Recover Lost Contacts After Updating To iOS 9

By | August 24, 2015


Why do I always lose some iPhone contacts when updating to a new version of iOS? They are in iCloud, they are on my iPhone (after an update) and they are on my Mac. Previously I have retrieved them after connecting to iTunes, but that didn’t work today. What’s up? iPhone 6, iOS 9

It is quite easy and common to lose some data like contacts, notes, messages, photos, etc, from iPhone or iPad when it comes to iOS update, so does iOS 9 update as the above post mentioned. What to do to recover those lost contacts during update to iOS 9? Contacts is an important part for us to keep in touch with our friends, classmates, families. So when you want to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, remember to have a full-scale backup for your iDevice with iTunes or iCloud. Or you can look forward to iFoneBackup with one mouse click to back up your iDevice data without any data loss risk. Here, I want to show you how to recover lost contacts after updating to iOS 9 from iTunes or iCloud backup.

In order to recover lost contacts after update to iOS 9 from iTunes or iCloud backup, what you need to know first is iPhone Data Recovery, which is a professional iOS data recovery tool to extract and restore lost contacts from iTunes/iCloud backup. Of course, it supports to recover deleted data like contacts, notes, messages, WhatsApp messages from iDevice directly. One more point, iPhone Data Recovery is able to recover lost contacts and notes back to your iPhone or iPad directly now. Want to recover lost contacts? Keep reading to learn how to use iPhone Data Recovery to extract contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup.

How to recover lost contacts after updating to iOS 9?

Free download and install iPhone Data Recovery firstly. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Free Trial version (Win and Mac) is always ready for you. Have a look at the below steps to recover lost contacts:

  1. Launch iPhone Data Recovery. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. Please connect your iDevice to the computer so as to recover lost contacts back to it.
  2. Scan contacts from iTunes backup file.
  3. Preview and select lost contacts to recover. You can choose those contacts you need, then click Recover to Device and all contacts you pick out will be in your iDevice.


Notes: if you have an iCloud backup for your lost contacts, you can also choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode. Just sign in with your Apple ID and password and do as the above process.

It is quite convenient to recover lost contacts after update to iOS 9 with iPhone Data Recovery. Bear in mind to have an entire backup for your iPhone or iPad before update just in case of data loss.

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