iPhone Contacts Recovery – How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS on Windows and Mac OS X

” I opened contacts and there were no contacts to display. My iphone 5 has deleted all of them, I had done nothing, no syncing, nothing involving icloud, it just did this for no apparent reason.”

Lost iPhone contacts? Don’t be upset, once searching from Apple discussion forums you may see it happens all the time. Nevertheless, we have to find ways of retrieving deleted contatcs, for prevent bigger loss. Here are 3 solutions I’d like to share.

1. Restore contacts from iTunes backup

If you have backed up iPhone before deleting contacts, now you can restore contacts from iTunes backup. Here are the steps:
1. Open iTunes on your computer.
2. Plug in your iPhone to your computer just as you would to sync it normally.
3. Locate the iPhone at right-top of the iTunes application window.

locate iphone from itunes window

iPhone iCon on iTunes

4. Click “Restore Backup” to restore your iPhone from previous backup. (Note: restoring will earase all your current data and settings.)
restore iphone contacts from itunes backup
5. Eject your iPhone and review the Contact list on your device. All lost contacts should be restored to your list.

2. Extract iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

If you don’t want to restore iPhone from backup (since you probably will loss current data including photos, text messages, contacts, etc.). In this case, the best choice is extracting lost contacts from iTunes backup files.
1. Free download iPhone contacts extractor.
2. Load iTunes backup files. Normally, the program will detect backup files on your computer automatically.
3. Preview all contacts information included in backup, and select which to be recovered.
4. Click “Recover” button and save contacts to your computer.

iphone contacts extractor

iphone contacts extractor

3. Recover deleted iPhone contacts without backup

If you never backed up your iPhone, you still can recover deleted contacts without backup. iPhone contacts recovery software can help you get back lost contacts, photos, call history, notes and other files without backup.
1. Free download iPhone contacts recovery.
2. Select “Recover Data from iOS devices”. If you are using iPhone 4/3GS, you need to enter DFU mode first, if you are using iPhone 5/4S, just follow the instruction to scan your iPhone.
3. Preview all contacts information included in backup, and select which to be recovered.
4. Click “Recover” button and save contacts to your computer.

iPhone contacts recovery

iPhone contacts recovery

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