Contacts, Text message, Photos, Notes, etc. are the one of iPhone 7/plus, iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4’s important functions, which is very convenient for us to send text contents/make a telephone call/share photos to/from family, friends, boy friend/girl friend, business cooperators, etc. However, when enjoying the iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 6s, you may face the data loss problem that troubled many iPhone users. It has many factors, for example:
- iPhone 7 or old iPhone series is damaged or stolen: If your iPhone is broken or stolen, it is inevitable that the data losing will happen to you;
- Factory Setting restore: Restore your iPhone to the factory settings without backup data;
- Accidentally deleted data on iPhone: Sometimes you may delete a wrong button or file to result in unnecessary data losing;
- iOS upgrade or downgrade: Upgrading or downgrading your iOS system will set your iPhone to the factory settings, and erase all data on the iPhone 7 or old iPhone series completely;
- Jailbreak: Some people like to jailbreak their iPhone to get more right to access to the device, but jailbreak failure or improper operations will cause data losing…
And even System crash, ROM Flashing, White Screen of Death, Virus attack, Device locked by forgotten password, Presence of malware, Physical damage, etc. can also result in iPhone 6 data loss. That is why you may find there are more and more people ask question about how to recover deleted or lost text messages, contacts, photos, notes, call history, voice memos and so on from different iDevices(iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4, iPad Mini 3/2/1, iPad 4/3/2/1, iPod 6/5/4, iOS 10/9/8/7 etc.). Then, how to recover iPhone lost data? Keep reading here.
In order to recover deleted or lost text messages, contacts, photos, notes, call history, etc. from iPhone, definitely, without the help from a third party software, you cannot make it. There are dozens of such third party software and in our test, we found that Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is the best iOS data recovery software which is able to recover deleted text messages, contacts, photos, notes, whatsapp, video, call history, etc. from your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4 on your PC or Mac easily. It’s totally safe, easy to use and effective.
As the best iPhone Data Recovery on the market, the program provide users with three different ways to recover lost data from iPhone 7/plus, iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4: One is to recover from iOS device directly, the other is to recover from iTunes backup file, the last one is recover lost data via iCloud backup. Obviously, each method can help you to recover data quickly, but their focus is different.
Note: Stop using your iPhone at the right moment when you deleted contacts on it, for a better chance of recovery.
Below are some simple steps from the iPhone data recovery tool to show you just how easy it is to use, you can try them respectively on your computer.
- Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
- CPU: 1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)
- RAM: 256 MB or more of RAM (1028MB Recommended)
- Hard Disk Space: 200 MB and above free space
- iOS: iOS 10 and former
Now, free download the best iPhone/iOS 10 Data Recovery software on your Windows or Mac, then install and run it on your computer:
Method 1: How to Recover Contacts from iPhone 7 Directly?
Things you need:
1. The iPhone
2. A Lightning to USB Cable or Apple 30-pin to USB Cable for the iPhone
3. A PC or Mac
Step 1. Connect your iPhone 7 to Computer
Connect your iPhone 7 device with your computer via USB cable after running the iPhone Data Recovery tool on your computer.
Step 2. Scan your iPhone 7 Device for Lost Contacts
Once your iPhone 7 is recognized, you can see the information of your device on the primary window, now you can select contacts you want to recover and click “Start Scan” button to let the program analyze and scan the data from your iPhone 7.
Step 3. Preview and Restore Deleted Contacts from iPhone 7
After scanning, it will display all found data and files in categories as below. You can choose the deleted contacts and then restore them to computer by clicking “Recover to Device” or “Recover to Computer” button.
Method 2: How to Restore iPhone 7 Lost Contacts from iTunes Backup?
Things you need:
1. Previous iTunes backup of your iPhone;
2. iTunes installed on your computer.
Step 1. Run the Program and Select the Recovery Mode
Here you should choose “Recover from iTunes backup file” mode. Then let’s click “Start Scan” button and go on.
Step 2. Extract iTunes Backup to Recover Contacts from iPhone 7
After the scanning, all the contents in the previous backup file will be listed as you can see. you can recover photos, videos, notes, call history, test messages, etc. from your iTunes backup. In order to retrieve contacts from iPhone, please select “Contacts” and click the “Recover to Computer” button to save it on your PC.
Method 3. How to Retrieve iPhone 7 Contacts from iCloud Backup?
Things you need:
1. iCloud backup generated before the data loss;
2. Apple ID and password.
Step 1. Launch the program and sign your iCloud account
First of all you need to launch the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, Then choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode, then sign in your Apple ID and password to access to your iCloud account.
Step 2. Download iPhone 7 Data from iCloud Backup
When you choosing the mode of “Recover from iCloud Backup File”, the files of your iCloud backup account will found and displayed in order automatically. Choose the file you want to restore and click “Download” button.
Step 3. Preview and Restore iPhone 7 Contacts from iCloud
After the scanning, you will see all the data, such as contacts, photos, text messages, notes, videos, etc., then choose the data you wanna recover, and click on the “Recover” button to save them on your computer or your iPhone 7 device with one click.
For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users, it meets all their needs so that they don’t have to bother themselves with all deleted files. Besides contacts and text messages, you also can retrieve deleted, call history, notes, photos and videos and so on by using this iPhone Data Recovery program.
When the deleted files are recovered, you can save them on your computer as a backup.
Something you should know about Data Recovery from iTunes backup of iPhone 7/plus, iPhone 6s Plus/6s (Plus)/5/5S/5C/4S:
As we all know, when you sync your iPhone with iTunes, all files on your iPhone (iOS 10 supported) will be automatically generated by iTunes as a file with extension (.sqlitedb), they can not be exported straightly to your computer, neither be read on your computer. And every time you recover data with iTunes, your previews data will be covered. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is a useful tool for you to prevent such problems.