Contacts are extremely important for us to keep in touch with others. Recently, I'm receiving tons of messages from users who lost iPhone contacts after iOS 7 update as well as other data. To help them out, I introduce 3 easy and effective ways to recover iPhone contacts after iOS 8.2/8.1/8 or iOS 7.1 upgrade.
Note: Someone suggest downgrading iOS 7 to iOS 6 if this happens. However, only the beta version can be downgraded. If you're running the public version, no way to downgrade. The downgrade also will make iPhone stuck in black Recovery Mode and cause iPhone contacts lost again. So, keep on reading to recover wiped contacts first.
iPhone update problem causes loss of addresses and contacts is not a big deal. You can use either iPhone Data Recovery or iTunes for restoring iPhone contacts after iOS update (We recommend the former for its ease and effectiveness). To help you better understand each instruction, we would like to specify these 2 tools.
Equipments Required: iPhone Data Recovery, PC, a USB cable
Time Required: Within 2 minutes
Previous Preparation Required: None (iPhone Data Recovery requires no backup files and it can directly extract and recover the lost contacts on iPhone after iOS 7 or iOS 7.1 update.)
Important: iPhone Data Recovery has 3 modes for iPhone contacts recovery after iOS 7 or iOS 7.1 update, that is, recover contacts from iPhone without backup, restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup, and retrieve iPhone contacts from iCloud backup. All the modes won't delete your iPhone data and settings, and only take you within 2 minutes. So feel free to use this iPhone Data Recovery tool to rescue your contacts erased after iOS 7 installation.
Here we take the mode of how to recover iPhone contacts without backup as an example.
Difficulty: A bit difficult
Equipments Required: The latest version of iTunes, PC or Mac, a USB cable
Time Required: Within 20 minutes
Previous Preparation Required: You have backed up iPhone contacts with iTunes before. If you haven't use iTunes to sync or back up your contacts before you lost them, then you need to skip this method. Go directly to Method 1 if you are in this case.
Now you can check your contacts on your iPhone. If you find your iPhone still misses some contacts (which would happen to some users sometimes), refer to the method in Method 1.
After all the steps, you should have a clear idea on how to restore iPhone contacts after iOS 7 update. Besides, iPhone Data Recovery can recover other lost data like messages, call history, bookmarks, notes, photos, videos, Whatsapp messages, Viber/tango app data etc. after iPhone update to iOS 8. Learn more >>comments powered by Disqus