A friend of mine has lost her iPhone 5 contacts while installing and upgrading iTunes. She felt so frustrated because some of the contacts are hard to regain. A few days ago, the same misery happened to me – I couldn't find all my iPhone 4 contacts after upgraded to iOS 6. This really drives us crazy. We searched the internet all day long, wishing to find a way to recover our contacts.
Just as the old saying goes: where there is a will, there is a way, and we finally find some way to recover contacts from iPhone 5(including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other iPhone.
One biggest merit about using iTunes Data Recovery to restore contacts from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, etc. is that you can recover iPhone contacts even if you've lost iPhone. As long as you have backed up iPhone or synched iPhone with iTunes before. The program will automatically find iTunes backup and recovers all the contents of the backup.
On the backup list, select the one signifying your iPhone and then press "Start Scan" to proceed.
As scanning finishes, we could preview contacts, like the picture below.
Finally there comes the last step – click "Recover" and specify a path to save the recovered contacts.
For Mac users, iTunes Data Recovery for Mac is available to help them restore deleted contacts from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 on Mac.
The truth is that sometimes we just do not have the habit to back up iPhone on a regular basis and therefore we cannot restore iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 contacts from backup. Don't panic. In this case, iPhone Data Recovery is able to help us recover contacts directly from iPhone. Let's see how that is made possible by iPhone Data Recovery.
Before launch iPhone Data Recovery, connect your iPhone to computer through a USB cable. Then start the program.
This step is for iPhone 4 only. For other higher versions, just skip this step. You may not know what exactly DFU mode is, and there is no need to know. You just need to be clear that only from DFU mode can you load data from iPhone to the program. In order to enter DFU mode, we should:
The program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for lost contacts when you successfully entered DFU mode. And you could preview and recover your lost contacts. Moreover, you can preview and recover other iPhone files as well, including photos, messages, notes, etc.
Note: The newly released iOS 7 may cause iPhone data loss. So back up your iPhone data before updating iOS 6 to iOS 7.comments powered by Disqus