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 Step by Step to restore contacts on iPhone.

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

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  • "I totally reset my iPhone 4 and all I would like put back on my phone from the older backup is the contacts. Is it possible to restore only the contacts? Please provide step by step guidelines for the Macintosh. Thanks."

    Indeed, there are actually three methods. If you are using iTunes/iCloud to manage your iPhone, you must have realized that iTunes/iCloud always makes backup for your iPhone once you synchronize it, as well as the file backup contains your contacts, TEXT MESSAGE, calendar, notes, photographs, videos and much more. You can restore iPhone contacts from it through extracing the backup. Another method is actually recovering contacts directly from your iPhone if your previous contacts aren't overwritten. To achieve this, you have to get an iPhone contacts restoring program.

    Guideline to restore contacts on iPhone
    First of all, you have to get an iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac .

    Both of the program are specifically for users who wish to totally free the contents from iTunes/iCloud backup file and restore to iPhone. It turns the back-up file into recoverable contacts, TEXT MESSAGE, calendar, call history, notes, photographs and videos individually, to enable you to restore any of them selectively. Much more, regardless you're using iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X / 8 Plus / 8 / 7 Plus / 7 / 6S Plus / 6S / SE or the other earlier version, you can utilize the program all the same. Additionally, FoneLab also enables you to directly scan and recover contacts from iPhone.

    Download this free trial version below and install it on your pc.


    Lauching FoneLab, you will get the user interface below.
    iPhone Calendar Recovery - main screenshot

    Step 1. Scan the backup file
    You don't need to connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes before you run the program. Run it and choose the backup of your iPhone on which you are going to restore contacts.

    To restore iPhone contacts, please select recovery mode first. Here we try with "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode.
    Restore contacts on iPhone - select backup
    To extract iTunes backup, you need choose a backup first. Usually choose the one with a recent date. Then click "Start Scan" to extract it.

    Step 2. Restore iPhone contacts
    Once the scanning is done, all of the content in the previous back-up file shall be separated out, and you may preview all of them one by one. To restore contacts from iPhone, check the box ahead of the "Contacts", and hit on the "Recover" to save it on the Macintosh or Save to iPhone.
    Restore iPhone Contacts - Restore

    To learn another two ways, you can follow below:
    Directly recover deleted contacts from iPhone
    Recover iPhone contacts from iCloud Backup

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