“Yesterday, I was removing some useless contacts from my iPhone. Accidentally, I deleted two important phone numbers. I need those deleted phone numbers immediately, as I need to contact them. Can you please help me to retrieve deleted phone number on my iPhone 14?”
It is very usual to delete important contacts mistakenly when you are deleting unwanted contacts. It is also normal for people to delete a contact willingly, and after some time, they need the deleted contact urgently. Unfortunately, there is no built-in option to retrieve deleted phone numbers on iPhone instantly.
If you have a backup of your deleted contacts on iCloud or iTunes, you can restore them in a few steps. However, if you do not have a backup of your deleted contacts anywhere, the situation gets a little tricky.
But all hope is not lost, as you can recover the deleted contacts using professional data recovery software. We will illustrate how to recover deleted phone numbers on iPhone with or without backup.
Method 1. Retrieve Deleted Phone Numbers on iPhone without Backup
If you are someone who does not take backup of contacts anywhere, you have no place from where you can restore the deleted contacts. You have to use professional data recovery software that can recover the erased data of your iPhone so that you get back the deleted phone numbers. We recommend Tenorshare UltData to recover deleted data directly from your iPhone.
Tenorshare UltData is compatible with Windows as well as macOS. It can recover deleted data from your iPhone 14, and is also compatible with iOS 17.
Here are the steps on how to find deleted phone numbers on iPhone and recover them via Tenorshare UltData.
Step 1: Download and install Tenorshare UltData on your computer. Launch the program and click on the Recover Data from iOS devices option.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer via cable, and UltData will automatically detect your iPhone once connected properly. If you see any pop-up on your iPhone, tap the Trust option to proceed.
Step 3: Once Tenorshare UltData detects your iPhone successfully, you will get a screen with several options. You have to select Contacts under System Data to recover the deleted contacts. Click on the Scan button to proceed.
Step 4: You will get a preview of all the scanned contacts. Select the Show Only Deleted option from the top instead of the Show All option. Thereafter, you have to select the deleted contacts which you want to be back on your iPhone.
Step 5: Click on the Recover button, and the selected contacts will be restored on your iPhone directly.
Method 2. Restore Phone Numbers on iPhone from iCloud.com
If you back up your contacts on iCloud regularly, you will likely have the deleted contacts in the backup you took before deleting the contacts. You can easily restore the backup from iCloud.com and get back the deleted contacts immediately. Here are the steps on how to recover deleted phone numbers on iPhone via iCloud.com.
Step 1: Open the web browser on your iPhone and visit iCloud.com.
Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password. If two-factor authentication is turned on, enter the code you have received on your iPhone.
Step 3: Once you have logged in successfully, go to the Account Settings option under your name.
Step 4: From the Advanced section, click on the Restore Contacts option.
Step 5: Choose the archive of contacts from a date before the deletion of contacts and click on the Restore option. All the contacts in that archive, including the deleted contacts, will be restored on your iPhone now.
Method 3. Restore Phone Numbers on iPhone from iCloud Backup via Reset
You can factory reset your iPhone and restore deleted phone numbers on your iPhone from iCloud backup. There is no need to visit iCloud.com or no need of any computer. This method is particularly useful when your iPhone malfunctions and deletes contacts automatically after taking an iOS update.
You can factory reset your iPhone to fix the malfunction issue and get back all the contacts, including the deleted contacts from iCloud backup. You should have taken iCloud backup manually or enabled automatic iCloud backup before the contacts got deleted. Here are the steps to retrieve deleted phone number iPhone via the Reset option.
If you don’t want to factory reset your iPhone, learn how to restore iCloud backup without resetting here.
Step 1: On your iPhone, open Settings and tap the General option.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on the Reset option.
Step 3: Tap on the Erase All Content and Settings to perform a factory reset.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions after the factory reset, and you will reach the Apps & Data screen. Tap on the Restore from iCloud Backup option.
Step 5: You need to enter the Apple ID and password linked to your iPhone and choose the archive of backup to restore to your iPhone immediately.
Method 4. Recover Deleted Phone Numbers on iPhone from iTunes Backup (Restore Backup)
There are many iPhone users who take a backup of their iPhone data on the iTunes app that they have installed on their computers. iTunes app automatically backs up iPhone data when connected to the computer. Users can also take backup of data manually as and when required.
You can restore iTunes backup to your iPhone to get back the deleted phone numbers, but you will lose the current data on your iPhone. When you restore iTunes backup, the current data on your iPhone gets overwritten with the old data available on the backup archive. Here are the steps to recover deleted phone numbers on your iPhone from iTunes backup.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer where you have the iTunes app, and take backup of your iPhone data regularly.
Step 2: iTunes app will automatically launch once it detects your iPhone connection. From the Settings panel on the left, click on the Summary option.
Step 3: Under the Backups section, click the Restore Backup button. Select the backup where the deleted contacts are likely to be present.
Method 5. Recover Phone Numbers from iTunes Backup to iPhone without Restoring
The drawback of restoring iTunes backup on your iPhone is that the present data on your iPhone are completely replaced by backup data. This means you will lose all the data on your iPhone since the date of the backup file you are restoring. That is why many users are against restoring iTunes backup. However, there is a way to recover deleted phone numbers from iTunes backup without restoring.
You can use Tenorshare UltData to get back phone numbers present on your iTunes backup without restoring and overwriting the existing iPhone data. You can select the deleted contacts and restore them specifically instead of restoring all the data on the iTunes backup file. Here are the steps on how to find deleted phone numbers on iPhone from iTunes backup without restoring via Tenorshare UltData.
Step 1: Download and install Tenorshare UltData on the computer where you have the iTunes app. Launch the program and click on the Recover Data from Backup option.
Step 2: UltData will show you all the iTunes backup files along with their dates. Select the backup file where the deleted contacts are likely to be present and click on the Next button.
Step 3: Select the Contacts option and uncheck all other options. Click on the Scan button to proceed.
Step 4: You will get a preview of all the contacts. Select the contacts you want to restore and click the Recover to PC option.
Step 5: The selected contacts will be restored to your iPhone which is connected to your computer. Alternatively, you can manually send the recovered contacts from your computer to your iPhone.
Frequently Asked Questions About Deleted Phone Numbers on iPhone
Can you recover deleted phone numbers on iPhone?
Yes, you can recover deleted phone numbers of iPhones with or without backup. If you have a backup of contacts, the restoration process gets easy as you can perform it from your iPhone directly. If you do not have a backup, you need a computer to install a professional data recovery application. You can connect your iPhone to your computer and recover deleted contacts in a few steps.
How to retrieve deleted phone numbers on iPhone without computer?
If you have taken a backup of contacts on your iCloud account beforehand, you can restore the deleted contacts directly from your iPhone via iCloud.com. Similarly, you can factory reset your iPhone and restore data from iCloud easily. Besides, if you have synced your contacts with Gmail, you can restore the deleted contacts directly from your iPhone without needing a computer.
There is nothing to panic about when you accidentally delete any important contact on your iPhone. You can recover the deleted phone numbers from your iCloud or iTunes backup. If you do not have a backup of your deleted contacts, we recommend Tenorshare UltData to recover the deleted contacts directly from your iPhone and get them back without factory resetting or restoring backup files.