How to Fix: iPhone Deleted Contacts/iPhone Lost Contacts

Summary

iPhone deleted contacts or only see the random numbers? Don’t worry, here we will help you fix the iPhone contacts deleted issue quickly.

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Nov. 13, 2017

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This easy-to-use iPhone data recovery tool can help you find lost contacts on iPhone without effort. Just give it a try.

Contacts let us make phone calls and send messages with others, which are indispensable for everyday use. However, you just suddenly find that contacts disappear from iPhone. Actually, you are not the only one meet this iPhone lost contacts issue, some users also say that the contacts deleted from iPhone after iOS 11 update. To help you out, here we will tell you why iPhone deleted contacts and the methods to get them back. Let’s get it on.

Method 1. Check iCloud Sync

If you have enabled iCloud sync, all your contacts will be uploaded and stored in iCloud. If you disable this feature by accident, you will find contacts deleted from iPhone. So please go to Settings to have a check and turn Contacts Sync on.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Your name > iCloud > Turn off Contacts if it is on, and then tap Keep on My iPhone to confirm.

Step 2. Turn on the contacts again and tap Merge, wait for a while and the lost contacts will appear on your iPhone.

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts – Check iCloud Sync

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts – Check iCloud Sync

Method 2. Check Your Email Accounts

You may sync your contacts with email account unknowingly. If you delete the email address or haven’t entered your new email password, you just cannot access the contacts and you will meet the iPhone deleted contacts issue. Please go to Settings to have a check.

For iOS 10 and earlier users: Open Settings app > Tap Mail > Tap Accounts > Tap your account > Turn Contacts on.

For iOS 11 users: Open Settings app > Tap Accounts & Passwords > Tap your mail account > Turn Contacts on.

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts – Check Email Account

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts – Check Email Account

If you have deleted your email address, you can tap Add Account to add the mail address and turn on Contacts sync to get back your contacts.

Method 3. Fix iPhone Contacts Deleted Issue via PhoneRescue

If the above methods cannot help you get lost contacts back, PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery is the last workable solution. It will scan your iPhone and find your lost contacts, and you can download them to computer, or recover them to your iPhone directly.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue (choose iOS Data Recovery), install and launch it > Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device > Click the Right Arrow to confirm.

Fix iPhone Deleted Contacts via PhoneRescue – Step 1

Fix iPhone Deleted Contacts via PhoneRescue – Step 1

Step 2. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Contacts to scan.

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts via PhoneRescue – Step 2

Fix iPhone Lost Contacts via PhoneRescue – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the contacts you want to recover > Click Recover button.

Fix Contacts Deleted from iPhone via PhoneRescue – Step 3

Fix Contacts Deleted from iPhone via PhoneRescue – Step 3

If you have backed up your iPhone in advance, it can also help you only export contacts from iTunes and iCloud backup, so you don’t have to restore your device. Just choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud to make it.

PhoneRescue is 100% safe software without virus. Since its release, PhoneRescue has successfully saved over 5,700,000 users from data disasters. Just download it to help you get lost contacts back.

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can help you fix the iPhone lost contacts issue. If you have any other method, just share with us in the comment section. It may help other users here.

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