How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts Without Backup

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Is there any way to recover contacts from the iPhone itself?

I accidentally deleted several contacts from my iPhone 6s, 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 data on an iPhone except through backup. Is that really? Can I recover my iphone contacts without any backup? Please help! Thanks in advance.

The saying that there is no way to recover iPhone contacts without iTunes or iCloud backup is absolutely wrong. Due to the special technology of iOS devices, it's very hard to recover deleted iphone contacts directly from the iPhone itself, but it's not impossible. There is indeed such a program that enables you to recover contacts from iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS without iTunes/iCloud backup files: Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery.

Note: If you've synced your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud on your PC or Mac before losing your contacts, you can also recover your previous contacts by extracting the iTunes or iCloud backup.

Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery

Easily recover deleted iPhone contacts without backup in 3 steps!

  • Retrieve contacts including numbers,names,emails,job titles,companies,etc.
  • Recover iPhone contacts by extracting iTunes and iCloud backup files.
  • Supports iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s and the latest iOS 10 New icon
  • Recover data lost due to deletion, device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade, etc.
  • Selectively preview and recover any item you want.

Steps of How to Recover iPhone Contacts without Backup

Before recovering deleted iPhone contacts, you need to know that you shouldn't use your iPhone for anything after you lost your contacts, because any operation on your iPhone may overwrite the lost data. The best way is to power off your iPhone until you've recovered the lost iPhone contacts.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

First of all, connect your iPhone to your computer, and then run Dr.Fone. Here are three recovery modes provided on the left side menu: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Just stay at the default one - "Recover from iOS Device" .

recover deleted contacts from iphone with backup

Step 2. Scan deleted contacts on your iPhone

Click the "Start Scan" button after choosing the "Contacts" below "Deleted Data from the Device". Then the program will automatically begin to scan your iPhone SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s for deleted contacts on it.

Note: If you want to scan and recover other file types, you also can check the items at the same time before scanning.

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Step 3. Preview & recover deleted iPhone contacts without backup

After the scan, you can preview all data that have been found by Dr.Fone. Choose "Contacts" on the left side and you can preview all your deleted contacts here as follow, including job titles, addresses, and more.

recover deleted iphone contacts without backup

The data found here includes those contacts you have on your iPhone now. If you only want to retrieve deleted contacts from your iPhone, After you have marked then ones which you want to recover,click "Recover to Device".You also can recover all contacts to your computer for restoring.

Watch the video below to learn how to recover deleted contacts iPhone without backup.

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