How to Restore Contacts on iPhone

restore contacts on iphone

Losing your contacts on your iPhone seems to be a big problem when you mistakenly deleted or lost any.

Of course, contacts are a very important part in any mobile gadgets including Java Phones, Android, iPhones, etc.

Most especially if you are the type that constantly makes and receives calls, sending of text messages, sending emails.

Then, you may have a long list of organized and sorted contacts for easier navigation which happens to get deleted or lost.

Don’t worry anymore; here you will see the step by step guide on how to restore contacts on iPhone.

Contacts are just like the fastest and easiest means to reaching out to everyone on your list including family and friends.

It is very convenient and peculiar to some persons, in as much as we cannot remember the phone numbers or email addresses in our heads.

Hence, it becomes a problem if a particular contact is lost or mistakenly deleted, or when restoring a backup.

This leads to an unfortunate situation if you a big user of apple phone and don’t know how to recover lost/deleted contacts on your iPhone.

Nevertheless, it is just an easy something with the help of iCloud.

iCloud is an amazing feature incorporated in most apple phones of which synchronizes contacts by default.

How to Restore Contacts on iPhone using iCloud

With the help of iCloud, no need to worry, any contacts you lost or mistakenly deleted can now be restored back.

You only need to turn it OFF and ON again via your phone settings so as to sync to your iPhone again.

Perhaps, this synchronizes contacts by defaults.

Here are the few steps to take for you to restore contacts on iPhone.

iCloud for iphone

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  • Step 2: Turn Contacts off and select Keep on My iPhone.
  • Step 3: Turn Contacts on and select Merge.

Wait a little while, and you should see the deleted contacts back on your iPhone.


Recovering Contacts on iPhone using

One can also recover back lost contacts directly from, a feature that comes directly from Apple.

This helps you recover back lost contact information including Reminders, Calender events, etc.

This process requires a little of your time, then a computer system, your Apple ID and password.

iCloud settings


  1. Go to and sign in using your Apple ID and password.
  2. Once signed in, click on the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll down to the Advanced section and click Restore Contacts.
  4. You will be shown a list of previously made archives. Locate the date of an archive that should still have your contacts list and click Restore.
  5. Click on Restore again to confirm and begin the restoration process. Once this is done, an email will be sent to the address associated with your Apple ID.


So with this, you have successfully restored back your contacts on iPhone.

However, doing this will only replace the current contacts on your iPhone with the ones you lost and new contacts you just added might got missing.

Yet, your current contacts will also be archived before this process is done, then you can as well retrieve them back with these same steps.

To restore contacts on iPhone, quickly follow the first three steps listed on this article and now choose an archive made the same day you did the restoration process.

Voila, all contacts would be restored back fully to your iPhone.

You can as well do this if you mistakenly restore your contacts using the wrong archive.

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