“I have an iPhone5 which began giving me problems after the iOS update 8. This led to constant crashes! Eventually I had to restore the phone as a new phone. Now the device is working like it should, but I do not know how to retrieve my calendars, photos and contacts. I have a backup on my computer, but I do not know how to complete this task. Please assist me with this problem.
Have you ever met with the same problem here just like this user? After you update your iPhone, you can sync your iTunes backup files to your iPhone or you can set up the iPhone as a new one and recover contacts in other methods. Here, you should be aware that it is quite important to have an iTunes backup, because, with it, you can recover or restore your contacts from the backup data.
I want to introduce both the situations to help you recover contacts.
Sync contacts from iTunes to iPhone.
After update your iPhone to iOS 8.1, you can choose restore from your iTunes backup. You must have an iTunes backup files, otherwise, you cannot do it. After you have reset your iPhone, connect your iPhone to iTunes and it will tell you that restore from iTunes or reset as a new one. Choose restore from iTunes and all your data in your iTunes backup will be transferred to your iPhone.
Recover contacts after iPhone set up as new iPhone
Once you choose to reset your iPhone as a new one, there is also a method for you to recover contacts as long as you have an iTunes backup. Here, you need a third party software like iFonebox to help you extract contacts from your iTunes backup and transfer them to your iPhone.
As you may know that iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery to help you recover your iOS devices deleted data like contacts, notes, messages, etc. Plus, it is supportive to extract iTunes backup data and now, it can transfer contacts and notes to your iPhone or iPad directly. Learn more here.
What you need to prepare?
What you need to follow?
Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Don’t forget to connect your iPhone to the computer.
Scan your iTunes backup. iFonebox will scan your iTunes backup data automatically.
Preview and recover the contacts. After the automatic scanning, you can preview the contacts in the main interface box and them click Transfer to the selected device. Those contacts in your iTunes will be transferred to your iPhone directly. The whole process is finished.
Next time, if you want to update your iOS system and you can try the two methods to recover your contacts.