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How to restore Contacts after iPhone Upgrade to iOS 7

The last major iOS 6 update for Apple’s mobile devices was mostly hit, because Apple has launched the all-new iOS 7, featuring a radically overhauled interface, new Control Center, transparent animations and more. The new system will be available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, the iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation, likely due to some of the more powerful needs of the new OS.

However, if after updating to iOS 7, I lost all of my contacts.  Is there any way to get them back?

No matter you lost contacts on iPhone after upgrade to iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, the below methods I introduced all can help to recover lost contacts on iPhone.

It is easy to lost iPhone contacts, photos, text messages and other files after updating to the new iOS, and iPhone Data Recovery program comes to you and help to recover lost data in a simple way. It can recover contacts from your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS without iTunes backup and also help to recover your deleted or lost contacts from iTunes backup if your iPhone isn’t in hand. If you don’t want to lose contacts, you can transfer iPhone contacts before upgrade iOS. Now, let’s check the detail steps on two recovery modes.

recover iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7

recover iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7

Mode 1: Recover contacts from iPhone without backup

Step-1: Free to download iPhone Data Recovery and install it on your local computer. Then connect your iPhone with the computer and launch this program.
Step-2: Select “Recover Data from iOS Device”. If you are not iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S users, then following below steps to get iPhone into DFU mode:
1) Hold your device and click “Start” in the pop-up window.
2) Hold both “Power” and “Home” buttons for 10 seconds.
3) Release the “Power” button but not the “Home” button after 10 seconds. Release “Home” button after another 10 seconds. Then you’ll be told that you’ve successfully entered DFU mode.
Now wait when iPhone Data Recovery is automatically scanning your iPhone for lost or deleted contacts.
Step-3: After the scanning, you can preview the lost contacts on iPhone. Check “Contacts” in the list of scanning results on the left. Choose those you’d like to get back and click “Recover” to restore them on your computer.

Mode 2: Perform iPhone contact recovery from iTunes Backup

First step: Run the program on your computer, choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” recovery mode and all the iPhone backup files in your computer will be displayed. Choose the backup file of your iPhone and click “Start Scan”. Then you just need to wait for the scanning results.
Second step: Select “Contacts” in the lists of scanning results. Now you can preview the deleted or lost contacts and make your choice to recover whatever you want, by simply checking and clicking “Recover” button.

With the steps above, you can get back iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7 easily. Come on, give it a try!

iPhone contacts loss during iOS upgrade problems still haven’t been solved on the iOS 8, if you lost contacts on iOS 8 update, please click here for the solutions.

Last Modified: Nov 12, 2014

How to Transfer iPhone Contacts with 2 Simple Ways

How to transfer iPhone contacts to computer without iTunes?
Hi, I have an iPhone 5 and I use Exchange server account to sync my iPhone contacts with Google. I would also like to transfer my iPhone contacts to my computer (as a sort of an offline backup copy). I would rather not to use iTunes sync as it already deleted my old iPhone contacts once when I tried to transfer them to my Windows 8.1 computer. How is that possible?

I have seen many iPhone users finding the solution about iPhone contact recovery on the internet, if you are able to transfer contacts to PC, then you won’t be afraid of such problem.

In fact, there are three ways to transfer iPhone contacts. One is transfer iPhone contacts from Google, and the other is transfer contacts from iPhone to computer. Here are the details:

transfe iPhone contacts to computer

transfe iPhone contacts to computer

Way one. Transfer iPhone contacts from Google (gmail)
You can quickly export your Gmail Contacts list into a CSV file. Here’s how:

1 Sign in to Gmail.
2 Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
3 From the More actions drop-down menu, select Export….
4 Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.
5 Select the format in which you’d like to export your contacts’ information. Please note, some of these formats can lose some contact information.
– To transfer contacts between Google accounts, use the Google CSV format. This is the recommended way to back up your Google Contacts.
– To transfer contacts to Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or various other apps, use the Outlook CSV format.
– To transfer contacts to Apple Address Book, use the vCard format.
6 Click Export.
7 Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
8 Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Way two. Transfer contacts from iPhone to PC
iPhone Data Recovery not only is a recovery tool but also can transfer iPhone data to computer. Here I will introduce how to use iPhone data recovery program to transfer iPhone contacts in a few words.

Firstly, download iPhone Data Recovery and install in your computer. There are two modes for you to transfer iPhone data. Transfer contacts to computer from iPhone backup and transfer iPhone contacts to PC without back. I will introduce the first mode below, if you want to know how to do the second mode, visit:

# Launch iPhone tool and the program will identify your backup files automatically.
# Choosing the backup files of you, click “Start Scan” to scan all the contacts on your iPhone.
# Preview the scan files after the scanning.
# The last step is check the contacts you need to transfer to computer, click “Recover”.

Way three: Transfer iPhone contacts with iPhone data transfer tool like Tenorshare iPhone 5 Transfer.

For Mac users, you can transfer iPhone contacts to Mac by using iPhone Data Recovery for Mac versions.