Category Archives: Tips for iPhone Contacts

How to Migrate iPhone Messages to Android/Windows

With iTunes, you can back up and restore iOS system easily. However, you can do nothing if you want to pick up some file from the backup but not the whole backup file? This is one of the biggest iTunes imperfections. Here I will show you how to migrate iPhone contacts to other devices such as messages, contacts or other type files.

Related: iTunes Won’t Transfer Music to iPhone: Top 7 Solutions to Fix

Solution 1: Send messages to Android devices

Open “Message” app, hold on the message you needed and multiselect others, then tap on the “Forward” icon in left right corner, you can send it to other Android devices.

Solution 2: Extract Messages to Excel on iPhone

1. Download UltData and install it into your computer.

2. Launch UltData and connect your device to computer via USB cable.

3. If the messages remain in your iPhone, just choose “Recover Data from iOS Device” and the file type that you need. Here we follow the default settings to select all data type.
choose file type to scan

4. Wait for the scanning procedure complete, here I need to input the iTunes backup password for I have set it before, you will see all file type in your iPhone.

5. Choose “Messages” from left window, all messages will list out as contacts, choose the messages you need, then click on “Export”, it will save to excel document.
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Solution 3: Extract Messages from iTunes Backup

Sometimes, we may delete the message, you can also check iTunes backup to see if you can find anything you need. Here choose “Recovery from iTunes Backups”, with the same operation in Solution 2, you can easily extract your message and manage/sent it with convenience.

Solution 4: Extract Data from iCloud Backup

If you have enabled “iCloud Backup” in iPhone, here you can choose “Recover from iCould Backup” to check if you can find some message in iCloud.
Login your iCloud account, UltData will automatically help you download the backup, and then scan it for every type of messages. Just follow the same step in “Step 2”, you can export messages.
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How to Recover Disappeared Contacts from iPhone 6s

“My contacts disappeared from iPhone 6s after iOS 9.2 update. I can check all contacts are in my iCloud at iCloud.com, but not appear in my iPhone 6s. How can I get them back?”

As far as I know Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is the most professional tool in the word to recover lost contacts, notes, photos, sms and more from iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S . Even if you lost iPhone 6s contacts after iOS 9.2 upgrade or iOS 9.2 update failing, you can try the below 3 ways to retrieve lost iPhone 6s contacts after download Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery to your computer.

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Way 1: Recover lost iPhone contacts directly from iPhone

If you have not backup files, you can try this way.
Connect your iPhone to your computer and start this iPhone data restore software to scan iPhone.
1. All data including both existing and deleted are displayed. Preview the contacts you want to back up or recover.
2. Click “Recover” to save to computer.

Way 2: Recover iPhone contacts from iTunes Backup

1. Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”. You will see all youriTunes backup contacts.
2. Select your iPhone 6s backup contacts and click “Start Scan” to start iTunes backup extracting.
3. After scanning, you can preview all you lost data(contacts, notes, sms, photos, videos, and more). Select the lost contacts you need, click “Recover”. Then, save the recovered iPhone contacts.

Way 3: Recover iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

If your iPhone 6s became inaccessible after iOS 9.2 update failing, you can extract data from iCloud backup.
1. Select “Recover lost data from iCloud backup” and login iCloud account.
2. Select the backup contacts you need and click “Next”.
3. Preview and select you need and click “Recover” to save them on PC.

Hope one of the 3 ways above can help you recover disappeared contacts from iPhone 6s! And if you want to recover lost iPhone 6s contacts on mac, you can click this link !

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Why your iPhone contacts disappeared from 6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S?

1. Most people deleted contacts on iPhone by pressing wrong buttons.
2. Lost iPhone contacts after recovery-mode restore.
3. Update or downgrade to lower version could erase contacts from iPhone.
4 .Jailbreak failure or improper operations during jailbreak can cause contacts loss.
5. iPhone is inaccessible because of black screen, system error, locked screen (forgot password), or stuck in recovery mode, blue screen of death, etc.
6. iPhone is crashed, smashed, broken, water damaged, lost or stolen.

