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How to Recover Deleted/Lost Contacts from iPhone

“Please help! I accidentally deleted some important contacts on my iPhone. I don’t have any backup for them and what’s worse, I need them badly. Is there any way to recover deleted contacts from iPhone without backup? Thanks in advance!”
Asked by Amy

If you have the same question with Amy, read this article carefully. In this article, we aim to introduce iPhone users how to restore deleted or lost contacts from iPhone with and without backup. Basically, you can recover deleted or lost contacts from iPhone directly if the contacts are not overwritten by new data with iPhone Data Recovery. If they are overwritten, this iPhone contacts recovery can scan your iPhone backup and find them for you easily.

We have 3 parts in this article.

Before we recover contacts from your iPhone, you need to download and install iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer first. It can scan your iPhone and iPhone backup to find the deleted or lost contacts for you. You can preview them and recover any of them to your computer.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone without Backup

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. You will see the following interface.

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Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. This contacts recovery program will detect the connection and load your iPhone to its interface as soon as possible.

Step 2. Scan iPhone to Find Deleted or Lost Contacts

Click “Scan” button on the interface, this program will begin to scan your iPhone and find the contacts you want to get back. The scanning process will take some time, please wait patiently. After scanning, you will see all your iPhone data on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can use it to find the deleted or lost iPhone contacts easily.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

Go to the “Contacts” section on the data menu and you will see all the iPhone contacts on the interface. The deleted or lost contacts are in red. You can find the contacts you want to get back easily. You can also search the contacts you want to find them faster. This program allows you to preview the contacts before recovering. You can check the phone number, contact name, job title, birthday, email address and other data you had before. After selecting all the deleted contacts you want to get back, click “Recover” button on the interface. This program will recover deleted contacts from iPhone to computer as soon as possible.

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How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account

Run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer and select the “Recover Data from iCloud Bacup” option on the main interface. You will be allowed to log in your iCloud account on the interface. It is 100% safe and you won’t lose any personal data from your iCloud account. This program won’t check any other data besides iCloud backup file in your account.

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Once you enter you iCloud account successfully, you will see all the iCloud backup files in your account. Select the backup file includes the contacts you want and download it to your computer.

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Step 2. Download and Scan iCloud Backup to Find iPhone Contacts

After downloading the iCloud backup file to computer, this recovery program will scan it deeply to find all the data in it. It will list all the data including the contacts on the interface after scanning. You can find the iPhone contacts you want to extract easily.

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Step 3. Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

Click “Contacts” on the data menu and you will see the contacts in your iCloud backup file on the right side. Choose and preview the contacts you would like to get back. Select all the contacts you want to recover from iCloud backup file and click “Recover” button. You will get all the selected contacts on your computer soon.

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How to Recover Contacts from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup to Find iPhone Contacts

Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” option on the main interface of iPhone Data Recovery. You will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. You need to select the iTunes backup files of your iPhone. Click “Scan” button, this program will scan your iPhone iTunes backup file deeply to find the contacts and other data in your iTunes backup file. After scanning, you will find all the data in your iTunes backup file on the interface with a data menu on the left side.

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Step 2. Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

On the data menu, click “Contacts” section on it. You will see all the contacts in your iTunes backup file. Select the contacts you want to get back and click “Recover” button on the interface. This iPhone Contacts Recovery will recover selected contacts from iTunes backup to computer.

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iPhone Data Recovery can scan your iPhone and iPhone backup file to find the deleted or lost contacts for you. You can easily recover deleted/lost contacts from iPhone easily with this program. Besides contacts, you can also recover deleted iPhone text messages, photos, videos, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp messages and other deleted data to computer.