iOS 7 started with a desire to take an experience people love and make it better. To make it even simple, more useful, and more enjoyable - but still feel instantly familiar. The design of iOS 7 is beautiful because it’s all of those things. And it’s the start of a new chapter for iOS. This is one of those reasons why people are eager to upgrade their devices to iOS 7. Oops, there is a problem raised by users. How to restore iPhone contacts after upgrading iOS 7? Take a chill pill! Whenever you lost contacts after upgrading to iOS7 or anything else, you can restore them directly. Or you can get back your contacts with iTunes or iCloud backup. Now, it’s time for our hero - iPhone Data Recovery enters the stage. iPhone Data Recovery is a piece of powerful software which provides 3 ways for you to recover contacts, as well as messages, notes, photos, videos and so on.
Download the free version below to recover your lost contacts!
Tutorial 1: How to Recover iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup
Choose the Recovery Mode
After running the program on your computer, select the type of your device and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". If you have backed up your iPhone constantly, or synced more than one Apple device on the computer before, there will be several backup files displayed in the window. Choose the right and latest backup version, then, click "Start Scan" to go on.
Choose and Restore iPhone Contacts
After scanning, you'll be showed a list of lost data files on the left below the name of your device, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, etc. Check "Contacts" and choose those contacts you want back. Click "Recover" to restore those lost or deleted contacts on your computer. Done!
Note: When you plan to recover lost contacts from the iTunes backup file, please don't connect your device to the computer and sync it with iTunes. Or the backup file will be updated and all the previous data will be overwritten.
Tutorial 2: Restore iPhone Contacts Directly from iPhone
Connect your iPhone to Computer and Select the Recovery Mode
To begin with, install the program on your computer and run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer. Select "Recover from iOS Device" in the following interface. If you use iPhone 4/3GS, you need to click “Advanced Mode” for advanced scanning. Then, wait until the program automatically scans your iPhone for lost or deleted data files.
Check and Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone
Check "Contacts" in the list of scanning results on the left. Choose those you'd like to get back and click "Recover" to restore them on your computer.
Note: The scan results include data that are deleted and still exist on your device. If you only want back those deleted ones, you can slide the button at bottom to “only display deleted items”.
Tutorial 3: How to Recover Lost Contacts from iCloud
Sign in iCloud and download iCloud backup
Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" when you've launched this iPhone data recovery software. Then sign in your iCloud account. Then you can see a few backup files shown in a list. Select the one you need and download it.
Preview and recover lost contacts
After downloading, the program will extract the backup. Click “Scan”, then you can preview the contacts one by one. Read them in detailed and choose those you want back. Then click on the "Recover” button at the lower right corner.