How to Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone XS/ XS Max

Contacts missing from iPhone XS? You can find some effective solutions here to recover your contacts on iPhone XS/XS Max.

By iMobie | Posted on: Oct. 25, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 29, 2018
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After the new iPhone XS and XS Max were released, many iPhone users can’t wait to upgrade their device to iPhone XS or XS Max. I guess you must be excited when you get the new iPhone and can’t wait to explore it. But for many iPhone users, mistakes are inevitable while using a new iPhone, such as accidental deletion of contacts. Recently, some iPhone XS users told us that they lost contacts on iPhone XS due to mal-operations. To help these people and other users who also meet the same issue, we write this guide to introduce you the methods to recover contacts from iPhone XS with or without backup.

Part 1. How to Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone XS with iCloud Backup

If you accidentally lost your contacts due to maloperation on iPhone XS, you may find missing contacts from iCloud backup, which is the easiest way to find your contacts back. But before that, you need to make sure you have created an iCloud backup before losing contacts. To check the last time you backed up your iPhone XS to your computer via iCloud, you can go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud Backup > Check the create data of the last backup.

Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone XS – Check iCloud Backup

Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone XS – Check iCloud Backup

If you have an available backup in iCloud, and it contains the contacts you lost, you can recover them from iCloud backup. But the iCloud backup doesn’t support previewing, so you won’t know what will be restored to your iPhone XS unless the process of restoring is over. Moreover, if you use this method, all your existed data on iPhone XS will be erased.

Even though you might lose all your data, that doesn’t mean there’s no way to recover contacts without data loss. If you want to keep current data safe, you can ask for the help from some professional iOS data recovery tools, such as PhoneRescue for iOS, which is one of the best iOS recovery tools that can help you view all iCloud backup files in advance, so you can check if the files you want are included in it. Besides, you are able to selectively choose files you want and then recover them to your iPhone XS, without erasing.

It is compatible with almost all the models of iPhone iPad and iPod touch, including the newest iPhone XS, XS Max, XR in iOS 12/11/10. It also supports both Windows and Mac operating system.

Now you can download it and follow us to find your lost contacts back.

Step 1 Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone XS to your computer > Choose Recover from iCloud > Click the blue arrow to continue.

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How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts on iPhone XS - Step 1

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts on iPhone XS – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account and choose the iCloud Backup option.

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS - Step 2

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS – Step 2

Step 3 Then all your iCloud backups will be presented, you can choose the one that might include your lost contacts and click download. After that, it will pop up a window for you to select the type of data you want to download, just choose Contacts and click OK.

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS - Step 3

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS – Step 3

Step 4Finally, all contacts in the iCloud backup will be displayed. You can choose the one you want to recover and click To Device bottom to recover them to your iPhone XS, or To Computer to save them to your PC/Mac.

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts on iPhone XS - Step 4

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts on iPhone XS – Step 4

Part 2 How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone XS to iTunes, and you are sure that the backup contains the contacts you lost, so you can restore your iPhone XS from iTunes. But with this method, all your current data on iPhone XS will be replaced by the iTunes backup files. If you want to keep current data safe and restore only contacts from iTunes backup, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you make it. It is a professional data recovery tool that allows you to view iTunes backup files before restoring, thus, you can easily check whether the iTunes backup contains the lost contacts you need. Moreover, it supports selectively recovering files to your computer or iPhone XS.

Step 1 Download and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup > Click the blue arrow to continue.

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Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2Select the backup that might contain the contacts you want to extract, then click Contacts and click on OK to scan your backup.

Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the contacts you want to recover > Click on To Device button to get them to your iPhone XS directly or you can click on To Computer button to download them to the computer.

Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 3

Fix iPhone XS Contacts Missing By Restoring from iTunes Backup – Step 3

Part 3 How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup

Regularly backing up your iPhone is a good habit. You will never lose your data when your iPhone is broken or lost because you can restore your iPhone XS from backup to find your lost data back. But not all iPhone users have the habit of backing up files. So what would you do if you lose your contacts from iPhone XS without backup?

Maybe you will give up finding the lost contacts backup because there’s no available iCloud & iTunes backup for you to use. But the truth is that you still have a chance to access and get your lost contacts back. You just need to use some professional iOS data recovery tools like PhoneRescue for iOS, which can scan your iPhone XS and present all your lost contacts or other lost files and help you recover them to your iPhone XS.

Do not use your iPhone XS to download, transfer or store files after losing contacts, or your lost contacts will be overwritten by these new data permanently.

Step 1Download and Run PhoneRescue for iOS on PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone to it > Choose Recover from iOS Device > Click right arrow.

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How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Choose Contacts from the popping-up page and click OK.

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 After scanning you iPhone XS, all contacts will be showed. Choose what you need to recover > Click To Device button to recover them to your iPhone, or To Computer to save them on your PC/Mac.

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone XS without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover lost contacts on iPhone XS. If you have any better solution, you can leave it in the comment section or you can share this post with your friends who also meet this issue.

iMobie

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