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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6?

2018-04-10 18:16:44/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

"I am so annoyed that I have accidentally reset my iPhone 6S to factory default setting, so that all contacts on the phone are disappeared, and I can’t find any previous information on the iPhone. It is no doubt that the contacts are very important for me, which contain all phone number, e-mail address of my friends and some business partners. Now I'm anxious to recover lost contacts on iPhone 6S but I don't know how to achieve it, and there are no backup files on my computer. Thus, how can I recover iPhone contacts after restoring it to factory settings?"

Many iPhone users may have faced the similar situation above as there are lots of reasons may cause contacts on iPhone lost or deleted, like iOS update, iPhone damaged, accidental deletion, virus attack and so on. We all know that losing iPhone contacts can really drive you mad, especially when you realize that you don't have a copy. However, if you're unlucky to encounter any situation above, there is no need to be depressed any more because there is a good way to restore deleted contacts from iPhone X/8/7/6S/6/5/4S/4 without backup.

Part 1. Best iPhone Contacts Recovery Software You May Need (Must Read)

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Directly

Part 3. How to Retrieve Lost iPhone Contacts with iTunes Backup

Part 4. Easy Way to Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud

Which Kinds of Tool Will Be Your Life Saver?

Here, you may need to turn to a professional data recovery program for iPhone devices - MobiKin Doctor for iOS (Windows) or MobiKin Doctor for iOS (Mac OS X). It could be the best iPhone Contacts Recovery program for Windows or Mac users, and can help all users rescue the deleted, lost or formatted contacts from all generations of iPhone without any limitation. What's more, the program also provide the restoring mode of finding back your lost data from the iPhone backup files, so if you have backup files before, you can try the method according to your own needs.

Now, let's have a brief look of the best Contacts Recovery for iPhone/iPad/iPod.
- Restore lost or deleted contacts from iPhone devices directly, or you can also retrieve the lost iPhone contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup files;
- Not only contacts, other data like messages, call history, photos, voice memos, etc. can also be retrieved by the program as easy as 1-2-3.
- Support all models of iOS devices, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus/8, iPhone 7 Plus/7, iPhone 6S Plus/6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 4/2, iPod touch, iPod nano, etc.

3 Steps to Retrieve Deleted or Lost Contacts from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6S/6 without Backup

Step 1: Choose the Recovery Mode

To begin with, you need to connect your iPhone devices to the computer via its USB cable, then launch the program on your personal computer to bring up the start window. Select "Recover from iOS Device"  and click on "Start Scan" to scan and get back your lost contacts from the iPhone directly.

enter scanning mode

When the scanning is finished, data on your iPhone will be categorized and listed in the left column.

Step 2: Preview & Find the Contacts You Need

Hit "Contacts" option in the left panel and then you can see the detailed contents in the right panel. Go through them to find your target files ASAP, then mark the contacts you want to restore one by one. If you wish to restore the whole contacts list, you can check the all contacts with one simple click.

Step 3: Begin to Recover

When you have marked all contacts you need, you can hit "Recover" button on the bottom of the panel to begin to recover iPhone contacts on computer as you like.

restore iphone contacts

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How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts (Phone Numbers, Email Address, etc.) from iTunes Backup

You may have noticed that the above recommended tool also provide users with a function of "Recover from iTunes Backup File". So if you can't get back your lost contacts from the device directly, you can take this feature for a trial. Theoretically, if you have backed up your iPhone data with iTunes before, then you still have a big chance to retrieve your deleted contacts from the backup with the program. Below is the detailed steps for your reference:

1st click - Directly select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" after launching the program, and select the backup file of your iPhone, then hit "StartScan" button to conduct a deeply scanning on the backup files.

scan itunes files

2nd Click - After the scanning, you'll get the main interface and you can directly enter the "Contacts" category for checking the lost contacts by yourself.

3rd Click - Tick the contacts your wish to restore as you like, then hit "Recover" button to save them on your personal PC easily.

restore contacts from itunes backup

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Easy Steps on Recovering Deleted iPhone Contacts from iCloud

It is known to all that Apple provide users with iTunes and iCloud service to help their users backup iDevice data to avoid losing them by accident. So if you have tried to find lost contacts from iPhone or iTunes but failed, we strongly recommend you to try to find back your deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup. You can also achieve this goal with this software.

Now, let's check the simple tutorial together:

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backups" and then login into your own iCloud account with password. Then, you'll see all iCloud backups in the program for your choice to scan.

login to icloud account

Step 2. Tick the file type of "Contacts" and hit "Scan" button to scan all contacts list on the backups. After that, you can tick the specific contacts and hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

restore contacts from icloud backup

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