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Lost Friends’ Phone Number? The Reliable Solution to Recover Contacts from Your iPhone?

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Can Deleted Contact Be Recovered from iPhone?

As is known to all, iPhone has quite different storage mechanism from other smart-phone. For example, the iPhone 4S is available in three sizes: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. All data is stored on the internal flash drive other than expanded storage through a memory card slot, or the SIM card etc.

So is it impossible to recover iPhone contacts once removed by accident? The answer is absolutely no!

Actually, there is more than one way to recover your iPhone contacts. For example, if you make full use of iTunes’ sync function, you may have a recent iTunes backup, so you can recover the contacts from iTunes backup. As to the worst, you don’t have an iTunes backup. You can still recover contacts from iPhone without backup.

How to Retrieve Your iPhone Contacts?

As is mentioned above, more than one way to recover your iPhone contacts! iTunes backup is certainly a good stuff for your iPhone contacts restoration. But it still has its downside – iTunes backup files can’t be viewed or taken out directly from the computer disk. They will be backed up by iTunes and stored as a .sqlitedb file. Unless you use some specialized third-party utility, can you extract the contacts in the iTunes backup.

That’s the reason why the great iPhone Contact Recovery software is designed.

What is the iPhone Contacts Recovery on Earth?

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iPhone Contact Recovery

iPhone Contacts Recovery is a piece of software that is aimed to help iPhone users out of iPhone contacts loss accident. It offers iPhone Users with two recovery modes to get contacts back on iPhone. Let’s learn the two modes respectively.

Mode 1: Recover Contacts from iPhone without iTunes Backup

This iPhone contact recovery software is so powerful that can recover contacts directly from device. Now see the simple using steps as below.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone with your PC via an USB connector. Initiate iPhone Data Recoevery that you installed just now.

Step 2: Enter DFU mode if you are an iPhone 4/3GS/3 user. If you hold an iPhone 5/4S, this step is needless. Go to step 3 directly.

Step 3: Start scan your iPhone contacts through a communication process. This process may take you a few while, please wait patiently!

Step 4: Preview and recover iPhone contacts selectively. This iPhone Data Recovery allows you to retrieve iPhone contacts on your own need. The ones you don’t want to recover won’t be marked to recover.

Specify a proper location and file format for the recovered iPhone contacts on your computer disk.

Mode 2: Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

This recovery mode only recovers the iPhone contacts since your last backup. If you add new phone number after the lat sync, the new numbers can’t be recovered yet. That’s why I always advice the mode 1 as your first choice. Now let’s learn how to recover contact from iPhone backup:

Step 1: Download and scan the iPhone contacts of your backup.

Step 2: Preview your iPhone contacts in the preview window.

Step 3: Recover your iPhone contacts accordingly.

Note: If you want to see the backup file, you can follow the path below according to your computer OS:

  • Windows XP and the former

C:\Documents and Settings\ Administrator\ Application Data\ Apple Computer\ MobileSync\ Backup\

  • Windows 8/7/Vista

C:\Users\ Administrator\ AppData\Roaming\ Apple Computer\ MobileSync\ Backup\

  • Mac

~Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

And the contacts saved as this filename in the backup:


If your iTunes backup was encrypted, you need to enter the backup password before the recovery. Forgot iPhone backup password? Don’t worry! You can use iPhone Backup Unlocker to find the password.

The video for iPhone Contact Recovery: http://youtu.be/lSoBx1oJlFk

The video for iPhone Backup Unlocker: http://youtu.be/nEtFuMDclmA