How To Recover Deleted iPhone 5S Contacts Without iTunes Backup?

By | March 27, 2015


An user sent an email to us that he wanted to know whether there is a way and how to recover deleted contacts from his iPhone 5S. He did not get an iTunes or iCloud backup and those lost contacts are important to him. What I want to say is that he is pretty lucky to wrote to me, for there is indeed a method to recover his deleted contacts even though he did not get an iTunes or iCloud backup.

In order to recover deleted contacts from iPhone 5S directly, you have to rely on a third party software to help. A third party software, also named as iOS data recovery software, can recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes, reminders and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly. Besides, you can also use such software to extract and restore data from your iTunes or iCloud backup especially when you fail to update to iOS 8.2. Some such software like iFonebox and Dr Fone are supportive to recover deleted contacts and notes to your iOS devices directly. Pretty powerful and professional.

How to recover deleted iPhone 5S contacts without iTunes backup?

There are dozens of such iOS data recovery tools like iFonebox, Dr Fone, FoneLab and more, here, we want to recommend iFonebox as it is much more accurate and cheaper compared with other software. Besides, it can recover and transfer the lost  contacts to your iOS devices directly.

Firstly, download and install iFonebox. Two versions are available: Windows version and Mac version. Of course, you can use the free trial version in advance.

Here are 3 simple steps for you to follow below:

  • Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device. Don’t forget to connect your iPhone 5S or other iOS devices to the computer.
  • Scan contacts from your iPhone or iPad. iFonebox will start scan your contacts data from your iDevices automatically.
  • Preview and select the deleted contacts before recovery. You can preview and choose the lost contacts to recover.


So, with iFonebox, it is quite convenient to recover deleted contacts from your iPhone 5S even though you don’t have an iTunes or iCloud backup.

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