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How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts after iOS 10 Update

“Hi, Can someone help me please. I updated my iPhone 6s to iOS 10 last night and I lost all my contacts !!! Is there anything I can do to recover? Thank you in advance.”

If you find that your contacts have disappeared from your iPhone after updating to iOS 10? In fact, it is one of the most common problems you may encounter in every iOS update. In this post we will tell you some basic tips that you could have a try to recover the contacts you have lost after iOS 10 upgrade.

4 tips for the missing contacts on iPhone with iOS 10

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1. Check if your contacts are stored on iCloud by logging on the website iCloud.com. If all your contacts are there, try the tips below:

Unlock your iPhone, go to Settings> iCloud, check if the account that you connect is correct, and make sure you enable the “Contacts”.

If the option is enabled and you are connected with the correct account, you can try to enable the “Contact” again by the button go from gray to green. If it asks you to delete contacts on iPhone, laissez faire, it is because you backed up your contacts to iCloud.

2. Start or restart Forced be useful

You can try restarting your iPhone, or force a restart by pressing the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button, and hold down this button for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. This is useful for some users to recover missing contacts from iPhone after updating to iOS 10.

3. Restore your iPhone with iTunes/iCloud backup

Before restoring, you’d better make sure all your contacts are stored on the backup. If so, restore it. Or just extract the contacts from backup without deleting the content and settings on your iPhone.

4. Use a third party software to find lost contacts after iOS 10 upgrade

Sometimes, no backup available to recover your lost iPhone contacts after iOS 10 update, you can try an iPhone Data Recovery Software from Tenorshare. After downloading and installing this software, and connect your iPhone to the computer, you can easily use it to scan and recover deleted or lost contacts on your iPhone after iOS 10 upgrade.

Lost Contacts on iPhone? Causes and Avoidance!

My friend Roger, who is a businessman, said “Very annoyed with iPhone, I always don’t know when I would lose my contacts, and I’m afraid that I would lose some important business associate.”

Yeah, we can’t predict the iPhone contacts when and how to lose, however, we can avoid the operations may lead to contacts gone as possible.  Here I will list all the iPhone contacts missing reasons and the possible avoidances.

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Top 1: Delete

Accidentally deleted contacts is the most common situation, the contacts may deleted by yourself or others, and even deleted by iPhone with unknown reasons.

Method: Before you tap the delete icon to remove contacts, please think twice. Backup iPhone contacts are a great way to prevent contacts lost.

Top 2: iOS Upgrade/Downgrade

Update iPhone to iOS 8/iOS 7 or downgrade also easy lead to contacts loss. Can’t believe? You can pay attention to the person who uses iPhone on Twitter. I have seen so many people complain that they lost contacts thanks to the iOS 8 upgrade.

Method: Follow this Twitter http://twitter.com/DataRecoveryiOS and you can get the latest solutions for iOS 8 lost contact recovery.

Top 3: Factory Restore

The reasons we factory reset iPhone most because we want to wipe all the data or some error occurred that we have to restore iPhone back to normal.

Method: Factory restore is the most complete way to delete iPhone contacts. But we still able to get them back. Please follow this instruction: recover iPhone contacts after restore.

Top 4: iPhone Broken, Water Damaged

Once your iPhone broken screen or water damaged, your contacts lost most because you can’t turn on your iPhone that you want to get back files, or the repair operation may result contacts loss.

Method:   If your iPhone still can turn on, recover data from iPhone without is possible. Otherwise, you just can regain contacts through iTunes or iCloud.

Top 5: iPhone Lost or Stolen

This situation also happens frequently especially when you got a new iPhone.  It’s difficult to track lost iPhone even you have enabled “Find My iPhone”.

Method: Since iPhone can’t be got back, now you just want to find lost data, is it possible? Yes! As long as you have backed up contacts on iTunes or iCloud, you still able to retrieve contacts with the help of iPhone backup extractor.

