How to Recover a Lost Contact on iPhone and How to Recover a Deleted Contact on Iphone
It is completely normal to delete a contact of a friend or colleague by accident when trying to add their email address or new number. Sometimes, you even realize that suddenly you have lost a contact and do not know how. In fact, as phones are advancing, ironically, these catastrophic errors are more and more common. However, fortunately for iPhone users, deleting or losing a contact does not mean that you've lost that contact forever. You can recover their numbers! You just need to know how to do it. So, today at OneHowTo we will teach you how to recover a lost contact on iphone and how to recover a deleted contact on iphone.
To recover a lost or deleted contact, open iTunes on your computer.
Connect your iPhone to your computer as you normally would when you have to synchronise your iPhone with your computer.
Locate the iPhone in 'Devices' in the left column of iTunes. You are almost there, you almost recovered your lost or deleted contacts.
Right-click the iPhone icon in the 'Devices' column and select 'Restore from backup' (read tips at the bottom of the page). To recover a lost or deleted contact, select one of the versions of backup from the dropdown menu and click 'Restore '. With this step you will restore all the contacts that have been lost since the last iTunes sync that you had made, including the lost or deleted contact in question. So, in order to recover a lost or deleted contact, you should apply the recovery procedure the first time you connect your iphone to your computer, otherwise you might have lost your contact for good.
Eject the iPhone and go to your contact list; all the deleted or lost contacts should appear in it, check if there is the contact that you had deleted by mistake.
You have recovered your lost or deleted contact!
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- Caution! Do not use the backup if it is very old; it will erase all data from your iPhone and install the data saved months ago.
- We recommend this tutorial when the backup is only a few weeks ago.
- If this has not helped, go to https://www.icloud.com/ and see if you recorded your contact list there.