How to Recover iPhone Contacts on Mac after iOS 7 Upgrade
After updating my iPhone 5 to iOS 7, the contacts on my iPhone are missing. How can I recover the lost contacts on my iPhone after installing iOS 7?
Axeman1020, from yahoo answer
After you upgraded your iPhone to the latest iOS 7, you may find that all your iPhone contacts are missing, leaving you a blank list. How to recover iPhone contacts on Mac after installing iOS 7? Guess many iPhone users want to know the answer.
What about Restoring from iTunes and iCloud Backup?
When it comes to iPhone contacts recovery, iTunes and iCloud must be the first that come to your mind. (Alternatively, you can choose the third party tool iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.) iTunes and iCloud is no stranger at all. If you have backed up iPhone with iTunes and iCloud, you can try to recover lost iPhone contacts on Mac after iOS 7 upgrade. Make sure the backup is made just before you upgrade to iOS 7. Otherwise your iPhone will get back to the state when it was backed up, with data and settings replaced by that in the backup.
For details on how to restore from iCloud backup, go to http://support.apple.com/kb/ph12521
For details on how to restore from iTunes backup, go to the post How to Restore from iTunes Backup.
How to Restore iPhone Contacts on Mac without Backup after iOS 7 Update
If you want to be free from the limitations of iTunes and iCloud, and find an easy way to selectively recover iPhone contacts on Mac after iOS 7 update, iPhone Data Recovery for Mac or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows version) is the very tool you need. The tool is capable of recovering up to 12 types of iPhone contents including contacts, photos, notes, calendar and more. The software can be downloaded to and run on the latest Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and lower (10.8, 10.7 and more). It recovers data from iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, etc. no matter how you lost your iPhone data.
With iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, you can connect iPhone to Mac, launch the program and then recover contacts and all sorts of data directly from iPhone. Lost iPhone contacts after iOS 7 upgrade? Just follow the tutorial below to get them back.
- 1. Set recovery mode to "Recover Data from iOS Devices".
- 2. Start to scan iPhone by clicking "Start Scan".
- 3. Scanning will be completed in several minutes. After that the scanned files will be sorted out by category. Preview and select the contacts.
iPhone Data Recovery for Mac offers another way to recover iPhone address book on Mac after iOS 7 update in the event that you have an iPhone backup on your computer. Here's how.
- 1. Set recovery mode to "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File".
- 2. Choose the iTunes backup file you need.
- 3. Scan iTunes backup for lost contacts.
- 4. Preview and recover the lost iPhone contacts.
Till now we've covered all you need to know in order to recover iPhone contacts on Mac after upgrading iOS 7. To keep your iPhone contacts safe, you can sync iPhone contacts with Google, which will offer some convenience if you have a lot of important contacts with your Gmail.