Every number you have saved in your iPhone has a unique importance. Losing such important contact may lead to severe frustration. You can lose one or more contacts stored in your iPhone due to several reasons. iOS update, physically damaged iPhone, factory reset and accidental deletion are some of such common instances. But, thanks to the technology, there are several ways to restore contact number (or multiple numbers) you  need. As we believe, knowing how to restore contact number properly is extremely handy for any iPhone user.

Although there are plenty of software and web-based tools to restore contact number on iPhone, only some of those methods actually work. In this article, we emphasize the most practical and reliable ways to restore contact number on your iPhone.

Part 1: Can I Restore Contact Number on iPhone?

The simplest answer is YES. you CAN restore contact number on iPhone if you follow the correct strategy. Here you can restore only contacts from one iPhone to another. In this article, we are going to explain how to restore contact number on iPhone.

Part 2: Restore Contact Number with Backup & Restore Tool for iPhone

When it comes to restoring contacts through a backup, there are plenty of tools to consider. However, only some of these tools actually help. Choosing a random, non-trusted tool to restore your backups might lead to various unexpected issues. If you are concerned about the privacy of your sensitive data when restoring, you should settle for a reliable solution. iMyFone iTransor is such a reliable, efficient and powerful tool to backup and restore data on iPhone. From this point onwards, let’s see how to restore contact number on iPhone using this impressive software.

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Option 1: Restore Contact Number from Backup to iPhone

If you have a backup created recently on your iPhone, restoring contacts number is pretty easy. Now, let’s see how to restore contact number from your backup using iMyFone iTransor.

Step 1: Choose a backup file from the list after going to Restore Backup to Device section from the left panel.


Step 2: Click on the option called Restore Partial Backup (if necessary, you can even create a full backup using this tool, but that is not the case here).


Step 3: Once prompted to the next screen, you should click on “Contacts” option (since you are going to restore contact number). By now, your device must be connected to the computer using the original data cable.


Step 4: You will be able to preview the selected data (contact) at the completion of the scanning. Then, you should click on “Restore” button to continue (you can also choose to restore directly without previewing to save time).


Step 5: Then, you should select the option called “Merge or Replace” in the appearing pop-up menu. If you choose to Merge, the restored contact numbers will be combined with the existing one on devices. However, if you choose Replace option, the responding data type will be completely replaced.


Step 6: Now, iMyFone iTransor will begin the process of restoring the data. You can view the restored contact numbers on your device after this process.


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Option 2: Restore Contact Number from iPhone to iPhone

If the contact is available in an old iPhone of yours, you can restore it easily onto the new device. In this section, we will describe how to do it in step-by-step method.

Although iMyFone iTransor allows you to create a full backup, we don’t need it at this stage. Instead, we will be creating a selective backup. This process will not affect the existing setup or data available in your phone.

Steps on how to only back up contact number on your old iPhone

Step 1: Launch the program and select the option called Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud and click on the option called “Back Up Device”.

Step 2: Connect the old iPhone to the same computer and wait until the program recognizes it. You must keep the device switched on throughout the process. Go to the option called “Select One or More Data Type(s)” and choose the path to save the data.

Step 3: Now, click on the button labeled “Back Up” to start the process. At the completion of the backup, you will get a notification.


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Steps on how to restore contacts number from the just-made backup to target iPhone

Since you have created a backup, choose this just-made backup and go to Restore Partial Backup. These steps are the same with what we have stated in Option 1.


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Part 3: Restore Contact Number with iTunes

Now, let’s see how to restore contact number on iPhone using iTunes.

  1. Open iTunes on your computer (on which you create backups) and have the device connected to the computer using USB capable. Provide the passcode if prompted.
  2. You should go to the option called Restore Backup. Read the details and find the most relevant type of backup to restore.
  3. Now, click on the option called Restore and wait. Keep the device connected until it restarts and synchronizes with the computer.

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Part 4: Restore Contact Number with iCloud

iCloud is another official feature provided by Apple. This tool can help you restoring contact numbers on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open iClouds and go to Settings. Then, select Restore Contacts under Advanced. The contacts will be available listed by the date and time.
  2. Find the Restore option towards the righthand side of the contact version and click it.
  3. iCloud will automatically restore the contacts.

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Tip: Reviews of the above Methods

Pros Cons
iMyFone iTransor
  • It allows you to backup and restore data selectively like contacts, messages, WhatsApp and WeChat.
  • The existing data will not be affected by the restored files.
  • The backup function is totally free.
It is not a totally free service.
iTunes It is free and works for all the platforms.
  • No selective backups (it’s all or nothing).
  • It overwrites existing data while restoring.
  • It is secure as it is offered by Apple.
  • It is free up to 5GB capacity.
  • It requires an internet connection.
  • Free usage is limited to 5GB only.

Note: If you want to get back lost contact number on iPhone, you need an iPhone data recovery tool to perform it.

We thoroughly believe that the above methods will help you restore contact number on iPhone. We appreciate if you can share the experience you have with the methods we mentioned. Your comments are exceptionally important for us.