How to Restore iPhone Contacts Only

Well, I am sure that everyone of us has faced this problem every once a while. I mean lost contacts, wanting to recover the contacts only, not wanting to mess up anything else, scared to try anything…Does any of this ring a bell? Well I know it does, so let us see what the best solution to our problem is now, shall we?

It is important that you stop using the iPhone as soon as you discover the contacts are missing. This is the only way to prevent overwriting the missing contacts and losing them completely. That said, this article will offer you a comprehensive solution that can aid you in the recovery of your missing contacts. Read on to find out what it is.

The Best Way to Recover your Missing Contacts

If you want to recover just the missing contacts, restoring the device from an iCloud or iTunes backup is not the answer. Instead, you need a solution like iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac, a data recovery program that will get into your device, an iTunes backup or an iCloud backup and retrieve just the data you need, nothing more. The following are some of its features.

  • It can be used to recover up to 22 different types of files including contacts, messages, call logs, videos, photos and many more.
  • It is very easy to use, with a clean, intuitive user interface
  • It can be used to recover data directly from an iOS device, an iCloud backup file or an iTunes Backup file
  • Its preview function makes it very easy for you to selectively recover data

Windows version Mac version

1 Restore Only Contacts by Scanning iPhone

Now let’s get down to restore iPhone contacts only. First, you need to download the iMyFone D-Back from this website.

Step 1: After downloading and installation you have to launch the iMyFone D-Back. On the Smart Recovery or iOS Device tab, you need to click on the Start button. Then you will have the options of what files you want to recover. Select only Contact and deselect any other option if they are checked. And then click on the Next button.

select contact from iOS device for iPhone restore only contacts

Step 2: Now you have to select how you lost the files. This helps iMyFone D-Back select the best way to search and scan for your lost contacts and recover them effectively. After scan, iMyFone D-Back will list all your lost contacts for your preview.

preview contact from iOS

Step 3: And then, just click on “Recover” to choose one location as the path of the backup files.

2 Restore iPhone Contacts Only via iTunes Backup

Follow these simple steps to retrieve the contacts from an iTunes Backup file.

Step 1: From the main menu, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start” to begin. In the next window, choose “Contacts” and then click “Next” to continue.

Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2: Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the contacts you want to recover and then click “Scan.”

Choose the iTunes backup file

Step 3: When the scan is complete, select the contacts you want to recover from the results displayed and then click “Recover.”

 select the contacts you want to recover

3 Restore iPhone Contacts Only via iCloud Backup

You can do the same for an iCloud backup file. Simply follow these steps.

Step 1: From the main menu, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.” Choose “contacts” as the type of data you want to recover.

Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account. The program will then display all the iCloud Backup files on your account. Select the one that likely has the missing contacts and then click “Next.”

Choose the icloud backup file

Step 3: The program will begin scanning the backup file for the contacts. Once the scanning process is done, select the contacts from the results page and then click “Recover” to get the back.

preview contact from icloud backup

This program gives you the ultimate effective way to restore contacts to your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup file or from the device, if you didn’t have a backup. Download the free trial version of the iMyFone application to experience it for yourself.

Windows version Mac version

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