How to Recover Lost or Deleted iPhone Contacts

It would be a nightmare if you lost or accidentally delete your contacts on iPhone.In this guide we will introduce 3 methods to restore your iPhone contacts. You'd betted not to miss this article, it won't let you down.


"Anyone here? I need help! unexpected things happened to my iPhone 6, I just lost some important contacts by accident. Oh god, I should have backuped them in advance! Anybody knows how to get back my contacts? Please kindly advise. Very urgent! Thanks so much."

Well, as the most commonly used data on iPhone, it' never funny to delete them accidentally. It's too late to realize that you didn't make any backups in advance, you need to spend lot of time, or even money to get them back. The good news is that you still have the chance to retrieve your iPhone contacts. The following post will introduce serveral methods to recover lost or deleted contacts from iPhone in detail no matter whether you have made some backups or not.

Before we go ahead, please download and install the expert tool - iPhone Data Recovery. As its name implies, it is a flexible and efficient helper to recover all your lost or deleted data, including contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, notes, Facebook messages and more.

Solution 1 : How to Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts on iPhone Directly

   Step 1  Connect your iPhone and Scan it

Connect your iPhone and run this program on your PC. Then you will see the main window as follows. You just need to click the "Start Scan" to get it scanned.

   Step 2   Recover deleted or Lost iPhone Contacts

After the scanning, you can preview all the detected data before recovery. You can ignore other boxes except "Contacts" , tick it and click "Recovery".

Solution 2 : How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes Backup

   Step 1   Scan the Backup File

As you can see, there will be a list of backup files diaplayed on the interface, after you click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the program's window. Then choose the one for your iPhone and tap on "Start Scan".

   Step 2   Preview and Recover your iPhone Contacts

The scanning will take some minutes to complete. After it, all the contents from the backup file will be showed in detail for you to read. Now you need to check the box in front of any items you want, and click the "Recover" button. We can read these contacts directly on the computer since they can be stored as .xlsx, .html or .csv file.

Solution 3 :  How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iCloud Backup

   Step 1   Sign in iCloud

Run iPhone Data Recovery and select "Recovery" from "iCloud Backup File" from the left side of the interface. Then sign in iCloud with your personal account.

   Step 2   Select iCloud Backup Files and Types

Once you log into your iCloud, you can see a list of iCloud backup files we backed before on iCloud. Just choose the one you expect. And then select the file types "Contacts" to scan them from iCloud backup.

   Step 3   Preview and Recover Contacts from iCloud Backup

After the scanning process is OK, this program will list all the contacts on the window. You can now select contacts that you want to get back. The exported contacts can be also saved as .xlsx, .html or . csv file.

OK! From the above introduction, you can get 3 methods to restore deleted contacts on iPhone. If you haven't backup your iPhone before, then we suggest you use Solution 1  to recover your contacts from iPhone directly. If you have iCloud or iTunes backup and your wanted contacts are included in those backups, then you can try to recover them from backups.

Now it's your turn to have a try, if I don't make myself clear, please feel free to let me know, your comments and messages are highly welcomed!