If I Restore My iPhone Will I Lose My Contacts

Will you lose your contacts if you restore your iPhone? If you want to know the answer, read this guide to get it!

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 09, 2020

So much fun would be taken by apps in the App Store, that’s why so many users download a large number of apps on iPhone. As time goes by, an increasing number of apps and data would slowly swallow your iPhone up and leave your iPhone no space to store new data. Thus, To free more space on iPhone, you may need to restore your iPhone to factory settings, but not want to lose some important data like contacts on iPhone at the same time. Therefore, many users like you are looking for answers to the question “ If I restore my iPhone will I lose my contacts” online.

In this guide, I would like to give you the answer: YES, your contacts will be erased after restoring. But if you have backed up your iPhone to the computer before restoring, you can find your lost contacts back by restoring iPhone from backup. However, more than contacts, you will be forced to restore the whole backup to iPhone, which might get your iPhone refilled again.

To solve this headache issue, we suggest you back up your iPhone to the computer first, then restore iPhone to factory settings, finally use the professional contacts extractor – PhoneRescue for iOS to recover only contacts to iPhone. Now, you can follow us to do it.

PhoneRescue – iPhone Data Extractor

Want to recover lost contacts to iPhone? PhoneRescue for iOS can help you make it. More than contacts, it is also capable of recovering deleted/lost messages, notes, call logs, music, video and other 30+ popular data. Now, you can download PhoneRescue for iOS to have a try!

Part 1. How to Back up iPhone to the Computer

Firstly, you need to back up your iPhone to the computer. To back up your iPhone, You can follow the steps to do it.

  1. Connect iPhone to your computer > Open iTunes.
  2. If a message asks for your iPhone passcode or to Trust This Computer, just enter your passcode and choose to trust this computer.
  3. Click your iPhone icon when it appears on iTunes screen.
  4. In the Summary, select Back Up Now.
How to Back up iPhone to the Computer

How to Back up iPhone to the Computer

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings without Computer

This is the easiest way to reset iPhone to factory settings because it could be finished on your iPhone directly.

  1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone > Tap General.
  2. Scroll down to find Reset, tap it > Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
How to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings without Computer

How to Restore iPhone to Factory Settings without Computer

Part 3. How to Selectively Restore iPhone Contacts with PhoneRescue for iOS

After finishing part 1 and 2, then, you can restore your iPhone from iTunes backup. But as we said in paragraph 2, there are many restrictions for iTunes backup restore. Therefore, there’s a need for you to use PhoneRescue for iOS, which is a professional iOS data recovery tool that provides you with 3 recovery modes: Recover from iTunes/iCloud Backup and recover from the iOS device. With PhoneRescue for iOS, you can selectively retrieve 30+ types of data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. More importantly, no data loss will happen during the recovering process.

Now, you can follow the detailed steps below to selectively recover iPhone contacts with PhoneRescue for iOS.

Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS.

Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect iPhone to the computer > Choose Restore from iTunes Backup on the main screen of PhoneRescue for iOS > Click on the blue arrow to move on.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

If I Restore My iPhone Will I Lose My Contacts – Step 1

If I Restore My iPhone Will I Lose My Contacts – Step 1

Step 2. Choose a backup and the type of contact.

Select a backup and click the type of contact you want to restore. As you can see, there are many other types of data you can recover, such as messages, notes, video, music and so on.

If I Restore My iPhone Will I Lose Everything – Step 2

If I Restore My iPhone Will I Lose Everything – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select data you want to restore.

Preview and select the contacts you want to restore. Click Recover to Device or Recover to Computer button on the bottom right to start restoring selected data.

If I Reset My iPhone Will I Lose Everything – Step 3

If I Reset My iPhone Will I Lose Everything – Step 3

Besides Restore from iTunes, you can also recover data from iCloud backup. Even without any backup, you can directly recover data from Device with PhoneRescue.

 

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to fix “if I restore my iPhone will I lose my contacts” issue. Hope you have got rid of this problem. If you have any other problem, please leave your questions in the comment section. We will try our best to help you out.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.