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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. As physical address books continue to become less popular as we head further into the era of technological takeover! Over the past 3-4 years our technologies have 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 had 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 contact from your phone.

When these instances occur, most people are unaware their deleted data can actually be recovered. So spread the word, ‘C’est Possible’, ‘это может быть сделано’, ‘ iPhone data recovery is possible!’. There are two ways to recover deleted contacts with the software below: Option 1 – Recover from iPhone, Option 2 – Recover contacts from iPhone backup.

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

SmartPhone Recovery PRO 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
  • The latest version of iTunes installed to your laptop or PC
  • The free/full version of SmartPhone Recovery PRO (click the download button above according to your specific operating system)

Open SmartPhone Recovery PRO

After you have downloaded SmartPhone Recovery PRO from our website, open the program and connect your iPhone to your laptop/PC. Then select ‘Recover from iOS Device’.

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In order to find deleted iPhone contacts, SmartPhone Recovery PRO will first create a copy of your iPhone’s database. This may take some time, depending on how much data is on your device.

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Scan report

Once the scan has completed, the software will list the amount of deleted and existing files found on your device. Including your deleted contacts. Click ‘continue’ to view your data.

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Your device database

You will then see the SmartPhone Recovery PRO main screen showing your iPhone’s database. Click the ‘Contacts’ tab along the main toolbar to view the deleted contacts found on your device’.

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View your deleted contacts

The main screen will now display all the existing and deleted contacts found on your device. To view only the deleted contacts, switch the ‘Show only deleted data’ toggle to ON.

If you are using the free version of SmartPhone Recovery PRO, upgrade now to restore deleted contacts to your handset, or to export contacts to your desktop, via Excel, CSV or XML.

To export: Simply select the contacts you wish to save click ‘Export’ and choose ‘Export only ticked data’. If you wish to save all data without manually selecting, click ‘Export’ in the main contacts tab, then choose ‘Export all data from current tab’.

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 support@enigma-recovery.com

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We recommend that you regularly backup your device on 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.

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