How to recover iPhone contacts? HELP!!
"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 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS 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 contacts recovery program, and you could have my suggestion right here: Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). In addition to recovering contacts from iTunes backup, Dr.Fone 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 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 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS 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it inside your hands, don't to connect or synchronize it with iTunes, in order to avoid the back-up file from being updated and replaced by the contacts on your iPhone now.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.
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.
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 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS
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 and run the Dr.Fone for IOS.
If you use iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, you'll see the main window as follows, and start scan.
If you use iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, the main window will appear as follows, you need to click the "Download" button on the main window to download a plug-in for your device. Then follow the steps below to enter the device's scanning mode to scan it.
Step 2. Enter the DFU mode and scan iPhone(Only for iPhone 4/3Gs user)
Through the user interface above, you have to enter the DFU mode based on the description within Three steps.
1. Hold your device and click “Start” on the window of the software.
2. Hold the Power and Home buttons on your device at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
3. When 10 seconds have passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
From then on, the program will automatically start scanning your iPhone for lost contacts.
Step 3. 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.
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