 Top 6: iOS Jailbreak

Now less and less people like to jailbreak iPhone because the new iOS 8 system can give most of permission they need and jailbreak is not safe. Yet, still parts of people want to get more. Before you jailbreak, you can learn that backup iPhone data is necessary because the jailbreak may bring data loss.

Method: Tenorshare iPhone data recovery tool is able to get back contacts lost during jailbreak even you neither have iTunes backup file nor iCloud backup file.

Top 7: Sync

In order to keep the contact safe, you sync iPhone with iTunes to make a backup, however, contacts lost after the sync!

Method: Find an easy and safe way to backup iPhone contacts, read more!

Top 8: iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode/Apple Logo

You adopt the way of restoring iPhone to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode or Apple logo, there’s no doubt your contacts missing.

Method: Try a safe way like use ReiBoot to get iPhone out of recovery mode, Apple logo without data losing.

Takeaway:

Lost contacts on iPhone is not frightful, no matter how your iPhone contacts disappear, they can back to you, according to Any Data Recovery!

How to Restore Lost Contacts After iOS 8 Update from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S

You may probably want to know:

1.    Will I lose my contacts if I update my iPhone to iOS 8?
The fact is this is an uncertainty event. Statistics shows that, more than 80 percent users who updated iOS 7 lost all contacts, and contacts missing also happened to some users who have upgraded iOS 8 version. Moreover, some of them are not only lost contacts, but other files like photos, text messages, notes, calendar etc. Therefore, you have better to backup data before update iPhone to iOS 8.

2.    Contacts have all disappeared since I downloaded iOS 8, is there any way to get them back?
Sure! This guide will take you through the process of iOS 8 lost contacts recovery.

NOTE: If you forgot to backup your iPhone, please stop using your iPhone as much as possible to prevent the lost data being overwritten.

how to restore lost contacts from iPhone after ios 8 upgrade

Generally speaking, iPhone data can be recovered through iTunes backup, via iCloud backup and even without backup. However, the backup file created on iOS 7 can’t be restored to iOS 8 devices that the backup restore instruction on Apple support doesn’t work. Then should we still back up data on iTunes or iCloud? Yes, a third-party tool is able to restore data from backup without limitation of iOS version. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is the best data recovery software to rescue data lost on iOS 8/7 update, accidentally deletion, factory reset, jailbreak etc. Below I will state how to restore iPhone contacts lost on iOS 8/iOS 8.1/iOS 8.1.1 update with Tenorshare iPhone data recovery program with 3 ways.

First of all, download software on PC/Mac and install it.
Click here to Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Windows
Click here to Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac

Run program and you can see the interface as below (Windows version):

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Part 1: How to Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup After iOS 8 Update

Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes until get your contacts back. Now, what you need to do is:

  • Switch to the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”, and check the iTunes backup file need to extract contacts from all the found backup files, and then click “Start Scan”.
  • No need to waiting, all the data in backup will be scanned immediately. Navigate to the left, and click on “Contacts” list, preview contacts before recovery.
  • Mark those missing contacts on iOS 8, and click “Recover” button to save contacts on computer.

This recovery mode offers 3 free contacts recovery in trial version, please try it first before decide whether to get the full version.

Part 2: How to Restore iPhone Contacts Lost on iOS 8 Upgrade from iCloud Backup

Using iPhone data recovery to restore iCloud backup is save much time and trouble. Let’s see how simple it is.
The first step: click on “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” recovery mode, and then enter your iCloud username and password. After sign-in you’ll be taken to the iCloud backup file list page.
The second step: hit the iCloud backup file which contains the lost contacts, click “Next” button to download this iCloud backup. After the backup file is totally downloaded, this program will start to scan data automatically.
The last step: Preview and select any contacts you need to recover and just check “All” and click “Recover” to finish.

Part 3: How to Retrieve iPhone Contacts after Updating to iOS 8 without Backup

Most iPhone users hardly ever thought they would lose data after iOS upgrade that they haven’t backed up. Never mind, Tenorshare iPhone data recovery is powerful. Here is how it works:
-Select the first recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
-Connect iPhone with computer via data cable, and the program will start to scan once the phone is distinguished. It may take you few minutes and more to scan the phone.
-When the scan is over, preview and retrieve lost contacts.
That’s it.

