How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone

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Recover deleted contacts on iPhone

Losing all your iPhone contacts is one of the most frightening things that can happen for an iPhone holder. Physical address books continue to become less popular as we head further into the era of technological takeover! The first thing you reach for now when excahnging contact details with someone, is your smartphone.

Over the past 3-4 years our software has helped thousands upon thousands of customers recover deleted iPhone contacts, text messages, notes and more from their devices and backup files with triumphant relief! There are four common causes for lost and deleted iPhone contacts:

  • A software update has deleted contacts and other iOS data from your iPhone
  • An iTunes sync has wiped all contacts from your device
  • An ordinary iTunes/iCloud restore has erased contacts and other data from the phone
  • You or someone else has accidentally deleted a number or entire contacts from your phone.

When these instances occur, most people are unaware their deleted data can actually be recovered. So spread the word, iPhone data recovery is possible!

There are two ways to recover deleted contacts with the software below. Option 1 is to recover straight from the iPhone, and Option 2 is to recover contacts from an iPhone backup file. However not all iPhone recovery techniques are entirely safe for your device, and cannot ensure that you will be able to recover all of the contact details you need. Some can even cause you to lose more of your iOS data. Ensure your iPhone data remains protected throughout recovery by choosing the method below.

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Recover deleted contacts on your iPhone

Enigma Recovery is a data recovery software designed to recover lost, deleted and hidden data from all iOS devices, without any risk of damage to your device or your existing iOS data. It is the safest and easiest iOS data recovery method, because it is designed to mirror rather than extract deleted data from your device, guaranteeing no harm is done.

Our software can also recover contacts from your iPhone backup file, helping those whose devices have been misplaced, stolen or damaged beyond repair. To learn how to recover deleted contacts on iPhone, follow the simple steps below.

You will need:

  • Your iPhone
  • Your iPhone USB lead cable
  • Your laptop or PC
  • The free/full version of Enigma Recovery (click the download button above according to your specific operating system)

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

select ios device in enigma recovery

After you have downloaded Enigma Recovery from our website (download links available above), open the program and select the device you would like to recover data from (iOS Device).

Step 2 – Connect iPhone to computer

connect you ios device to computer

Connect your iPhone to the laptop or PC using your USB charger cable.

Step 3 – Trust computer

Trust iOS device on computer

Once the iPhone is connected, the software will ask you to trust the computer on your device.

Follow the instructions given to do this.

Step 4 – Scan iPhone

Select data you want to scan your device for

The Enigma Recovery will then prompt you to select the types of data you would like to recover. Select ‘Contacts’ and any other data you are looking for.

Now click ‘Start scan’. The software will scan your phone for existing and deleted data. This may take some time, depending on how much data is on your device.

Step 5 – See deleted contacts

see ios deleted contacts

Once the scan has finished, you will be able to see a scan report that will let you know how much data has been found on your iPhone. Click the ‘Contacts’ tab to see your recovered contacts.

If you are using the free version of Enigma Recovery, you will need to upgrade to the paid version to view all your data.

Step 6 – Export contacts

see ios deleted contacts

If you are using the full version of Enigma Recovery, you will now be able to save recovered contacts to your computer, or restore deleted contacts to your iPhone.

To export contacts to your computer simply select the contacs you want to save and click ‘Export’. Then choose ‘Export only selected data”. Or to save all contacts without manually ticking the boxes, select ‘Export’ and choose ‘Export currently viewed data’.

We hope this tutorial has helped you to recover deleted contacts on your iPhone. If you still need help recovering your data please feel free to contact our support team on

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We recommend that you regularly backup your device to iTunes to avoid any permanent data loss. If your iPhone goes missing or is stolen, this software will enable you to retrieve and use the data from your last iTunes backup. If you have any questions or need help we’re here for you 24/7. Please visit our support page for FAQs and contact details.