iPhone Contact Disappeared - How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts?

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan

iPhone Contact Disappeared

Lost all my contacts on iPhone? It happens because of iOS 12.1 update, factory setting iPhone, jailbreak iPhone, water damaged or restoring. If you have backed up your iPhone frequently with iCloud or iTunes. AND you want to restore all your contacts back to iPhone, you’d better check out this post > How to Restore Contacts for iPhone

And for those who are still reading this post, I bet you guys haven’t got a valid backup with iTunes or iCloud. Mama said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know that you're going to lose contacts on iPhone. But No Worry, I will solve all your problems.

iPhone Contact Disappeared - How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

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In the following part, I will show you how to recover deleted/lost contacts on iPhone. There are three methods mentioned as below. You can pick one that most fit your situation.

3 Methods to Recover iPhone Deleted Contacts:

  1. How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone
  2. How to Recover iPhone Deleted Contacts from iCloud Backup
  3. How to Recover iPhone Deleted Contacts from iTunes Backup

1 How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone

Step 1 Install and launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer and make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version(you can Install New iTunes Here ).

Step 2 Select iPhone Data Recovery (Recover data from your phone) in the interface.

iOS data recovery

Step 3 Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Your iPhone will be automatically detected.

Step 4 You will be directed to select the type of data you want to recover. All data including deleted data from the device and existing data on the device is checked by default. Just uncheck the boxes before all the other types and keep Contacts checked only. And click Start Scan.

Scanning iOS device

Step 5 The analyzing process will take one or two minutes, after which scanning device will start. You will see all your deleted/lost contacts in a short time.

Step 6 Preview the contacts by click over the names and select those you want to recover. You can check all contacts by put a tick on the box after the Contacts category. Then click Recover (You can recover contacts directly back to iPhone with a registered version).

2 How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

iCloud Backup have all contacts that you synced the last time. If you assure that the contacts that you want are backed up with iCloud, just follow our steps as below.

Step 1 Install and launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer and make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version(you can Install New iTunes Here ).

Step 2 Select Recover (Recover data from your phone) in the interface.

Step 3 Select Recover iOS Data Box on the bottom left.

Step 4 Select Recover from iCloud Backup File and Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID.

Step 5 Preview all your iCloud Backup with model, latest backup data and file size. Click Download button in the last left column after the iCloud Backup that you pick.

recover from icloud download backup file

Step 6 Only check Contacts in the pop-up window where you see an instruction that let you choose the type of files you would like to download. Note that it will take a quite long time to download the whole backup if you check all file types.

scanning icloud backup file overview

Step 7 Preview all contacts listed and select those you need and Click Recover.

3 How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes is simple and efficient. Before recovering iPhone contacts from iTunes, you must make sure that you have backed up iPhone contacts with iTunes.

Step 1 Install and launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer and make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version(you can Install New iTunes Here ).

Step 2 Select Recover (Recover data from your phone) in the interface.

Step 3 Select Recover iOS Data Box on the bottom left.

Step 4 Select Recover from iTunes Backup File, preview all iTunes Backup and pick one that possibly contains the contacts that you want to recover. Click Start Scan. (All data types will be scanned).

recover from itunes select backup file

Step 5 After the scanning, click Contacts in the left category sidebar and preview contacts in the right column, you can choose Only show the deleted in the drop-down list in the left-top.

Step 6 Tick the contacts and click Recover.

your contacts will be exported as csv or vCard to computer. See How to transfer contacts back to iPhone.

Read More: How to Backup iPhone


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