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How to Get Back Contacts and Messages when iPhone X was Stolen

“It feels so terrible that i lost my new iPhone X when i was shopping with my friends. What’s worse, there are many important contacts and messages i need. How do i get back those contacts and messages from my stolen iPhone X?”

Generally we can get back our lost iPhone contacts from iTunes backup and iCloud backup, but they don’t allow us to do it selectively, so we’ll need to restore the whole backup. Now to get back only your contacts and messages from stolen iPhone X, we can come to third-party iOS data recovery software iRefone for help.

iRefone

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can not only help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively without erasing all content and settings, but also can help us recover more than 16 kinds of files even we have no backups, like contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, call history, voice memo, WeChat messages ect.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



Get Back Contacts and Messages from iTunes Backup Selectively

Now when your iPhone X was stolen and you have done backup on iTunes, we can help you get back your contacts and messages from iTunes selectively.

Step 1. Run iRefone, launching iTunes on your PC. Then all your backup files on iTunes will show up.



Step 2. Now find the backup files you need, tap on “Select” at the end of the files you need. And we’ll enter the new interface, we can find and click “Contact” icon or “Message” icon as you need, then it will be scanned by the software.



Step 3. After scanning, you can preview and choose contacts or messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC” and choose folder path to store them.



Get Back Contacts and Messages from iCloud Backup Selectively

Now when you have done backup on iCloud, it will be much easier for us to get back your contacts and messages from iCloud backup even your iPhone was stolen.

Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.



Step 2. After log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.



Step 3. When finish downloading, new interface with many data icon and media icon will show up. Find and click “Contacts” icon or “Message” icon as you need, and it will be scanned by iRefone.



Step 4. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose contacts or messages as you need, tap on “Recover to PC” to get them back.



Remark:Also you can restore those contacts and messages free from your iTunes and iCloud, if you have other iOS device and don’t mind erasing all your contacts and settings from your device before restoring.
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