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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone without Backup

How to recover deleted contacts from iPhone? You'll find a solution in this post to help you recover deleted contacts on iPhone, like phone numbers, emails and other contacts info.

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Q: "Accidently lost all my contacts on iPhone after I updated my iPhone to iOS 9.1, and forgot to back them up with iTunes. What should I do to recover my lost contacts from my iPhone without backup? Any advice will be appreciated."

-- A User from Yahoo Answers

Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone

Lots of reasons may cause contacts on iPhone lost or deleted, like iOS update, iPhone damaged, accidental deletion, factory reset and so on. What a frustrated thing it is when you accidentally delete some important contacts especially when you realized that you didn't back up or synced your iPhone data frequently.

If you are unlucky to mistakenly delete some contacts from your iPhone, do you know how to retrieve deleted contacts from iPhone? Here we will help you recover deleted contacts from iPhone even if you don't have any backup with a professional iPhone data recovery tool.

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The Program We Need

PhoneRescue is an easy-to-use data recovery that helps recover deleted or lost data from Android and iOS devices. With PhoneRescue - iOS data recovery, you can recover deleted or lost contacts from iPhone even without any iTunes or iCloud backup. During recovery, PhoneRescue allows you to selectively scan & preview, and recover only deleted contacts instead of the whole restore. Detailed contacts info like contact number, job title, address and email can be recovered with no doubt as well. Besides contacts, PhoneRescue also can help you get back text messages, voice memos, photosnotes, as well as calendars and videos, etc.

It supports all the models of iPhone, iPad and iPod, including the latest iPhone 6s/6s (Plus), and iPad Pro/mini 4.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone with PhoneRescue

You can follow the guidance below about how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone.

Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click the button at the bottom right to start scan your iPhone.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 2

Step 3. It will firstly show you a noticing screen for choosing what kind of data you would like to retrieve. Choose Contacts and Click OK.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 3

Step 4. Preview and choose contacts you want to recover, and then click the recover button to retrieve deleted contacts to iPhone or to computer.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 4

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone Step 4

Once you have recovered deleted contacts and saved them on computer, you can consider transferring these contacts from computer to iPhone iPad. Here are two guides may help you a lot: How to Transfer Contacts from PC to iPhone iPad, and How to Transfer Contacts from Mac to iPhone iPad.

Authoritative Media Reviews about PhoneRescue:

Computer World

PhoneRescue could be a very useful tool for any iOS device user, if you're looking for a data recovery tool for your device, this may be worth a look.


PhoneRescue could be useful whenever you accidentally delete data on the iPhone or other iOS devices, especially photos, which appears to be a problem for iOS users.

- Chris Smith

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The Bottom Line

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Joy Writer of @iMobie_Inc., is specialized in Mac, iPhone/iPad and love to find and solve iOS related problems, such as iOS update and data recovery issues.

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