 

How to Reboot Jailbroken iPhone with Broken Power Button

“I’m in a pickle. The power button of my iPhone 6 is broken, which meaning it doesn’t work at all. But the jailbroken iPhone is locked up and crashed (just frozen while using a particular app), so I tried to reboot but I could not because the power button is broken.”

As we know, if the power button is broken on an iPhone, we still can use the iPhone normally with AssistiveTouch in most cases, although sometimes it is not convenient to use. But there are always exceptions such as the power button of iPhone is broken. With a broken power button, we can’t hard reset the iPhone to fix the crash issue. So is there any way to reboot the jailbroken iPhone with a broken power button?

Of course we can reboot a jailbroken iPhone without power button, but you need a third-party software to help you, such as Tenorshare Reiboot, which only has two button and you can enter or exit recovery mode on your iPhone with one click, and it does not need to use the power button, also work for the jailbroken iPhone. But most importantly, the software is completely free, you can also use it for other situations such as endless reboot loop or iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

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Steps to reboot jailbroken iPhone with broken power button

Download and install Tenorshare Reiboot on your computer, if you are a Mac user, you can also download Reiboot for Mac on your Mac.

Step 1. Run Tenorshare Reiboot on your computer. Then connect the jailbroken iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. After the software detect your jailbroken iPhone, click on “Enter Recovery Mode” to get your jailbroken iPhone into recovery mode.

Step 2. After enter recovery mode, your iPhone will display iTunes logo and USB cable on the screen. Then click on “Exit Recovery Mode” to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. And jailbroken iPhone will restart to normal soon.

Only two button, you can reboot your iPhone whether the power button is broken or not.

How to Restore iPhone 6 Stuck in Recovery Mode

“How can I restore my iPhone 6 which is stuck in recovery mode after iOS 9.2 upgrade?”

“When I try to restore my iPhone 6 data form iTunes backup, but the device suddenly stuck in iTunes logo, somebody know how to restore data from an iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode?”

To restore iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode, you need to get your iPhone 6 out of recovery mode first, then try to restore the iPhone from iTunes, iCloud backup or directly restore the lost/deleted data from the device.

How to Fix iPhone 6 Stuck in Recovery Mode

How to get iPhone 6 out of recovery modeFor the situation mentioned above, a third-party tool is needed to exit recovery mode on your iPhone 6/6s, here a Tenorshare Reiboot which only has two button “Enter Recovery Mode” and “Exit Recovery Mode”, it means that with this free software, you can fix iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode with one click.

After install Tenorshare Reiboot on your computer, launch the software and connect your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s to the computer, when the software recognize your iPhone, you can see a “Exit Recovery Mode” button on the right, simply click on this button and wait for about 20 seconds, then your iPhone 6 will be got out of recovery mode.

How to Restore iPhone 6 after Exit Recovery Mode

Restore iPhone 6 after Exit Recovery ModeAfter exit recovery mode, you can restore your iPhone 6 with three methods:

Method 1: Restore iPhone 6 data from iTunes backup. You still can restore iPhone 6 from iTunes backup. Only need to click on the ”Restore From Backup” button on the iTunes when connect your iPhone to the computer.

Method 2: Restore iPhone 6 data from iCloud backup. Tap “setting”>>”General”>>”reset”, then Select “Erase All Content and Settings”, after the restart, enter the iCloud account and password and tap”Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Method 3: Restore data directly from your iPhone 6/6 Plus. If you don’t have any backup on iTunes or iCloud, or you are afraid of stuck in recovery mode again(although it is easy to quit), you also can restore the lost or deleted data directly from iPhone 6 with an iPhone Data Recovery Software. Which can scan your iPhone 6 and recover the lost data selectively.

Now you have restored your iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode, the methods is easy-to-use and completely for free, so if your iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode(including stuck in white Apple logo, iTunes logo) and want to restore it, just have a try!

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone 6/6 Plus

“My iPhone 6 contacts are all gone suddenly, is there any constructive solution to get my lost contacts back?”

– A User from Yahoo Answers

There are many reasons may cause contacts on your iPhone 6/6 Plus deleted, for example, iOS 9/8/7 update, accidentally deleted, factory reset and so on. This is a troubling thing when you delete or lose iPhone contacts and you don’t have any backup.

