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3 Ways to Recover Contacts from iPhone 5

iPhone 5 contacts recovery

iPhone contacts

iPhone 5 lost contacts?

It is so annoying! But don’t worry! Today I will give you three ways to recover deleted contacts from iPhone 5.

Method 1: Restore iPhone 5 Contacts with iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5 to the PC/Mac

Step 2: Open iTunes

Step 3: Click on Devices tab

Step 4: Right-click on the iPhone that’s connected and click ‘Backup’

Step 5: Note that this will effectively remove all old information on your iPhone and get the backup data on your iPhone. If you had backed up contacts too in your previous iTunes backup, those will be restored to the iPhone and you should mostly recover that deleted contact now.


Method 2: Restore iPhone 5 Contacts from iCloud

If you have enabled iCloud Contacts sync, in all probability, the lost contact should be up on your iCloud account. To check if this is true:

* Login to with your Apple ID and password

* Click on Contacts

* Search your contacts to check if the deleted/lost contact (from your iPhone 5) is still visible here

If yes, you can now recover lost contacts from iPhone 5 easily.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone 5

Step 2: Turn off Contacts (if it’s not turned off already)

Step 3: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’

Step 4: Now, turn “ON” the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while

Step 5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contacts back on your iPhone

Step 6: In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password

Step 7: Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all contacts to your iPhone and the deleted one should be back!


Method 3: Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone 5 without Backup

The above two methods are all based on the backup that you have made in iTunes or iCloud. But what if you have no backup anywhere? Is there still a way to restore iPhone 5 contacts without backup?

Certainly yes! The only matter is that you should choose a right professional data recovery tool to complete the contacts recovery.

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is a good choice anyhow. It also provides the option to restore contacts from iPhone backup. Now we see the direct recovery option only. This doesn’t need any backup.

Steps to Perform Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery to Retrieve iPhone 5 Contacts

Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery and run it. Connect iPhone with PC using a USB connector. Choose the first mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the top menu.

Note: This iPhone Data Recovery is applied to windows only, need to recover data on Mac, please download the Mac version from:

Step 2: Scan iPhone files, contacts are included

There will be progress windows for communicating with device to scan the lost data.

Step 3: Read lost contacts scanned

After the communication is finished, all the lost data on the iPhone will be listed in categories. That means the tool can recover all the 11 kinds of file types. Click “Contact” to see the contacts details.

Step 4: Recover lost contacts on your iPhone 5

Choose the listed lost contacts, click “Recover” and set a save path for the contacts recovered.

Now the three ways are all described, you can choose any one accordingly to complete your iPhone 5 contacts recovery.


How to Recover Lost Data if Not Backed Up in iPhone

“I accidentally deleted several contacts from my iPhone 4, and forgot to back them up with iTunes. Now I need them urgently, but I’ve heard that there is no way to recover deleted data on an iPhone except through a backup. Is that really? Can I recover data from iPhone itself without iTunes backup? Please help! Thanks in advance.”

Not is the truth!

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iPhone Data Recovery without backup

Recover Deleted Data from iPhone without Backup Is Possible

You can recover iPhone data without backup absolutely!

Unless a hard drive was securely erased when reformatted, it is possible to recover data stored on the drive. If the portion of the drive where the data was previously stored has not been overwritten by new data, you are possible to recover your deleted data.

But be aware that the longer you continue to use your iPhone before an attempt, the greater the chances the area on the flash drive where the data was previously stored will be overwritten by new data. So you should recover the deleted data with a data recovery utility as soon as possible.


When Deleted iPhone Files Unintentionally, What Should You Do?

Many people will ask “How to recover lost data on iPhone if not backed up?”

Here I recommend a recovery tool – iPhone Data Recovery. It is powerful third party software to recover deleted data without backup! And also can backup or transfer iPhone/iPad/iPod data to Windows PC with one-click. Just take the following easy steps to recover data from iPhone.

Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery and run it. Connect iPhone with PC using a USB connector. Choose the first mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the top menu.

Step 2: Enter the DFU mode to scan iPhone(This is needless for iPhone 5/4S users)

Firstly, Hold “Home” and “Power” button for 5 seconds to power off iPhone, then click “start”. Secondly, press “Home” and “Power” from 10 seconds.

