We know how disturbing it can be to lose contacts after updating to a new iOS version. Other issues may include FaceTime activation problems, Bluetooth connectivity issues and freezing of Parallax. Don’t worry, as we’re here to provide a solution for lost contacts.

Recover lost iPhone contacts

2 Methods to Recover Lost iPhone Contacts

Below are the 2 tested method to recover your lost iPhone contacts:

Method 1: Recover iPhone Contact Using iTunes

Recover Lost iPhone Contacts via iTunes

If you’ve synced the iPhone with iTunes, which most Apple users do, you can use the backup restoration process. This can be done by:

  1. Connecting the iPhone to computer with USB.
  2. Selecting iTunes on the iPhones -> Device summary after picking your device.
  3. Go to backup and select restore backup.
  4. Now choose the proper option to proceed.

This might just bring back your contacts.

Method 2: Recover iPhone Contact Using iCloud

Recover iPhone Contacts via iCloud

  1. First of all, choose the option of Settings.
  2. Next, select the iCloud account and use your Apple credentials to login.
  3. Now go to Contacts and toggle on the iCloud sync.
  4. If it’s on already, switch it back to off then on again.

These 3 steps might get your contacts back. The problem is that iCloud syncs your contacts from the iPhone, and sometimes the contacts get replaced without the knowledge of the user.

The two workarounds can be used to regain lost contacts after updating to iOS 7.1.2. Also, turning OFF and ON might also restore the contacts on some occasions.

Related iOS 7.1.2 Fixes:

Have you ever lost contacts after an iOS updates? What did you do to resolve the issue? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.