It is very easy to remove a contact from your iPhone, but what happens if you accidentally delete a wrong contact or if you accidentally lose all of them? It is one of the worst things that can happen to you, especially when it comes to someone who have to call urgently. How can we avoid it? Is there any way to recover those deleted contacts from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5/4?
We are going to provide a guide to help you avoid this situation from now on, in addition, we are going to teach you three ways to recover the deleted contacts from iPhone:
This is the easiest way to recover your deleted contacts from iPhone, since it does not require you to connect your iPhone to your computer, unlike the iTunes backup. Since iCloud is available, most Apple users started using iCloud to organize their contacts and other important data. To recover the deleted contacts, simply follow the steps below:
Step 1. Go to the configuration of your iPhone and disable the contacts. You can do it in Settings > iCloud.
Step 2. When you disable the contacts in your iCloud, you will see a message that ask you to save the previously synchronized contacts or delete them. Click on “Keep on My iPhone”.
Step 3. Then re-enable contacts in your iCloud account and click on “Merge”.
Step 4. Now you must wait a minute until iCloud merges all the contacts with your iPhone.
Lost or deleted contacts are usually stored in your iCloud account. Therefore, once they are merged, those deleted contacts will also be displayed on your iPhone.
This alternative method is suitable for those who prefer to perform the process by more traditional methods, since it is required to connect the iPhone to iTunes. The method used by iCloud is still much better compared to this one, but if you prefer to use it, follow the steps you see below:
Step 1. Open iTunes on your PC and click on the icon of the phone you see in the following image.
Step 2. If you have already copied data from the iPhone to your PC before, click on “Restore backup”.
Step 3. Once process is complete, using the drop-down list, choose the last backup you made before losing or deleting contacts from your iPhone. Then click on “Restore”.
Step 4. Now you have wait for the restoration process to finish, since it will take a few minutes.
Once the process is complete, you will be able to see again all the contacts that you had lost or deleted on your iPhone.
If you do not like any of these methods above, you can download and install iDataBack iPhone Data Recovery. To do this, you can follow the steps below:
Step 1. Open the application and click “Recover from iOS Device”. Then click on “Start”.
Step 2. Select the file types you want to recover, if you just want to recover contacts, select the check box of contacts. Then click on “Next”.
Step 3. On the next screen, click “Scan”. The scanning of the contacts will start and it will take a few minutes to complete.
Step 4. Once the scan is complete, click on the “Contacts” option in the left panel. You will see all the deleted contacts. Choose the contacts you want to recover. Click on “Recover”. Then you should wait some time until the process is over. Finally, all contacts will be back on your iPhone.
We have seen several methods that you can use to recover the deleted contacts from iPhone. However, we recommend that you use the method that recover deleted contacts from the iCloud backup, since it is much simpler and you will not need to connect the phone to the computer.
From now on you will not suffer so much when you lose your contacts. You know, turn to this article next time, choose the method and follow the steps.