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How to Restore Contacts from iPhone 4/4S on Mac

Nowadays, you often use your mobile phone such as iPhone 4 or 4S. However, contacts on your iPhone 4/4S might be lost due to some reasons. For example, you may accidentally delete them, or your device might be lost. It’s really annoying when these situations happen. So how to recover iPhone 4S/4 contacts? Actually, there're several solutions for you to recover deleted contacts from iPhone 4S/4.

iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is one of the best solution to this problem. It can help you restore iPhone 4/4S contacts effortlessly. Now this tutorial will introduce 2 ways to recover iPhone 4/4S contacts on Mac.

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Part 1: Recover iPhone 4/4S contacts from iCloud or other backup

iCloud is the most preferred and popular method for you to restore iPhone 4/4S lost contacts. This solution is really useful if you have ever used iCloud on your iPhone to backup contacts.

To use iCloud, you need to sign in iCloud on your iPhone 4/4S. Then You can follow steps below to restore iPhone 4/4S contacts from iCloud.

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  • Come to iCloud on your iPhone 4/4S's settings;

  • Turn off "Contacts" option;

  • Select "Keep on My iPhone" in the pumped up message;

  • Then you can turn on "Contacts". Meanwhile, you need to click "Merge" to merge iCloud contacts as well as your local contacts.;

  • In a while, the lost contacts will be back to your iPhone 4/4S.

Part 2: Restore deleted contacts directly from iPhone 4/4S

Now check the step by step guide on how to recover deleted contacts from iPhone 4/4S on Mac directly by using this iPhone 4/4S contacts recovery tool.


Launch program and select recovery mode

After you download this application, install it and double click the application icon to start it. Next, connect your device to your computer and then choose “Recover from iOS device”.

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Scan your iPhone 4S/4 for lost or deleted contacts

You need to let this program access to your iPhone 4/4S’s file system first. Just follow the instructions below.

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If everything is right, the program will start scanning your device automatically.

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Preview and recover contcts from iPhone 4/4S

After a few seconds, go to the “Contacts” category, check the texts that you want to restore and click “Recover” button at the bottom to retrieve deleted texts to your Mac.

Tips: You’re allowed to turn on “Display deleted data only” option if you only want to view your lost contacts.

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Part 2: Restore deleted iPhone 4/4S contacts from iTunes backup files

If you’ve ever backed up your contacts using iTunes, you can also recover yourcontactss from iTunes backup files.


Choose "Recover from iTunes backup files" mode

Select "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode and all iTunes backup files on your Mac will be listed in the window.

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Choose iTunes backup file for your iPhone 4/4S to scan lost contacts

Select iTunes backup file for your iPhone 4/4S from the window, and hit the “Start Scan” button to extract contacts from iTunes backup file.

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Preview and restore lost iPhone 4S/4 contacts from iTunes backup

In a while, you can see several categories, go to the “Contacts” category and preview them. Then select lost contacts and click “Recover” button to get them back to your Mac.

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