“I accidentally deleted my contacts as I was trying to turn off streaming to iCloud. I had just recently backed up my iPhone 5s on this computer. But I don’t know whether it backup successfully how do I see what I backed up? Is there a way to recover the deleted contacts on my iPhone 5S?”
You can check your contacts on iCloud.com. if they are still there turn contacts syncing with iCloud back on and the will download back to your phone. Then you can turn contacts syncing off again (if you no longer want to sync them with iCloud), and this time choose Keep on My iPhone when prompted.
If the contacts are not on your iCloud, don’t worry, you still have chance to get deleted iPhone 5S contacts back, what you need is a iPhone contacts recovery , which can directly scan your iPhone and retrieve back deleted contacts as well as Messages, Notes, Calls, etc. Below I will show you the tutorial of recovering deleted contacts from iPhone 5S by using iFonebox (Professional iPhone data recovery) as an example.
Firstly, free download this power iPhone data recovery tool by clicking below icons, both windows and Mac version are easy-to-use and trustworthy, they works well with iPhone 5/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS,etc. feel free to have a try~
Here we take recover iPhone contacts on Mac as an example, if you are a windows computer user, see how to recover iPhone Contacts on PC
Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5S to computer
Run iPhone Data Recovery; connect your iPhone to PC with USB cable. Then select “Recover from iOS Device” to start the iPhone contacts recovery job. You’ll see the window below.
If you have iTunes backup, you can also choose ”Recover from iTunes backup” to recover iPhone contacts from backup
Step 2: Start to scan your iPhone 5s
It’ll scan your iPhone 5s automatically ,after scanning finished, all the files include contacts, messages, call history, calendar , notes, Safari Bookmark stored on you iPhone 5s will displayed in the windows.
Notes: the scanning time depends on the number of the files on your iPhone 5s. So if there are lots of data on your iPhone, please wait patiently until the software finish the scanning task
Step 3: Preview the contacts and selectively to recover
In the scanning result, you can easily preview all data found on your iPhone 5s by Clicking the categories of contacts on the top side of the window. You can also check box “only display deleted items” to only display the deleted contacts, so that you can quickly find out the deleted files and mark what you want to save them on your computer by clicking “Recover” button.(Purchase registration code)
Notes: the orange ones represent the deleted files.
Step 3 Edit and Sync contacts back to iPhone 5S
If you want to transfer your deleted contacts back to your iPhone 5S, just tick off those you want recover and click “Transfer all selected to device” button on the bottom of the interface to sync those lost contacts back to your iPhone
Tip: You could do some edit before synced them back to iPhone. Choose one deleted contacts, and click the “Edit” on the bottom right of the interface to edit and add the content of this contact like name, number, address, birthday, etc. Then click “Save” button to transfer the contact back to you iPhone.
In order to avoid losing data from iPhone 5s again, please backup your iPhone frequently.
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