How to Fix Contacts Disappeared from iPhone 8/X Issues with Ease
What to do when contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X? Don’t fret, this post shows you all solutions to get back disappeared contacts.
Q: Please help! I just got a new iPhone X a few days ago and successfully transferred contacts from the old iPhone 6. However, they just suddenly disappeared from my iPhone X. Why would contacts missing from iPhone X? How to get back disappeared contacts from iPhone X?
– An Email from One iPhone X User
Contacts are probably one of the most important data on iPhone. However, we receive lots of complaining emails every day from iPhone users claiming that contacts disappeared from iPhone.
There are so many reasons that might cause issues of contacts disappeared from iPhone, like mistaken deletion, jailbreak, iOS update. Frankly, how contacts disappeared from iPhone does not that matter, the biggest problem is how to get back missing contacts. Here in this post, we will be focusing on how to fix issues of contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X. If you are having iPhone 7/6/SE, you can still give those methods a try.
Part 1. Fix Contacts Disappeared from iPhone 8/X Issues without Any Backups
Before tying all methods below, we strongly suggest you restart your iPhone first, disable and enable Contacts on iCloud, reset network settings, then check if all your contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X are back.
Majority of people don’t have the habit to backup iOS data, that is why we show you solutions of contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X issues without any backups first. To fix contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X issues without any backups, you will need a trustworthy and powerful data recovery tool like iMobie PhoneRescue.
PhoneRescue is developed to serve both Android and iOS users to recover disappeared data like contacts, messages. To fix issues of contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X, what you will need is PhoneRescue for iOS.
PhoneRescue for iOS can help you scan and list all deleted or missing files that are not overwritten. Here are reasons why you should use PhoneRescue for iOS to fix issues of contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X.
- PhoneRescue for iOS can thoroughly scan your iPhone 8/X to get back disappeared contacts. According to statistics, PhoneRescue for iOS can scan the most disappeared contacts on iPhone 8/X, that is to say, using PhoneRescue for iOS, you can have the biggest chance to get back disappeared contacts.
- PhoneRescue for iOS can recover disappeared data to iPhone 8/X’s corresponding Apps, for example, disappeared contacts will be recovered to iPhone 8/X’s Contacts App. You can also save these disappeared data on a computer in printable and viewable format.
- PhoneRescue is developed by an Apple certificated developer, it is now also Norton and McAfee secured. You have our guarantee that using PhoneRescue for iOS will never lead to accidents like data loss or information leakage.
Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (PC/Mac) and follow the steps below to fix contacts disappeared from iPhone 8 issues without any backups.
Step 1. Run PhoneRescue on your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone 8/X via a USB cable > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click the Right Arrow button to continue.
Step 2. Check the box of Contacts > Uncheck other boxes > Click OK.
Step 3. After scanning, all contacts on iPhone 8/X will be displayed. Select the disappeared contacts, click either Recover buttons. The To Device button can help you recover disappeared contacts to iPhone 8/X’s Contacts App. The To Computer button will help you save disappeared contacts to computer in printable and viewable format.
Part 2. Fix Contacts Disappeared from iPhone 8/X Issues with an iTunes/iCloud Backup
With an iTunes/iCloud backup containing disappeared contacts from iPhone 8/X, you can surely get them back. However, you should know that while recovering disappeared contacts from iPhone 8/X with an iTunes/iCloud backup, you have to restore your iPhone 8/X with a whole backup, that is to say, further data loss might occur. Besides, many users might also be stuck in the problem of choosing a wrong backup.
Under this circumstance, we suggest you also use PhoneRescue for iOS to free scan the contacts in iTunes/iCloud backup so that you can choosing the right backup. Just in case some of you need to selectively recover disappeared contacts in iTunes/iCloud backup, PhoneRescue for iOS is also designed to be an excellent iTunes/iCloud backup extractor which can help you selectively recover disappeared contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup to iPhone 8/X’s Contacts App or save disappeared contacts to computer.
Here are detailed steps to fix contacts disappeared from iPhone 8/X with an iTunes/iCloud backup.
Step 1. Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (PC/Mac) > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup (Here we take Recover from iTunes Backup as an example) > Click the Right Arrow button to continue.
Step 2. Select one iTunes backup on your computer > Click Only Scan Backup if you just want to view the data in iTunes backup. Click Compare if you want to know the differences between the data in iTunes backup and iPhone.
Step 3. Select Contacts and uncheck other boxes > Click OK.
Step 4. PhoneRescue for iOS will soon display you all contacts in iTunes backup. Select the disappeared contacts, click the To Computer or To Device button. The To Computer button will help you save disappeared contacts on computer in printable and viewable format. The To Device button will help you recover disappeared contacts to iPhone 8/X’s Contacts App.
To know how to fix contacts disappeared from iCloud backup issues with PhoneRescue for iOS with previous iCloud backup, please refer to: How to Restore Contacts from iCloud >
The Bottom Line
That’s all for how to fix issues of contacts disappeared. If you find this post helpful, please share it with others so that others may benefit. By the way, as you can see, PhoneRescue for iOS also supports other types of data, like messages, videos. Why not free download it to your computer and let it help you more? Any questions about PhoneRescue for iOS or this post are welcomed to be left in the comment column.