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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone without iTunes

Mar. 16, 2014 07:31 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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For many people the contacts saved on their iPhone are very important to them, for instance, the contacts are like bread and butter for a businessman and he needs all the contacts to build a network that develop his business. It seems that there is nothing they can do if they deleted or lost all those contacts. However, there are actually solutions on iPhone Contacts Recovery.

Here I'd like to share with you 2 ways to recover deleted iPhone Contacts without iTunes/iCloud Backup.

Method 1. Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

iTunes Data Recovery is the tool that could help us extract deleted iPhone contacts, messages, photos, and more from iTunes backup. All that you need is the iTunes backup file that stored in your computer hard drive C. The backup is created once you backed up iPhone with iTunes or synched your iPhone with iTunes. If you are using a Mac, you can try this iPhone Contacts Recovery for Mac. It fully works for Mac OS X 10. 8, 10.7, etc.

If you have not synced or backed up and have no backup files, method 2 get contacts back on iphone is a good choice.

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Step 1. Scan for lost or deleted iPhone contacts

Launch iTunes Data Recovery on your computer, in the main interface you will see your iPhone backup file listed here. The backup file will be automatically found by the program once you have it synced with iTunes or backup iPhone on your computer. Select it on the list, and then click "Start Scan".

Step 2. Preview iPhone contacts you want to recover

After scanning, you could preview all deleted or lost contacts from iPhone. Select the files you need to restore and then click "Recover" to recover deleted contacts on iPhone without iTunes.

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Step 3. Recover lost contacts from iPhone

Finally, select a path to save the recovered iPhone contacts. In addition, you could use this method to restore iPhone call history and other files as well.

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Method 2. Recover Deleted, Lost Contacts from iPhone without Backup

Method 2 will show you another way to recover deleted or lost iPhone contacts with iPhone Data Recovery. This user-friendly tool enables users to recover contacts, photos, messages, call history, etc. from iPhone without iTunes backup, the only thing you need to do before the program work is to connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Let's get started to see how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone, including iPhone 6/6+ 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and more.

Step 1: Scan and Preview Contacts you Want to Recover

You will see the interface showing "Start Scan", and you should click it to begin the scanning. When scanning finishes you will get all iPhone files listed on the interface of the program. Preview to make sure you recover those you need.

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Step 2: Restore Deleted, Lost iPhone Contacts without iTunes

Click "Recover" and select a path for the recovered iPhone contacts.

In case that you may lose contacts on iPhone, it is strongly recommended that you save a copy of either of the programs above and use them to find back deleted contacts from iPhone memory. Choose method one when you still have iPhone backup files in your iTunes or computer, and if those files are nowhere to find you could restore iPhone contacts directly with your iPhone.

For those users who only have iCloud backup, iPhone Data Recovery also provides a way to restore deleted iPhone 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.

Tips: Backup iPhone Contacts to PC and Mac

There are 3 ways for iPhone Contacts backup:
  • 1. Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud: Using Apple's latest data-syncing and cloud storage service allows iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to manage and store contacts over the air. If you are connected over Wi-Fi or 3G then you can immediately start using iCloud to back up iPhone contacts.
  • 2. Sync iPhone Contacts to Gmail: Here is how to, but unfortunately this will wipe out all your phone contacts and replace them with Google contacts.
  • 3. Export iPhone Contacts to Mac or Windows PC: use iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, you can export iPhone contacts and save them on your computer with ease.
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