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 How to recover deleted contacts from iPhone X / 8 Plus / 8?

Dec 12, 2016 10:46 AM/Posted By Chann Ethan to iPhone Data Recovery

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  • Who need to recover deleted contacts from iPhone X/8?
    1. I lost everything on my iPhone with restore on iTunes?
    I just got my iPhone 5 (never had an iPhone before so it's new to me) I plugged it into my computer to try and get some music from my iTunes on it and I hit "restore" and now my iPhone is back to it's original setting... mainly my concern is that I lost all my contacts! Is there anyway I can get the contacts back? Thanks! - Bri

    2. How do i recover lost photos and contacts on iphone 8?
    I recently was forced to restore my iphone and i have no backup nor did i sync my phone with itunes. I have tried tenorshare, but it didn't work - albert

    3. I updated my iphone 6s to the new software and it deleted all my contacts: any way of getting them back?
    today i updated my software on the computer for my iphone 5s. unfortunately, i didn't back it up and now all my contacts are gone. is there ANY way i could get them back, even if i went to the apple store? from my previous phone they got put from my flip phone to the iphone, so i was wondering if there was anyway i could get my years worth of contacts back? thanks.

    Step by step to recover deleted contacts from iPhone X / 8 Plus / 8
    First, we need a third-party tool to help us to recover deleted contacts from iPhone X, just use the iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. Dr.Fone is the 1st world's iPhone data recovery software, can directly recover contacts, messages, photos, videos, call history, notes, voice memor, safari bookmarks etc from all iPhone models, also can extract iTunes/iCloud Backup files.

    Part 1. Directly recover Contacts from iPhone
    Part 2. Recover Contacts from iTunes backup
    Part 3. Recover Contacts from iCloud backup

    Download the free trial version below for taking a try.


    Lauching Dr.Fone and connecting your iPhone to the computer, you will get the user interface below.
    iPhone Contacts Recovery - main screenshot

    Select the "Recover iOS Data", Connect your iPhone to PC.
    iPhone Contacts Recovery - Connect iPhone

    Part 1. Directly recover Contacts from iPhone
    Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer
    Select the "Recover from iOS Device" and select the "Deleted Data from the Device", "Contacts", click the "Start Scan".
    Recover iPhone 5S contacts - main screenshot

    Step 2. scan your iPhone X / 8 Plus / 8 for deleted contacts
    From then on, the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone X / 8 Plus / 8 for the deleted contacts.
    recover contacts on iPhone 5S - scan

    Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone X deleted contacts
    Following the scan, you are able to preview all discovered data before recovery. Select "Contacts" to preview, mark it and click "Recover", you can save all the contacts on your pc with one click.

    Data discovered here contains deleted data and those still on your iPhone. In case you just want back your deleted contacts, you are able to refine the scan result using the slide button at top to only display deleted contacts.
    Recover deleted contacts from iPhone 5S - recover
    Notice: If the "Recover from iOS Device" can't find the lost contacts, and you have ever backup your iphone with iTunes, you can try the "Recover from iTunes Backup file" mode by yourself.

    Part 2. Recover Contacts from iTunes backup
    Step 1: Select the iTunes Backup file to Start Scan. Dr.Fone will automaticlly detect the backup files and shows in the windows.
    Recover deleted iPhone Contacts - scan itunes backup

    Step 2: Export Contacts from iTunes Backup
    When the scan finished, choose the "Contacts" to export them to computer.
    Recover iPhone deleted Contacts - Export

    Part 3. Recover Contacts from iCloud backup
    Step 1. Sign in iCloud with your account.
    Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

    Step 2. Select an iCloud backup to download.
    Choose the iCloud Backup, click "Download", here, you can select the file type. When you download the iCloud Backup, you can scan the Contacts in it.
    Download iCloud Backup for iPhone deleted Contacts

    Step 3. Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup to Computer
    When the Scan finished, choose the "Contacts" Tab to Recover deleted Contacts to PC.
    Recover deleted Contacts to PC

    Note: As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

    Now you can download it and have a try below:


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