The most annoying thing to lose your iPhone is all contacts gone. Without the contacts, you can't inform friends and families that you've lost your phone, and you'll never know who will get your phone and what the person will do with it. Ask your family for money, or make nuisance call to your friends? Either of them is really bad. Therefore, the first thing you need to do after your iPhone lost or stolen is to get back your contacts.
How to find lost iPhone contacts
In fact, when you sync your iPhone with iTunes, it generates a backup file for your device, and it's a kind of SQLitedb file. Generally, you can't access or read it directly, but with a right data extractor tool, you can extract the content from it, like your contacts.
Now, in order to find your lost iPhone contacts, find a lost iPhone contacts extractor first. If you still don't have a choice, here is my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac iPhone Data Recovery) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (Windows), an effective program that enables you to reclaim all you iPhone contents like contacts, SMS, photos, videos, call history, etc., no matter for iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, or other Apple devices.
Download the free trial version of the program below now.
Note: You also can use both of the programs to directly scan your iPhone to find your deleted data, when your device is still here.
Next, let's check how to find lost iPhone data from backup with Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac) in steps.
Step 1. Scan the record of your lost iPhone on your Mac
Launching the program on your Mac, choose the Recover from iTunes Backup File mode and all the iTunes backup on your computer will be displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan to begin extracting the backup file.
Step 2. Recover lost iPhone contacts
After the scan, move to the "Contacts" category on the sidebar of the program. You can preview all detailed contents of your contacts before recovery. Tick off what you want and click "Recover" to save them all on your Mac. Then you can manage them on your computer, or import them to your iPhone with Wondershare TunesGo.
Useful ways to protect your iPhone data
- Enable the AutoLock passcode feature;
- Disable your iPhone's SIM chip as soon as possible;
- Install an iPhone tracking app like Find My iPhone;
- Change your iTunes password.
Note: Wondershare dr.fone for ios(iPhone Data Recovery) and Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac iPhone Data Recovery) also allow you to directly scan and recover data from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, when you don't have an iTunes backup.
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