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May 31, 2016 10:46 AM/Posted By Chann Ethan to iPhone Data Recovery

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  • Recover iPhone 4/4s Contacts"I had my favorite iPhone 4S thieved and now I have to get back my contacts without the phone. I had to switch to a new phone, ever since i could hardly afford to pay extra for another iPhone and that i only need to view the contacts which i possessed within the iphone 4s. I actually synced the iPhone to i-tunes continuously on my pc. Is there a method to retrieve the contacts but without the iPhone?"

    An iPhone may possibly keep a large number of business and personal contacts in the memory space. When the contacts on your iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X / 8 Plus / 8 / 7 Plus / 7 / 6S Plus / 6 / SE lost, your job as well as daily life will be impacted more or less. One of several advantages to make use of iPhone is the fact that iTunes may automatically back up your iPhone contacts and update it when you synchronize it. Which means you obviously have a large possiblity to recover contacts through iTunes back-up.

    How to recover contacts on iPhone in steps
    Then learn how to get contacts from your back up file? There exists certainly a way, however, you require an iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac - FoneLab. In addition to recovering contacts from iTunes backup, FoneLab can help scan and get back contacts directly from iPhone, in case you did not lose it.

    Download the free trial version below for taking a try.


    Part 1: Scan and extract iTunes back-up to recover iPhone contacts
    Part 2: Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone
    Part 3: Recover iPhone contacts from iCloud Backup

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

    Part 1: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone contacts
    This specific iPhone contacts recovery software allows you to recover contacts on iPhone from your backup files on iTunes, regardless of you're using iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X / 8 Plus / 8 / 7 Plus / 7 / 6 Plus / 6 / SE or perhaps the earlier versions, or even you just lost your iPhone. It will also help to get the contacts back on your pc. Apart from contacts, it also can help find back your previous TEXT MESSAGE, Notes, Calendar and Call History, and even lost photos and videos.

    Step 1. Scan the backup file
    No matter you just lost your iPhone or you still keep it inside your hands, don't to connect or synchronize it with iTunes, in order to avoid the back-up file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now.

    In case you have synced different iDevices with iTunes before, and then all the back-up files will probably be listed out. Just simply select the one you lost, or the one which you lost your contacts, and start to "Start Scan" to go.
    Recover deleted contacts from iTunes backup

    Step 2. Recover iPhone contacts
    The scan just goes a couple of seconds. All of the contents from your back-up file will be shown in details. You are able to read the content right now, no matter from the Contacts, but also from the Messages, Call History, Notes, and you also can preview the particular photographs and videos contained on your iPhone.

    To recover the contacts, check the box in front of the Contacts and hit on the "Recover" button, then you can certainly save the information on your Macintosh now. And also you may recover other data, in case you have a need.
    iPhone Contacts Recovery - Recover Contacts from iPhone

    How iTunes back up your iPhone contacts
    As being an iPhone user, just who is likely to manage the content of iPhone using iTunes, have to know that iTunes backs up almost everything of your iPhone first when you synchronize with it. This is the awesome point once you lost your contacts from iPhone. The bad point is the back-up file is just not normal file type, but a SQlitedb file, that is not permitted to preview, even access. Oftentimes it's protected, only for private safe.

    Part 2: Directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone
    Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer
    If you don't lose your iPhone, you can even utilize this method to retrieve your contacts. Connect your iPhone towards the pc, select the "Recover from iOS Device", and select the type of data you want to recover, start scan.
    Recover contacts from iphone - main screenshot

    From then on, the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone for lost contacts.
    Recover iphone contacts - scanning iPhone Contacts

    Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone 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 contents on your pc with one click.
    Notice: Data discovered here contains deleted data and those still on your iPhone. In case you just want back your deleted ones, you are able to refine the scan result using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.
    Recover iPhone Contacts - Preview

    Part 3: Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup
    Step 1: choose the recovery mode: Recover from iCloud Backup file.

    Step 2: login in your iCloud Account and download the Backup file.
    Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

    Step 3: scan the backup file and recover the iPhone Contacts.
    Recover iPhone Contacts - from iCloud


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