How to Fix iPhone Contacts Disappeared


May 12, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

For some reason, my contacts completely disappeared few hours ago. I was texting messaging and browsing Twitter when I noticed that the names of the people I was texting were no longer showing up in the Messages window, only their numbers. Where did my contacts go? I restore most of the contacts from iCloud by re-enabling the sync settings, but a few of them seam to be missing. Please suggest how to restore my contacts?

iPhone Contacts Missing

There are many reasons can cause iPhone contacts loss. For example, the most common one, upgrading iOS version; iPhone jailbreak; iPhone reset; or after an automatic iPhone restart, and other unknown reasons. If you are suffering this issue right now, you can give below tricks a try to get the lost contacts back again.

How to Quickly Retrieve Disappeared Contacts

1. Sign Out of iCloud and Sign in Back

Open Settings app on your iPhone, and tap on iCloud.

Tap Sign Out and tap on it again in the Pop-up.

Then Sign in to your iCloud account.

If you can't slide to operate the iPhone, please check how to unlock disabled iPhone.

2. Resync Contacts Through iCloud

Go to Settings and find iCloud, tab on it.

Toggle off the Contacts switch.

Select Delete from My iPhone in the Pop-up.

Force resboot your iPhone and go back to Settings iCloud – Turn on the switch next to Contacts.

Recover Contacts from iCloud

3. Restore iPhone with iTunes Backup

Launch the latest iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable.

Backup your iPhone first because restoring a previous iTunes backup will overwite all your existing data.

Navigate to FileDevicesRestore from Back up…, and then choose one of the iTunes backup from the list. Please remember to tur off Find My iPhone before restoring iPhone with iTunes.

iPhone Recover Contacts

4. Recover with iPhone Contacts Recovery Application

We strongly recommend to use FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery that can help users recover deleted or lost iOS data from iPhone, iPad or iPod and iTunes/iCloud backup with ease.

To start with, choose the right link according to what operating system you are using (Mac or Windows) to download and install the software on your computer. When the installation is finished , it will automatically launch. Connect your iPhone to the computer, then you will get a window as below once the program recognizes your device. Choose one of recovery modes to scan.

Recover WhatsApp Chat from iPhone

After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar grouped by file types. Click Contacts from the sidebar to preview details on the right. Check those items you want and click Recover to save them onto computer.

Recover iPhone Contacts

If you want to recover iPhone contacts from previous backup file, go back to the first interface and choose Recover from iTunes Backup File or Recover from iCloud Backup File. Then you are able to view contents from the selected iTunes or iCloud backup file.

Ok, that’s it! I believe that if you have recovered lost contacts back by now. Except for contacts, this software can also recover deleted Facebook messages, photos, call logs, videos, audio, reminders, calendars, notes, WhatsApp, and many more.

You can learn more about how to use FoneLab to fix iPhone blue screen of death.

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