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How to Restore iPhone 5 Contacts, Photos, Messages from iTunes/iCloud Backup or without Backup

Mar. 08, 2014 03:44 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone 5/5S/5C Tips
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You must hold the opinion that your iPhone 5(including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5) files are safe since you have iTunes backup, but when you do need to restore iPhone 5 from iTunes backup you suddenly find that iTunes just fails to restore iPhone contacts, photos, notes, messages, etc.

Take a breath. I will offer you two methods that enable you to restore iPhone 5 from iTunes backup as well as call history, Safari Bookmark and other iPhone contents.

Method 1. Restore iPhone 5 from iTunes Backup Files

iTunes Data Recovery is the tool that could help us restore iPhone 5 from iTunes backup. And you actually do not need iTunes when you do the restore, what you need is the iPhone 5 backup files that stored in your computer hard drive C, which is created once you backup iPhone 5 with iTunes or synched your iPhone with iTunes. If you do not synched ore backed up and have no backup files, go directly to method 2.

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Step 1: Scan all iTunes backup files and find the Right Time backup you want to recovery

When you run iTunes Data Recovery on your computer, in the main interface you will see your iPhone listed here. The device is automatically found by the program once you have it synced with iTunes or backup iPhone on your computer. Select iPhone 5 on the list, then click "Start Scan" to begin scanning. The scanning is a must if you want to restore iPhone 5 photos, contacts and more.

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Step 2: Preview iPhone 5 data you want to recover

When scanning finishes, you will find all the files stored on your iPhone 5 displayed on a list. Select the files you need to restore and then click "Recover" to restore iPhone 5 without iTunes.

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Step 3: Perform iPhone 5 Photo Recovery

Finally, select a path to save the recovered iPhone files. What's more, you could use this method to restore iPhone 5 call history and other files as well.

Method 2. Restore iPhone 5 without iTunes or iCould Backup Files

Method 2 will show you an easier way to restore iPhone 5, and you can directly connect your iPhone 5 with your computer to recover deleted files on iPhone 5. Sounds crazy! Because it's common sense that iPhone only allows users to transfer data to iPhone through iTunes. Yes, as long as you have a third party software tool you can do it. The tool I am in fever of is iPhone Data Recovery, an user-friendly tool that enables users to recover contacts, photos, messages, call history, etc. from iPhone, iPad and iPod without backup files, recover from iTunes backup and restore from iCloud backup.

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Connect your iPhone 5 with your computer and then start iPhone Data Recovery tool, I will tell you how to restore iPhone 5 contacts with this program. Besides you can also use this tool to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 5, and recover other iPhone contents such as photos, contacts.

Step 1: Scan Your iPhone 5

Connect your iPhone 5 with this computer, and click "Start Scan" on this software to proceed. lost contacts on iphone 5

Step 2: Scan and Preview iPhone 5 Contacts, Pictures, Call History

When scanning finishes you will get all deleted iPhone files listed on the interface of the program. Preview to make sure you recover those you need. restore iphone 5 data

Step 3: Restore iPhone 5 Files

At last you need to click "Recover" and select a path for the recovered iPhone contacts, photos, notes, Safari Bookmark and more.

If you happen to lose contacts on iPhone 5 you could feel free to use any of the method above to recover iPhone 5 contacts. Choose method one when you still have iPhone backup files in your iTunes or computer, and if those files are deleted you could restore iPhone 5 directly with your iPhone. For Mac users, iTunes Data Recovery for Mac version is available to help them restore iPhone 5 on Mac.

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