Is there anyway to recover contacts from iPhone 4 itself?
I accidentally deleted several contacts from my iPhone 4, and forget to back them up with iTunes. Now I need them urgently, but I've heard that there is no way to recover deleted data on an iPhone except through backup.Is that really? Can I recover data from iPhone itself without iTunes backup? Please help! Thanks in advance.
The saying that there is no way to recover iPhone data without iTunes backup is absolutely wrong. Due to the special technology of iOS devices, it's very hard recover data directly from iPhone itself, but it's not impossible. There is indeed such a program that enables you to recover data from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS without iTunes backup files: Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone (for Windows users).
Download the free trial version below to have a try. Do get the right one for your device.
This is the first software in the world for personal users to recover data directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, and other iPad and iPod touch family models for Wondershare Dr.Fone Mac. More, if you have a backup, Wondershare Dr.Fone can help to extract it for you, no matter which iOS devices you're using.
Steps of how to recover iPhone data without iTunes backup
Step 1. Connect your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS to the computer
After installing and running the program, connect your iPhone to the computer with a digital cable. When your iPhone is detected, you’ll get the interface below.
Step 2. Enter your iPhone's system and scan it
Follow steps below to enter the system of your iPhone and scan it for lost data.
- Hold your iPhone and click “Start” button in the interface of Dr.Fone.
- Hold “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone at the same time for exact 10 seconds. The Software will count time for you. Just hold the two buttons immediately after step 1.
- When 10 seconds passed, release the “Power” button right away, but keep holding the “Home” button. After another 10 seconds, you’ll be informed that you’ve successfully entered the system and you can release the “Home” button now.
- Then the software begins scanning your iPhone automatically for lost data, and you’ll get the interface as follow.
Step 3. Preview & recover data directly from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS
When the scan completes, all data you can get from your iPhone will be displayed in categories as follow. You can preview all of them before recovery to check what you want. Mark them, and click "Recover" button at the bottom, you can save them all on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes what you have on your iPhone now. If you only want to retrieve deleted data from your iPhone, slide the button in the red area at the bottom (Only display the deleted items). Then mark and recover them.
In addition, if you want to import recovered contacts, photos and video back to your iPhone, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for iOS to do it in a few clicks.