Prompt: If you have missed to back up data before iOS 8 update, then don’t forget to backup your iPhone before Jailbreak. And if unfortunately your lost iPhone, iPad contacts again after jailbreak, then the ways above is also applicable to recover iPhone data after iOS 8 Jailbreak.

How to recover iPhone Lost Contacts after Downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6?

Too annoying! I thought it is enough bad luck to lost iPhone contacts after iOS 7 update. And I have to collect my friends and relatives contacts again. Two weeks later, I think the iOS 7 Operating system is very uncomfortable to used for me.Moreover, the iOS 7 itself has a lot of bugs, although it’s designed, innovative, I still prefer to use iOS 6, so I downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 7 version, but I downgrade my iPhone 5 to iOS 6, my all iPhone Contacts are lost again! I want to know how to recover lost contacts from my iPhone 5 after downgrade to iOS6?

Er, it’s getting really annoying. Most of my friends have suffered such agony. iOS 7 is just a beta version and it is not be stable enough as iOS 6 for users to have a comfortable experience so that they downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 and lost not only contacts, but photos, sms, notes and more files. Well, things have terrible enough, let’s us to find a quick and simple way to solve lost contacts after downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6.

The whole process is extremely easy if you choose iPhone Data Recovery to get back lost contacts. No need to get back lost contacts by asking people on facebook, MSM or from friends one by one, you can restore lost contacts on iPhone for one time! Then how to do? Check the details given below.

You have synced iPhone with iTunes before downgrade iOS? –>Go

Firstly, free download iPhone Data Recovery program and install it in on your computer.
Step-1: Launch this program and you can see two recovery modes in the interface: “Recover Data from iOS Device” and “Recover Data from iTunes Backup”, choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” as recovery mode.
Step-2: Then you can see all the backups you made in the computer will be listed. Check the one need to restore contacts and click “Start Scan”.
Step-3: The scanning time depend on how many files on the backup, generally speaking, no more than 3 minutes. After the scanning completed, you can preview not only contacts, but other files as photos, sms on the windows. In the end, select contacts and hit “Recover” to finish the recovery.

Oh, no backup before lost contacts on iPhone! –>Go

Recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device” is especially for the iPhone users who haven’t made a backup.
# Connect your iPhone with computer and launch iPhone recovery tool, enter recover data from iOS device recovery mode.
# This program will scan iPhone 5 & iPhone 4S directly, and if you are iPhone 4 users, enter DFU mode to scan for lost contacts by following the tips below:
1.    Click “Start” on the interface of the software and then press “Home” and “Power” button on your iPhone at the same time.
2.    Hold both of them for about 10 seconds. Then release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
Then you will be informed you have entered recovery mode, and this tool begin to scan.
# Preview all the files after scanning. Then select the contacts you want to recover click “Recover”, and all the lost contacts will be saved on your computer.

The ways above also help to restore contacts after iOS 7 update. I have listed exhaustive number of solutions, hoping that at least one of them fixes the lost contacts or the files after downgrade iOS 7 to iOS 6 issues.

PS: Feel iOS 7 not as perfect as imagine and want to downgrade iOS? Check out “How to Downgrade iOS 7 Beta back to iOS 6

Further reading: How to recover iPhone contacts lost after iOS 8 upgrade

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.

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recover iPhone contacts after updating to iOS 7

Mode 1: Recover contacts from iPhone without backup

Step-1: Free to download iPhone Data Recovery http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html 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 Extract iPhone Contacts from iPhone Backup

According to the statistics, contacts is one of the data most iPhone users easy to lose. The reasons of lost iPhone contacts are multiple, and also there are several ways to recover it. In this article, we will discuss how to extract contacts from iPhone backup.

