How to Access and Recover Contacts from iPhone Backup Free

If you are an iPhone user and have lost your contacts, then this is the right place to land. Today we will learn how to get contacts from iPhone backup. Most of the times, people using iPhone X/8/8 Plus lose their contact due to some or the other reason. And in the end they wind up searching solutions but no success. Loss of contacts can take place due to some or the other reasons such as turning off the contacts sync, deletion of email account to which the contacts were synced, and many more. Today all your questions (including how to restore iPhone contacts from backup) will be answered.

  • Part 1: How to Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup
  • Part 2: How to Access and Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup
  • Part 3: How to Selectively Get Contacts from iPhone Backup
  • Part 1: How to Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup

    There are many ways to recover contacts. And one way is to restore iPhone contacts from backup. You can always recover contacts on your iPhone using iTunes backup. All you need to do is just follow the below steps and you will get to know how to get contacts from iPhone backup.

    Step 1: Launch iTunes on the computer or Mac. This should be the same device that you have been using to back up your iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus.

    Step 2: Now using a USB cable, plug in your iPhone to your computer. If a popup asks to Trust This Computer or for your iPhone passcode, do as per the instructions. Choose your iPhone in iTunes.

    Step 3: Click on Restore Backup option. Choose the appropriate backup by evaluating the size and date of each one. Select Restore and wait for the process to end.

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    This is the simplest way to recover your contacts using iTunes backup. The only drawback that needs to be mentioned is, this process will not only restore your contacts, but it will also restore your complete data (which is not necessary). But there are alternate solutions that can avoid this situation.

    Part 2: How to Access and Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

    One more method to know how to restore iPhone contacts from previous backup is using iCloud back up. Using this method, you will recover all your contacts. But similar to the above mentioned method, this solution will also recover the entire data. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

    Step 1: Firstly, you will need to erase all of its data before you can begin with this process. Once you have done this, you will see a Hello screen. Do as per the onscreen instructions till you see the Apps & Data screen! Now, click "Restore from iCloud Backup" option. Log in to iCloud using your Apple ID.

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    Step 2: Select a backup. Choose the appropriate back by evaluating the size and date of each backup. This will start the process.

    Step 3: When asked, log in to restore your apps and purchases using your Apple ID account. You can also skip this and log in later. Make sure you are connected to the Internet till the process ends.

    Part 3: How to Selectively Get Contacts from iPhone Backup

    The above two methods will help you recover your contacts from your iPhone 5/5s. But in addition, they will also restore the whole data, which is an unnecessary process. To avoid this, you can use Tenorshare UltData. This tool can help you selectively restore contacts from iCloud/iTunes backup. The software is a one-stop key for retrieving all your deleted data along with your contacts within no time. Follow the below steps to know how to restore only contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup.

    Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone With iTunes Backup:

    Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch the software. Now, tap on "Recover from iTunes backup files" option on the main interface and select iTunes backup to start the recovery.

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    Step 2: Once the scanning process is done, a detailed list of your present as well as deleted data will be displayed. In order for you to recover only contacts, select the Contacts option present on the left hand side of the screen under the "Text Content Recovery" tab.

    Step 3: Now, all you need to do is choose the contacts you wish to recover. Also you get option to recover contacts to your computer.

    Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone with iCloud Backup:

    Step 1: Plug your iPhone with the computer and choose "Recover from iCloud backup files" on the main screen and log in to iCloud.

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    Step 2: A list with all the iCloud backups will be displayed. Select the appropriate backup from the list.

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    Step 3: Now you will see all the data that is present in the backup. Select the Contacts option present on the left hand side of the screen under the "Text Content Recovery" tab. Now, choose the contacts that you wish to recover and tap on Next to begin the recovery. All the contacts will be shown after the process ends.

    Summary

    To sum up, you just saw how to restore just contacts from iCloud backup from your iPhone. Do let us know your feedback on this and let us if were able to recover contacts from iPhone backup. You can do this by giving commenting below.

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