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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 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.

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!

Lost Contacts on iPhone 6 Plus/6? Three Ways to Restore Contacts on iPhone 6!

Done the new iPhone 6 update and lost all your contacts and everything? Well, that’s not strange. And as an old iPhone user, you should have known iPhone contact recovery knowledge more or less. But for the newest iPhone 6 Plus/6, is there any difference with the old iPhone on file recovery? Generally speaking, if you want to restore data from backup file (iTunes or iCloud), the old ways still suitable, what if yet haven’t any backup file, then you have better to choose a professional iPhone 6 contact recovery software.

Prompt: the operations in the following are the common reasons lead to iPhone 6 contacts lost, of course, you can skip these if you don’t care.
-iOS 8 lost contacts: iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1 or higher versions update.
-iOS jailbreak
-Accidentally deleted
-Factory restore iPhone 6
-iPhone won’t turn on (Water damaged, broken)
-Had iPhone 6 stolen, lost and more.

Back to our topic, as we mentioned above, professional iPhone 6 data recovery software is the key to recover lost contacts from iPhone 6.  Tenorshare iPhone 6 Data Recovery application is the world’s first program supports iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6. Moreover, it is the only software special for iPhone 6. I have tested this tool on my iPhone 6 Plus and my wife’s iPhone 6, all worked perfect!

Above all, download Tenorshare iPhone 6 data recovery software for Windows or iPhone 6 data recovery for Mac and install it.

Screenshot of the main interface (Windows version)
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The First Way: Recover iPhone 6 Contacts without Backup

Don’t give up even you haven’t backed contacts on iTunes or iCloud.

Following these steps:
Run iPhone 6 data recovery software and click the phone icon to choose recover data from iOS device. Then connect your iPhone with PC. When the scan is over, preview lost contacts by clicking Contacts list on the left. Select those contacts you want one by one, or those deleted contacts, even check all, and then click on “Recover” button to save them on computer.

NOTE: Recover your lost contacts from iPhone 6 no backup as quickly as possible!

The Second Way:  Extract iPhone 6 Contacts  from iTunes Backup

I’m glad to hear that you have backed contacts on iTunes before lost it, that’s mean your lost data can be recovered 100%! Likewise, don’t sync your iPhone to computer until get back all the lost contacts.

To extract iPhone 6 contacts, you should do that:
1.    Download and install program on the PC has your iTunes backup.
2.    Switch to iTunes backup restore mode, then click on the backup file name need to restore contacts, and click Start Scan button.
3.    The scan process just in seconds. Then what you can do is to mark contacts and save them to PC.

The Third Way: Restore Contacts on iPhone 6 via iCloud Backup

Yeah, this program also helps you restore iPhone 6 data from iCloud. And now just two or three software supports iCloud restore. Personally, Tenorshare does the best. And friends, don’t be afraid your privacy will reveal. This tool won’t record your data!

Switch to recover data from iCloud recover mode and enter your iCloud username and password, and choose the iCloud backup file to download. After the download finish, all your files on iCloud backup will be scanned and listed. Choose contacts and click “Recover” button.

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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 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 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.

Extract contacts from iPhone backup Mac
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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