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How to Recover Lost or Deleted iPhone Contacts?

We often saved hundreds of contacts on our cell phones, such as iPhone 5S or 5C. But iPhone is not a good storage media to store files because you will lose them due to many reasons. For example, you may accidentally delete them or got your iPhone damaged or stolen. It is a really annoying thing to lose important contacts from iPhone. So, the question is: is it possible to get back these lost or deleted iPhone contacts?

The answer is YES! If you use iTunes to manage your iPhone and you are used to syncing your iPhone with iTunes regularly, you must have made a copy of your iPhone data in iTunes. You could restore iPhone contacts by extracting them from the iTunes backup. To do this, you need to get an iPhone Backup Extractor, which is specially designed for users who want to retrieve lost data from iTunes backup files. It is fully compatible with all iPhone versions like iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.

Download this free trial version below and install it on your computer.

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Steps to Retrieve Contacts on iPhone from iTunes Backup

Now check the step by step guide on how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone on PC by using this iPhone data recovery tool, which works well on Windows 8/7/XP.

Step 1. Launch program and scan backup files

After you download this program, just install it. Double-click on the program shortcut icon to launch it. If you only have your iPhone connected and synced with iTunes before, there would be only one backup record for your iPhone and you can click the button of "Start Scan" directly.


Step 2. Preview and select the contacts your need

When the scanning finishes, all your iPhone content will be scanned out and shown in categories like call history, contacts, messages, notes, Safari, calendar, reminders, voice memos, photos, etc. Just click the "Contacts" icon and preview the detailed contents in the right window.


Step 3. Start to recover your iPhone contacts

Mark those contacts you want to recover and then click the big "Recover" button to restore them. There will be a pop-up window asking you to choose an output folder where you want to save the recovered contacts. Just choose a location from your computer and then the recovery process will begin.

In no time, the recovered contacts will be recovered and saved in the specific output folder on your PC. Re-sync the contacts to your iPhone again with iTunes. Then, everything is done here.

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