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How to Recover Contacts After Factory Reset on iPhone in Three Ways

Updated by Brithny on Sep 22, 2022
Written by Roxanne
 | iPhone Data Recovery

Summary

Undoubtedly, you will lose all your iPhone content after a factory reset, including contacts. But luckily, you still have the chance to recover your iPhone contacts after the factory reset in three ways, either from iCloud.com, iCloud Backup or iTunes backup.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting

Restore Contacts After Factory Reset from iCloud

Go to "iCloud.com" from a computer and log in with your Apple ID and password. Choose "Settings" and move to the "Advanced" section...Full steps

Retrieve Contacts After Factory Reset from iTunes Backup

Connect your iPhone to your PC. Launch iTunes on your PC. Click the phone icon in the upper left corner. Click "Restore Backup"...Full steps

Restore Contacts After Factory Reset with iOS data Recovery Software

Free download reliable iOS data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver to retrieve your contacts, photos, videos, messages, call history, notes, WhatsApp conversations, and more...Full steps

User Case: I Reset My iPhone and Lost My Contacts

"About two hours ago, my iPhone got into Recovery Mode when I attempted to upgrade the phone to iOS 15. So I asked for help on the internet and one of the users told me to restore my iPhone to factory reset. It has truly helped me get the iPhone out of Recovery Mode, but at the same time made me lose all the data including my contacts information on the device. This was truly a nightmare! I don't know if performing a factory reset will erase the data on the iPhone. But now it is too late to say that. I just want to know whether I can recover contacts after factory reset the iPhone and if I can, how to do it?"

If you have factory reset your iPhone, it means that you have gone to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" and chosen "Erase All Content and Settings". By doing so, you can fix some iPhone issues like "can't download App in iOS 13/12" or "iPhone touch screen not working". This behavior, however, will erase everything on your iPhone, including all your contacts, photos, music, videos, emails, and apps. In a word, it will bring your iPhone back to its factory state.

How Do I Get My Contacts Back After Factory Reset iPhone

If you have backed up your iPhone in advance, whether via iCloud or iTunes, congratulations, you can recover your contacts after a factory reset. Here, we will show you three ways to recover contacts after factory reset from your iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud backup.  

Follow to see how to recover iPhone contacts after factory reset with each method.

How to Recover Contacts After Factory Reset from iCloud

If you have enabled Contacts under iCloud, you can restore contacts after factory resetting your iPhone from iCloud.com.

Step 1. Go to "iCloud.com" from a computer and log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 2. Choose "Settings" and move to the "Advanced" section.

Step 3. Click "Restore Contacts" and then you can see the list of backups of your iPhone contacts.

Step 4. Choose an archive of contacts to recover and click "Restore" next to it.

Step 5. In the new prompt, choose "Restore" to confirm. Wait until iCloud finishes recovering your iPhone contacts. When it has done, you can check the restored items on your iPhone.

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As you see, if you restore iPhone from iCloud via Settings, you can't solely recover contacts, all the content in the backup will be restored. Thus, how to selectively get back contacts after factory reset iPhone via iCloud backup? Try this iOS data recovery software to help you restore contacts after factory from iCloud backup. 

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud"

Connect iPhone to Your PC and Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Choose the "Recover from iCloud" button, and click "Start".

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Step 2. Turn Off "Find My iPhone" 

Turn off "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone/iPad/iPod to continue.

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Step 3. Type Code in the Confirmation Box 

Type "123456" in the confirmation box and then click "Continue" button.

Note: This step will erase all data and reset all settings. Make sure you have backed up important information.

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Step 4. Reset iPhone

Move through the iPhone setup process until you see the reset screen. Then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" on Your phone. Enter the Apple ID and password for the account you want to restore the backup from. Then click "Next" on your PC.

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Step 5. Select the Files

Select the type of data you want to recover. If all files need to be restored, you can directly click the "Select All" button below.

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Step 6. Analyze the iPhone

The software will analyze your phone. It may take a few minutes and don't disconnect or use your device.

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Step 7. Scan Lost Data and Recover

EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan your iCloud backup file to find the lost data. This process may take a few minutes and please wait patiently. Then, select the data you want to recover and click "Recover" button.

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How to Restore Contacts After Factory Reset from iTunes Backup

If you used iTunes to back up your iPhone, you can also get back your contacts from the backup. Similar to iCloud backup, if you restore iPhone from iTunes backup via iTunes, you can only choose to recover all the content in the backup.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC. Launch iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Click the phone icon in the upper left corner.

Step 3. Click "Restore Backup" under Backups in the right panel. 

Step 4. Select an iTunes backup, then click "Restore" to restore your iPhone. If you've encrypted your backup, you need to enter the password first.

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How to Recover iPhone Contacts with iOS data Recovery Software

How do I get my contacts back after factory reset iPhone without backup? All you need is the powerful iPhone data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver, which will help you retrieve your contacts and other files like restore lost photos, videos, messages, call history, notes, WhatsApp conversations, voice memos, and more.

It's completely compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Here is how to get contacts back after factory reset iPhone with EaseUS MobiSaver. (EaseUS takes your privacy seriously. We will never keep a record of your Apple account info or content during the recovery process.)

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Your PC

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver, select "Recover from iOS Device" on the left, and click "Start".

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Step 2. Scan iPhone to Find Lost Contacts

EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan iPhone 13/12/11/X/XR/XS/8/7/6/5/4, and find your lost contacts.

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Step 3. Preview and Restore Contacts

Tick "Contacts" on the left. You can choose the list of contacts you want to recover. After the selection, click "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" to decide where you are going to save the list.

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Conclusion

It's very important to back up the data regularly to avoid complete data loss. The best choice to back up your iPhone is to use the free iTunes or iCloud. If you lost files on iPhone without any backup, don't worry, apply EaseUS iPhone data transfer software ti safely and quickly restore deleted files and make a copy of your iPhone content elsewhere.

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