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How to Recover iPhone Contacts after iOS 8 Upgrade

Update iPhone to iOS 8 losing any videos,photos, apps, SMS or contacts?Many iPhone users lost data after update iPhone to iOS 8.However, If you want to recover lost contacts from iOS 8 upgrade.

“After updating iPhone to iOS 8, I lost all of my contacts, text messages and imessages. Is there any way to get them back?!” — Apple Discussion

With this thing you can just go into Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > iCloud account and make sure the button for photos is green.Apparently this is happening to quite a few people and multiple times. So just keep checking the settings if it happens again. I guess for some reason iCloud keeps unsyncing the contacts.

If these simple methods cannot bring your lost contacts back, you still have another choice. Check out this iPhone data recovery software – iOS Data Recovery, and it will help you recover deleted iPhone contacts after iOS 8 update. 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. The software works perfectly with the latest version of iOS 8, so you take advantage of it with no worries. The following guidance will show you how to recover deleted contacts on iPhone after iOS 8 update, and you can free download the software and have a try. iOS 8 Data Recovery also can restore lost contacts, photos, videos, messages on iPhone 6S/6/5/5S/4S/4 easily.

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Tutorial 1: How to Recover Deleted iPhone contacts from iTunes Backup

Step 1.Select the device backup to scan

When running the program on your computer, you’ll get the interface as follow. Now you are in front of the backup files for the device. Just choose the one of your iPhone and click “Start Scan” to extract contacts from your iPhone backup file.

Note: The number of backup files you get here depends on how many Apple devices you’ve synced with iTunes before.

Step 2.Recover deleted iPhone contacts

When the scan is over, the whole backup content are extracted and also displayed. You can check the video which is in .mpeg format in general, and click “Recover to Device” or "Recover to Computer" on the top menu to store it on your computer.

Note: To avoid losing your iPhone contacts, immediate backup is very important and useful. Every time when you shoot videos with your iPhone, do remember to backup them on your computer first.

Tutorial 2:How to Recover Deleted contacts from iPhone after iOS 8 upgrade Directly

Step 1.Connect your iOS device to the computer and scan

Connect your device to the computer with a digital cable and run the program, then you’ll see the window below after connecting your iPhone 6S/6/5s/5c/5/4S. You need to click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone. Then you’ll see this scanning window immediately after. For iPhone 4/3GS users, you need to get into the “Advanced Mode” first.

Step 2.Preview and recover deleted contacts from iPhone

After the scan, all your data on your iPhone or lost from iPhone are found and listed in organized categories. To find your contacts, check the “Camera Roll“, which contains captured pictures and contacts. Mark those you want and click “Recover to Device” or "Recover to Computer" button at the bottom to save them all on your computer with one click.

Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.


Tutorial 3: How to Recover Deleted contacts from iCloud

Step 1.Select the iCloud backup to download and scan

Launch the program, choose the mode of “Recover from iCloud Backup File” and then sign in iCloud. In a while, you can see a list of backup files in the main window, just select the one you need and download it. Next, click “Scan”.

Step 2.Recover deleted contacts from iCloud

The scan will take you some time. Then you can check contacts in the categories of Camera Roll and App contacts. Mark those you want back and click on the “Recover to Device” or "Recover to Computer" button to save them on your computer.

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