How to Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone after iOS 11.3 Update

Contacts disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11.3 update? This guide will share you solutions to fix the iPhone lost contacts after iOS 11.3 update error and help you recover lost contacts with ease.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Mar. 16, 2018, Last Updated: May. 11, 2018
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“I just updated my iPhone 8 to iOS 11.3 and then I installed it, but a few minutes later, I find all my contacts on iPhone disappeared. But I have made no backup before. How can I get them back?”

Since Apple launched its version of iOS 11.3, many iPhone users are drying to update their iPhone to this version. However, Just like the user above, lots of iOS users email us and complain that their contacts disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11.3 update.

If you also encounter the same situation and looking for ways to recover your lost but important contacts, then here are best solutions. In the following, we will share you some tips to fix the contacts disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11.3 update error and help you get lost contacts back without effort.

How to Fix: Contacts Disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11.3 Update

Tip 1. Restart Your iPhone

iPhone 8 or earlier iDevices: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off iPhone > Press and hold the Side (or Top) button again until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone X: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X off >Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 2. Log Out & Log In iCloud Account

Step 1 Go to Settings > [your name] > Scroll down and tap on Sign Out

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud again to check whether your contacts come back.

Tip 3. Sync Contacts from iCloud

Step 1 Go to Settings on iPhone > [your name] > iCloud > Turn off Contacts if it is on and choose Keep on My iPhone. If it is off, turn on it and choose Merge.

Step 2 Turn on Contacts again to sync your contacts to iCloud.

Tip 4. Retrieve with iPhone Data Recovery Tool

Actually, the most reliable and efficient way to recover lost contacts after iOS iOS 11.3 update is take advantage of a professional yet safe iPhone data recovery tool like PhoneRescue for iOS. PhoneRescue for iOS is recognised as the #1  iOS data recovery, as it can successfully help users recover deleted or lost contacts on iPhone in seconds.

Unlike restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup, there’s no need to erase existing data, all your data will be kept safe. It supports preview and select the lost contacts before recovering. And it allows you to recover deleted contacts category only, but not a full restore. Also, it enables you to recover deleted contacts to Contacts app on iPhone directly, just like you never lost them. In a word, PhoneRescue for iOS could be the most reliable and safest way for you to retrieve deleted contacts from iPhone.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install on your Mac/PC computer > Open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

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How to Recover Contacts from iPhone - Step 1

How to Recover Contacts from iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Choose Contacts category > Click OK to start the scanning process.

How to Recover Contacts from iPhone - Step 2

How to Recover Contacts from iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and choose the contacts you want to recover > Click To Device button to retrieve deleted contacts to iPhone directly, or choose To Computer to store them on your computer for a backup.

How to Recover Contacts from iPhone - Step 3

How to Recover Contacts from iPhone – Step 3

Tip 5. Restore from iTunes or iCloud backup

If you have created backups with iTunes or iCloud before updating device to iOS 11.3, you can choose to restore your device from backup directly. But all existing data on your iPhone will be erased and replaced by the files in backup. So, make sure that your lost contacts are included in the backup.

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The Bottom Line

With above tips and methods, you may have fixed the contacts disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11.3 update error, and get lost contacts back successfully. If you have other trouble while recovering contacts with PhoneRescue for iOS, just leave your comment below and we will reply you soon.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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