Finally, press “Power” and hold “Home” for 15 seconds.

Then we can enter the DFU mode and there will be progress windows for communicating with device to scan the lost data. iPhone Data Recovery

Step 3: Read lost data scanned

After the communication finished, all the lost data on the iPhone will be listed in categories. That means the tool can recover lost all the 11 kinds of files types.

Step 4: Recover lost data

Choose the listed lost data, click “Recover” and set the save path for the files recovered. After finished, exit DFU mode by holding “Home” and “Power” button for about 5 seconds.

Step 5: In the pop up window, specify a location for the recovered files. When recovery is done, you can go back to see the regained data.

8-2iPhone Data Safety Tips:

  1. In case that you didn’t make a backup and you may need to recover data from iPhone directly, you had better keep your iPhone in good condition and avoid damaging it. So be careful when using it.
  2. Had better not give your iPhone to your little sisters and brothers.
  3. Buy a case for your iPhone to avoid dropping to be smashed.
  4. Though you can recover data from iPhone without backup, it is always a good habit to make a regular and frequent backup with iTunes. From here, you can learn more about iPhone backup.

Wish you a good experience when using your iPhone.

A more detailes instruction can be referred from this YouTube video:


iPhone 4S Contact Recovery – Retrieve Deleted/Lost Contacts from iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Contacts are Important and Essential in Our Daily Life

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iPhone 4S contact

Contact is the essential details of your friends which contains his/her some personal information such as names, address, email, phone number, birthday, etc. People are usually not able to remember such long list of the contact. With the contacts stored in your iPhone, you can call anyone you want conveniently.

But things are not always directed to the good direction. Sometimes the contacts are become inaccessible or accidently deleted by your mistaken figure gliding. iPhone contacts lost now and then duo to various reasons.

iPhone 4S Contacts Lost Due to A variety of Reasons

Some scenes where may lose your iPhone 4S contacts are listed below:

1. Virus attack

2. Accidental deletion

3. Unintentional disk formatting

4. Improper handling of the iPhone

5. iPhone 4S factory setting

6. iPhone 4S unexpected water damage

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iPhone 4S contact recovery

Recovering iPhone 4S Contacts

Recovering iPhone 4S contacts has become easy and efficient for Apple iPhone users, it is not a headache thing to lose your friends’ phone numbers on your iPhone 4S. Because iPhone 4S contact recovery is emerged to help you! It is a professional tool to recover deleted iPhone 4S contacts. Zero-quality-loss and risk-free recovery are guaranteed by Tenorshare iPhone 4S Photo Recovery.

Fast guide for the iPhone 4S Photo Recovery

Download iPhone 4S photo recovery and install it aright on your PC. When you run it, you will see two recovery modes in the top menu. Select a proper recovery mode on your own need. Let’s learn the steps respectively.

Mode 1: Recover iPhone 4S Contacts with iTunes Backup

# 1: Connect your iPhone 4S to PC with a digital cable. When you launch the tool, and choose the “Recover Data from iOS Device” mode. This is the mode which will recover iPhone 4S contacts without backup.

# 2: Start to scan your contacts ever stored on your iPhone 4S. Actually, this tool will scan all the recoverable files including call history, messages, photos, note, etc. on your iPhone.

# 3: Preview contacts on your iPhone 4S in the preview pane. When scan is done, all the recoverable files are displayed by categories in the left side of this interface. Click “Contacts” folder, all the contacts will display with detailed information. Mark your needed ones if you you don’t want to recover all of them.

# 4: Recover your iPhone 4S contacts optionally. When the needed ones are marked, all you need to do is to press “Recover” button in the lower right corner.

# 5: Specify a specific location for the recovered iPhone 4S contacts. A window will pop up for a recovered iPhone 4S contacts location.

Mode 2: Recover contacts from iPhone 4S backup file

Choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” firstly. Then follow the simple steps below.

# 1: Scan your iPhone 4S backup file by clicking “Start Scan” in the main interface.

# 2: Preview your iPhone 4S contacts and mark the needed ones to recover.

# 3: Recover contacts on your iPhone 4S.

# 4: Specify a proper save path for your recovered iPhone 4S contacts.