Are iPhone contacts missing after iOS 14/13 or iOS 12 updates? Don’t worry. This guide will show you how to get back your deleted or lost contacts that you lost after iOS update, even if you didn’t back up the contacts before. Applies to the old iOS system, including iOS 11 and earlier.
The new iOS version – iOS 14 has released recently, bringing plenty of significant improvements and enhancements. Things we do all the time on iPhone iPad, like launching Camera and typing with the keyboard, prove to be faster than ever. The new iOS does improve our overall mobile experience.
Even iOS 14.2 still works on fixing bugs, It is quite amazing and worth installing, some users complained that they have lost contacts after the iOS 14 /13 updates. If you also lost contacts after iPhone updating to the new iOS, here are 5 reliable methods for you to get back lost contacts, even if you never backed up those contacts before.
There are several ways you can use to retrieve the missing contacts, no matter you have a backup or not.
For those users who made no backup before the iOS update, there’s still a reliable and safe way to recover the lost contacts – PhoneRescue iPhone data recovery. It supports previewing and selecting the deleted contacts before the recovery process. Moreover, PhoneRescue enables you to retrieve the deleted contacts to your iPhone’s Contacts app directly, just like you never lost them.
Let’s follow the detailed steps to recover those contacts that you lost after the iPhone update.
Step 1. Freely download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer > Install and open it.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to continue.
Step 3. Uncheck Select All option and check Contacts only > Click OK button to go to the next page.
Step 4. Preview and select the contacts you want to recover > Click To Device button to retrieve lost contacts to your iPhone directly or choose To Computer to store them on your computer for a backup.
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If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud before the iOS update, then you can easily get back lost contacts by restoring from the backup. But you’d better You must 100% sure that the backup you choose includes the contacts you lost. Otherwise, restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup is not a wise choice, as both of the two require you to erase all data and settings on iPhone before the restore process.
Actually, there’s a possibility to restore iPhone from iTunes and iCloud backup without erasing data. Also, there’s another possibility to restore only the contacts category, not a blind full restore. And here are detailed guides:
Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer via a USB cable.
Step 2. Click the device icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.
Step 3. Select one backup contains the data you want to restore and click “Restore” to start the restoring process.
Step 1. Turn on your iPhone/iPad > Go to Settings > General > Reset > Tap Erase all content and settings option.
Step 2. Reach the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the data you want to restore.
Sometimes the new update is a little bit slow to complete the whole sync from iCloud. That’s why you need to re-sync your contacts via iCloud on the iPhone manually. But it’s quite easy and won’t take much time.
Just go to settings > Click on your name > And then tap the iCloud button > Choose the Contact and turn on the syncing option. Now your contacts on iPhone and iCloud would be merged and also be re-synced.
With the above several ways, you may have successfully recovered lost contacts after the iOS update. If you will meet other iOS update errors, feel free to leave them in the comment section below, we will go through the problem and help you out soon. Lastly, try PhoneRescue for iOS to rescue the lost data as well as your dead iPhone.
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