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How to restore contacts on iPhone?

If you are unfortunately suffering losing iPhone contacts caused by a mistaken deletion, an incomplete iPhone backup or a failed iOS update, how to restore contacts on iPhone? When the contacts are removed, you still have the chance to retrieve them.

In that case, you have two options to get back the lost iPhone contacts.

One is to recover contacts directly from iPhone, another is to use the backup file. A backup file for iPhone or other iOS devices can be created through iTunes or iCloud. When you ever backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before the contacts data was deleted, you can restore iPhone contacts from an iTunes or iCloud backup file.

Here we are going to show you how to restore contacts on iPhone.

How to Restore Contacts on iPhone

You cannot miss FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery. This is thes best iOS data recovery tool for you to get back not only contacts, but also other data like messages, WhatsApp chats, call logs, notes, Safari history & bookmarks and so on. The software is a perfect combination, which enables you to restore contacts from the device as well as from an iTunes or iCloud backup file. It is 100% safe to use. And FoneLab supports iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/ 12 mini, iPhone 11, iPhone XS/XR/X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, etc. You can free download the program to begin restoring your iPhone contacts.

Solution 1. Restore deleted contacts directly from iPhone

1Connect iPhone

Launch FoneLab and you will automatically enter the mode of Recover from iOS Device. Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. Tap on Trust on your iPhone and then you can see the device name and model in the main interface.

Connect iPhone

2 Scan your iPhone

Click Start Scan button to make your iPhone scanned. For seconds, all your accessible iPhone data will be displayed into categories on the left.

3Choose contacts to restore

Click Contacts from the left module and you can see all lost and existing contacts will be shown in the interface. The missing contacts are marked in red color, and the existing ones are in black. Choose the target contacts to restore.

Restore Contacts on iPhone

4Restore contacts on iPhone

When you finish choosing the contacts, finally click Recover button, select the file path and restore the missing contacts on iPhone.

For more detailed information about how to restore contacts from iPhone or other iOS devices, you can watch the video below:

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Solution 2. Retrieve lost iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

1Choose recovery mode

Choose the second mode of Recover from iTunes Backup File from the left module, and you can find all iTunes backup files are listed in the main interface. From here, you can see the device name/model and the latest backup date from each iTunes backup file.

Select an iTunes backup to Scan

2Select an iTunes backup to scan

Select a proper iTunes Backup according to the device and the latest backup date. Highlight the one and click Start Scan button to scan iTunes backup file.

3Choose iPhone contacts to restore

For a while, all iPhone data will be classified into categories on the left, including the contacts. Click Contacts from the left, and choose the contacts you want to restore. The lost or deleted iPhone contacts are in red color. In addition, you can also toggle on the "Only display the deleted items" to fast locate all lost iPhone contacts.

Restore iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

4Restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup file

When you complete selecting the contacts, hit the button of Recover and choose the file path to let the iPhone contacts be restored on iPhone from iTunes backup file.

For more detailed information about how to restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup, you can watch the video below:

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Solution 3. Get back the deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

1 Log in to iCloud

Choose the third mode of Recover from iCloud Backup File from the left module, and log into iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

Log in to iCloud

2Select an iCloud backup to download

Then you can find all available iCloud backup files listed in the interface. Select one suitable iCloud backup to download.

Select an iCloud backup to Download

3Check the file type to scan

The program needs you to choose the file type before scanning the backup file. It saves a lot of time. You need to check the option Contacts. If you have the need to recover other data, you can also tick others.

Choose File Types

4Restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup file

Soon, all available iPhone contacts will be scanned. Choose Contacts you want to restore and then click Recover button to regain the disappeared iPhone contacts from the iCloud backup file.

Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud backup

For more detailed information about how to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup, you can watch the video below:

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Actually, there also is one way for you to restore iPhone contacts. To get back the contacts from iCloud or iTunes backup, you can choose to erase all your iPhone content and settings, and then restore iPhone from iCloud backup or iTunes backup. But you need to pay attention, this method will remove all your current iPhone data. Move to this article to learn more: How to restore iPhone.

Erase all content and settings:

Erase iPhone All Content and Settings

Restore iPhone from iCloud/iTunes backup

App & Data screen - Restore from iCloud Backup

In this article, we mainly show you how to restore contacts on iPhone with FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery. Since you don't want to lose any contact, you can choose to backup iPhone contacts on PC. FoneLab also provides you another feature, iOS Data Backup & Restore, so that it is very convenient to find your iPhone contacts.

iOS Data Backup & Restore Interface

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December 11, 2020 07:05 / Updated by to iOS Recovery, Contact

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