How to Restore Deleted Contacts from Android and iPhone Selectively

- "My daughter just deleted all contacts on my iPhone, and sadly I do not have time to back up newly-added contacts. Is there any contact recovery tool that can help me restore deleted contacts without backup? Any advice will be appreciated."

More and more people prefer to use cell phones to communicate instead of writing letters. Moreover, many people choose to save phone numbers from business partners, workmates, friends and even family members. So if you deleted contacts by mistake, it means you have lost the only way to contact those people. Apart from accidental deletions, there are many other reasons that can cause contacts lost too, like iOS update, physical damage, factory reset, system errors, etc. Some people may not have the habit of backing up contacts and important data regularly. But it does not matter whether you have backed up contacts or not actually. Here are two professional contact recovery tools, with which you can restore deleted or lost contacts easily.

Restore Deleted Contacts

Part 1: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on Android

Question: "How can I restore deleted contacts from my Samsung Galaxy S7? I need to find my deleted phone numbers back as soon as possible."

Answer: "Using Android Data Recovery to restore deleted contacts on Android. And your exported contacts can be saved as VCF, CSV or HTML as you like."

Apeaksoft Android Data Recovery is your best choice to restore contacts without backup from Android internal storage or SD card. It is highly compatible with over 500 Android portable devices including Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei and more. And you can restore deleted contacts from Android phones and tablets from various scenarios like SD card issue, password forgotten, system crash, rooting error, etc.

Key Features of Android Data Recovery

  • Restore deleted contacts, SMS, call logs and documents from Android phone/SD card
  • Restore lost photos, music, videos and WhatsApp files from Android device
  • Preview and select deleted contacts before restoring to Android
  • Selectively restore deleted contacts and other files to Mac or PC

How to Restore Deleted Contacts on Android without Backup

Step 1. Connect Android to computer

Launch the deleted contacts restore app on computer. Enter "Android Data Recovery" mode. Connect your Android to Mac or Windows computer with the USB cable. Later, Android Data Recovery will detect your Android automatically.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging

Wait until Android Data Recovery has detected your Android. Follow on-screen instructions to enable USB debugging according to your Android version. After that, click "OK" to continue.

Enable USB Debugging

Step 3. Restore deleted contacts from Android

Choose "Contacts" and other file types for restoring. Hit "Next" to start scanning contacts on Android. You can preview deleted or existing contacts in detailed. Mark all deleted contacts and then press "Recover" to restore deleted contacts from Android to computer.

Restore Deleted Contacts from Android

Part 2: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone

Question: "I have backed up contacts to iTunes and iCloud simultaneously. But I do not want to use both of those backup files because of their side effects. How can I restore deleted contacts on iPhone while keeping other iOS data safe?"

Answer: "You should use iPhone Data Recovery app. It offers 3 methods for users to restore deleted or lost contacts from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup selectively and professionally."

Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery can help you find deleted iPhone contacts back without data loss. There are three data recovery modes that allows users to restore deleted phone numbers from broken or disabled iOS devices directly. Moreover, you can choose which contacts to restore selectively and remain current iPhone files intact.

Key Features of iPhone Data Recovery

  • Restore deleted contacts from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus and more
  • Download and restore deleted contacts from an iCloud backup selectively
  • Restore a deleted contact from iTunes backup without erasing.
  • Preview deleted contacts before restoring to computer
  • Set output contact format as CSV, HTML or VCF
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Method 1: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone Directly

Step 1. Scan iPhone Data

Launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Use the USB cable to connect iPhone to computer. The iPhone contact recovery app will detect your iPhone automatically. And you will be lead to "Recover from iOS device" mode. Click "Start Scan" to continue.

Scan iPhone Data

Step 2. Restore deleted iPhone contacts without backup

Choose "Contacts" in the left panel to view all deleted and existing contacts. Select the certain contact and preview related information. Tick all deleted contacts you want to restore. Tap "Recover" to start restoring contacts selectively.

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Method 2: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone via iTunes Backup

Note: Your iPhone has been synced or backed up with iTunes on this computer.

Step 1. Scan contacts from iTunes backup

Launch "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Choose the exact iTunes backup. Select "Contacts" and click "Start Scan" button. Now iPhone Data Recovery will scan contacts stored in your iTunes backup.

Scan Contacts from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Restore deleted contacts to computer

Tap "Contacts" category to view all contacts in detailed. Turn on "Only display the deleted item" to access deleted iPhone contacts only. Mark the contacts and hit "Recover" to restore deleted contacts on iPhone from iTunes selectively and safely.

Restore Deleted Contacts to Computer

Method 3: How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone via iCloud Backup

Step 1. Download and scan iCloud backup

Click "Recover from iCloud Backup" mode in the third place. Sign in your Apple iCloud account and password. Press "Download" button on the right side of your latest iCloud backup file. Tick "Contacts" from the popping-up data recovery interface. Click "Next" to scan iPhone contacts only.

Download and Scan iCloud Backup

Step 2. Restore deleted contacts from iCloud backup

Select and preview deleted contacts you want to get back. After you have marked all deleted contacts, press "Recover" to restore deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup without resetting. So you can get deleted contacts back with factory reset.

Obviously, you can restore deleted contacts safely and selectively from both Android phones and iPhone. With widely support of cell phones, there are no extra limitations of restoring deleted contacts. The preview window and selective output format choices are also helpful. So feel free to use Android Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery to restore deleted contacts without backup. You can get deleted contacts and other files back immediately.

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