This way can get back lost contacts on iOS 8 update, factory restore, deleted, jailbreak on iPhone 6, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, 3GS series versions. For more about iPhone contact recovery, you also can watch this video guide.

Extract iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you have contact on your iCloud, then this way is the best choice for you. If you do not sure if you have enable iCloud Contacts sync, you can log on https://icloud.com the check the Contacts option, search your contacts to check if it is still here.

If it is true, start to extract iPhone contacts from backup now.
1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone
2: Turn off Contacts (if it’s not turned off already)
3: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
4: Now, turn ON the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while
5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contact back on your iPhone
6: In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password
7: Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all

Extract contacts from iPhone backup files with iTunes Data Recovery

Unfortunately, your contacts do not in your iCloud.  But you have a good habit of syncing iPhone with iTunes from time to time. Congratulations, you can extract iPhone contacts easily with an iPhone backup extractor program. Here is a note: please don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes before recover your contacts, or the lost contacts will lose forever.

There are so many iPhone backup extractors on the internet, which should I choose? Here I recommend Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery tool, not only this tool help to extract iPhone contacts from iTunes backup, but also extract other data as photos, note, and call history and so on. And I had to give it a couple of tries but it worked 100%.

Here are few words to show how to extract contacts from iPhone backup.
Firstly, download this program and install it on your pc.

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Extract contacts from iPhone backup Windows

 

It is necessary to connect iPhone with computer, just launch this program, and check the backup files you need to extract contacts, click “Start Scan” to scan for the lost contacts.

Secondly, after the scanning completed, you can preview the contacts, select the contact you want to extract, and click “Recover”, then you will be asked to choose a saved path. In the end, all the contact will be recovered on the local PC.

Read more tips about data recovery from http://www.any-data-recovery.com

Recover Contacts from iPhone Backup with Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery Software

Does anyone know how to recover lost contacts on an iPhone?
I lost all my contacts on my iPhone 5 for some reason. It means a lot to me, can anyone tell me how I can recover my lost contacts? I can use iTunes and I synced my iPhone to iTunes on my computer from time to time. So if there is anyone out there that can tell me how i can restore contacts from iPhone backup. Thanks.

Yeah, you can recover lost contacts from iTunes backup because you have synced your data with iTunes before. Every time, you sync data between your iDevice and iTunes, all the data will be backed up as .sqlitedb files by iTunes. And the backup files will be updated to the last sync. That’s mean you just can extract the final backup file from iTunes. This type of backup file can’t be taken out or viewed unless using some program as Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery.

iTunes Data Recovery enables you to extract iTunes backup file, including contacts, text messages, notes, photo, video, call history and calendar, no matter you’re using iPhone or iPad and iPod Touch. The software is compatible with latest Windows 8 & 7, Vista, XP and Mac. To get your lost contacts, you need to download the free trial version of iTunes Data Recovery program.

>> iTunes data recovery Windows http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/itunes-data-recovery.htm
>> iTunes data recovery Mac http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/mac-itunes-data-recovery.html

Here is the guide on how to recover contacts from iPhone backup files with iTunes data recovery software on Windows or Mac.

Firstly, install and launch this program on your computer. All the iTunes backup will be detected and listed. Choose the right backup files and click “Start Scan”.

Secondly, it takes you a second to scan the files. After the scan, all the data from backup files will be displayed in the windows. You can preview the content before recovery, not only contacts, but the notes, message, call history and so on.

In the end, click Contacts catalogue, if you want to recover all the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click “Recover “ button, and you also choose some of them to recover. Then you will be asked to save the recovered files in your computer, and all the contacts will be recovered quickly.

3 simple steps to recover iPhone contacts and most people have succeeded in this way!

Friendly Notes:

Accidentally deleted, iOS 8 update lost contacts, factory restore, failed sync are the common reasons due to contacts loss, therefore, please pay attention when you do these things.

And, though it is easy to recover iPhone data, it is best to avoid losing contacts from your iPhone any more, therefore, it is nice to backup data on your computer now and again.

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