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[Solved] iPhone Contacts Disappear

“Hi, after upgrading to iOS 9.3.2 yesterday, all my iPhone contacts disappeared on my iPhone 6s. I don’t know how to fix it. Please help! I don’t even have backup files for them. Thanks in advance!”
Asked by Monica

Have you ever met this case? Or may by yours is a little bit different. You may find your iPhone contacts missing after jailbreaking or syncing with iTunes or your iPhone contacts gone without any reason. That’s a really bad thing ever happened to iPhone users. Contacts are so important that you can’t even work without them. Is there any way to fix this problem and get back your disappeared iPhone contact? Yes, of course. The easiest way to do this is restore your iPhone with iPhone backup file. After restoring, your iPhone contacts will back to your iPhone. However, if the backup file is out of date, you will lose all the new data you added to your iPhone after you make the backup file. Another problem of restoring iPhone is you can’t selectively restore contacts from your backup file. If you choose to restore, you have to restore your whole iPhone. In this article, I will show you some new ways of fixing iPhone contacts disappear.

You can use iPhone Data Recovery software. It can scan your iPhone directly and get back the missing iPhone contacts. It can also scan your iPhone backup file from iTunes and iCloud to selectively restore the contacts in the backup file for you. All the process will not change anything on your iPhone now. It will save the contacts to your computer.

We provide 3 methods to solve this problem. They are:

Method 1. How to Recover Contacts from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Scan Your iPhone

Run this recovery software on your computer after installing it. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. The software will load your iPhone to its interface. Click “Scan” button on the interface. The software will begin to search and find the disappeared contacts and other missing data on your iPhone. It will list all the data on the interface after scanning.

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Step 2. Recover Contacts from iPhone Directly

Once the software finishes scanning, you will find a data menu on the left side of the interface. All the data you can restore is listed here. Find the “Contacts” section in the list and enter it. You will find all the contacts including the disappeared contacts are here. You can select all the contacts or the contacts you want to get back and preview them easily. Click “Recover” button, all the contacts will be recovered and saved to your computer easily.

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Method 2. How to Recover Contacts from iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup File

Run this software on your computer and select the second option on the main interface “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”. You will find all the iTunes backup files in your computer. Select the one you want to restore contacts from and click “Scan” button next to it.

itunes backup list

Step 2. Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup File

After scanning, the software will list all the data including the missing contacts on the interface. You can find the contacts in the “Contacts” section in the data list. Just select all the contacts you want to get back and click “Recover” button. You will get back the lost contacts on your iPhone.

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Method 3. How to Recover Contacts from iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account

Select the “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” on the main interface. You are allowed to log in your iCloud account here with your Apple ID and password. You will see all the backup files in your iCloud account for your iPhone. Just select the one you want to scan and click “Download” button next to it.

iCloud backup list

Step 2. Scan and Recover Contacts from iCloud Backup File

After downloading, the software will automatically scan your iCloud backup file and list all the data on the interface. You can find your iPhone contacts easily and select the contacts you want to get back. Click “Recover” button and you will get all the selected contacts back and save them to your computer.

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That’s all the methods for iPhone contacts disappeared. Next time you find contacts disappeared from iPhone, just download this iPhone Data Recovery and get back them easily with it.