Recover from iTunes Backup File". Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan".

• Step 2: Get your lost iPhone contacts back
The scan only last a few seconds. All the contents from the backup file will be displayed in details.
To recover the contacts, mark what you want to recover and click the "Recover" button, then you can save the content on your computer.

Note: The data displayed in the scan result are in two colors. The one in orange is lost data, and the one in black is the existing data still on your iPhone. If you want to exclude the existing data, you can use this button to separate them: Only display the missing items.

Part 2: Directly Scan and Recover Contacts from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4

If you didn't lose your iPhone, you can also use this way to retrieve your contacts. Connect your iPhone and run the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer.
• Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer
If you use iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you'll see the main window as follows.

If you use iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, the main window will appear as follows.

• Step 2: Access the device's scanning mode and scan it
iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S users can skip this step. You only need to click Start Scan to directly scan your iPhone for deleted contacts.

For iPhone 4/3GS users, you need to click the Download button on the main window to download a plug-in for your device. Then follow the steps below to enter the device's scanning mode to scan it:
1. Click the Start button after connecting your iPhone.
2. Press Power and Home buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
3. Release the Power button after 10 seconds passed, but keeping holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
No matter which device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for lost contacts after you doing the steps accordingly.

• Step 3: 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.

With all steps listed above, you can get whatever you want back to your iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4. No matter which method do you choose, it is quite convenient for you to get your lost data back to your iPhone.

More information: How to Reset iPhone Settings and Contacts?

Your iPhone includes a world of features and applications that make it an exciting device. However, there are times when your device may crash, stop responding or stop working normally. Resetting your phone's settings and preferences is the simplest solution to the majority of these problems. Resetting your iPhone restores the device to the default factory settings without deleting the applications, songs and videos stored on your phone.

So what are you hesitating for? Download the correct version of iPhone Data Recovery on your PC and extract the lost contacts on your own.
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