I have lost some of my recent contacts but I am able to find them when i start a new message and search for them. How can i get these contacts to return? I just upgraded to the iPhone 7. Thanks for your help, iPhone 7, iOS 10.
Apparently, those lost contacts are still kept in the iPhone 7, but invisible to the user. So how to recover those lost contacts from iPhone 7? How to get back invisible contacts to iPhone 7? Actually, it is not a difficult problem to get back those lost contacts on iPhone 7.
I think the easiest way to find lost contacts from iPhone 7 is via iTunes or iCloud. Yes, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost contacts, what you need is to reset your iPhone and then, restore the whole backup file to your iPhone. The pre-condition is you don’t have added any new data on your iPhone, you can choose this way. Otherwise, you can follow steps below.
Another method to recover lost contacts from iPhone 7 without wiping any data is to use iFonebox. As is known that iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery tool which can not only recover deleted or lost text messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly, but transfer found contacts back to your iDevice directly. Also, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for deleted contacts, iFonebox enables you to extract and retrieve contacts from backup selectively, without wiping any data on your iDevice, so amazing. Next, I will share detailed steps to help you get back missing contacts to iPhone.
How to recover lost contacts from iPhone 7 via iFonebox?
Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Remember to connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. Once connected successfully, iFonebox will detect your iDevice. If it is the first time to connect your iPhone to PC, you need to choose Trust the computer on your iPhone screen. Click Start button to begin.
Scan contacts from iPhone. Now just click on Contacts item to start analysis process. Larger data needs more time. Please be patient.
Preview and select lost contacts to recover. Now you have the chance to view those scanned contacts and then, select them, click Recover to Device button to transfer all found contacts back to your iPhone directly.
That’s all. In short, it is quite convenient to retrieve lost contacts back to iPhone 7 within the help from iFonebox. PS: choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup to get back lost contacts to iPhone selectively if you have the backup data.