How to Restore Deleted Contacts on iPhone

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Myra Updated on May 14, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Want to get your deleted contacts back on iPhone? If you have a backup of your iPhone contacts before, you can solve the problem easily. You can use iTunes to restore deleted iPhone contacts if you have backed up your iPhone with it before. Or you can use iCloud to recover your iPhone contacts if you have kept your iPhone contact synced to iCloud. Besides, you can access your iCloud contacts in iCloud.com when you have your iPhone contacts backed up in iCloud. Even if you don't have any backup available, you can still recover your deleted contacts on iPhone with the help of third-party software. Read on to know the details.

Part 1: How to Recover deleted contacts on iPhone via recovery software

With the easy iPhone data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver, you can restore the contacts deleted from your iPhone either with or without backup. In addition to contacts, this software also supports the recovery of iPhone photos, videos, reminders, messages, call history, notes, and more.

Download EaseUS MobiSaver (100% secure) for Windows or for Mac according to your needs, and then restore the deleted contacts on your iPhone with a few simple clicks:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to your PC. Then launch EaseUS MobiSaver. 

Choose "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup" or "Recover from iCloud Backup" and click "Start". 

Recover deleted contacts on iPhone - Step 1

Step 2: Scan the device.

EaseUS Mobisaver will automatically scan iOS device, iTunes or iCloud and find the deleted contacts for you.

Recover deleted contacts on iPhone - Step 2

Step 3: Preview and restore deleted contacts on your iPhone. 

Choose the content you want to recover and click "Recover" to save the items to your computer.

Recover deleted contacts on iPhone - Step 3

Part 2: How to restore deleted contacts on iPhone via iCloud

Having synced your iPhone contacts to iCloud makes the way to get back your iPhone contacts easy. If you are sure that you have backed them up. Then you just need to:

Step 1: Open "Settings" App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on your name and choose "iCloud". (On iOS 10.2 and earlier, select "iCloud" directly.)

Step 3: If the "Contacts" option is on. Turn it off and choose "Keep on My iPhone".

Step 4: Then switch "Contacts" on again and choose "Merge". You will restore the deleted contacts on your iPhone after the merging process.

How to recover deleted contacts on iPhone with iCloud

Part 3: How to recover deleted contacts on iPhone via iCloud.com

Once you have backed up your iPhone contacts to iCloud, the other way to get back deleted contacts on your iPhone is via iCloud.com. All you need to do is to download your iCloud contacts to PC and sent them to your iPhone.

Part 4: How to get contacts back to iPhone via iTunes

Have backed up your iPhone using iTunes before? If so, you can get back your iPhone contacts by restoring your iPhone with iTunes. Follow the steps shown below to learn how to make it.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Click on the "Device" tab and choose your iPhone.

Step 3: Click "Summary" and choose "Restore iPhone ...".

Step 4: Choose a backup to restore your iPhone from. Then all the content on your iPhone will be replaced by the backup. If this is not what you want, try to restore your iPhone contacts using the two methods introduced above.

How to get contacts back to iPhone via iTunes

Part 5: How to back up iPhone contacts to computer to avoid data loss (Free Tip)

There are many unexpected causes that can lead to the "contacts disappeared on iPhone" problem. What you can do to avoid losing the contacts completely is to back up your iPhone contacts to a safe place, for example, your computer. Then when the iPhone contacts disappear due to unknown reasons, you can get them back because you have a backup elsewhere. To make it possible, the tool you will need is MobiMover Free, an iPhone data transfer tool designed to share files between iPhone/iPad and computer (Mac or PC) or between two iOS devices for absolutely free. The supported files include photos, videos, music, contacts, calendars, notes and more, depending on which feature you'd like to use. The steps below will show you how to transfer iPhone contacts to PC. Follow the steps to learn how to use MobiMover quickly.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and click Trust when a pop-up appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to PC.

How to back up iPhone contacts to PC - Step 1

Step 2: If you want to back up contacts on your iPhone only, go to More and keep contacts selected.

How to back up iPhone contacts to PC - Step 2

Step 3: Tap the folder icon and select a folder to save the items. 

How to back up iPhone contacts to PC - Step 3

Step 4: Click Transfer to start backing up your iPhone contacts to PC. When it has done, you can go to the select folder to check the contacts. (The contacts will be stored as an HTML file on your computer, thus, open it with a browser to view the details.)

How to back up iPhone contacts to PC - Step 4

With MobiMover, you can manage your iPhone/iPad content better. For example, you can transfer photos from computer to your iPhone, put music to iPhone without iTunes and delete music albums from iPhone using this tool. Have a try and make it your useful iPhone manager.