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How to Restore Lost Contacts on iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus

-- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
You may try to get lost contacts back with your iTunes when you want to get these previous data and save them on your iPhone SE/6s. However, in case you forget to do backup to iTunes or even iCloud, you might think that it is almost impossible for you to get this contact back on your new iOS 9 device. However, it is wrong if you think so. There is still some ways for you to get them. For example, you can use a third party program – iPhone Data Recovery.

As the name suggested, iPhone Data Recovery is all about recovering iOS data, including contacts, text messages, photos, movies, notes, bookmarks, calendars, and so on. It provides you with 3 different recovery modes to choose: Firstly, scan your iPhone directly for lost data; secondly, recover from iTunes backup file; thirdly, recover from iCloud backup file. You can pick out one of them according to your own condition.

You can download iPhone Data Recovery on your Windows or Mac and read the tutorial below carefully.

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Part 1: Recover Lost Contacts from iOS Device Directly

Step 1 Connect iDevice and Scan
With the saind program running on yor PC, connect your iPhone 7/SE/6s/6s Plus with USB cable. When you see the homepage as below, click on Start Scan.

Restore iPhone Contacts Directly

You may check the box infront of Contacts from the left list. In fact, you can check any box you like if you need to get them back.

Retrieve Contacts from iPhone

Step 2 Get Back Data from iOS Device
Your wanted contents will be listed in categories after the above steps. You can overview the scanning result and click Recover to extact them.

Recover iPhone Contacts

Part 2: Extract Previous Address List from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Scan your Backup File
After launching iPhone Data Recovery after downloading and installing, you are required to choose the recovery mode first. Click the second recovery mode: To Recover from iTunes backup file. You don't need to connect your iPhone to the computer, what you need to do is just to choose the correct backup file from which you want to get the contacts. Then, click Start Scan and move on to the next step.

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Step 2 Preview the iPhone Contacts
When the scanning finished, all the data in your phone will be scanned out and listed in categories. You can preview them one by one and then decide which data you want and mark them down. Check the box in front of the Contacts list and click the Recover button to save them on your Mac.
There will be a progressing bar showing you how far the recovery go and when the bar disappear, it means that the selective contacts are save on your PC.

Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes

Part 3: Recover Deleted iPhone Data from iCloud Backup File

Step 1 Log on to iCloud
On the hompage, choose Recover from iCloud Backup File mode. Type in your Apple ID and password to move on.

Recover iPhone from iCloud

Step 2 Select and Download iCloud Backup
Choose the most recent backup to download. It will be scanned by the program the second it is downloaded. Then you can preview all the contents in this backup, and choose the data you want back. Finally, click Recover.

iCloud Backup Recover

Extract iCloud Backup

It is quite easy to operate, isn't it? You can find the related article in our website which will show you how to recover other iPhone data like text messages, movies, photos, calendars, notes, bookmarks, and so on.
Though the software can help you restore the data, to form a habit of backing up iPhone data to computer regularly is necessary.

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Ivy Bruce

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