After synced your iPhone, and unfortunately to notice that all your contacts on your address book had disappeared? Or accidently deleted phone number of a friend or co-worker while trying to add a new number? It is really scary. However, you should take it easy since deleting or lost contacts on iPhone don't mean they disappeared permanently. Now, let' me show to how to get back your lost contacts on iPhone 5 specifically.
Firstly, check whether you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before. Generally, when you connect the iPhone to computer, iTunes will automatically syncs with iTunes, meanwhile you will get a backup file in your computer. This file usually was saved in the C drive, and it is unreadable. If you are fortunately to have backup your contacts, your contacts is not catastrophic deletions. You can get back the lost iPhone contacts after upgrade with iTunes Data Recovery or iTunes Data Recovery for Mac. It can extract contacts from backup file and recover lost contacts from iPhone. It is fully compatible with every version of iPhone, even the latest iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S/4, iPhone 3GS and more. What's more, it supports iOS 7/6/5.
What if you have no backup? The chances are you inadvertently deleted the iPhone backup file or the file is corrupted. What should you do? Fortunately, iPhone Data Recovery is available for you to recover lost contacts on iPhone without backup. It scans and recover iPhone contacts directly from iPhone.
Below are the steps on how to recover lost contacts on iPhone after syncing iphone, after update or wrong deletion.
Download iTunes Data Recovery and install it on your PC. Run it, you can see your device backup file show on the interface automatically.
Highlight your device and click "Scan". You will see all your contact info displayed in the task list.
You can select contacts all at once or check which one you would like to recover. Then click "Recover". Select a saved path for the recovered contacts. In general, your lost iPhone contacts will be saved to computer as .XLS file.
Make sure backup your data every now and then in case that the calamity that you lost iPhone contacts on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S happened. If it doesn't backup automatically, please backup your contacts as below.
As we mentioned above, if have no backup file on your computer, you need to download another program -- Lost iPhone Contacts Recovery. For iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c users, directly go to Step 2 for scanning.
Connect your iPhone to the PC before launching this software. After everything is prepared, click "Start" on the software interface and then press "Home" and "Power" button on your iPhone at the same time holding them for about 10 seconds (the program will count it for you). Then release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds.
Then you will enter the DFU mode, click "Start Scan" to scan lost contacts from iPhone.
After scanning, all the files on iPhone including Contacts are displayed on the interface. You are allowed to preview all kinds of files before recovery. Select your lost iPhone contacts. Click "Recover" to start to recover lost contacts from iPhone and specify a location on your computer to save the recovered iPhone contacts. To exsit DFU mode, hold "Home" and "Power" button until the Apple logo appears.
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