Hi, after updating to iOS 9 on my iphone 5s, all of my contact phone numbers are missing. I don’t know what happened. How can I get them back? I cannot lose those contacts. Please help. Any good suggestions are appreciated. iPhone 5S, iOS 9
Recently, most people have reflected data loss like notes and contacts after update to iOS 9. In order to avoid such problem happens, it is necessary and important for you to have a full backup for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch before update to iOS 9. With the backup files, it is much easier for you to recover those lost contact phone numbers after iOS 9 upgrade. But if you don’t have any backup data for your lost contact phone numbers, don’y worry. At present, there are couples of third party recovery software to help you recover lost contacts or other data from your iOS device directly. Here, I will show you how to recover those lost contacts from iPhone or iPad as well as from backup.
Recover lost contact phone numbers from iCloud backup after iOS 9 upgrade
If you have an iCloud backup for your lost contacts, then here is your choice. At present, Apple has improved its iCloud.com which enables users to restore lost contacts from iCloud.com selectively. If you have an iCloud backup for your contacts, then open your Google.com and enter www.icloud.com, next, please sign in with your Apple ID and password. You have chance to restore lost phone numbers there selectively.
Recover lost contact phone numbers from iTunes backup after iOS 9 upgrade
If you have an iTunes backup for those lost contacts instead of iCloud backup file, you can follow steps here. Launch iTunes, and then, connect your iPhone to the computer, click your device tab and enter the main interface. Just click “Restore Backup” and your iPhone or iPad will be restored with the whole iTunes backup. Yeah, you cannot selectively restore the contacts from iTunes backup file but the whole one. If you want to selectively restore lost contacts from iTunes backup, follow the third method.
Recover lost contact phone numbers from iDevice after iOS 9 upgrade
The above two methods are related to backup, which means, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can get those lost contacts back. So what if you have no backup? In case of such situation, you can rely on the help of third party software like iFonebox, which is a professional iPhone data recovery software to help you recover deleted data like contacts, notes, iMessages, calendars, reminders, and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly. Also, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost data, you can selectively restore those lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup. One more thing, you can recover lost contacts back to your iDevice directly with iFonebox. Quite convenient.
Free download and install iFonebox here: Windows version and Mac version. Choose one to download according to your computer model. Then, follow 3 steps to recover lost contact phone numbers from iDevice after upgrade to iOS 9:
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer.
- Scan contacts from your iPhone.
- Preview and select lost contacts to recover. You can pick out those lost contacts you need, then click Recover to Device to end the whole process.
The above are three different methods to recover lost contact phone numbers after iOS 9 upgrade. Just pick one to get back your lost contacts. If you have any problems, write down and share with us.