How to Find Lost iPhone Contacts

The most annoying thing to lose your iPhone is all contacts gone. Without the contacts, you can't inform friends and families that you've lost your phone, and you'll never know who will get your phone and what the person will do with it. Ask your family for money, or make nuisance call to your friends? Either of them is really bad. Therefore, the first thing you need to do after your iPhone lost or stolen is to get back your contacts.

Steps on How to Find lost iPhone Contacts

In fact, when you sync your iPhone with iTunes, it generates a backup file for your device, and it's a kind of SQLitedb file. Generally, you can't access or read it directly, but with a right data extractor tool, you can extract the content from it, like your contacts. Next time, you can also try to flexibly backup iPhone contacts, messages, photos, etc without iTunes.

Now, in order to find your lost iPhone contacts, find a lost iPhone contacts extractor first. If you still don't have a choice, here is my recommendation : dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery, an effective program that enables you to reclaim all you iPhone contents like contacts, Messages, photos, videos, call history,WhatsApp etc., no matter for iPhone 6 SE/6S Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/5/4S/4/3GS, or other Apple devices.

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How to Find Lost iPhone Contacs from iTunes backup

Step 1 Scan the record of your lost iPhone on your computer

Launching the program on your computer, choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode and all the iTunes backup on your computer will be displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to begin extracting the backup file.

choose itunes backup file

Step 2 Preview and Recover lost iPhone contacts

After the scan, move to the "Contacts" category on the sidebar of the program. You can preview all detailed contents of your contacts before recovery. Tick off what you want and click "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer" to save them all. Then you can manage them on your computer,

Export iCloud contacts to Computer

Recover deleted iPhone Contacts with iCloud Backup

Step 1 Choose recovery mode

After you have downloaded and installed dr.fone on your computer, move to the recovery mode on the left top: Recover from iCloud Backup File. Then log in with your iCloud account.

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Step 2 Download the iCLoud backup file in list you want

Once you've logged in the iCloud, dr.fone will detect all iCloud backup files in your account automatically. Select the one you want and click "Downloaded" button to download it.

download iCloud data

Step 3 Find your lost contacts and recover rhem from iCloud

When finish the scan, choose "Contacts" and you will preview all contacts in detail. Tick the ones you want to recover, and click on the "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer" button to save them to your device(iOS only) or your computer. That's all. You've found all your deleted contacts from iCloud backup.

Preview the data

Useful Ways to Protect your iPhone Data

After you have found your lost contacts,to avoid losing your iPhone data again,I will recommend you a useful tool to backup your iPhone data : dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore.

here is the steps on how to restore your iPhone data to your computer.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to computer

After launching dr.fone on your computer,click "More Tools",then choose "Device Data Backup & Export".It showes like this:

choose mode

Step 2 Choose the file type you want to backup

Connect your iPhone to computer,dr.fone will detect your iPhone data automatically,then choose the file types you want to back,click "Backup",now dr.fone is backup the whole data.

choose file to backup

Step 3 Restore the backup data

After backup finished,choose the file you want to restore.Here you have two choice : "Restore to device" and "Export to PC".It depends on you.

restore the backup data

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