How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPad

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"I deleted an important contact on iPad. Is there any way to recover deleted contacts on iPad?"

Whenever you encounter the same problem and want to recover deleted contacts on iPad, you should hurry up to do it. If not, you might lose the perfect time to make it. Here in the following, we’re going to introduce 3 ways for how to recover and restore contacts on iPad. Choose the way that’s right for you.

Part 1. How to Scan iPad to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPad

Part 2. How to Use iCloud Contacts to Restore Contact on iPad

Part 3. How to Restore iPad Contacts with iTunes or iCloud Backup

Part 1. How to Scan iPad to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPad

First, before we get down to the task, we should know when is the best choice to try this way. If you have not backed up contacts to iCloud or iTunes, it is the best way. Otherwise, you have to bear the result of deleting contacts on the iPad. To make use of this way to recover deleted contacts on iPad, you should hurry up to do the recovery in the first place. The deleted contacts on the iPad do not disappear right away. They’re waiting to be replaced by new data. If you can do the recovery in time, then it’s very likely you can make it.

To scan and recover deleted contacts on iPad, the software – iBeesoft iOS data recovery software is a must. It has 3 different recovery modes, covering all the current workable ways to recover data lost or deleted from the iPad. For sure, it can scan your iPad, looking for and recover deleted contacts for you. Here are the simple steps for how to use it.

Step 1. Download and install the iPad Data Recovery

Click the DOWNLOAD button to get the software installation package. After then, install it on your computer. You’re supposed to select the right version for your computer since separate versions are available for Mac and Windows PC.

Step 2. Connect the iPad and scan for deleted contacts

Use a digital cable to connect your iPad with your computer. After then, launch the software, making sure it is detected by the software. If not, please see whether you have to tap the "trust this computer" option on your iPad or not. Please ensure you have done it. After then, click the "Recover from iOS device" option to recover iPad files without iTunes and iCloud.

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Step 3. Recover deleted contacts on iPad

Wait patiently for the software to finish the whole scanning process. After then, you can see all found files from your iPad and put it into a category on the left side. Find the category with "Contacts", preview the details on the right side. When finding the target contacts, select them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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The iBeesoft iPad data recovery software not only scans for deleted files. It also has two other recovery modes: Recover from iTunes Backup and iCloud backup files. You know, the backup file is a package with all files and system packed in a file. Users can’t preview the data at all until they restore the iPad with the backup file. However, the restore process 100% sure will erase the previously existing files. Instead of making it hard for users to use the backup file to restore losing or important data, iBeesoft enables users to extract files from the backup file. If you have a backup file, try "Recover from iCloud" or "Restore from iTunes". It’s awesome.

Part 2. How to Use iCloud Contacts to Restore Contact on iPad

It is only available for users who have enabled iCloud on iPad and synced iPad to iCloud before. If you haven’t done it before, that the first way.

1. Open on your computer web browser and log in with your iCloud account.

2. Find the Settings in iCloud. Scroll down to the bottom see the bottom left "Advanced". Click the "Restore Contacts".

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Part 3. How to Restore iPad Contacts with iTunes or iCloud Backup

To avoid data loss, Apple allows iPad users to back up iPad to iTunes and iCloud. Whenever you need to restore iPad contacts, you can choose the backup file to restore. The following are the details for how to do it. Before doing it, please note that all files on your iPad will be removed. If you worry about it, try the solution in part 1 to extract contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup. Otherwise, try the steps below.

Recover contacts on iPad/iPad mini from iTunes backup

1. Connect the iPad with the computer where you have backed up your iPad to iTunes.

2. Launch iTunes and click the “Restore” button on the iTunes windows.

3. Next, select the backup which contains the iPad contacts to do the recover iPad with iTunes.

Recover deleted contacts from iPad by restoring from iCloud backup

1. On your iPad, tap the Settings button, go to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Confirm the action. Follow the built-in guide to finishing it. After then, you can see a new pop-up, asking you to reset your iPad.

2. When you see the option "Restore from iCloud Backup" > sign in iCloud account > select iCloud backup file to restore.

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