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How to Recover Deleted, Lost Contacts from i-Phone?

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March 10,2015

  2013-05-12 19:32:21/ Posted by CtArs to How to recover iPhone

If you are an iPhone user,you may have some trouble that your important Contacts information are lost,no matter personal contacts or business contacts,all this contacts are very important for you.Once the contacts are deleted by accident or more seriously the iPhone is lost or suffer physical damage for example lost, broken, water damaged or won't turn on.You must seek all soulation to recover deleted contact from iPhone.

Here is a true story about iPhone Contacts loss:

"After I jailbreak my iPhone 4S,all of my Contacts all lost.Before jailbreak the iPhone,I have't backup up all important business phone numbers to my Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I tried to find the Contacts from both my iPhone and Mac iTunes but in vain. Is there any way to get back my iPhone Contacts from either the device or iTunes or my Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?"

Soultion: Unfortunately iTunes doesn’t support recover iPhone lost Contacts.But iTunes will automatically backup your Contacts,but this files is an SQLite database that you can't access,you must use a iTunes data recovery software or iPhone&iTunes Data Recovery Tool to extract this SQLite database to preview and recover the iPhone Contact which you've lost beofre you synced files for iPhone.

This iPhone Contact Recovery is a powerful iPhone data recovery software,it can help you get thoselost Contact back from iPhone. Besides SMS, iPhone Contact Recovery also helps to find Contacts, Notes, Calendar and Call History, as well as lost Photos and Videos.

Free Download the iPhone Contact Recovery to take a try to recover your deleted Contact.


With below two guides of "Directly scan and recover Contact from iPhone" and "
Scan and recover iPhone Contact from iTunes backup file", you will learn more about how to recover deleted Contact from iPhone.

    Way.1: Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone

    Way.2: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone contacts

Easy guide 1: Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer
First of all, connect your iPhone to the computer and run the iPhone Contact Recovery after installing. An interface as follow will display. Then move to the next step.

Step 2: Enter the DFU mode and then scan your iPhone 4
Before you perform recovery, you ought to enter the DFU mode of your iPhone. Follow the steps here:
1) Hold your iPhone and click "Start".
2) Press "Home" and "Power" button at the same time when you click "Start",and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3) After 10 seconds passing, release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds.
When you're told that you've successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data as follow.

Step 3:Preview and recover iPhone contacts
After the scan, you can preview all found data before recovery. Choose "Contacts" to preview, mark it and click "Recover", you can save all the contents on your computer with one click.


Easy guide 2: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone contacts

Tips: This mode (available for all iPhone models)

Step 1: Scan the backup file(Contacts)
No matter you just lost your iPhone or you still hold it in your hand, don't connect or sync it with iTunesafter you lost your contacts, to prevent the backup file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now.

If you have synced different iDevices with iTunes before, there will be more than one backup files. Choose the one for your iPhone and move further.

Step 2: Recover iPhone contacts
The scan only takes you a few seconds. All the contents from the backup file will be displayed in details. You can read the content right now, no matter from the Contacts, but also from the Messages, Call History, Notes, and you also can preview the photos & videos contained on your 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 have a need.


More information of iPhone SMS Recovery

iPhone Contact Recovery can recover lost data directly from for all iOS Devices, including iPhone 5/4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad , iPod Touch 4. or Recover Lost iPhone Photos, Video,Contacts, Messages and More from iTunes Backup Files.Wondershare DR.Fone is the world's first iPhone SMS Recovery software for iPhone users to get back deleted Contact from iPhone directly without backup to iTunes.

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