How to Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone After Updating to iOS 8/9

Restore iPhone Lost Contacts after Upgrade
"Please help! I lost most contacts after updating phone with iOS 8. I tried seeing if my contacts could be found in  iCloud. No luck. How do I recover?"

As Apple Company has release iOS 8.4 and iOS 9, many iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 users upgrade their iPhone to iOS 8/9 for more  convenience while using their iPhone. However, there also grows many problems, for example, some iPhone users lost all  their iPhone data including contacts accidentally after upgrade their iOS 7 to iOS 8/9, and enen iOS 6 to iOS 8/9. They are  anxious because they afraid that all their lost data won’t come back to them any more. If you search the Internet, you  will find that recover iPhone data comes to have a high search volume. There are many users posting their problems of  losing data from their iPhone in the discussion of some famous website. Of course, there are many software listed to help  you solved this problem. But I strongly recommend iPhone Contents Recovery to you because it can help you restore any data  from every iPhone with few steps.

iPhone Data Recovery Software (Windows or Mac Version) can help you to recover your deleted data from iPhone after updating to iOS 8/9, which is an easy- to-use tool to restore your deleted or lost contacts smoothly. There are three simple yet reliable ways to get your lost  contacts back. You are allowed to retrieve contacts from iPhone directly, or recover iPhone contacts from iTunes/iCloud  backup.

Download the free trial version of iPhone Contacts Recovery below to have a try.

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How to Restore Lost Contacts and Other Data from iPhone after iOS 8/9 Update

Tutorials 1: Recover Lost Data from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer

After downloading and installing the program, then run it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

For iPhone 6S/6/Plus/5S/5C/5/4S user, you can click "Start Scan" button directly.

For iPhone 4/3GS user, you can choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan.

Step 2. Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it

iPhone 6S/6/Plus/5S/5C/5/4S users need to click "Start Scan" to directly scan your iPhone for deleted contacts on it. For iPhone  4/3GS users, follow the steps below to enter the device's scanning mode to scan it:

1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Pressing the "Power" and "Home" button simultaneously for 10 seconds;
3. In 10 seconds, release "Power" button, while keep holding "Home" button for another 15 seconds until you get the  message of successfully entering.

Whichever device you use, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone according to your lost contacts after  you doing the steps .

Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone contacts

Preview and recover the lost data on iPhone
You can preview all found data before recovery after the scanning. Choose "Contacts" to preview, then mark the ones you  wanted and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer easily.

Tutorials 2: Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and scan to extract it

When launching the program, you'll be lead to the Recover from iOS Device mode (the default mode). Switch to "Recover  from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the primary window, and you'll see the window on the right.

Here, all your iTunes backup files of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which has ever synced with iTunes on this computer  will be automatically found and listed. Select the one you want and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

Step 2. Preview and recover previous data

After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one  by one before recovery. Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing the "Recover" button at the  bottom.

Note: The data displayed in the scan result contains deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their  own color. If you want to separate them, you can use the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.

Tutorial 3: Recover Lost Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Install the program and sign your iCloud account

First of all, run the program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File", and sign in your iCloud account as it  requires.

Step 2. Download and export your iCloud backup

After entering the program, you are provided the backup files of your iCloud backup account automatically. Choose any  data you want to recover by clicking "Download" button. The whole progress of downloading depends on the amount of your  data.

When it's complete, click the same button to start extracting, and you'll get a interface as below.

Step 3. Preview and restore iPhone from iCloud

You can take a preview of the data you get after the scanning, such as contacts, photos, messages, notes, videos, etc.  You can choose any data that you'd like to restore by ticking it.

When the lost files are recovered, you can keep your Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos, Calendar and Notes on your computer  as a backup, to avoid losing your data the next time.

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