Contacts are the one of iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone 8, 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 13, you may face the data loss problem that troubled many iPhone users. It has many factors, for example:
- iPhone 13 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 13 to the factory settings without backup data;
- Accidentally deleted data on iPhone 13: 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 13 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 13 data loss.
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 iPhone13 contacts loss. That is why you may find there are more and more people ask question about how to recover iPhone 13 deleted contacts or text messages, photos, notes, call history, voice memos and so on.
“I accidentally deleted several contacts from my iPhone 13, and forget to back them up with iTunes. Now I need them urgently, but I’ve heard that there is no way to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 13 except through backup. Is that really? Can I recover my iphone 13 contacts without any backup? Please help! Thanks in advance.”
“I just updated my iPhone 11 to the latest iOS 15, but soon after the update, my iPhone contacts disappeared. Is there any feasible solution to get back my iPhone iOS 15 lost contacts?”
“How do I restore contacts that I deleted to my iPhone 13? My contacts were backed up to iCloud prior to them being deleted. I would like to restore them to my iPhone 13. Thank you.”
“I somehow deleted some of my contacts in my iPhone 12 is there a way to recover them?”
Then, how to recover iPhone 13 deleted contacts? Even if you have erased your contacts, there are still several solutions. Apple has offered an official method for doing so, and a suitable alternative will be supplied here. You might select any of them based on your unique scenario. Keep reading here.
Method 1. Recover deleted contacts from iPhone 13 from iCloud.com
iCloud is a cloud storage service offered to Apple users. If you have accidentally deleted your iPhone 13 contacts or have lost all contacts on iPhone 13 due to a glitch, then you can take the assistance of iCloud to get them back. Just signing in to your Apple ID, and then access your data on iCloud.com, including contacts, photos, songs, notes, and so on.
You could utilize iCloud to restore selected data to iPhone as you want. If you have activated “Contacts” in “APPS USING ICLOUD”, you could restore deleted contacts from iPhone 13 in a breeze.
Step 1. Go to “Settings” > “Apple ID” > “iCloud” > “APPS USING ICLOUD”. See if you have enabled “Contacts”.
Step 2. If so, then go to iCloud.com, and sign in to your Apple ID.
Step 3. Click “Account Settings”.
Step 4. Scroll down and go to “Advanced” > “Restore Contacts”.
Step 5. Select a version of your contacts to restore.
Thus, the deleted contacts recovery from iPhone 13 is successfully carried out.
Method 2. Recover iPhone 13 deleted contacts from iCloud Backup
If you have never enabled “Contacts” in “APPS USING ICLOUD”, but you have activated iCloud Backup, the Contacts will be included in your iCloud backup. Thus you could get your Contacts back quite easily.
- When using this method, all the contents, and settings on your iPhone will be wiped, so make sure to create a new backup using iTunes or backup software to avoid data loss.
- You will have to connect your iPhone to a WiFi network in the process.
- Before restoring from the backup, please make sure you have selected the right version of a backup.
Step 1. Go to “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”. Here you need to input your passcode to confirm.
Step 2. Restart your iPhone > Set up your iPhone > Connect to a WiFi network > “Apps & Data” > “Restore from iCloud Backup” > Sign in with your iCloud Apple ID. Choose the right backup to recover from.
Thus you will have successfully managed to restore deleted contacts from iPhone 13.
Not only contacts, it will restore all the other types of data to your device as well. There is no provision to preview the data and all the contacts would be restored at once. Since this technique requires us to reset our device, it is mostly not recommended. To selectively retrieve contacts without resetting a device, a dedicated tool like Dr.Fone – Data Recovery (iOS). We have discussed it in detail in Method 4.
Method 3. Restore iPhone 13 deleted contacts from iTunes backup
iTunes backup is quite complete, including almost all data on your iPhone 13, so you could readily retrieve deleted contacts from iPhone 13 from iTunes backup. But one thing should be noticed that some private data like Activities, Health, and Keychain data on your iPhone will not be backed up if you don’t enable “Encrypt local backup”.
- By utilizing this method, all the data on your iPhone 13 will be erased. So, it is recommended to backup your data using iTunes or a third-party backup tool.
