“Setting the stage. Devices are iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPad mini. All three using the same password and iCloud account. I deleted some of the contacts on the iPhone 4S and those contacts were deleted on all three devices. I did an iTunes restore on the iPhone 5 but it still has only the contacts after deletion. 1. Why did changes to 4S affect all devices? 2. What do I do to get the contacts to show up in the iPhone 5 and iPad mini?” This is a post I read from Apple Community and it is clear that this user want to recover his deleted contacts across multiple iOS devices, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Mini. In my previous article, I introduced how to sync contacts across different iOS devices and I think this article can answer this user’s first question. Why did changes to iPhone 4S affect all devices? That is because all the three devices use the same iCloud account. As to the second question, how to recover deleted contacts to show up in the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, I also have a way to help this user to get the deleted contacts back. The primary thing for the user to do is to recover the deleted contacts on his iPhone 4S. In order to recover the deleted contacts on multiple iOS devices, a third party software is needed. There are dozens of such kind of software like iFonebox, Dr Fone, etc. Here, I want to take iFonebox as example. iFonebox is a professional and powerful iOS data recovery, which is helpful to recover the deleted iPhone data like contacts, messages, notes, reminders, voice memos, photos, etc. Now, iFonebox can transfer your deleted contacts and notes to your iPhone or iPad directly. More information here. How to recover deleted contacts on multiple iOS devices with iFonebox? The first thing you need to do is to download and install iFonebox. There are two versions: Windows and Mac. Plus, the free trial version is also available. After installment, launch iFonebox > Choose Recover from iOS Device > Scan your iPhone 4S > Preview and select the deleted contacts and then transfer them to your iPhone directly For now, the deleted contacts have been recovered and transferred to your iPhone 4S. Next, you just have to sync the contacts across your iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Remember to use one iCloud account. iFonebox is such a functional and powerful iOS data recovery that can help you to get back and recover the deleted contacts from your iPhone. If you want to add something new to this blog, please comment here.
Have you got the same problem with this user? “OK, so I have an iPhone 5S, iPad mini, and MacBook Pro. I want to sync my contacts across all three devices so that all contact info, nicknames, address, etc is the same. The info on my phone is what I want to sync my other devices to. What’s the best way to accomplish this?” Obviously, this user want to sync contacts across different iOS devices like his iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro. Of course, it is possible to help this user sync contacts across his three iOS devices. Here, I have two different methods to introduce. Sync contacts across different iOS devices from iCloud It is the simplest method to sync contacts to different iOS devices from iCloud. But what you need to have is an iCloud account. If you don’t have, just create one. Then, go to Settings > iCloud > Slide the “Contacts” toggle switch to “On.” (You can also enable syncing for additional features, such as Find My Phone, Calendar, Mail, Reminders, Bookmarks and Notes from this screen. ) After that, just repeat these steps on each iOS devices you want to sync. Once all devices are configured, iCloud is enabled to sync your contacts across all of your your iOS devices. Note: All iOS devices must use the same Apple ID for the iCloud account. To disable the iCloud account on a device, tap “Settings,” then tap “iCloud.” Scroll to the bottom of the iCloud settings panel and tap “Delete Account.” Sync contacts across different iOS devices from iTunes backup Another method to sync contacts to different iOS devices is from iTunes backup. With iTunes backup, firstly what you need to do is to have a fullscale of your iPhone 5S contacts. However, after the backup, you have a problem: you cannot transfer the synced contacts to other iOS devices like iPad and MacBook Pro. Here, try this way. iFonebox can help you solve this problem. Now iFonebox supports to extract iTunes backup files and transfer the backed up contacts to your iOS devices directly. Quite convenient. To sync contacts across different iOS devices, you can try the above mentioned methods. iCloud is much easier compared with the iTunes one. But the iTunes method is much more secure. Read more related articles: iFonebox review–one professional and practical software to restore data fro iPhone, iPad and iPod New iFonebox supports recover contacts & notes from iTunes to iPhone Remember to backup iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2 A video about how to transfer… Read More »
A user in Apple community asked such a question: “I would like to ask if my iPhone can be back up into another drive, say a portable drive. iPhone 5S, iOS 8 ”. Do you have the same question? Recently, celebrity nude photos leak made the iCloud backup less and less secure. Sometimes, you have some meaningful and valuable photos, videos to remember and treasure, take security into consideration, you’d better backup these important data into a portable drive. However, iTunes cannot help you to backup your iPhone 5S to a portable drive, neither can iCloud. To be more specific, it doesn’t allow you to back up iPhone music, photos, playlists, etc, to an external drive. To backup your iPhone 5S to a portable drive, a third party software is needed. Here, we want to recommend iFonebox for you, because it is cheap and convenient. iFonebox is a professional and powerful iOS data recovery, which is helpful to backup and transfer all your iPhone data like photos, contacts, messages, etc, to the computer or a portable drive. Learn more about iFonebox. How to backup iPhone 5S to a portable drive? In order to backup iPhone to an external drive, first you need to download and install iFonebox. There two versions: Windows and Mac. Both versions works well to backup iPhone to a portable drive. Of course, there is free trial version. Simple steps: Launch iFonebox. Connect your iPhone 5S to the computer. Choose Recover from iOS Device. But remember to connect your portable drive to computer via USB cable. Scan your iPhone 5S. After running the program, iFonebox will scan your iPhone 5S automatically. Preview and select the data. After the automatic scanning, all your iPhone data will be shown in the interface box. You can have a look at these data and choose the one you want to backup to an external drive. After that, just click Recover and choose the drive you want. It is pretty convenient. To backup your iPhone 5S to a portable drive, iFonebox is the best choice for you. It is professional, convenient and user-friendly. Any questions about iPhone? Comment here and we will try our best to help you.
As I have said in my previous article that it is important to backup your iPhone/iPad before upgrade to iOS 8. Most people lost their contacts after upgrade to iOS 8. The following two posts are extracted from the forum: “I updated my phone yesterday to 8.0.2 and it was fine all night. This morning… Read More »