Many iPhone users have experienced losing their long list of contacts from iPhone due to mistaken deletion, device damage, iOS upgrade failure, or sometimes the iPhone contact details just gone with no reason. And now, the same thing may also happen to iPhone 7 users. If you are the unlucky one who just found a part or all contacts get disappeared from your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you must be in urgent need of a reliable solution to get the missing contacts back. How to fix contacts disappeared from iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier iPhone model? We list 3 easy solutions for you to recover the lost contacts from iPhone 7/6s/SE/6/5s/5:
- Restore Your iPhone 7 from iCloud/iTunes Backup
- Merge Your iPhone 7 Contacts with iCloud Contacts
- Recover Disappeared iPhone 7 Contacts with Recovery Software
1. Restore Your iPhone 7 from iCloud/iTunes Backup
Whenever you lose your data and files from iPhone/iPad/ iPod, not just your iPhone contacts, you can always restore your device to get the disappeared files back to your iDevice as long as you have iCloud or iTunes backup. Just follow the instructions below to fix contacts disappeared from iPhone 7 by restoring you device:
Restore your device from iTunes backup: Connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes > Click the iPhone icon > Select Restore Backup in iTunes and pick the most relevant backup > Click Restore.
Restore your device from iCloud backup: Go to Settings on your iPhone 7 > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud > Choose a backup. Sign in to your Apple ID if asked.
2. Merge Your iPhone 7 Contacts with iCloud Contacts
If you have synced your contacts to iCloud, you can visit iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID and password, then choose Contacts to check if the missing contacts are here. If yes, you can merge your iPhone contacts with iCloud to retrieve the lost contacts on your iPhone 7:
Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap on iCloud.
Step 2. If Contacts is already On, turn it Off (Tap “Keep on My iPhone” when the popup message comes up).
Step 3. Turn Contacts On again and tap “Merge” to merge the contacts on your iPhone with iCloud.
3. Recover Disappeared iPhone 7 Contacts with iPhone Data Recovery Software
Except the two methods above, you can also turn to third-party software to recover the deleted/lost contacts as well as other data and files from your iPhone. Here are some reliable iOS data recovery tools and you can download one to have a try:
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