Lost Contacts on iPhone 5S? Restore Contacts on iPhone 5S ASAP!

Before I wrote this article, I have done a survey on 500 iPhone users about the iPhone contact loss and backup. The findings show that most people have had the experience of losing iPhone contacts but minority of them has made a backup before.


Part 1: Reasons for lost contacts on iPhone?
* 81% accidentally deleted iPhone contacts
* 6% lost iPhone contacts after iOS 7 update or downgrade to iOS 6
* 5% factory reset/restore iPhone that lost all the files including contacts
* 3% iPhone is stolen or damaged, broken
* 1% lost iPhone contacts when syncing
* 4% other reasons

From part 1 of this report, what we acquire is, beware when take actions as delete, update, or factory restore iPhone and more, for these things may result you lost iPhone contacts.

Part 2: What measures have you took for contact backup?
* 78% never backup
* 12% make a backup with iTunes
* 8% adopt iCloud backup
* 2% backup iPhone contact to computer

And the part 2, I guess most people might wonder how to recover lost contacts on iPhone if we have a backup or is there any way to recover deleted contacts on iPhone without backup. Well, in the sections below, we will take iPhone 5S, the most popular iPhone currently for example, to explain what you want to know. The ways mentioned in this article are also available for iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S/4/3GS.

Strategy 1: How to Recover iPhone 5S Contacts from iCloud/iTunes Backup

The benefit of data backup is all the files are very well preserves that no need to worry about the operation on iPhone will caused the data lose forever, what you need to do is recovering iPhone contacts from these backup. Restoring iPhone contacts from iCloud backup is different from iTunes backup, firstly, let’s check how to recover iPhone 5S contacts from iCloud.

Open your iPhone and go to Settings->iCloud, then login into iCloud by entering account users name and password. Below is what you will see in iCloud setting:

Contacts is in the state of ON, just turn it off. Then you will get a pop-up window, and choose “Keep on My iPhone”. Turn ON Contacts and click “Merge”. That’s all.

To restore iPhone 5S contacts from iTunes backup, follow this:
# connect iPhone 5S with computer and run iTunes
# On Devices tab, right-click on the iPhone and tap “Restore from Backup”

This process enables you recover contacts from the iTunes backup synced last time.

Strategy 2: How to recover deleted contacts from iPhone 5S without backup

I have neither iCloud backup nor iTunes backup, that’s mean there is no way to get my deleted iPhone contacts back? NO! Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery brings you hopes. Actually, the lost contacts still remain on your iPhone after you deleted or other operation unless they are overwritten. iPhone 5S data recovery is such a tool special designed to recover iPhone contacts which still remain on your handset.

Just follow the steps below to recover contacts from iPhone no backup and it'll be easy.

Free download iPhone Data Recovery and install it on your computer/Mac. Run program.

Connect iPhone 5S to computer and select “Recover Data from iOS Device” as recovery mode, then click “Start Scan”.

When the scanning is over, preview lost contacts on the left and check those you need, click “Recover” and save them on the computer.

In addition, “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” recovery mode on iPhone Data Recovery software provides you to restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup. Different from the way above, this method allows you get back lost contacts from iTunes without iPhone. When you had your iPhone stolen or iPhone cannot be used, go for this way!


iPhone 5S Stuck in Recovery Mode-How to Get iPhone 5S Out of Recovery Mode

iphone 5S stuck in recovery mode
Like other version, the issue that stuck in recovery also takes place on iPhone 5S. First of all, let’s look at iPhone 5S user Adam’s misfortune:

I just bought the new iPhone 5S today, set up fine and backed up from iTunes. It asked me to update to ISO7.0.1 which I did, it downloaded and started the update then it said update failed and it has gone into recovery mode. ITunes say it has detected the iPhone in recovery mode, please restore to I tap restore and it starts updating then it fails saying unexpected error 17, when I look at apples site there is no error code 17 I need help please guys/ girls.

Generally speaking, iPhone stuck in recovery mode usually happens on when you restore iPhone backup (I have encountered such problem), or upgrade a new firmware (just like Adam). When my iPhone stuck in Recovery mode can’t go into DFU mode to restore, I tried below ways:

First of all, I connected my iPhone 5S with computer, then press and hold both home and power buttons at the same time for few seconds to do a reset. I release both buttons right now once the screen goes black which means it resets.

Press and hold the power button once again until the Apple logo appear a second later. Keep the power button and press the home button until the screen gets black.

At this time I release the power button but still keep pressing the home button. I entered the DFU mode when I heard “connect” sound from iTunes.

This way indeed helped me get iPhone 5S out of recovery mode, but it seems a little complicate, right? And if any one of the operation is improper, I have to do it again. The worse, I lost some important iPhone data! Fortunately, I found the solutions of how to recover iPhone data when stuck in recovery.

And, yesterday, when I updated iPhone 5S to iOS 7.0.4, it stuck in recovery mode second time! I complained to my brother about this problem, and he felt little surprised “Don’t you know that Tenorshare ReiBoot program can get iPhone out of recovery only with 1 click?” I replied “I think the program should be paid to use that I give up trying the ways which need tool.” “No! Tenorshare ReiBoot is totally free!”

