Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to call someone urgently but couldn't find the contact on your iPhone? Well, we've all been there. It is extremely frustrating to lose important contacts on your iPhone, especially in an emergent situation. So, how will you deal with this? What will you do to restore contacts on iPhone? Don't worry if you're clueless, we'll tell you what you need to do in this article. Read on to know more.
There are lots of reasons may cause iPhone contacts disappeared or missing suddenly. Below are some common causes:
– Deleted your iPhone contacts by mistake.
– iOS 12 update error or iPhone factory reset.
– Jailbreak failure on iPad or iPhone.
– iPhone stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, etc.
– iPhone damaged due to water, sudden fall, etc.
Things will become relatively easy with iCloud. As long as you have enabled iCloud Contacts sync on your iPhone, you'll be able to restore contacts from iCloud. To do this, first login to icloud.com with your iCloud account to check whether the deleted contacts are still on it. Once you've found the contacts, follow the steps given below to restore them to your iPhone:
If the above steps doesn't work, you can delete your iCloud account but keep all data on your iPhone, then re-add the iCloud account to the device again. Merge all data and wait for a while, iCloud will have merged all contacts to your iPhone and sometimes the deleted ones should be back.
If you're unable to retrieve deleted contacts from iPhone using iCloud, you can try to get them back using Google Contacts. Before you go on to restore contacts from Google, please make sure that you have complete access to your Gmaill account and you have synced your contacts with Gmail before. Also, ensure that your iPhone is connected to the internet correctly. Then follow the steps below:
Above we've discussed how to restore contacts on iPhone from iCloud or Google account. What if you haven't synced contacts to iCloud/Google before losing them? Don't get hassled. You can still recover deleted contacts on iPhone without backup. All you need is a powerful third-party data recovery tool known as FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. Using this software, you can easily recover deleted or lost contacts, text messages, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, photos, videos and more from iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus (even running on iOS 12).
Whether you have an iPhone XS/XR/X or iPhone 8/8 Plus, you can easily restore lost contacts using any of the 3 methods mentioned above. However, based on the user's choice, we'll recommend the last method i.e. using the iPhone Data Recovery tool to bring back your lost iPhone contacts. If you still failed to find your deleted contacts, it usually means they have been overwritten and cannot be recovered anymore. To avoid iPhone contacts missing in the future, you'd better backup your iPhone regularly. FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore is a great alternative to iCloud/iTunes that enables you to selectively back up contacts, messages, and more on your iPhone or iPad. Just have a try and you won't be disappointed.