A friend from New York told me that he lost a lot of Contacts on his iPhone 6 by switching iCloud ID and ask me is there any way to recover lost contacts without iTunes restore.
“As soon as i switched iCloud on, I lost all the contacts on my new iPhone 6! I haven’t backup my iTunes for a long time. Is there a way to recover lost contacts on my iPhone except itunes restore?”
So I write this article to help him recover his lost contacts on his iPhone 6 as well as iPhone 5s, iPhone 5,iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S,iPad air,iPad mini and more after switching iCloud。
How to Restore iPhone lost Contacts without iTunes restore: from iCloud
- Login to https://www.icloud.com with your Apple ID and password
- Click on Contacts
- Search your contacts to check if the deleted/lost contact (from your iPhone) is still visible here
If yes, you can now recover that lost contact easily.
Step 1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone
Step 2: Turn off Contacts (if it’s not turned off already)
Step 3: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
Step 4: Now, turn ON the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while
Step 5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contact back on your iPhone
Step 6: In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password
Step 7: Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all contacts to your iPhone and the deleted one should be back!
If that doesn’t recover them, you can have a try third party tool, which could directly scan your iPhone to extract lost/deleted contacts as well as notes, message, photos, calls, notes, etc
How to Recover iPhone lost contacts except itunes restore: using iFonebox
iFonebox is a great iPhone contacts recovery tool which is stand out in iPhone contacts recovery work, it’s very easy to use. If your iPhone Contacts lost after switching iCloud. just have a try, may be you can recover lost contacts except itunes restore
Step1: Connect your iPhone with computer
Launch iFonebox and connect your iPhone to the computer by using the USB cable. Then Choose “Recover from iOS Device”
Step 2 Preview and recover lost contacts on iPhone 6/5S/5/4S
when scanning finished, Click “contacts” to preview all the contacts content on your iPhone then choose those you want by clicking “Recover” button to save them on your computer.
Step 3 Edit and get deleted contacts back on iPhone
You can click “Transfer all selected to device” button to synced all deleted contacts back to your iPhone, or choose one deleted contacts to edit and add the content. Click “Save” button to transfer back. ( See more details)
Wish the above two methods could help iPhone users to recover lost contacts no matter for accidental deletion or Contacts lost after switching iCloud.
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