Wow, it sounds really nice! I tried this tool immediately. As expected, it fixed iPhone stuck in recovery trouble easily, and it also helps to get iPhone into recovery mode. In additional, no data lost on iPhone. Even it is so simply, I still want to show you the detailed instruction here.

Step 1: Download Tenorshare ReiBoot tool and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 5S to computer and run program. Then you can see the program interface as below:

Step 3: Just as shown in the interface, click “Exit Recovery Mode” will get your iPhone out of recovery mode and “Enter Recovery Mode” enables you put iPhone into recovery mode quickly.

Compared with the first way, ReiBoot make thing much easier and safer and this utility without paying any money. If you are in need, act now!

Moreover, you can visit http://www.any-data-recovery.com to find more mobile tips. 


How to Get Back Deleted Photos on iPhone 5S

At the beginning of the article, I want to declare that I’m not professional technical personnel, here I just want to share with you guys iPhone photo recovery strategy that I have used to recover deleted photos from iPhone 5S.

Yesterday, a few photos I had taken on my iPhone 5S were deleted accidentally. Luckily I sync my phone regularly because long ago I had realized that it could help to recover iPhone data, but how to do it? I have no idea. Like a lot of people, I did a search on Google and tried several ways and got succeed. And today I’m going to show you how to restore iPhone 5S photos from iTunes backup with two different methods.

Before recover data on iPhone 5S, make sure you have synced iPhone with iTunes before you lost photos, and Don’t sync your iPhone until recover all the pictures, this point is very important. You’re probably thinking: “I lost iPhone photo after I updated to iOS 8, does this trick help?” Yes, it works. No matter your deleted iPhone photos by mistake, or lost it after iOS update/downgrade, factory restore, jailbreak etc. as long as you have backup data with iTunes, don’t hesitate to put these techniques into practice.

Method 1: How to Retrieve Deleted Photos on iPhone 5S with iTunes

Using this way, you must have iPhone 5S in hand, because the recovered photos will back to your iPhone. I generalize the process with 3 steps.

First step:
Double click iTunes to open it and connect your iPhone 5S via cable.

Second step:
Please control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu. iTunes will tell you to restore from backup if your iPhone 5S is new or just erased.

Third step:
Check Restore From Backup, you can see your backup, then select the backup you wish to sync and tap Restore button.

Now that method 1 works, why do we still need to learn method 2? For the method 2 can do more and better, continue to read for the details.

Method 2: How to Undelete Photos on iPhone 5S with iTunes Data Recovery Program

Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery program special designed for iPhone users to extract photos, contacts, notes, text messages and more files from iTunes backup.

Compared with method 1, iTunes Data Recovery has the following advantages:
1.    Don’t need iPhone. Suppose your iPhone was stolen, or iPhone was water damaged, or broken, how can you save the recovered photos back to iPhone?
2.    Preview and select lost photos before recovery. Method 1 not only retrieves all the photos, but other files in backup so it will take you a long time to restore, yet, iTunes data recovery also scan all the files in backup but you can just select the photos need to get back when preview to recover.
3.    Save photos on computer. The recovered pictures will be saved on your computer, which means you can backup photos to computer, in other word, transfer iPhone 5S photos from iPhone to computer.

Can't wait to have a try? Ha! The program operation is very easy and simple. Likewise, 3-steps instruction for you:

Download iTunes Data Recovery http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/itunes-data-recovery.htm and install it on your computer. Launch program you can see all the backup files on your PC displayed on the windows as below. Check the backup files need to recover deleted pictures from iPhone 5S, click “Start Scan”.

When the scanning is over, click “Camera Roll” or “Photos” on the left of the program to preview pictures.

Check the photos need to restore, click “Recover”.

Just need to do these steps. You can also use the same process on iPhone 6 Plus/6, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

Haven’t sync iPhone with iTunes, how do you recover photos from iPhone?
Do not make a backup with iTunes or iCloud, is it possible to get my photos back? It’s not a difficult question to answer, smart strategy introduced in this article “How to recover photos from iPhone 5S without backup”.


Lost Notes on iPhone 5S? Guideline for How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone 5S

Question from Apple Stackexchange:
Some of my notes have disappeared from my iPhone 5S. I haven’t made any backup and contents of those notes are very important to me. How can I restore or at least access some of my lost notes?

Lost notes on iPhone 5S and have no idea how to do? Well, first of all, you must believe that you are not alone and someone who have encounter iPhone note lost problem because accidently deleted, factory restore, iOS 7 jailbreak, iPhone deleted it randomly etc. have found the solution and share it on the internet, just like me.

I more prefer to record some important points like dating time, the main meeting content with my iPhone note app than to write it down or use my memory, for it is so convenient that I can record and check notes anytime and anywhere. However, I didn’t realize that this is not an absolutely perfect way until one day I hinted “Delete” on the touch screen of iPhone 5S accidentally. Soon, I retrieve deleted notes on iPhone 5S with Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program by using my strong ability of searching for information. But I can’t found a relatively complete guide on the internet especially for iPhone 5S note recovery, thence, I write down this article to help iPhone 5S users to get deleted or lost notes back in a short time.

