2 Ways to Perform Mac iPhone Contacts Recovery
Can I Retrieve iPhone Contact List from My iPhone 4?
I got a message from a random person and I wanted to delete it. So I swiped my finger across the first entry in my Messages folder and hit delete. Then I realized that I deleted the wrong one. I had deleted the entry for one of my friends who I've been texting for years now. I don't know how to get all our messages back. Is there any possible way?
Don’t despair. This does not mean that your contacts are gone for good. The accidental deletion of contacts only means the contacts are inaccessible, as long as they have not been overwritten by new data. So, just put your iPhone 4 into flight mode and take Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) as a try. This Mac iPhone contacts recovery tool empowers you to recover contacts directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 5/4, or from iTunes back up for all iOS device if you have iTunes backup on your Mac.
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Step 1. Run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) and connect your iPhone with your Mac, you’ll be required to select a recovery mode firsrt. In this part, let’s try “Recover from iOS Device” mode.
For iPhone 5/4S users, the window of the program will show as follows:
For iPhone 4/3GS users, the window will be like this:
Note: You need to download a plug-in here.
Step 2. You can begin scanning your iPhone for data on it now. As an iPhone 5/4S user, you can directly scan your device by simply clicking the Start button. As an iPhone 4/3GS user, you'll need to enter the scanning mode so that the program is able to scan your device directly. Please follow the instruction shown on the window precisely to enter the scanning mode.
Step 3. When the scan is completed, you'll get a scan result. There, all found contents will be showed in categories like “Contacts”, “Messages”, “Notes”, “Photo Library” and more. To restore iPhone contacts on Mac, you can select “Contacts” to view details of the found contacts.
In the end, you can mark your wanted contacts and save them on your Mac by click “Recover”.
Note: The recovered contacts will be saved in .html, .csv and .vcf file types. You can add the recovered contacts to Mac address and then input them back to your iPhone.
Before selecting this mode, please ensure that you have iTunes backup for your device on your Mac have not synced your device with iTunes since the contacts were lost.
Step 1. After launching the program, you’ll need to select “Recover from iTunes Backup” mode. Then the program will display iTunes backup files for all iOS devices that have been synced with your Mac. Select the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan”.
Step 2. After the scan, all files in your iTunes backup will all be displayed. Here you can select “Contacts” to view how many recoverable contacts have been found. Then tick on those you are going to retrieve and click “Recover” to save them on your Mac.
Note: Apart from iPhone contacts recovery Mac, you’ll be able to recover up to 12 file types on your Mac, including photos, videos, SMS, message attachments, calendars, notes and more.
PS: If you are a Windows user, you can now recover contacts directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS now.
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