How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone 6S/6/5S/5?
"I am so annoyed that I have accidentally reset my iPhone 5 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 5 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 6/5/4S/4 without backup.
Here, you may need to turn to a professional data recovery program for iPhone devices - MobiKin Doctor for iOS (Windows 8/7) 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 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 6, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 4/2, iPod touch, iPod nano, etc.
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" to scan and get back your lost contacts from the iPhone directly. After choosing the mode, you'll see an interface just like below if your device is not jailbreaked. Just follow the instructions on the interface to jailbreak your phone and hit "Start Scan" button to start scanning for files.
When the scanning is finished, data on your iPhone will be categorized and listed in the left column, and in the main interface, you can see something important about your connected iPhone, such as the phone's name, type, serial number, iOS version and so on.
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.
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Part 2. 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 data from iTunes backups". 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. (iPhone is not required to be connected to the computer)
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.
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. To reach it, you only need to download and install the tool by clicking the below links:
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.
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.