5 Free Ways to Find Deleted Numbers on iPhone

Are you looking for ways to find deleted numbers on iPhone without backup? Are you searching for ways to recover deleted phone numbers on iPhone 4, 5, 6, or 7? Then, you don’t have to panic because I’m about to share some free, easy and effective ways on how to find deleted numbers on iPhone.

Part 1: Free Way to Find Deleted Numbers on iPhone, without Backup

iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is the best mobile solution for every inefficiency of iOS. It’s the best solution for data insecurity, hacks, and lack of permanent deletion of sensitive files. It can also be needful in iPhone crash, lagging, and other data problems encountered in Apple’s iOS devices.

With Umate Pro, you can get to check for deleted contacts/numbers directly from your iPhone. This feature is embedded in the “Erase Deleted File” mode. After checking for deleted contacts, you can choose to copy them out or erase them completely beyond recovery.

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Steps to find deleted numbers directly from iPhone

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to PC or Mac with USB cable, and launch Umate Pro

Step 3: Choose “Erase Deleted Files” mode, and click on “Scan” button.
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Step 4: After scanning, you can preview previously deleted iPhone contacts and numbers. You can now choose what happens to the contact whether to copy them or erase them.

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Note: If want to erase deleted numbers from iPhone, you should select the files you’d like to erase, choose a security level and confirm to start erasing.

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Part 2: Restore Contacts on iPhone Using iTunes

If you accidentally deleted your iPhone contacts, iTunes is a good way to find and recover your deleted iPhone numbers/contacts. This is based on the hope that the last time you plugged in your iPhone to PC, all your contacts were synced to iTunes. If this is the case, then you don’t have much to worry about because your contacts can be recovered easily.

The following steps are good instructions on how to restore iPhone contacts using iTunes. However, with iTunes, you can only restore the entire contact list, it does not give options for selective copy like iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, and launch iTunes.
Step 2: For Mac users go to iTunes > Preferences > Devices. For PC users, go to > Edit > Preferences > Devices.
Step 3: Under the Devices list, select “Restore Backup”. Select the most recent backup that appears under backups, and conclude by clicking on “Restore”.

Restore Contacts on iPhone Using iTunes

Part 3: Find and Restore Deleted iPhone Contacts Via iCloud

Restoring iPhone contacts via iCloud is another method of restoring lost or deleted iPhone contacts. If you mistakenly deleted your iPhone contacts, you can fall back to retrieve them from iCloud if and only if they are synced with iCloud.

Here are the necessary steps:

Step 1: Click on your iPhone “Settings” from home screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “iCloud”.
Step 3: Enter your Apple ID and Password, and click on “Sign In”.
Step 4: From the prompt “Merge with iCloud” click “Merge”. If you see the notification “Allow iCloud to Use the Location of Your iPhone” you can allow or cancel.
Step 5: Switch ON your contact switch, and your contacts will be restored.
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Part 4: Find Deleted iPhone Contacts from SIM Card

If you’ve saved your iPhone contacts on your Phones SIM card, you can as well retrieve your contacts from the SIM. Here is how to import SIM contacts to your iPhone.

Step 1: Ensure that the SIM card you want to import from is of a size that can fit your iPhone.
Step 2: Open the iPhone SIM card port and insert your SIM card.
Step 3: Click on Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Import SIM Contacts
Step 4: Wait for the import to complete, then open your contacts to see if your contacts have appeared.

Find Deleted iPhone Contacts from SIM Card

Part 5: Retrieve Deleted iPhone Contacts from Gmail or Similar Sync Service

If you iPhone enables syncing with your Google account, then you can restore your iPhone contacts from your Google account by following these steps.

Step 1: Click on Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar
Step 2: Click on “Add Account” and click on Google.
Step 3: Enter your Google email address and password.
Step 4: Click on Sign in > Allow.
Step 5: Switch ON your contact switch, click on “Save” and your contacts will be restored.
Retrieve Deleted iPhone Contacts from Gmail