How to Restore Contacts on iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4

Lost all iPhone contacts due to iOS 11 upgrade? Delete contacts accidentally without backup? iPhone contacts just disappear without knowing why? It is a nightmare if those iPhone contacts mean a lot to you. To restore contacts on iPhone safely, you can use Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery to get deleted or lost iPhone contacts back with 3 methods. It does not matter whether you have backed up contacts or not. And you will not lose other iOS data during restoring contacts on iPhone.

Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery – Restore iPhone Contacts Easily and Professionally

  • Restore contacts and other iOS data from iPhone without backup
  • Get deleted iPhone contacts back from iTunes backup safely
  • Download and restore contacts from iCloud backup selectively
  • Preview contacts backup files before restoring
  • Fully supports iPhone X/8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/6s (Plus)/ 6 (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

It means you can restore contacts on iPhone after deleting. And even though your iPhone is disabled because of factory setting restore or other physical damages, it is still easy to get back contacts from a broken iPhone.

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Part 1: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone Directly

If you have not backed up iPhone contacts with iTunes or iCloud, just use iPhone Data Recovery to restore contacts on iPhone without backup. The only thing you need to make sure is that you do not add or delete other files after losing iPhone contacts.

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Step 1. Scan contacts from iPhone

Launch iPhone Data Recovery on your Windows or Mac computer. You will enter the default "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Connect iPhone to computer with a lightning USB cable. Wait until iPhone Data Recovery have detected your iOS device. Click "Start Scan" button and then select "Contacts" from the popping-up interface to scan with.

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Step 2. Restore deleted contacts on iPhone without backup

All your contacts display including both deleted iPhone contacts and existing ones. Turn on "Only display the deleted item" to access deleted contacts from iPhone. Use the preview window to find iPhone contacts to restore. Hit "Recover" to start restoring iPhone contacts to computer. You can also rely on it to recover deleted notes on iPhone.

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Part 2: How to Restore iPhone Contacts via iTunes Backup

If you have backed up contacts from iPhone to iTunes beforehand, then definitely you can restore contacts on iPhone with iTunes backup. There are two methods that allow users to get phone numbers back from iPhone via iTunes. For people who just want to restore a contact on iPhone, then iPhone Data Recovery can work better than Apple iTunes.

Method 1: How to Restore Contacts on iPhone from iTunes Backup Safely

Step 1. Scan contacts from your iTunes backup

Launch iPhone contacts recovery tool. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode in the left panel. Make sure your iPhone has been synced or backed up with iTunes on this computer. Otherwise iPhone Data Recovery may fail to find your previous iTunes backup files. Choose an iTunes backup file and hit "Start Scan" in the lower right corner. You need to enter your iTunes password to access.

Scan Contacts from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Restore iPhone contacts from iTunes selectively

Use a preview window to select which iPhone contact you want to restore. After that, hit "Recover" button to set a destination folder and choose an output format. You can save restored iPhone contacts as VCF, HTML and CSV. Press "Recover"and then you can restore contacts from iPhone to computer selectively.

Method 2: How to Restore Contacts on iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Detect your iPhone with iTunes

Launch iTunes and then connect iPhone to computer. Confirm to trust this computer. Later, iTunes will detect your iPhone automatically. Select your iPhone icon in the main interface of iTunes.

Step 2. Restore contacts and other files from an iTunes backup

Choose "Restore Backup" button. Pick out one iTunes backup according to its date and file size. Tap "Restore" and wait for restoring contacts on iPhone with iTunes. Well, other iPhone files will be overwritten too.

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Part 3: How to Restore contacts on iPhone via iCloud Backup

Before you restoring contacts from iPhone with iCloud directly, you need to know that your iPhone will be factory reset at the same time. And there is nothing left in your iPhone except for your iCloud backup file. If you just want to restore contacts to a new iPhone, it will be fine. Otherwise you will lose other iPhone files. But do not worry about that, iPhone Data Recovery has simplified the process of restoring iPhone contacts with iCloud backup, so you can get deleted contacts back safely and selectively.

Method 1: How to Restore Contacts on iPhone from iCloud Backup without Resetting

Step 1. Download and scan contacts on iPhone

Locate "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Sign in with your iCloud account and password. Click your latest iCloud backup and hit "Download" on its right side. Choose "Contacts" in the popping-up interface. And press "Next" to download iPhone contacts from your iCloud backup.

Download and Scan Contacts on iPhone

Step 2. Restore contacts on iPhone using iCloud backup

Preview your deleted iPhone contacts under "Contacts" category. The red marked items are deleted contacts and black ones still exist in your iPhone. Select iPhone contacts you want to restore. At last, tap "Recover" to get restored iPhone contacts on computer.

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Method 2: How to Restore Contacts on iPhone from iCloud Backup Entirely

Step 1. Factory Reset your iPhone

Open "Settings" app. Click "General" button. Scroll down to find "Reset" and choose "Erase All Content and Settings" below. Enter a 6-digit password and then click "Erase iPhone" to confirm. It may take you several minutes.

Step 2. Restore contacts on iPhone without computer

Your iPhone will restart automatically and show you the interface of "Set up your iPhone". Tap "Restore from iCloud Backup". Sign in your Apple ID and password to see all previous iCloud backup files. Select the latest iCloud backup to start restoring contacts on iPhone from an iCloud backup.

Comparison: Which One is Better to Restore Contacts on iPhone

Restore Contacts on iPhone fromiPhoneiTunes BackupiCloud Backup
iPhone Data RecoveryiPhone Data RecoveryiTunesiPhone Data RecoveryiCloud
Pros• Restore iPhone contacts without backup• Selectively restore contacts on iPhone with iTunes backup
• Highly supports with iOS 10.3 and iOS 11
• Restore the entire iTunes backup to get deleted iPhone contacts back• Selectively restore contacts to computer with iCloud backup
• Output restored iPhone contacts to CSV, HTML and VCF
• Restore all iPhone contacts to a new iPhone easily
Cons• No further iPhone data should be added or deleted after iPhone contacts lost• Need to pay certain fees to get the full version of iPhone Data Recovery• Not able to restore a contact on iPhone using iTunes backup• Need to pay certain fees to get the full version of iPhone Data Recovery• Factory reset iPhone before iPhone contacts recovery

The above methods about deleted iPhone contacts recovery are suitable for all iOS models. So you can get iPhone contacts back without data loss. Just read and choose the best method to restore contacts on iPhone perfectly.

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