How to Recover Lost or Deleted iPhone Contacts
I have lost all my contacts after updating my iPhone 5 to the latest iOS 7 system. I can barely inform anybody else about it and get their numbers back. How can I get my lost phone numbers back as soon as possible? Is there any useful way to help me? It is really annoying me for a long time. I will be really grateful for your help.
The iPhone Data Recovery is a very practical device which can restore your deleted or lost contacts smoothly. It can help you to scan and retrieve your lost contacts directly from your iPhone. Besides, you can also extract your contacts from the iTunes backup when you lost your iPhone. iTunes can automatically back up your iPhone contacts and update it every time when you sync it. These are the two main methods to get your lost contacts back.
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Tutorial 1: Extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone contactsThis iPhone contacts recovery program enables you to recover contacts on iPhone from the backup files on iTunes, no matter you areusing iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone4, or iPhone 3GS, or you just lost it.
Step 1. Scan the backup fileNo matter you just lost your iPhone or you still hold it in your hand, don't connect or sync it with iTunes after you lost your contacts, to prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now.
If you have synced different iDevices with iTunes before, there will be more than one backup files, after you click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the primary window. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan". Then move further.
Step 2. Recover your iPhone contactsThe scan only takes you a few seconds. All the contents from the backup file will be displayed in details. You can read the content right now, no matter from the Contacts, but also from the Messages, Call History, Notes, and you also can preview the photos & videos contained on your iPhone.
To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click the "Recover" button, then you can save the content on your computer. You also can recover the other data, if you have a need.
The contacts you find in the scan result contain those existing in the backup file and those deleted from your iPhone before you made the backup. Both of them have their own color. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.
Note: This is the whole steps of Extract iTunes Backup to Recover iPhone Contacts, hope it can satisfy you. If not, you can get a rough idea of the second choice in the contents below: Directly Scan and Recover Contacts from iPhone 5/4s/4/3GS, it provides you an alternative method to Recover Lost or Deleted iPhone Contacts.
Tutorial 2: Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone 5/4s/4/3GS
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computerIf you didn't lose your iPhone, you can also use this way to retrieve your contacts. Connect your iPhone and run the program on your computer.
If you use iPhone 5/4S, you'll see the main window below.
If you use iPhone 4/3GS, the main window will appear as follows.
Step 2. Enter the device's scanning mode and scan itFor iPhone 5/4s users, you need to click "Start Scan" to directly scan your iPhone for deleted contacts on it.
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. hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. pressing the "Power" and "Home" button simultaneously for 10 seconds;
3. in 10 seconds, release "Power" button, while keep holding "Home" button for another 15 seconds until you get the message of successfully entering.
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 contactsAfter the scanning, you can preview all found data before recovery. Choose "Contacts" to preview, make it and click "Recover", you can save on all the contacts on your computer with one click.
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