SF Photoshop Users Group Message Board › iPhone 4S Contacts Recovery-How Easily to Recover Deleted or Lost Contacts f
San Francisco, CA
Is there any way to retrieve my iPhone 4S contacts
So I had to reformat my computer, forcing me to download another iTunes software. Of course when I sync it, it asks me to wipe my iPhone. How do you recover contacts from my iPhone 4S?
Lost contacts on iPhone is not strange for iPhone users. Accident happens so you lost iPhone contacts on your iPhone. Afterwards, you begin to realize that you have made a serious mistake since these files are very important and precious for you and you really can't loss them.
In fact, the data or files deleted from your iPhone haven’t been erased permanently, what delete means that iPhone has removed the file from the disk drive and listed its space as available and re-usable space. Therefore, you can still get back your lost data or files if you manage to start a recovery process before your iPhone use that part of hard drive to create any new file.
Actually, there are two ways for you to recover contacts from iPhone 4S.
First, you can use a third-party iPhone Recovery tool to directly scan and recover pictures from your iPhone.
Second, if you've synced your iPhone with iTunes, you also can regain your deleted contacts by extracting your iTunes backup file.
Solution 1: Directly recover deleted contacts from iPhone
Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery program and install it on your computer, and then connect your iPhone with your computer. Click ”Start” to recover iPhone lost data.
Note: Except iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, other version iPhone recovery should enter DFU mode to scan the data.
Step 2: After the scan, preview the found files one by one by category. Then select the contacts you want to restore and mark them, then hit on "Recover" button to specify a destination folder for saving them on your computer.
Solution 2: Recover contacts on iPhone from iTunes backup
Step A: Select “Recover iPhone Data from iTunes Backup”, and choose iTunes backup and scan it
Step B: Then all the backed up contacts of your iPhone are scanned out and displayed as original. Now you can preview and check to recover your deleted or lost iPhone contacts with ease.
One more tip: To avoid losing your important contacts from iPhone, immediate backup is very important and useful. Do remember to backup them on your computer well.
Edited by LuckyMary on Sep 4, 2013 7:39 PM