If you ever deleted a phone number by mistake from your iPhone contacts, there is absolutely no need to feel silly about it. Such sort of stuff may happen with anyone at any given point in time. Sometimes contacts or other crucial data may get lost without even your interference, owing to a bug or an internal glitch. And if you do not know how to retrieve back your lost contact, there’s no need to worry. We have brought to you the 5 best and easiest ways for you to quickly recover deleted contacts on your iPhone with or without a backup.
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Restore Contacts from iCloud Website
Step 1: Navigate to iCloud.com from your web browser and sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 2: Go to Account Settings > Advanced > Restore Contacts
Step 3: Chose the contacts you would like to restore and click on the Restore button.
Merge Contacts from iCloud
If you enabled Contacts sync to iCloud previously, then you can merge the contacts on your iCloud to your iPhone, thus bringing back the deleted phone numbers as well.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Profile > iCloud
Step 2: Find the Contacts option from the menu and toggle it off.
Step 3: Choose “Keep on My iPhone” in the pop-up.
Step 4: Now, Toggle the Contacts option on and then select the Merge option in the pop-up that comes next.
Recover Deleted Contacts from iTunes or iCloud Backup
If you keep your contacts backed up on iCloud or even on iTunes, then this would be another efficient method to retrieve lost contacts on your iPhone. But before proceeding with this method, we suggest you keep a backup of all the existing data on your device since the one you’ll download from iTunes or iCloud will override all existing files.
Restore from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable and open iTunes software.
Step 2: Select your device from the iTunes software and click on Summary from the left panel menu.
Step 3: Within the Summary window, under the Backups area, select the Restore Backup option.
Step 4: Select the desired backup and click on the Restore button to complete the process. The corresponding backup will get restored on your iPhone, hence restoring the contacts you lost.
Restore from iCloud Backup
Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset and click on Erase All Content and Settings.
Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions and then go to “Apps & Data” > “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID, choose a backup that you want to restore and wait for the process to complete. That’s it!
Recover Deleted Contacts from Google Contacts
For those of you who keep your contacts synced with your Google account, this method is for you.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
Step 2: Click on the Add Account option and select Google.
Step 3: Sign in with your Google ID and click on the Allow button.
Step 4: Turn on the Contacts switch and tap on Save in the top right corner of the interface.
Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Data Recovery Softwares
Finally, if you are someone who doesn’t keep your contacts synced or backed up anywhere, there’s an option for you too! If nothing works, there are 3rd party applications and iOS data recovery softwares that are specially built for recovering lost data, including contacts or phone numbers. You can use apps like iFindit and Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to retrieve back photos, videos, text messages, contacts, Whatsapp and more data on your iOS device.
So those were the 5 best ways how to recover deleted contacts on an iPhone quickly and with or without a backup. If you know of any other means or ways to do the same, do let us know in the comments section below.
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