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How to Restore Lost Contacts on Broken iPhone 4S

I don't know why my iPhone 4S was broken. But I feel not so depressed because of broken iPhone 4S, since I have ever planned to change a new iPhone. Now it is time and necessary to do it. However, the contacts in broken iPhone 4S are still important to me. I am surely want to restore them on iPhone 4S and then I can use them on my new iPhone. How can I restore lost contacts on broken iPhone 4S?

If you want to know more, go on to see the methods below for iPhone contact recovery.

  1. Method 1: Scan Broken iPhone 4S to Recover iPhone Lost Contacts
  2. Method 2: Extract Contacts from iPhone 4S iTunes Backup after Lost

Method 1: Scan Broken iPhone 4S to Recover iPhone Lost Contacts

This method seems so easy to recover iPhone lost contacts. But how can we scan broken iPhone 4S? Don’t worry. iOS Data Genius just do this work, which can easily scan iOS device directly and recover lost data from them. These data include Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Mmeos and Safari Bookmark. Therefore, iPhone 4S lost contacts can be surely restored by scanning with iOS Data Genius, as long as broken iPhone can be recognized by computer.

Step 1: Download, install and run iOS Data Genius on your computer.

scan iPhone 4S to recover lost contacts

Step 2: Connect broken iPhone 4S with computer. When iPhone is recognized, select Recover from iOS Device recovery mode in iOS Data Genius.

Step 3: Tick "I have backed up my device with iTunes" and click Start Scan button to scan iPhone 4S.

Step 4: Select Contacts on the left side to preview and recover contacts.

After a click on Recover button, continue to choose a folder to save contacts which are ready to be recovered. Until a message pops up to tell you Recover successfully, it is time for you to over iPhone 4S contacts recovery, and you can click OK to see the contacts of iPhone 4S on computer.

Method 2: Extract Contacts from iPhone 4S iTunes Backup after Lost

Besides directly recovering contacts from broken iPhone 4S, iOS Data Genius also provides another feature for iPhone user to only restore contacts from iTunes backup. In this method, just prepare iTunes backup on computer and begin to extract iPhone lost contacts from iTunes backup with iOS Data Genius.

Step 1: Install and run iOS Data Genius on your computer.

It is required to install and run iOS Data Genius on computer where iTunes backups store.

recover lost contacts from iPhone iTunes backup with ios data recovery tool

Step 2: Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and select a backup to scan.

2-1 Choose second recovery mode "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

2-2 Select a backup among iTunes backup files for your iPhone 4S, according to Last Backup Date and Serial Number. With Start Scan button clicked to scan the iTunes backup file.

Step 3: Preview, recover and save contacts in iTunes backup for iPhone 4S.

3-1 Click Contacts folder to see whether they are the contacts you want to recover.

3-2 Select the contacts after preview, and click Recover button. If contacts you want to recover are not in this iTunes backup file, turn to Home and select another iTunes backup file to scan and preview contacts.

3-3 Select or create a new folder to save recovered iPhone 4S contacts in new dialog. When you see "Recover successfully", please pay attention that iPhone contacts recovery is completed.

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