Losing important contacts on your iPhone can be frustrating, especially if you have accidentally deleted them. If you have turned on iCloud syncing, the contacts would be deleted from iCloud as well. So, is it possible to get them all back without collecting details and adding them one by one? Fortunately, there are several ways to make that happen.
Restore from iCloud.com
One way to restore deleted contacts is through iCloud.com. Attach your phone to the computer, then open the browser and go to iCloud.com. Once signed in, click on Account Settings, scroll down to the bottom of the page, under Advanced, click Restore Contacts. Click Restore next to the date before you deleted the content, and then click Restore again to confirm. Your lost contacts will appear on your device.
Restore from iTunes Backup
Another way is to restore from your iTunes backup. Open iTunes, then plug your phone in, and make sure you have turned off Find My iPhone. Once detected, hit the iPhone icon, then click on Restore Backup. Choose a recent backup that could contain the contacts and hit restore to confirm. Keep in mind that this not only restores contacts but also restores data like messages, apps data, and settings to your iPhone. The device will restart, and you should enter your passcode when prompted. This process could take a while, depending on how big the backup is. Once done, go ahead and complete the setup. Your lost contacts will be back.
Use UltData as an Alternative
If you have difficulty using iTunes, Ultdata could make a nice alternative. Once launched, connect your phone to the computer. First, try recovering the lost contacts from the device directly without using any backups. Select contacts only, then hit the scan button. If it doesn’t seem to find the lost contacts, switch to the recover data from iTunes backup section. Choose the backup that might contain the contacts and hit next. Now select contacts again and hit the scan button. This time it should find all the deleted ones. You can customize a location and export them to your computer or restore them back to your iPhone.
In conclusion, there are several ways to retrieve deleted contacts on your iPhone. Whether it’s through iCloud.com, iTunes backup, or Ultdata, the process is relatively simple and can save you a lot of time and hassle. So, next time you accidentally delete an important number, don’t panic, just follow these steps to retrieve it.