If you suddenly meet this problem on your iPhone 6 Plus/6, do you know how to recover deleted contact from iPhone? Don’t worry, here we provide a way to recover your iPhone 6 deleted contacts even if you don’t backup your iPhone at all.

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First, introduce an iPhone Data Recovery software to you, Tenorshare iPhone recovery is an easy-to-use and efficient program to recover lost or deleted data on iPhone. So you can retrieve the deleted contacts on your iPhone 6 Plus/6 with this software. Detailed contacts info like contact name, phone number, contact type and so on. Except for contacts, the software also can help you to get your iPhone messages, photos, notes and more other data back.

How to Recover iPhone Deleted Contacts With Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery

As we know that the data recovery software can recover lost data from iPhone without backup, we also need to know how to use it, please follow the guide below:

  • Step 1: Install and launch the Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery
  • Step 2: Connect your iPhone 6/6 Plus to computer(in this step, you need to tap “Trust” on your iPhone)
  • Step 3: When the computer recognized your iPhone, click “Start scan” button
  • Step 4: Select “Contacts” when the scan is done, and you can preview your deleted contacts
  • Step 5: Choose the contact you want and click “Recover” button to recover the lost data

Once you recover the deleted contacts on your computer, you can transfer those data to your iPhone 6 immediately.

Now you must know how to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 6 Plus without backup. Actually, the software also can recover lost data from iTunes or iCloud. It is the best all-in-one data recovery software and you can not ignore.

How to Backup iPhone Contacts Before iOS 9 update

iOS 9 is the newest system for iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4 which has been available to developers since WWDC 2015, according to some new features of iOS 9 such as improved battery life, Apple music service, 6-digit passcode and more, you may eager to get the free upgrade when it will be released. But before upgrade to iOS 9, don’t forget to backup your important data such as contacts from iPhone, in case you lose them.

3 methods to Backup Contacts Before Upgrade iPhone to iOS 9

How to Backup iPhone Contacts

Methods 1: Backup iPhone Contacts with iTunes

First, you need to install iTunes (The latest version) on you computer, then connect your iPhone to PC with usb cable. And iTunes will automatically backup your iPhone data. In addition, you also can manually backup iPhone contacts.

Methods 2: Backup iPhone Contacts with iClouds

It is simple to backup your iPhone with iClouds, only need to tap “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Backup” > “Back Up Now”, you will be able to complete the backup. But the contacts can not be backed up separately.

Methods 3: Backup iPhone contacts with iAny Transfer

Except for two methods above, you also can backup iPhone data with the help of a third-party software named Tenorshare iAny Transfer. It is the best software to backup, transfer, sync, restore, and manage data in your iPhone.

How to Use iAny Transfer to Backup iPhone Data Before iOS 9 Update

  • 1. Download and install the free trial version of Tenorshare iAny Transfer on your computer.
  • 2. After iAny Transfer initializes your iPhone, you can select the data you want and click the “Computer” button.
  • 3. Select the save path to save your data and it will start to transfer your selected data.

Note: If you forgot to backup your iPhone contacts, whether those iPhone contacts can be recovered? The answer is yes, you still can retrieve Lost Contacts for iPhone 6/6Plus/5s/5/4s/4/3gs with the help of a iPhone Data Recovery software.

And the main features of iAny Transfer is not only the backup function, if your iPhone broke up after iOS 9 update, you also can transfer those contacts to Android devices, another iPhone/iPad/iPod devices or iTunes, in other words, you can store your data under any emergency situations.

How do I Recover Lost Contacts after iPhone Factory Reset

“About two hours ago, I tried to restore my iPhone to factory reset because it stuck in recovery mode. But it made me lost all the data including my contacts on the machine. This is a nightmare! I don’t have any backup before. And I want to know can I recover iPhone lost contacts after factory reset and how can I do it?”

Restore iPhone to factory settings can be a very helpful troubleshooting technique for some persistent iOS based software problems, but it will also generate another problem, iPhone factory reset will delete all your data and content from your device, including some important data such as contacts.

So the problem is how to recover iPhone contacts after factory reset.

