It is never fun to accidently delete a contact that is needed, let alone multiple contacts or even the entire address book. This is really a nightmare, but you don’t need to be pathetic.
Generally speaking, there are three possible ways in which you can get back your lost iPhone contacts:
- Directly scan iPhone which lost contacts
- From iTunes backup: if you have backed up iPhone contacts before
- From iCloud backup: if you have backed up contacts with iCloud
To make the three methods work smoothly, the best for you is to use a professional iPhone Contacts Recovery from Tenorshare (also named as iPhone Data Recovery). We now mention in details the ways in which the deleted contacts can be recovered. They work for all iOS versions and iPhone Models, such as iOS 9.1,9, 8.4 and iPhone 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, 5s etc.
Recovering contacts directly from iPhone
Step 1: Connect iPhone to PC
First of all, install and launch iPhone Data Recovery. Then connect your device with computer and click “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
Step 2: Scan iPhone
When the software detects your device, click “Start Scan” to scan your iPhone for all stored files.
Step 3: Preview and retrieve lost contacts
When the scan is finished, it is time to choose numbers you would like to recover. After that, hit “Recover” to restore your lost contacts.
Notes: iPhone Data Recovery supports to sync recovered contacts directly to device. Just select “Recover to Device” after you click on “Recover” button.
Restoring iPhone contacts from iTunes backup
Step 1: Scan iTunes backup
Start iPhone Data Recovery and choose “Recover from iTunes backup files”. Choose the backup file you want to recover, then click “Start Scan”.
Step 2: Preview and restore contacts
It may take a few minutes to scan your backup file. After that, you can see all files listed. Choose “Contacts” and then choose the items you want and click “Recover” button.
Retrieving iPhone Contacts from iCloud backup
Step 1: Login to iCloud
Run iPhone Data Recovery and choose “Recover from iCloud backup files”. Then enter your iCloud account and password.
Step 2: Download iCloud backup
Select the backup file you need and click “Next” to proceed.
Step 3: Preview and recover contacts
After downloading, select contacts you would like and finally click “Recover”.
Follow the above tutorial, you can get back all lost contacts with Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. Now, download the free trial version and start to give it try!