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How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts after updating to iOS 11/10

How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts after updating to iOS 11/10

On WWDC 2017, where announced that ios11 will be released. The next update to the mobile operating system, Apple's iOS 11, has been the development of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. It is expected that iOS users can access the first public beta - iOS 11, which will be available by the end of June.

The introduction of ios 11         

IOS 11 new features include:          

1.iCloud voice mail will leave the beta

2. improved maps using UAV data

3. video sharing applications Snapchat

4. more Natural Sounding Siri

5. add dark themes

6. contact availability      

Apple plans to implement FaceTime features, introducing video services for Skype and other services for the first time. iOS 11 will allow users to talk through the iMessage group and have more people to talk to. Up to five people can take a call at a time. Some people say that Siri will answer your question more quickly because it can predict how you will act.          

How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts after updating to iOS 11

As a loyal apple fan, I'm sure you can't wait to upgrade your iPhone SE/6 (Plus) /6s (Plus) /7 (Plus) /8 to iOS 11. The upgrade system is sometimes accompanied by tragedy, and all contacts have been lost in the updated version. It's a catastrophe because your last backup was half a year ago or you never backed up. Is it possible to retrieve lost contacts from iPhone mobile phone number after iOS 11 update without data loss?         

In fact, you can! The best iPhone data recovery tool, ----iOS 10 data recovery, helps users recover lost contacts after iOS 11, and iOS 10.3, iOS 10.2, iOS 10.1, and iOS 9.3.5/9.3/9/8 updates. The current upgrade is the experience version of iOS 11, and the time for the official update from iOS 11 has not yet arrived, so users who have lost data to update to iOS 11 will still have to wait for some time.For restoring the loss of data in iOS 11, you can refer to the recovery method of iOS 10.

In addition to the iOS update, IOS data recovery tool can also recover the lost SMS / instant messages, pictures, videos, phone records, WhatsApp message, notes due to the iOS jailbreak, restored to factory settings, accidentally deleted, corrupted or formatted storage devices, and many other unexpected. It can restore your missing iPhone contacts after iOS 11 updates directly or helps backup in your iTunes or iCloud. Three solutions are proposed here:

If you need this help, try downloading the trial version of the iOS data recovery for free.


How to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts after updating to iOS 10:

Part 1. Recover Data from iOS Device Directly

Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

Launch dr.fone toolkit on your computer. Use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. Click on "Data Recovery" and select "Recover from iOS Device" option.

Tips: Before running dr.fone, you're supposed to download the latest version of iTunes. To avoid the automatically sync, don't launch iTunes when running dr.fone toolkit. I suggest you disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand: launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for deleted or lost data. The scanning g process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you see that the data you're looking for is there, then you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

Step 3. Preview the Scanned Data

The scan will take you some time. Once it's completed, you can see a scan result generated by the program. Data both lost and existing on your device are displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, you can swipe the option "Only display the deleted items" to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. And you can see there is a search box on the top right of the window. You can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box.

Step 4. Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

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Part 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Launch dr.fone and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" from "Data Recovery" tool. After then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on this computer and display them in the window. You can confirm which one is the one you need according to the date it has been created.

Step 2. Scan Data from iTunes Backup File

Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan". It will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file. Be patient.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery. Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing the "Recover" button at the bottom. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iOS device connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: you can see there is a search box in the result window. From there, you can type in the name of a file to search for it.

Part 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After running dr.fone toolkit, choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" from "Data Recovery" on the dashboard. Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login. dr.fone takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.

And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Scan" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click.

Now contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer with a USB cable during the recovery process.


In life, accidents happen at any moment, so we have to store our important data on the computer periodically in order to avoid losing data.


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