I am asking for help. After I update my iPhone 6s to iOS 9.0.2 to fix my data bug, all were smooth but some contacts were lost after updated it to iOS 9.0.2. Before updated to iOS 9.0.2, I made an iTunes backup for my iPhone, however, I don't want to restore the whole iTunes backup to my iPhone again. So is there any other way to recover my iPhone lost contacts after update to iOS 9.0.2? Help. Thanks.
Obviously, the question here is how to recover iPhone lost contacts when update to iOS 9.0.2. This user is quite lucky that he had an iTunes backup for his lost contacts, however, he doesn't need the whole iTunes backup, but only the contacts. Don't panic, we have two methods to help him recover lost contacts after update. Firstly, what I want to mention is that, once you find some data on your iPhone are lost, go to Settings and turn on Airplane mode immediately, which will avoid data on iPhone being overwritten. Next, follow the below two methods to recover lost contacts after iPhone update to iOS 9.0.2.
Part one. Selectively extract iPhone lost contacts from iTunes backup after update to iOS 9.0.2
If you don't need the whole iTunes backup restored to your iPhone but only the contacts. here is a method to help you to extract lost contacts from iTunes backup selectively. In order to extract only contacts from iTunes backup, what you need is the help from iFonebox, which is a professional iOS data recovery software to extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Plus, iFonebox is a also a great helper to recover deleted or lost notes, contacts and more from iDevice. One more thing, iFonebox is able to transfer recovered contacts and notes back to your iPhone directly.
Free download and install iFonebox. It supports both Windows computer and Mac Computer. So just choose one to install according to your computer model.
Step 1. Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. All iTunes backup files for your iDevice will be listed. Just choose one containing your lost contacts to scan. Bear in mind to connect your iPhone to the computer if you need to transfer found contacts back to it.
Step 2. Scan contacts from iTunes backup. Click on Contacts item to begin scanning process.
Step 3. Preview and select lost contacts to recover. After automatic scanning, just pick out those lost contacts and then. click "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" button to end the whole process.
Part two. Recover lost contacts from iPhone directly when update to iOS 9.0.2
You have the chance to get back lost contacts from iPhone directly after update to iOS 9.0.2. Definitely, you still need iFonebox to do the work. As mentioned above that iFonebox is able to recover deleted or lost contacts from iDevice directly as well as other data in iPhone or iPad. So, after installation of iFonebox on your computer, refer to the steps as following:
- Launch iFonebox. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so that iFonebox can scan and transfer lost contacts back to your iPhone. Click Start button to begin.
- Scan contacts from iPhone. Click on Contacts item to begin scanning process.
- Preview and select lost contacts to recover.
Tips: if you have an iCloud backup for your lost contacts, iFonebox also can extract them from iCloud backup selectively.