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How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts from iPhone on Mac

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

Many people are in trouble to recover lost contacts from iPhone 5,iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. After viewing many forums or sites I make my mind to write a post of those users who are worried either stolen their device or broken it completely.After reading this post,you can recover lost contacts from iPhone,on matter your backup or not,actually,all you lost contacts are still on your iPhone,if you have sync your iPhone to iTunes,the iTunes can automatic backup contacts,but you can not get it without a iTunes data recovery.There are two ways for your to recover lost/deleted contact on iPhone: 1. recover contact form iPhone directly; 2. recover lost contacts from iTunes backup file.

    Part.1: Recover iPhone Lost Contacts from iTunes backup files

    Part.2: Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone Directly

If you have Backup anytime using iTunes, than don’t worry about that, Mac iPhone Contacts Recovery software is very handy tool for retrieving all previous data within minutes. Either you have Iphone 3GS or latest iPhone 5, this iPhone contact recovery software is compatible with all using IOS application. Here is a tool for your recover lost contacts from iPhone

Recover lost contacts from iPhone iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS:

To recover iPhone contacts,you need an iPhone contacts recovery tool, and you can have my recommendation here: iPhone/iPad/iPod Recovery (Windows) or iPhone/iPad/iPod Recovery (Mac). This iPhone contact recovery can easily recover your lost or deleted iPhone contacts from iTunes backup. Also, it can restore contacts directly from your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS without iTunes backup,this iPhone data recovery not only supports recover iphone lost contacts,buy also helps you get back all deleted/lost files from iPhone,including sms,photos,videos,song,notes,ect.If you lost data from your iPhone,Do not hesitate to download this iPhone data recovery and have a try:

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"I bought a new iPhone 5 last week,after jailbreak the iphone by myself,I found all my contact was lost,I wanted to know if I restore my data back to factory settings and then restore all my lost contacts.. would I be able to recover those contacts? So i search in google,finall I found this post about recover the iphone lost contacts,thank you for this data recovery for iPhone,this is a useful iPhone data recovery"---Admit,Maston,USA
Follow our tutorial below and know more about how to recover lost or deleted iPhone contacts in two different ways--- "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover lost contacts from iPhone directly".

Part.1: Recover iPhone Lost/Deleted Contacts from iTunes backup

Part 1: How to Recover Lost Contacts from iTunes Backup

Step.1: Choose the Recovery Mode
Install and run iOS Data Recovery on your computer. Select the type of your device and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". (Here we take iPhone 4s for an example)

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Step.2: Scan the Backup File

If you have backed up your iPhone constantly, or synced more than one Apple device on the computer before, there will be several backup files displayed in the window. Choose the right and latest backup version, then, click "Start Scan" to go on.

Step.3: Choose and Retrieve Lost Contacts

After scanning, you can preview what lost data you lost form your iPhone device, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, etc. Check "Contacts" and choose those contacts you want back. Click "Recover" to restore those lost or deleted contacts on your computer. Done!

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After recover the lost contacts from iTunes,the files are saved in your Mac,you can use iPhone data manage to transfer contacts from computer to your iPhone.

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Part 2: Restore Lost Contacts from your iPhone Directly
This part is to teach you how to recover lost or deleted contacts directly from your iPhone.It also works only for the new iPad, iPad Air, iPod and iPod Touch,you can directly restore all lost data from iPad, iPhone and iPod,as well.

Step.1: Connect your iPhone to Computer/Mac and Choose your Device
To begin with, install the program on your computer and run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer.

I. For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users (iPhone 4/3GS user can skip this to next) There is only a "Start Scan" button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, you only need to click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone. You'll see this scanning window immediately after clicking the "Start Scan" button.

Tips: By default, it guides you to scan it in the same way as scanning iPhone 5S and other iPhones. Actually, you can use the advanced recovery mode for iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4. Just click on the Advanced Mode at the lower-right corner.

II. For iPhone 4/3GS user A. Connect your device to the computer with a digital cable and run the program, then you'll see the window below after connecting your device. You need to download a plug-in by clicking the "Download" button.

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B.Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it:

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.

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Note: The scan results include data that are deleted and still exist on your device. If you only want recover those deleted ones, you can slide the button at bottom to only display deleted items.

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Tips: If you want to transfer recovered contacts from computer back to your iPhone, you can use iPhone Data Manage to do it in a few clicks.

More information of iPhone Data Recovery:
iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is the World's 1st iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Data Recovery Software for Mac,it can help you recover all lost data from iPhone,iPad and iPod,Recover Up to 11 File Types & More Than Lost Data,the key features for Dr.Fone for Mac:

1. Recover 11 file types like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Voice Memos, Reminders and Safari Bookmarks;

2. Recover 7 kinds of deleted files by directly scanning iPhone 5/4S, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch 5, iPad with Retina display & iPad mini;

3. Recover 12 kinds of deleted data directly from iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch 4 and iPad 1;

4. For all iOS devices, recover 11 kinds of previous data by extracting iTunes backup;

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