Recover iPhone Data
1.1 iPhone Call History Recovery
1.2 Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone
1.3 Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone
1.4 Recover Notes from iPhone
1.5 Recover Deleted iMessages
1.6 Retrive iPhone Text Messages
1.7 Cannot Detect IOS Device
1.8 Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone
1.9 Recover Deleted iPhone 5S Photos
1.10 Retrieve Deleted SMS on iPhone
1.11 Restore iPad After Jailbreak

How to restore/retrieve deleted and lost contacts on iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4

I lost my iPhone and now I badly need my address book. Can anybody tell me how to get my address book back? It's in emergency and a step-by-step guide is appreciated. Thank you!

Well, losing the device or losing the some data on your device due to the device loss, jailbreak, failed iOS upgrade, factory reset, device crash and other unexpected damage to device is very common for the iOS users. Don't panic when losing your contacts. AnyMP4 iPhone Contacts Recovery will offer you the best solution to restore the deleted and lost contacts on iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4. Follow the step-by-step guide as below.

  • Recover all types of data from iPhone/iPad/iPod, such as photos, videos, audios, music, pictures, contacts, SMS, text messages, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, Safari bookmarks, recordings, voice memos, and WhatsApp chats, etc.
  • Recover lost/deleted data from iTunes backup like Contacts, SMS/MMS, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari bookmarks, and more
  • Restore missing iOS data from iCloud Backup for iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Preview the detailed files in individual categories in advance

Part 1: How to directly restore the deleted and lost contacts from devices

AnyMP4 iPhone Contacts Recovery offers you two ways to recover the lost contacts: Recover from the iOS device and Recover from iTunes Backup files. If you don't regularly backup your device with iTunes. You can directly retrieve the contacts from the device. For different device, you need recover the lost contacts in different way. The following guide will show you the detailed way to recover the contacts for different iOS devices.

Step 1. Connect your device to the program

If you want to recover from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, connect your device to the program and you can see the primary window like the following.

Connect iPhone

If you have iPhone 4, you can connect iPhone 4 to the program and you can see the following interface.

Connect iPhone 4

Step 2. Download the plug-in for the iOS device before scanning it ( only for iPhone 4 users)

If you're an iPhone 4 user, please download a plug-in for your device before scanning it. It's very easy. You just need click Download on the window and the whole process will not last long.

When you successfully download the plug-in, follow the three steps:

  • « Hold your device and click Start on the window of the software.
  • « Hold the Power and Home buttons on your device at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
  • « When 10 seconds have passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
Download the plug-in for the iOS device

Step 3. Scan the devices

When you're informed that you've successfully entered the device scanning mode, the program will automatically scan the device. It will take a short while.

Step 4. Preview and recover the contacts for your device

After the scanning is over, you can see several categories, which separately include the corresponding existing and deleted content on the device. You can preview them one by one before the recovery. For the contacts, please mark Contacts and click Recover button to retrieve the contacts on your computer.

Preview and recover

Part 2: How to restore the deleted and lost contacts from iTunes backup files

If you have regularly synced your iPhone with iTunes, iTunes will automatically make a backup for your device. Here is the other way: recover the deleted and lost contacts from iTunes backup files. Don't sync your device with iTunes when you've realized you lost some data, or the iTunes backup file will be updated after the sync.

Step 1. Choose recover iTunes backup mode

Run the program on your computer and connect your device (e.g. iPod touch 4) to the program. You can see the following interface.

Choose recover iTunes backup mode

Step 2. Download the right plug-in for the device before the device scanning

For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, a plug-in is necessary. You can download the plug-in on the window. It only takes you a short while.

Note: The users of iPhone 4 (GSM) don't need to download the plug-in, while other devices' users need to do it.

Step 3. Enter the device scanning mode and scan the deleted data

After you download the plug-in on your computer, follow the steps as below to enter the device scanning mode:

  • « Hold your device and click Start on the window of the software.
  • « Hold the Power and Home buttons on your device at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
  • « When 10 seconds have passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

After the above steps are successfully completed, the program will automatically scan the deleted files for the iOS device.

Enter the device scanning mode

Step 4. Preview and selectively recover the data for your iOS device

When the scan process is over, you can see all the data found on your device, both the existing or deleted data included. Click the corresponding category in the left panel like Camera Roll, Contacts, Messages, etc. and you can see the detailed content of each category. Select the files that you'd like to recover and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Preview and selectively recover the data

Note: The scan result shows you both the deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their own color. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

Part 3: Recover data from iTunes backup for any iOS device

This comprehensive iPhone Data Recovery allows you to recover the deleted data on your device before you backup your device. Also you can retrieve the existing data in the iTunes backup files. If you use this recover mode, please make sure the deleted data is not overwritten.

If you want to recover the lost data through the Recover from iTunes Backup Files mode, don't sync your device with iTunes after you know the data loss, or the iTunes backup file will be updated after the sync.

Step 1. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup Files mode

Once you start the program, you can see two recovery modes: Recover from iOS device and Recover from iTunes Backup. Please choose Recover from iTunes Backup Files mode and then you can see the following window.

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup files and scan to extract the content

After choosing the Recover from iTunes Backup Files mode, all the backup files of your iPhone, iPad and iPod that has synced with iTunes on your computer will show clearly in the list. Choose the one that you need and click Start Scan button.

Step 3. Preview and recover the data

The device scanning process will take several seconds. And then you can see all the data is clearly listed in the corresponding category. Moreover, you're able to preview the backup files of each category before the recovery, and then selectively mark the files and click Recover button to save them on your computer

Preview and recover the data

Step 4. Preview and selectively recover the data for your iOS device

When the scan process is over, you can see all the data found on your device, both the existing or deleted data included. Click the corresponding category in the left panel like Camera Roll, Contacts, Messages, etc. and you can see the detailed content of each category. Select the files that you'd like to recover and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Preview and selectively recover the data

Note: The scan result shows you both the deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their own color. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

author Updated by Joan Aimee to iPhone
July 09, 2018 16:40

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