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How to Recover Deleted, Lost Contacts on iPhone 5 without iTunes

Sept. 22, 2014 07:54 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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Ever wonder about is it possible to recover accidently deleted or lost contacts on your iPhone 5? Update to iOS 8 but lost numbers on your iPhone 5? Your iPhone contacts may mean everything to you, especially when you are a businessman, a salesman, a journalist or other people that has built a large connection network with the contacts on their iPhone.

Though iPhone has quite different way of storing data, there is still a way to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 5 (including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5). Keep reading and you will soon find the answer.

Method I. Recover Contacts on iPhone 5 from Backup

Thanks to iTunes which backs up iPhone data for us and restores data to iPhone if we lost data from iPhone. However there are times that we just cannot restore the backup, for instance, you lost your iPhone and your iPhone backup is password-protected. In this case we have to seek help from other sources. Maybe you could take my advice and try iTunes Data Recovery which could extract contacts, notes, messages, and more from iTunes backup. It is easy to retrieve contacts on iPhone 5 with this program.

All the steps are the same if you want to recover contacts from iPhone 5 on Mac, except that you need another version of this program – iTunes Data Recovery for Mac.

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Step1.Choose iPhone 5 backup

When you start iTunes Data Recovery, it will automatically find all iTunes backups. Choose your iPhone backup and click "Start Scan".

Note: If you can't find your iPhone 5 backup, it may well be that you have not backed up your iPhone 5 with iTunes on this computer. Then you may try Method II which enables you do recover contacts on iPhone directly from your iPhone 5.

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Step2. Preview before recover deleted iPhone 5 contacts

As scanning finishes, you could get a list of all contents of the iPhone backup. On the left are their categories and on the right you could preview specific contacts, notes, photos, call history and more.

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Step3.Specify a path to save recovered contacts

At last we need to click "Recover" to recover iPhone 5 contacts and then specify a path to save the recovered contacts.

Method II. Restore Contacts from iPhone 5 without Backup

The method we are about to talk will help us recover contacts as well as other data directly from iPhone itself. This may sound impossible. In fact there is such a program named iPhone Data Recovery which allows us to recover contacts from iPhone 5 without iTunes backup. If you lost contacts during or after iOS 8 update and want to recover all the numbers, you can have a try. You need 3 steps to complete the whole process.

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Step1. Scan Files on iPhone 5

Connect your iPhone 5 to your computer and click "Start Scan".

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Step2. Preview and select files to recover

Like in method I, we can preview before recover contacts from iPhone 5.

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Step3. Recover contacts from iPhone 5

In the end click "Recover" button to recover deleted numbers from iPhone 5 to your PC.

What if you only have iCloud backup? iPhone Data Recovery also provides a way to restore deleted iPhone 5 contacts from iCloud backup. The steps are super simple: Sign in iCloud Account -> Select and download backup -> Preview and recover lost contacts from iCloud backup.

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Let me make a wild guess: you must have known clearly how to recover contacts from iPhone 5 for the moment. And I think it is a good idea to back up your iPhone from time to time, so that you could still recover data from iTunes backup once losing important data from iPhone.

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