Get Contacts Back after iPhone Factory Reset

Because there is no backup in anywhere, so we can only recover the lost data directly from iPhone. Fortunately, there are many third-party data recovery software can do it. For example, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery can easily get your lost data back. In addition, if you have some other problem such as you need to reset iPhone without passcode you also can try iPhone Care Pro.

Steps to recover iPhone contacts after factory reset.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5/4S/4 to computer

Run Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery and connect your iPhone to computer, then the software can recognized your iPhone, click “Start Scan” under the option of “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

Step 2. Scan iPhone to find all the existing and lost data

After click the “Start Scan” button, you need to wait for a few minutes, and the existing and lost data are on the program listed according to category, you can choose the “Contacts” item on the left to preview all your lost contacts.

Step 3. Recover lost contacts from iPhone

Mark those contacts you want while previewing and click “Recover” button to export them to your computer. Then specify a folder to save them.

Now, all the lost contacts after factory reset are recovered. You can export those contacts to your iPhone.

Your Lost iPhone 6/6 Plus Contacts Will Come Back Soon in These Ways

“All my iPhone 6/6 plus contact lost while syncing my iPhone 6/6 plus to new laptop with new iTunes. Dear members please help me to recover my contacts.”
“I deleted contacts from my iPhone 6/6 plus accidentally. Are there any effective methods to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 6/6 plus?”
“My iPhone 6/6 plus was stolen two days ago. I am a salesman, there are many my customer contacts. It’s really very very important to me. Who can help me? Who can save my lost contacts? I’m so worried now. Help! ”
The most common thing when iOS 8.3 upgrade failed and lost contacts. This is indeed a terrible thing. Imagine, now you want to make a phone call but don’t know others’ phone number, other people call you but you don’t know who is calling. Are there any  worse things than this? However, even so, you also needn’t too anxious. We have 3 ways can help you to recover your iPhone 6/6 plus contacts. Your lost iPhone 6/6 plus contacts will come back soon. And before this you need to download software like iPhone 6/6 plus data recovery, which can help you retrieve iPhone 6/6 plus files, photos, contacts, messages, WhatsApp chat, notes, and more with 3 ways: recover contacts directly from iPhone 6/6 plus without backup, retrieve iPhone 6/6 plus contacts from iTunes backup and undelete iPhone 6/6 plus contacts  from iCloud backup.

Way 1. Recover Contacts  from iPhone 6/6 plus without Backup.

If you lost contacts after mistakenly deletion, iPhone 6/6 plus crash, factory reset, iOS upgrade failure and so on. Your iPhone 6/6 plus contacts will come back soon without backup.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone 6/6 plus to computer. Download the iPhone 6/6 plus data recovery on your computer and connect iPhone 6/6 plus to this computer via a USB cable.
Step 2: Start to scan your iPhone 6/6 plus for the lost data. It won’t take too long time.
Step 3: Preview and recover lost contacts and other data you need. After scanning, all the contacts on your iPhone 6/6 plus are listed. Select the contacts you need to recover and click “Recover”.

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Way 2. Retrieve lost iPhone 6/6 plus contacts by Extracting iTunes Backup Contacts.

Those data deleted from your iPhone 6/6 plus before you backup your device, as long as they are not overwritten.
Step 1: Click on the iTunes symbol on the program’s interface. Select your iPhone 6/6 plus backup contacts and click “Start Scan” to start iTunes backup extracting.
Step 2: Preview and retrieve lost contacts. After a while, you can see all the data backed up .Select your target contacts type. Then click “Recover”.
Step 3: Save Recovered Contacts.

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Way 3.Undelete your iPhone 6/6 plus contacts from iCloud Backup.

If your iPhone 6/6 plus contacts have been backed up with your iPhone 6/6 plus iCloud, your iPhone 6/6 plus contacts also can come back soon from iCloud backup.
Step 1: Select iCoud recovery mode and log into iCloud.
Step 2: Scan iCloud backup. Select your backup contacts and click “Next” to download contacts backup.
Step 3: Preview and undelete contacts from iCloud backup.

