Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tutorial on Retrieving erased contacts on iPhone

Summary: Accidentally delete important contacts on your iPhone? Do you know how to recover those lost contacts easily and quickly? Just read on...

"I'm just a idiot, recently i accidentally erased my contacts on iPhone by tapping the wrong button, those contacts are essential to me expecially for those involving job, there is any way to recover those contacts immediately? thanks! "

As you see, it's very common that we accidentally loss our important data like conatcts on our phone, simply due to a wrong operation. After that, the top priority is to seek solutions to recover those lost contacts on iPhone. In general, if you are unfortuante to loss your contacts, you can recover them form your iTunes or iCloud backup(hope you have make a backup in advanced). While there is the risk of wiping your existing data on your iPhone during recovery. So if you are unwilling to loss your data again or just forget to create related backup beforehand, you can turn to a better alternative - iRefone, a wonderful iOS data recovery tool.

Overall, it is a professional iOS data recovery tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod users to recover lost & deleted contacts as well as notes, messages, whatsapp, photos, etc on Windows (Windows 10 included). If you accidentally deleted contacts from iPhone, just leave all the mess to the best iPhone deleted contacts recovery tool and it will offer you basically 3 methods like recover contacts directly from iPhone without backup or restore contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup. If you want to get back deleted contacts from iPhone on Mac OS X(El Capitan included), please turn to iRefone for Mac.

Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Contacts Directly from iPhone

Note: As long as you didn't lose your iPhone, you can use this way to recover your contacts easily.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to your Windows

Connect your iPhone to computer and run the iPhone Contacts Recovery program on your computer. Then you will see the interface as follows, click "Start" to access the data in device.



Tip: If you use an iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod Touch 4, you can also start the scanning of your device by clicking on the "Advanced Mode" button.

Step 2. Start to scan your iPhone

Click "Recover from iOS Device", and this iPhone data recovery software will scan your iPhone automatically ,after scanning finished, all the files include contacts, messages, call history, calendar , notes, Safari Bookmark stored on you iPhone will displayed in the windows. Just click on the "Contacts" icon, and the software will automatically start to analyze and scan it.



Step 3. Preview the contacts and selectively to recover

To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click the "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" button, then you are successfully save the content on your computer or directly restore on your iPhone.



Part 2: How to Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup
Note: To prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now, please do not connect or sync your iPhone on iTunes after you lost your contacts.

Step 1. Scan the backup file

Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" on the main interface. All the iTunes backup files of your iOS Device which has ever synced with iTunes on this Windows will be automatically found and listed here. You can choose the one you want and click "Select" to access the data interface.



Step 2. Preview the data in iTunes Backup

Enter into the interface to show you all the data categories in your backup. Select the Contacts to preview. The scanning time depends on the database in your iTunes Backup.



Step 3. Restore your contacts from iPhone

To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click the "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" button, then you are successfully save the content on your computer or directly restore on your iPhone.

Tip: Form the scan result, you can see those existing in the backup file and those deleted from your iPhone showed in different colors. You can separate them by clicking "Only display the deleted items".

Method 3. Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup
Recovering contacts from iCloud is very easy if you backed up your iPhone to iCloud at least once or twice. It's recommended that you backup contacts as often as possible, especially if you tend to add lots of contacts on a regular basis.

Step 1. Sign in iCloud

Run iRefone and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" as the recovery mode. Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login.



Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.



In the pop-up window, you can choose the type of files Contacts you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.



Step 3. Start recover Contacts from iCloud Backup

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can either choose "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" for transferring these recovered Contacts to your PC or directly back to your device.

This is the whole process to restore contacts selectively from iPhone direclty, iTunes backup or iCloud.

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