iPhone iPad contacts missing after iOS 12/12.1 update? Don’t worry. This guide will show you how to fix the contacts disappeared after iOS 12/12.1 update error and help you get all lost contacts back.
The new iOS version – iOS 12 is released recently, bringing plenty of significant improvements and enhancements. And iOS 12.1 is also available now. Things we do all the time on iPhone iPad, like launching Camera and typing with the keyboard, prove to be faster than ever. iOS 12 do improve our overall mobile experience.
However, while iOS 12 is quite amazing and worth installing, some users complain that they have lost contacts after iOS 12/12.1 update. If you also lost contacts after updating to iOS 12/12.1, here are 2 reliable methods for you to recover lost contacts easily, with backup, and even without backup.
Remember that stop using iPhone after your contacts got lost, as any operation on iPhone will generate new data and lead to deleted contacts be overwritten by these new generated data. Once your lost contacts are replaced, no choices to get the contacts back.
For these users who made no backup before iOS 12/12.1 update, there’s still a reliable and safe way to recover the lost contacts – PhoneRescue iPhone data recovery. This way is also available to the users who are not sure whether the backup contains the lost photos, or don’t want to do a full restore, but do photos recovery only.
PhoneRescue iOS data recovery, with its highest success rate, has successfully helped millions of iOS users recover lost contacts from iPhone, even without any backup. 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. Now, let’s check its detailed steps about contacts recovery after iOS 12/12.1 update.
Step 1 Free 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 iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 update, then you can easily get back lost contacts by restoring from the backup. 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 requires 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 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.
With above 2 ways, you may have successfully recovered lost contacts after iOS 12/12.1 update. If you will meet other iOS update error, 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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