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Now, you maybe have found these complex steps show only have 3 ways in fact. Connect -Scan- Preview. It’s really so easy, isn’t it?  Hope your iPhone contacts will come back soon. And if you feel these ways are good, you can also share to your friends. In addition, you also can recover deleted iPhone photos.

How to Organize iPhone Contacts into Groups

Creating iPhone contact group is especially important for a businessman.  After you sync your business contacts from Google, Address Book or Yahoo, you will find that the business contacts mix up with your personal contacts that it’s difficult to find out the exact contact you need quickly.

You can’t fix the problem on iPhone directly, but here are some solutions to get iPhone contacts organized according the original preference.

If you sync iPhone contacts from Google Account, then please follow these steps:

Step 1: Login into Gmail account, click “Gmail” then choose “Contacts”

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Step 2: Select one or more contacts to creat a new group.

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Step 3: Connect your iPhone with PC and open iTunes. From the iTunes Summary tab, choose your iPhone and click “Info”, then mark “Sync contacts” and “Sync Google Contacts” options, then click “Configure.”

Step 4: Enter Gmail password and click “Connect” to access your Gmail account. Hit “Apply” to sync your iPhone as well as add the new group to it.

That’s it.

If you sync iPhone contacts from Address Book, here’s how to do it:

Firstly, open your Address Book app and click the “+” button, then change the new group named “untitled group” to the name you want.

Secondly, connect iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

Thirdly, select iPhone on the iTunes Summary tab, click “Info” and choose “Sync contacts”.

At last, select either “All contacts” or “Selected groups.” to click “Apply” to sync contacts to iPhone as a new group.

What about sync iPhone contacts from Yahoo Mail? Check out these:

1. Login into Yahoo mail and click “Contacts”

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2. Click a new contact list

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3. Select contacts and click “Assign” to classify them to the contact list

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4. Connect your iPhone to computer, launch iTunes. On iTunes Summary tab, select iPhone and click “Info”.

5. Mark  ”Sync contacts” and “Sync Yahoo! address book contacts.” options. Click “Configure.” and enter Yahoo mail password and click “Connect” to access Yahoo account.

6. In the end, click “Apply” to sync your iPhone contacts and add the new Yahoo contact group to it.

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Safe Ways to Back up iPhone Contacts to iTunes, iCloud and PC

In the previous articles, we have talked about iPhone contact recovery for many times, but are iPhone contacts can be recovered at any time? There is no guarantee. Not all of iPhone users have created a backup or have time to create backup before lost contacts, and usually always one or more contacts have been overwritten when we find the iPhone contact recovery tool. So it is important to back up iPhone contacts frequently!

Here are three ways to back up iPhone contacts. All of these methods support all the iPhone models including iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 (Also See: iPhone 6 Contact Recovery) ; iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5; iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

Way 1: Back Up iPhone Contacts to iTunes:

It’s pretty easy to back up your iPhone on iTunes. Please install iTunes software on computer or Mac in advance.  Launch iTunes and connect iPhone device to pc. Once the connection is successful, click on the name of your iPhone on the left of iTunes interface, then right-click, choose “Backup” option, and wait. (Also See:  Restore iTunes Backup)

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Way 2: Back Up iPhone Contacts to iCloud

Although it seems that iCloud is not as safe as before, it still a great way to back up contacts for many iPhone users because you can backup and restore contacts anywhere and anytime.
To back up your iPhone with iCloud, follow these simple steps:

  • Tap Settings app, and head to iCloud > Storage & Backup.
  • If iCloud Backup is close, just turn it on.

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  • Return the previous screen and ensure that Contacts is turned on.
  • Next, tap on Storage & Backup and go ahead and tap on Back Up Now to start.

It needs to wait a few minutes to finish the contact backup process.  (Also See: Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup)

Way 3: Back Up iPhone Contacts to PC

Both iTunes and iCloud are not safe way to back up iPhone contacts, the safest way to reserve iPhone contacts is to save them on computer.

You can’t drag iPhone contacts to PC directly, to do so you need an iPhone data transfer tool. iAny Transfer has a good online reputation to not only transfer iPhone contacts, but to add, edit and even delete contacts. See more at http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-ipad-ipod-manager.html