How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone without Backup/from iCloud/iTunes

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Contacts are very important, after all, the iPhone is a phone basically. You need contacts to contact people. And unlike Android phones, there is no option for iPhone users to copy contacts to a SIM card and as well as saved on the iPhone. It only saves contacts on iPhone as well as on iCloud all the way if you have enabled iCloud backup. Here in the following, we’re going to discuss how to recover deleted contacts on iPhone in different situations:

Part 1. How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone without Backup

Part 2. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud

Part 3. How to Retrieve Contacts from iTunes Backup without iPhone

Part 1. How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone without Backup

Many people do not have the habit of backing up the computer, as well as the iPhone. They always think there is no problem with data on computer or iPhone. However, how about delete data accidentally? For example, you deleted contacts accidentally. The only way to recover deleted contacts on iPhone without backup is by scanning your iPhone. All deleted data is not gone right away, but waiting to be replaced by new data. Here is the guide for how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone without backup.

First and for the most, you need to download iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. Though deleted files are not gone, they’re invisible. Only with the help of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac or Windows software, you can see the hidden iPhone contacts.

Your Effective Contact Recovery iPhone Software

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  • Scan deleted or lost iPhone contacts directly for you. It can also recover permanently deleted photos, videos and other files from iPhone
  • Extract contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup if you have backup files
  • High-efficiency in iPhone data recovery. It can simple to recover contacts on iPhone without backup
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Simple steps to recovery deleted contacts from iPhone without backup

Step 1. Download the contact recovery iPhone software on your computer. A separate version for Windows PC or Mac is both available. Choose the version you need according to your computer OS. Install it on your computer and connect your iPhone with your computer with a USB cable, making sure it is firmly connected. During the whole iPhone contacts recovery process, keep it connected all the time.

Step 2. From the main window, click "Recover from iOS". After then, click "Scan" right after the iPhone, letting the software works right away.

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Step 3. How long it takes to scan your iPhone fully depends on how many deleted files on your iPhone. The more files, longer it takes. After it finished the recover contacts iPhone process, you can see all found files are put into categories. By selecting the category "Contacts" on the left side, you can preview the contacts on the right side. Select the target contacts you want to retrieve for iPhone, and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Part 2. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud

iCloud is easy-to-use compared with iTunes. While using it, there is no need to connect your iPhone to the computer again. There are 2 ways available for you to retrieve contacts on iPhone by iCloud:

Method #1. Retrieve contacts from iCloud by Restore iPhone

Please note that this way will erase all current data from your iPhone, replacing the data with the old data backed up to iCloud before. Here are the recover deleted contacts on iPhone steps:

Step 1. Click Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and confirm your actions.

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Step 2. After erasing your iPhone, a pop-up will ask you to set up your iPhone. From the list, select "Restore from iCloud Backup", then choose an iCloud backup which contains your files and finish the whole extract contacts from iCloud process.

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Method #2. Recover contacts from iCloud by Extracting contacts from iCloud Backup Files

If you’re not willing to retrieve the deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup by restoring from the iCloud backup, a better option is to extract the contacts from the iCloud backup file. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. From the main window, select "Recover from iCloud". Next, sign in your iCloud account, letting the recover deleted contacts on iPhone software detects the iCloud backup files for you.

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Step 2. Select the iCloud backup file which contacts your iPhone contacts and clicks the "Scan" right after it in the list.

Step 3. After the extracting, you can see all file types. From the left panel, select "Contacts" and preview the contacts on the right side. When finding the target contacts, select them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Part 3. How to Retrieve Contacts from iTunes Backup without iPhone

It’s helpful to retrieve contacts from iTunes backup as well if you have the iTunes backup files, even without iPhone. It is the way mostly used by people who lost their iPhones, or their iPhone gets damaged. They can’t access to the iPhones. Here are the undelete contacts on iPhone steps.

Step 1. We’re going to use its "Recover from iTunes" feature to retrieve contacts from iTunes backup without iPhone. Please make sure you install it on the computer where you’ve backed up your iPhone to iTunes.

Step 2. From the main window, click "Recover from iTunes", letting the software list all iTunes backup on your computer. Choose the one that contains your contacts and click "Scan".

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Step 3. It takes a few minutes for the software to extract contacts from iTunes for you. After then, you can select "Contacts" on the right side and preview the details. Find the needed contacts and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. It’s how to retrieve contacts from iTunes backup without iPhone.

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