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How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts on Mac in 2 Ways

May. 26, 2013 07:27 pm / Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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recover lost contacts from iphone on mac Are you facing life without any of your iPhone contacts? Recently many iPhone users reported that all their iPhone contacts have been wiped after the text message crashed which led to the reboot of iPhone. Also there are people who lost contacts from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 after jailbreak, update to iOS 7.1/7 or other reasons.

Indeed, iPhone users from all over and various carriers experienced a similar software failure. Even if they had backups, it's a scary thought that your phone could suddenly eat your contact list while you're out in the world. Good news is that now we have solutions to recover iPhone contacts on Mac with the help of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, a data recovery tool that works well with Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and lower versions.

Solution I. Restore iPhone Contacts on Mac from iTunes Backup

Here we take recover iPhone deleted contacts after iOS 7 update for example.

Scan iPhone Backup Files - iPhone Contacts list in Mac Backup files

Download UltData (iPhone Data Recovery) Software:

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Run iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on your computer, and the program will automatically find all iTunes backups(iTunes backup files is .plist formats files) once you synced with iTunes or backed up iPhone on your computer. Select the one you need, and click "Start Scan".

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Preview and restore contacts from iPhone on Mac after jailbreak or iOS update

In a minute you will find all the files stored on your iPhone displayed on a list. Select the contacts you need to restore and then click "Recover".

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Solution II. Directly Recover iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 Contacts without iTunes Backup

iPhone Data Recovery for Mac also enables users to directly recover contacts, photos, messages, call history, etc. from iPhone itself without iTunes backup files. This is made possible by the "Recover Data from iOS Device" mode. We'll talk about how to retrieve iPhone contacts on Mac in this mode next.

Set Your iPhone to DFU Mode (For iPhone 4 and lower)

If you're using iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, skip to Step 2 directly.

Connect your iPhone with your computer and then start iPhone Data Recovery tool. When the interface of the program appears, choose "Recover Data from iOS Device" and set your iPhone to DFU mode.

Tips: You need 3 steps to enter into DFU mode (what is DFU Mode?)

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Scan and Recover iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 Contacts on Mac

You will see the interface showing "Start Scan" if you successfully entered DFU mode. Click it to begin scanning, in a minute you'll get all deleted iPhone files listed by category. You are allowed to preview and recover deleted contacts from iPhone on Mac.

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How to Search Contacts on iPhone

iPhone enables users to quickly find their target contacts with the search function on contacts. We'll then talk about how to search contacts on iPhone.

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