How to Restore Contacts after iOS 6 Upgrade
Is it possible for me to retrieve my missing contacts back?
After updating my iPhone 4S to iOS 6 I have lost all my contacts, I have never used iCloud knowingly, and how can I recover the contacts?
Due to the great features of iOS 6, many users have upgraded their iPhone's systems to iOS 6. Some of users might have noticed that all the contacts on their iPhones are missing. Well, without the contacts, your work and life would be affected more or less. However, you don't need to be too worried. Just take it easy. iTunes can automatically back up your iPhone contacts and update it every time when you sync with it. So you still have a chance to restore your contacts after the iOS6 upgrade.
First of all, you need an iPhone contacts recovery tool to get the contacts from your iTunes backup file. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) is a tool to restore missing contacts after iOS 6 update. Besides, both of the software allow you to directly recover contacts from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now.
Download the free trial version below and try it for free.
Steps to restore missing contacts after iOS 6 update
After installing the program on your computer, you can start restoring now. Let’s take the Windows version as an example.
Step 1: Scan iTunes Backup File
Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" after running the program on your computer. Then all your iTunes backup files will be found and displayed for you automatically in a second. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to begin extracting it.
Note: When you choose the mode of "Recover from iTunes Backup File", please do not connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes when you found contacts missing after upgrading to iOS 6, otherwise your previous contacts might be covered and you will not be able to restore them.
Step 2: Preview and recover your iPhone contacts
In a few seconds, the scan will finish, and you will get a scan result, where all contents from the backup file will be displayed in detail. You can preview them one by one. Choose “Contacts”, and then click “Recover”, your contacts will be recovered and you can save them to your computer.
Step 3: Import contacts to iPhone runnning iOS 6
The contacts will be showed in 3 formats on your computer: .html, .csv and .vcf. You could choose to add contacts in .vcf format to Outlook address or Windows address, which can be imported to your iPhone by iTunes.
That’s all. You can now enjoy the speed of amazing iOS 6 and get all your old contacts back!
Watch the video tutorial below