2013年12月2日

Lost Contacts on iPhone-Ways to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts

First of all, let's see one of the question from Yahoo!Answers:
How to recover lost contacts on iPhone 4?
I switched numbers (and data) between an iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 recently, and some of the contacts in the iPhone 5 got lost in the process (I was trying to put them in the iPhone 4); is there any way to retrieve those contacts??? I thought I backed up the stuff in iCloud.
Actually, there are two ways to get your contacts back, below I will introduce how to do it step by step for you.

Part 1: Learn how to recover lost contacts iPhone from iCloud backup
Though Contacts syncs through iCloud, Mac users can use the inevitable syncing latency to their advantage and often retrieve deleted contacts by going to the Contacts (or Address Book) application. This also works with the iCloud web interface, and is best with recently deleted contacts, or with devices that have been offline from iCloud:

# Disable the internet connection by pulling down the Wi-Fi menu and turn Wi-Fi OFF
# Launch Contacts (or Address Book) in OS X, or Contacts from iCloud.com on the web, and use the search feature to locate the contact in question
# Open the contact and pull down the File menu, choosing “Export” then “Export Vcard” to save the contact(s) as a .vcf file – this will serve as a backup in case the next step does not work
# With the contact still selected, click the sharing button arrow and choose “Email Card” to launch the default mail app with the contacts vcard attached
# Turn Wi-Fi back on to send the email containing the contact card
# Go to the iPhone, open the email and choose the attachment, selecting to “Create New Contact”
The reason to turn off wi-fi quickly is to prevent Contacts from syncing changes with the iPhone. If done fast enough, you will often find the contact deleted from your iPhone is still sitting in iCloud.com or Contacts app in OS X.
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Part 2: Learn how to restore lost contacts on iPhone without backup

You need an iPhone data recovery program to if your iPhone lost contacts no backup, try the way below:

Step 1: Download and install program on your computer. Launch it and connect your iPhone with computer.

Step 2: Select “Recover Data from iOS Device” as recovery mode.
For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users, click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone.
For iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users need to enter DFU mode to scan for lost files:
1) Hold your device and click the "Start" button.
2) Pressing the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for exact 10 seconds.
3) Then release the "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 15 seconds until you get the message of successfully entering.Whatever the device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for lost contacts after you doing the steps accordingly.

Step 3: When the scan is over, you can preview all found data before recovery. The last step for iPhone lost contacts restore is to choose "Contacts" to preview, mark it and click "Recover" to save contacts on your computer.

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