Read a post from Apple Community: “I have an iPhone 4S and while upgrading to iOS 8.3, I noticed that all my contacts are gone. Can I connect to my iMac OS Yosemite 10.10.3 and transfer contacts directly onto my phone? iPhone 4S, iOS 8.3”
I also noticed that some people recommended this user to restore lost contacts from iTunes after update to iOS 8.3. Yeah, iTunes is a necessity when to restore lost contacts. But here is a question: if you just use iTunes to restore lost contacts, you may erase some existing data in your iPhone 4S. Hence, how to restore only contacts from iTunes to iPhone after update to iOS 8.3? Read and learn more information about it.
In order to restore only contacts from iTunes to iPhone after update to iOS 8.3, you need a third party software like iFonebox for help. Such software is powerful at recovering deleted data like contacts, messages, notes and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly. Plus, it is supportive to extracting and restore only contacts and notes or other data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Of course, software like iFonebox can transfer the contacts and notes to your iOS devices directly. Such software all have two working platform: Windows and Mac. Here, I want to take iFonebox as example to show you how to operate such software. Why should I choose iFonebox? For compared with other software, it is cheapest and able to recover contacts and notes to your iPhone directly.
How to restore only contacts from iTunes to iPhone after update to iOS 8.3?
It is necessary for you to download and install iFonebox. Two versions are available: Windows version and Mac version. Of course, you can also try the free version in advance. Next, you can follow the 1-2-3 simple steps below:
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Remember to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer so as to recover lost contacts to your iOS devices directly.
- Scan contacts from iTunes backup.
- Preview and select the lost contacts before recovery. After scanning, you can have a view at those contacts and then, choose the lost ones to recover. Click Recover to Device or Recover to PC and the whole process is finished.
Notes: if you have an iCloud backup for your contacts, you can also choose Recover from iCloud Backup in the first step.
With iFonebox, it is quite convenient and functional to restore lost contacts from iTunes to iPhone after update to iOS 8.3.