How to recover deleted contacts from iPhone

“How to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 5? My phone was recently stolen and I got it back today. The girl who stole it reset my phone which deleted all my pictures, contacts and such. Is there any way to get my contacts back? I never hooked up iCloud :( Can it be done through iTunes?”     —— Answers Yahoo

It is common to see people delete their files on their iPhones. And It is extremely pity to delete your precious on your iPhone, you may have difficulty in contacting with people you want.

Then, you may need to get a professional iPhone Data Recovery to help you retrieve deleted contacts on iPhone. Luckily, you can turn to Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS which can recover deleted contacts on iPhone due to device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade or factory settings restore.

Besides recover deleted contacts on iPhone, Dr. Fone for iOS can also recover deleted photos, videos, notes, SMS messages, call history, calender, reminder, Safari bookmark, voice memos etc on iPhone.

There are two ways to help you recover deleted iPhone notes: one is to directly scan and recover deleted contacts on iPhone, the other is to recover iPhone contacts from iTunes backup.

Tips: If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dr. Fone for iOS (Mac).

Solution 1: Directly scan and recover deleted contacts on iPhone

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

Run Dr .Fone for iOS and then connect your iPhone to the computer.

If you use iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, you’ll see the main window as follows.

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If you are using iPhone 4/3GS, you will see the main interface:

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Step 2: Scan your iPhone for deleted contacts

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, There is only a “Start Scan” button on the main window. You only need to click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone.

For iPhone 4/3GS, you need to download the plug-in by clicking the “Download” button, and then, get into the device’s scanning mode before scanning following the instructions below:

1. Click the “Start” button on the window after connecting your iPhone.

2. Next, you need to press “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone at the same time for 10 seconds.

3. Then you can release the “Power” button after 10 seconds passed, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

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No matter which device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for lost contacts after you doing the steps accordingly.

Step 3: Preview and recover deleted contacts on iPhone

After the scan, you can preview the found contacts one by one. Mark those you want and click “Recover”, you can save them on your computer with one click.

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Solution 2: Recover deleted iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

Step 1: Select the right recovery mode

Run Dr. Fone for iOS, and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”, you will see the following interface:

Select the backup of your iPhone and click “Start Scan” to scan and extract the specific contents of the backup file.

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Step 2: Recover deleted contacts on iPhone

To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and click the “Recover” button, then you can save the content on your computer. You also can recover the other data if you need.

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The data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button on the top to only display the deleted items

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