How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone


Read this article to know how to get back your deleted contacts on your iPhone. Get to know about the different available methods and tools available to recover deleted contacts from iPhone

How well do contacts work for you in communicating in depth with your friends or family members? How much do you rely on it in your daily life and work? I guess most people would consider communication as an indispensable part of their life. And Contacts, the app on Smartphone, provides people an easy and quick way to communicate with someone. If the contact is missing for some reasons like accidental deletion, update failure, or some other system problems, can you get back deleted contacts on your iPhone? If you can, how do you get your iPhone contacts back?
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Can I Get Back Deleted Contacts on My iPhone?


Generally speaking, the contacts you deleted are still stored on your iPhone in the form of deleted files. These deleted files will be stored on iPhone until some new data be brought into the iPhone to replace it. That means you still have the chance to access them and get them back by using some professional recovery tools.

Of course, if you don't want to use any third party tool, you can also find back the deleted contacts by restoring from iTunes or iCloud if you have previously made a full backup of your iPhone. So now comes the question, how to recover deleted contacts with/without backup?

How Do I Get My iPhone Contacts Back with/without Backup?


To help you recover deleted contacts with/without backup, we prepare 4 ways for you to try. Each of them has its pros and cons. Method 1 to Method 3 apply to people who have made a backup for iPhone to iTunes or iCloud or synced to iCloud.com, all of them are very easy to operate. But with these methods, all your current data will be erased by the backup files, so you are s suggested to back up your iPhone before restoring. And the last method aims to restore deleted contacts whether you have a backup or not, without erasing.

Method 1. How to Restore Deleted Contacts from iCloud.com
Method 2. How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from iCloud Backup
Method 3. How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes
Method 4. How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts with PhoneRescue[without Backup]

Method 1 How to Restore Deleted Contacts from iCloud.com


Restoring contacts from iCloud.com is a good choice for users who have ever synced their iPhone contacts via iCloud. If you have synced, just restore deleted contacts by following the below steps.
  1. Go to iCloud.com in a web browser > Enter your Apple ID and password.
  2. Sign in to iCloud
  3. If you have turned on two-factor authentication, you need to enter the code that you received on a trusted device.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Settings in iCloud
  6. In the Settings, scroll down to choose Restore Contacts under Advanced.
  7. Restore Contacts from iCloud.com
  8. Choose an archive of contacts to restore the contacts from iCloud to your iPhone.
  9. Choose an archive of contacts to restore the contacts from iCloud
  10. Wait until iCloud finishes restoring your contacts before you change them. While it's restoring them, any changes you make aren't saved.

Method 2 How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from iCloud


Restoring iPhone from iCloud is a way to restore the whole backup including contacts, messages, notes, photos, and more other data to your iPhone. Notably, by using this method, you need to erase your iPhone first, and then restore iPhone from iCloud backup. If you want to recover contacts to a new iPhone, this method is a nice choice. If you want to restore deleted contacts to your current iPhone, you need to back up your iPhone before restoring.

Step 1: Erase All Contents and Setting on iPhone
  1. Go to your Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to tap Reset.
  4. Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
Erase All Contents and Setting on iPhoneStep 2: Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup
  1. Open your iPhone and choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
  2. Sign in your account.
  3. Choose a backup to restore.
Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

Method 3 How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes

Restoring contacts from iTunes will erase all data currently existing on your iPhone, so you need to make a back up for your iPhone before restoring or directly move to Method 4 to restore iPhone without erasing.
  1. Launch the latest iTunes on your computer (Mac or PC).
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer.
  3. Right-click your iPhone under the Devices list and click "Restore Backup".
  4. Select the latest backup entry appearing under the most recent date and click "Restore".
Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes

Method 4 How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts with PhoneRescue [Recommended]


As you can see, there are so many restrictions to restore contacts on iPhone by restoring from iTunes or iCloud. For example, both of them need to erase your current data on the iPhone. Besides, restoring from iTunes has a requirement for the computer and the version of iTunes.

To solve these problems, we recommend you to use a comprehensive and powerful iPhone data recovery – PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you selectively restore contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup, without erasing. Even without any backup, it can also help you recover deleted contacts from the iOS device directly. Or, you can also click here to know how to use PhoneRescue to retrieve deleted text messages: https://www.imobie.com/support/retrieve-deleted-text-messages-on-iphone.htm?ref=tech-4

Now, you can download PhoneRescue for iOS to your computer and follow the instruction below. Here is the download link:
https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/ios-data-recovery.htm?ref=tech-4
How to Recover Contacts from iPhone by Using PhoneRescue

The Bottom Line


That's all methods on how to recover contacts from iPhone. You can select the most available one according to your needs. Hope this guide helps you out. If you have any other questions, please leave your problem in the comment section, we will try our best to help you solve it. Good luck!


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