- To avoid poor connection, it is suggested to use a lightning cable. If a poor connection happens, try another one.
- Please make sure to select the right backup you need to recover from before restoring.
Step 1. Run iTunes on your PC. Connect your iPhone 13 with care.
Step 2. Click the “iPhone” icon on the toolbar.
Step 3. Go to “Summary” > “Restore Backup”.
Choose the right backup to restore from, then your contacts list will be back.
Since it does not support to restore contacts selectively, and will delete the existing data on your phone, you should only consider it as a last resort.
Method 4. Recover deleted contacts from iPhone 13 without backup
While restoring iphone 13 deleted contacts from iCloud or iTunes backup, the existing content on your phone would be deleted. Also, In order to restore data from an iTunes or iCloud backup, you need to have an existing backup file. If you are not comfortable with that or if unfortunately, you don’t possess any backups on any devices, you may get panicked and fear that you will lose all your contacts. But take it easy! You could still do something even if there are no backups available, you can use a dedicated tool like Dr.Fone for iOS Toolkit, a reliable iPhone 13 data recovery tool, you could recover not only contacts, but also photos, whatsapp, reminders, text messages, notes, voice memos, and some other types of data you will need.
It can help you restore them even if you have lost all contacts on iPhone 13 since accidental deletion, corrupt update, malware attack, and so on. Plus, you can get a preview of the recovered data, and perform a selective recovery as well. Now, you can learn how to retrieve deleted contacts on iPhone 13 using Dr.Fone – Data Recovery (iOS) even if you have not taken a backup before. Go to iOS Data Recovery for Mac
- Safe, fast, flexible and simple.
- Highest iPhone data recovery rate in the industry.
- Support to recover deleted text messages and recover deleted photos from iPhone, and many more other data such as contacts, call history, calendar, etc.
- Retrieve contacts including numbers, names, emails, job titles, companies, etc.
- Supports iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7, iPhone 6s(Plus), iPhone SE and the latest iOS 15 fully!
Note: Stop using your iPhone at the right moment when you deleted contacts on it, for a better chance of recovery.
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
Steps to recover iPhone 13 deleted contacts with Dr.Fone
Step 1. Launch Dr.Fone and connect iPhone
Launch the Dr.Fone toolkit on your Windows PC or Mac. From its welcome screen, select the “Recover” module.
Connect your iOS device to the computer using a lightning cable. The application will detect it automatically. From the provided options on the left panel, select “Recover from iOS Device”.
Step 2. Choose iPhone contacts to recover
From here, you can select the type of data that you wish to scan. You can choose to look for only the deleted content or perform an extensive scan. To get better results, we recommend performing a complete scan. Just make sure that the “Contacts” option is enabled before clicking on the “Start Scan” button.
Step 3. Scan the iPhone
Wait for a while as the application will scan the deleted or inaccessible content on your device. It might take a while so you need to make sure that the device stays connected to the computer.
Step 4. Preview and recover iPhone contacts
Once the application has retrieved the deleted or lost content, it will display it under different categories. Visit the Contacts section and preview your data on the right.
In the end, you can simply select the contacts you wish to retrieve and get them back to your device directly. If you want, you can select all contacts as well.
The best thing about this technique is that the existing data on your phone won’t be overwritten. You can easily retrieve contacts directly to your iPhone 13 without damaging its existing content. Since a preview of your data would be provided, you can also select the contacts you wish to get back and neglect the unwanted or duplicate entries.
Except for recovering contacts directly from iPhone 13, Dr.Fone – Data Recovery (iOS) can also be used to restore contacts from an existing iCloud or iTunes backup selectively without resetting your device (causing any data loss).
Tips: How to avoid losing contacts on iPhone 13 again?
If you don’t want to lose all contacts on iPhone 13 again, then it is better to take some precautions. It is always recommended to maintain a backup of your data so that you don’t lose it unexpectedly. The best way to back up your contacts is by using Dr.Fone for iOS– Phone Backup, it’s a part of the Dr.Fone for iOS toolkit, let you take a selective backup of your data. Similarly, you can restore data back to your device selectively without resetting it.
Let Dr.Fone for iOS toolkit can be your helper.