Contacts are extremely important for us to keep in touch with others. But what I afraid about that is how can I recover my lost contacts and more on my iPhone after iOS 9 update if I have got the contacts loss. To help them out, I introduce an easy and effective way to recover iPhone contacts after iOS 9 upgrade.
Note: Someone suggest downgrading iOS 8 to iOS 7 if this happens. However, only the beta version can be downgraded. If you’re running the public version, no way to downgrade. The downgrade also will make iPhone stuck in black Recovery Mode and cause iPhone contacts lost again. So, keep on reading to recover wiped contacts first.
How to Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4 after iOS 9 Update
Method 1. Use iPhone Data Recovery to recover iPhone contacts
If you want to recover lost contacts from iPhone iOS 9, all you need to do is just download and install iPhone Data Recovery- Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your Windows computer (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista).
With iOS Data Recovery, you will be able to retrieve photos, videos, iMessages, message attachments, WhatsApp messages, contacts, call history, reminders, notes, calendar, safari bookmarks, app documents etc. This software is used for recovering deleted or lost files from iOS devices and iTunes backups, and the software also helps users backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer. It works perfectly with the latest version of iOS 9, so you take advantage of it with no worries. So feel free to use this iPhone Data Recovery tool to rescue your contacts erased after iOS 9 installation.
If you are a Mac user, head to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to restore contacts from iPhone after iOS 9 update.
Download iPhone Data Recovery Software:
Part 1: Recover Lost contacts Directly from Your iOS
Step 1 Launch iPhone Data Recovery and connect iPhone
Downloaded iPhone Data Recovery on your computer? Launch it. Then, connect iPhone to your PC with the USB cable. And click “Start Scan” to begin scanning your lost iPhone data.
Note: Make sure the USB cable is well connected the whole process. For iPhone 4/3GS, you can choose to go to the Advanced Mode to get a deeper scan for your iPhone.
Step 2 Preview and Recover Your iPhone contacts
Choose “Contacts” on the left side and you can preview all your deleted contacts here as follow, including job titles, addresses, and more. Then click “Recover” button on the lower right corner of the interface.
Tip: If you only want to retrieve deleted contacts from your iPhone, turn the button on the top on: Only display the deleted items. Then mark and recover them.
And within few seconds, all your contacts lost because of failing upgrading to iOS 9 come back to you.
Note: This mode fits you a lot if you didn’t back up your iPhone. If you have backed up your iOS device but don’t have your iPhone with you, you can choose the second or the third mode mentioned below.
Part 2: Restore Lost contacts from iTunes Backup
Step 1 Choose the iTunes Backup File and Scan
If you have done iTune backup before, you will see the backup files listed once you launch iPhone Data Recovery and choose the second mode. If you’ve backed up with more than one device, you can see not only the device name but also the backup date. Choose the backup file you want and click “Start Scan”.
Step 2 Preview and Restore Your iPhone Lost Contents
Few seconds will be taken to scan your iTunes backup files. And you are allowed to preview all the content in backup file. Choose contacts and mark down files you want, then click “Recover” to motivate the recovery.
Note: Once you find your data being lost, don’t do any backup or sync anything. Otherwise, your iTunes backup file will be overwritten and there’ll be no way to getting your precious data back.
Part 3: Retrieve contacts Lost for Upgrading Failure from iCloud
Step 1 Choose the Third Mode and Log on iCloud Account
Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” after launching iPhone Data Recovery. Then, sign in your iCloud account.
Step 2 Choose the iCloud Backup File and Download
You will see the iCloud backup files that you backed up with this account listed. Choose the one you want to recover and click “Download” to download the backup file.
Step 3 Scan and Regain Your iPhone Lost Data
After backup file downloaded, choose “Scan” and all your data will be scanned. Preview them one by one to decide which one to recover.
Done! Download iPhone Data Recovery below to see how well it is to help you restore contacts lost that caused by iOS 9 upgrading faliure.
Method 2. Use iTunes Sync to restore iPhone contacts after iOS 9 update
If you have backed up iPhone contacts with iTunes before, you can use thie method, however, it is a bit difficult. If you haven’t use iTunes to sync or back up your contacts before you lost them, then you need to skip this method. Go directly to Method 1 if you are in this case.
Buy iPhone Data Recovery Software for Win/Mac now: