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.

lost contacts on iphone

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!

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