How to Recover iPhone Contacts and Data after iOS 9 Update

iOS 9 adoption jumped to 66% after iOS 9.1 emojis updated. Since that update, its adoption has grown by 10 percent with iOS 9.2 release. It is safe to say that more than 80% devices will use iOS 9+ with the upcoming iOS 9.3. There are always new features that rock our world after each iOS releases. However, you may notice that some data got lost, especially iPhone Contacts disappeared, after you eagerly upgrade your device. Just read on. Here are several ways you can fix those problems.

Recover iPhone Contacts and Data after iOS 9 Update

Solution 1: Use iCloud Setting to Recover Lost Contacts after iOS Update

Some people prefer to use iCloud over iTunes now, because iCloud makes stuff easier to manage. Provided you have enabled iCloud Contacts sync before iOS update, you can recover iPhone lost contacts by using iCloud setting:

  1. Sign in to in a web browser on PC.
  2. Click “Settings” and scroll down to “Advanced” section.
  3. Click “Restore Contacts” under “Advanced”.
  4. Click “Restore” next to the date before you updated iOS. After the restore completes, it will inform you of the result and send you a report email.

Recover iPhone Contacts and Data after iOS 9 Update

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Solution 2: Restore Everything from iTunes Backup after iOS Upgrade

If you have been backing up your iOS device with iTunes regularly, you should be able to restore your lost contacts and other data from a recent backup after iOS update:

  1.  Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Bring up the Summary for your iPhone and check the date of “Latest Backup”.
  3. Select “Restore Backup” – this will replace everything on your iPhone with that from the backup.

Recover iPhone Contacts and Data after iOS 9 Update

Solution 3: Recover Lost iPhone Data with Freeware after iOS Update

As always, there is the alternative of using third-party software to solve those problems and one such program called Free iPhone Recovery is highly recommended. It is a data recovery software which can recover contacts, photos, text messages and more than 16 types of files from your iPhone or iPad. Just download and install it to retrieve the lost contacts and other data caused by iOS 9, iOS 10 update.

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  1. Open the freeware and select the types of data you want.
  2. Connect your iDevice to PC and begin to scan data from device or iTunes backup.
  3. After the Scanning, preview and selectively recover the lost data.

Recover iPhone Contacts and Data after iOS 9 Update

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