What’s the fastest way to find lost notes on iPhone 5S?

Saving time and indeed can solving the problem is the key, so there is no doubt that recovery tool is the best choice. Then why I would choose Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery? There are two main reasons: one is this tool have been successfully to recover notes from iPhone 5C/5/4S/4/3GS, the other reason is Tenorshare is a famous data recovery company which not only for iPhone data recovery but also have the popularity of iPhone Backup Password Unlocker, Android Data Recovery, Hard Drive Data Recovery etc.

The Preparations:

* One computer that you can get to the Internet;
* Cable, if you need to recover iPhone notes without backup;
* iTunes backup files,  if you want to restore iPhone notes from backup.

Getting started

Free to download iPhone data recovery from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-data-recovery.html to get started. For Mac users, click iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.

Install program on your computer after downloading it. Run program and you will get the interface below:

As you can see, there are two recovery modes on the main interface of iPhone data recovery tool, what does these two modes means and how to use it? I will introduce to you in detail in the following.

Part 1:

The question at the beginning of the article mentioned that the iPhone user haven’t made any backup, actually, most of iPhone users don’t have a backup. If you are at this condition, choose the first recovery mode “Recover Data from iOS Device” which enables you to retrieve notes from iPhone without iTunes or iCloud backup, then just need to get 4 simple steps below to finish the recovery.
Step 1: Connect iPhone 5S with computer via cable.
Step 2: Click “Start Scan”.
Step 3: Preview lost notes after the scanning is over.
Step 4: Check the notes need to retrieve, click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Part 2:

It’s so lucky that you have synced iPhone with iTunes before iPhone notes lost, at this time you can recover iPhone notes by selecting the second recovery mode. Below are what steps do you need to take in.

First step: You can see all the backup files on your computer will be displayed when select “Recover Data from iTunes backup file” as recovery mode, pitch on the backup file which contain your deleted notes, click “Start Scan”.
Second step: After the scanning is finished, click “Note” on the left of the program to preview the missing notes.
At last: Hit “Recover” after you check the notes want to get back.

Though the process of Part 1 looks like as easy as Part 2, it is suggested to backup iPhone 5S notes frequently, because as long as you have made a backup, even do not have iPhone 5S in hand, you still can recover iPhone notes. Just imagine, if you had your iPhone 5S stolen, or iPhone is broken, water damaged and so on, how do you recover notes from your iPhone no backup?


Recover iPhone Data from iTunes or iCloud Backup in a Minute!

In the previous article, we studied how to backup iPhone 5S data, then some readers puts forward a new problem “how can I restore iPhone data from an iTunes or iCloud if I have backed up the files?” Good question! Therefore, today I gonna show you how to restore iPhone 5S data from backup by taking a step-by-step approach.

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS;
iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 2 and more versions;

restore iPhone data from backup

Part 1: How to recover iPhone data from iTunes backup

Please Note That: Make sure iTunes doesn’t automatically sync with iPhone when connected! For that every time iTunes sync with iPhone, the previous backup file will be covered by the current data in iPhone, you know, how serious it is.

Just take a look at the following guide to restore iPhone contacts, photos, text messages, notes, call history, bookmarks, WhatsApp etc. from iTunes backup file after deleted or lost.

1. Double-click iTunes application on your computer to open iTunes.

2. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable just as you would to sync it normally.
Locate the iPhone in the "Devices" column at the left of the iTunes window. iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup if you have a new or erased iPhone.

3. Right-click on the iPhone icon in the "Devices" column and choose "Restore From Backup" Select one of the backup versions from the drop-down menu and click the "Restore" button.

restore iphone data from itunes backup

This way will recover any data from the iTunes backup file you last synced. It would be must better if I can recover data from the backup I made any time. Actually, it have been come true since Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program enable to backup iPhone files to computer perfectly. I believe everyone’s computer has sufficient capacity to save the iPhone files and easily to get it whenever necessary.

Part 2: How to restore data on iPhone from iCloud

You can get 5GB of free storage once you sign up for iCloud, and iCloud Backup works well. So, don't neglect this use when consider your data safety.

First of all, make sure you have an iCloud backup, then check the 4 simple steps to recover contacts, calendars, bookmarks, mail messages, notes, shared photo streams, My Photo Stream, and documents from iCloud backup.

STEP-1: The process will run away with a lot of electricity so that it is necessary to plug iPhone into the charger.

STEP-2: Connect iPhone with a good Wi-Fi.

STEP-3: Check “Restore From iCloud Backup” option, then enter the username and password of iCloud account when prompted.
STEP-4: When the restore is over, iCloud will begin to download apps. Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup to check if the restore is finished.

As long as you have synced iPhone with iTunes, backed up iPhone files to iCloud or your computer, you will never worry about losing iPhone data and feel frustrated by having no idea on how to recover iPhone backup files!