How to Restore/Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

“I accidentally deleted some important contacts from my iPhone 6s. They are really important to me and I don’t have backup file for them. Is there any way that I can restore contacts from iPhone without backup file?”
Asked by Jimmy

Contacts are the most basic and important data on your iPhone. Without contact, you can even make a phone call or send messages. If you lose or accidentally delete contacts from iPhone, read this article and learn how to retrieve contacts from iPhone with and without backup file. iPhone Data Recovery is what you need to use to get contacts back on iPhone.

iPhone Data Recovery can scan your iPhone and iPhone backup files to find the lost and deleted contacts and other data. You can recover deleted or lost contacts, photos, videos, messages, call history, notes, calendars, reminders, Whatsapp messages from iPhone easily. Learn how to recover deleted photos from iPhone and how to recover deleted iMessages here.

We have 3 parts in this article, you can learn:

How to Restore Contacts from iPhone without Backup File

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Recovery Software

Run this recovery software on your computer and connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software can easily detect your iPhone and connect your iPhone to it. Now you can see the following interface. Your iPhone is connected and you can scan your iPhone to find contacts and other data on your iPhone.

connect iPhone

Step 2. Scan iPhone to Find Lost/Deleted Contacts

Click “Scan” button on the interface, the software will analyze and scan your iPhone to find the contacts and other data on your iPhone. It can find all the deleted or lost data on your iPhone too. After scanning, it will list the data on the interfaced. You can find the contacts you want to restore easily.

scan result

Step 3. Restore Contacts from iPhone

Go into the “Contacts” section on the data list. You will see all the contacts on your iPhone. The deleted contacts will be in different color with the contacts on your iPhone now. You can find the contacts you would like to restore easily. Select all the contacts you want to retrieve and click “Recover” button. The software will recover the selected contacts from iPhone to computer as soon as possible.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup File

If you have backup file for your iPhone via iTunes, this software can easily find them and scan them to find the contacts you want to retrieve.

Run the software on your computer and select the second option on the interface, Recover Data from iTunes Backup File. You will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. If you change the default location of the iTunes backup files, you can click “Select” button to find them. Select the iTunes backup file you want to scan and click “Start Scan”. The software will scan the iTunes backup file for you deeply to find all the data in it. It will list all the data, including contacts, photos, videos, messages, notes, etc. on the interface.

iTunes backup file lists

Step 2. Retrieve Deleted Contacts from iTunes Backup File

Select the “Contacts” in the data list on the interface, you will see all the contacts in this iTunes backup file. Select and preview the contacts you would like to get back to your computer. Click “Recover” button to restore all the selected contacts from iTunes backup file easily. Wait few seconds, you will get the contacts you want.

contacts itunes backup file

How to Recover Contacts from iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Log in and Download iCloud Backup File

Select the third option on the interface “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File”. You can log in your iCloud account here. After signing in your iCloud account, you will see all the backup files in your account. Select the one you would like to recover contacts from and click “Download” button. The software will download this iCloud backup file to your computer and scan it for you.

icloud backup file list

Step 2. Recover Contacts from iCloud Backup File

The software will scan the iCloud backup file for you and list all the data in it on the interface. You can easily find the contacts you would like to restore. You can also extract other data from your iCloud backup file with this software. Go to “Contacts” section and select all the contacts you would like to restore. You can preview the name, phone number, job title, mail address, email address and other data you had on your iPhone. Click “Recover” button, you can easily recover the selected contacts from iCloud backup file to computer.

iphone contacts icloud backup file

iPhone Data Recovery can easily recover deleted contacts from iPhone for you with and without backup files. You can also recover deleted iPhone text messages, photos, videos, notes, Whatsapp messages, reminders, voicemail, calendars and other deleted data. It also works with iPad and iPod touch.

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