“Yesterday setup a new Iphone from a recent Icloud backup. The setup was fairly smooth and successful. Today I notice that the contacts with whom I have been talking and texting yesterday are missing. Later realised many of my contacts are missing. So I erased all the contents and took the same backup again. Voila ! I got all my contacts back. But within 10mins I lost some contacts again. Not sure why this is happenning. Can anyone help me on restoring all my contacts and break this deletion process ? iPhone 5s, iOS 9.2”
Data lost after iCloud restore is a wide spread bug that has not been fixed though Apple has admitted it as a problem. Therefore restoring from iCloud backup to transfer contact to new iPhone is not a good idea. Today I would like to talk about how to recover the missing contacts after the iCloud restore.
Restore iPhone with iTunes Backup
If you have backed up your iPhone through iTunes, you should have an iTunes backup. You can recover the contacts missing after the restoring from iCloud backup through restore your iPhone from iCloud backup. Please make sure that the backup file with which you restore your iPhone contains all the contacts you need.
Recover Contacts from iTunes Backup
Another way to retrieve the contacts missing is to scan your iTunes Backup file and reclaim the missing contacts items after an iCloud restore. That is to recover with third party iPhone data recovery software. There are dozens of iPhone data recovery programs over the market and I would like to introduce iFonebox. As the most easy to use and specialized iPhone data recovery software, iFonebox is proficient to recover the deleted contacts from iTunes backup. Here is how.
Install and run iFonebox on your computer.
>Connect your new iPhone to your computer. s
> Choose recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup”.
> Select an iTunes backup file from which you would like to recover the missing contacts.
> Choose Contacts to recover exclusively from the interface listing all the supported data categories.
> Wait until the data scanning and analyzing is completed.
> Preview the exported contacts and select what you need to recover to your new iPhone by clicking on “Recover to Device”.
Recovering missing contacts in this way, you are free of worrying about losing or overwriting anything else.