iPhone contacts missing? Here is how to get them back

If you are planning to switch to a new iPhone, you will need to make sure all of your contacts make the switch with you. However, things sometimes go wrong and your contacts suddenly disappear when you try to sync them to the iCloud. If you are one of those users who have been hit by the issue, don’t worry because we are here to help.

In this guide, we have a couple of solutions that help you restore your deleted iPhone contacts. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS on your device. If you are not sure, update your device first.

How to recover deleted contacts on your iPhone

  1. How to restore your deleted contacts via iTunes Backup

iTunes serves as a perfect way to recover your deleted contacts, as it is safe and fast. If you need help, you can follow our steps below. Before proceeding, make sure you already have a iTunes Backup of your device.

Step one: First off, connect your iPhone to a computer or a Mac. After that, open iTunes on your computer (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)

Step two: Next up, click on Devices tab and then right-click on your iPhone. After that, select Restore from Backup from the drop-down menu to proceed

Step three: Once you do that, iTunes will remove all of your data on your iPhone and restore the device from your iTunes backup.  (The process may take a while).

  1. How to restore your deleted iPhone contacts using iCloud

If you don’t have a recent iTunes backup of your device, don’t worry because you can restore your lost contacts using iCloud (make sure you have already enabled iCloud Contacts sync on your device).

Step one: Open your web browser on your computer and then visit icloud.com

Step two: Click on Contacts and then locate your old contacts. Once you are done, head to Settings from your home screen and then hit iCloud

Step three: Next up, turn off the switch for Contacts and then select “Keep on My iPhone”. After that, turn on Contacts again and hit Merge from the pop-up menu (Wait for a few seconds)

  1. How to restore your deleted iPhone contacts using a third-party app

If you are looking for an advanced app that helps you restore your iPhone contacts, we recommend you try Coolmuster. Here is how.

Step one: Download the app on your computer and then launch it

Step two: Once you are in, select an iTunes backup file you wish to scan. Once done, hit Contacts, locate your lost contacts and hit Recover button.

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