“How can I recover my lost contacts if I update my iPhone to iOS 8?
When I update my old iPhone 5 to iOS 8,I found all contacts were lost on iPhone 5,when upgraded iOS 8 version for iPhone,I know all contacts may be erased,any way to restore lost contacts on iPhone 5 after ios 8 update?”
“One of the scariest things that can happen – when I try to change iPhones, sync contacts or sync to the cloud/backup – is losing contact details. I've found all contacts are lost,I want to know any way to recover lost contacts on iPhone 5s?”
The fact is this is an uncertainty event. more than 80 percent users who updated iOS 7 to iOS 8 had lost their contacts, when lost contacts after upgraded iOS 8 version. Moreover, some of them are not only lost contacts, but other files like photos, text messages, notes, calendar etc. However, you can recover lost contacts from iPhone after update iPhone to iOS 8.
This guide will take you through the process to recover lost contacts on iOS 8 devices,like iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S.
NOTE: If you forgot to backup your iPhone, please stop using your iPhone as much as possible to prevent the lost data being overwritten.
You still have chance to recover contacts through iTunes backup, via iCloud backup and even without backup,but the Apple iTunes doesn’t support restore contacts,you need to use third-part data recovery to scan and restore data from iTunes back files.If you haven’t synce iPhone to iTunes before,you can use a professional iPhone contacts recovery program to restore data from iPhone directly. Here,I recommend you use this iPhone iPad Data Recovery,which is the best data recovery software to restore lost data on iOS 8/7 update, accidentally deletion, factory reset, jailbreak etc. Below I will state how to restore iPhone lost contacts after ios 8 update with 3 ways.
Part 1: How to Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup After iOS 8 Update
Part 2: How to Restore iPhone Contacts Lost on iOS 8 Upgrade from iCloud Backup
Part 3: How to Direcly Recover iPhone Lost Contacts after Updating to iOS 8 without Backup
Most iPhone users hardly ever thought they would lose data after iOS upgrade that they haven’t backed up. Never mind, this iPhone data recovery is powerful. Here is how it works:
Step. 1: Select the first recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
Step. 2: Connect iPhone with computer via data cable, and the program will start to scan once the phone is distinguished. It may take you few minutes and more to scan the phone.
Step.3: Start to recover lost contacts from iPhone,and save them on your computer
Notes:Before update/jailbreaking your iPhone to iOS 8,please remember backup your iPhone data before ios update/jilbreak. And if unfortunately your lost iPhone, iPad contacts again after ios 8 update, then the ways above is also can help you to recover iPhone data after iOS 8 update.
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