“I try to update my iPhone to iOS 11 but strangely that WeChat contacts disappeared. Is there any solution can help me get back my disappeared WeChat contacts?”
With the release of iOS 11, many people choose to update to the latest iOS system. Generally, iOS upgrade is safe, but accidents may happened. Just like the above user, some people may lost some WeChat Contacts after updating to iOS 11. Thus, how to get back disappeared WeChat Contacts? In this post, we will share the methods for you to recover lost iOS 11 WeChat Contacts.
iRefone, as the best iPhone data recovery software in the market which helps you to recover deleted/lost WeChat data like WeChat Messages, WeChat Contacts, etc easily. Besides WeChat data on your iPhone, other data like messages, notes, contacts, call history, photos, videos, whatsapp and more are also supported. It enables you to recover data directly from iOS device as well as iTunes and iCloud backup. Before recovery, this tool allows you to preview these data in advance and selectively choose these data you need.
Method 1: Recover Lost WeChat Contacts from iPhone after Updating to iOS 11 Directly
Step 1 Run iRefone and connect iPhone with computer using the USB. If it is the first time that you connect iPhone to computer, just click on “Trust the computer” to go on. Then the software will detect your device automatically.
Step 2 Then it will ask you to choose the data you need to scan in iPhone. Click on the icon of WeChat Contacts to start the scanning.
Step 3 When the scanning is finished, all of the WeChat contacts will be displayed. You could preview these contacts in the software and select these you need. Then click on “Recover to PC” to save these data.
Method 2: Recover Lost WeChat Contacts after Updating to iOS 11 from iTunes Backup
If you have backup in iTunes, you could use iRefone to help you extract WeChat contacts from iTunes backup.
Step 1: Launch iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” on the top of the option tab. Then you will see all of your iTunes backup files that synced with the computer will be displayed in the interface. Click on “Select” button to choose the backup data you need to access.
Step 2: Choose the WeChat Contacts you need to scan and click the icon of it to start the scanning.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, preview the messages in your iTunes backup and pick out these data you need to save on your computer. Click “Recover to PC” to choose the store folder.
Method 3: Recover Lost WeChat Contacts after Updating to iOS 11 from iCloud Backup
If you have iCloud backup, you could choose to recover WeChat data from iCloud backup by iRefone.
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iClould Backup File” after running iRefone. Sign in iCloud account with Apple ID and passcode.
Step 2: After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
Step 3: Choose the WeChat Contacts you want to recover in your WeChat. This process will reduce the time of downloading. The less data you choose, the less time wait for the downloading.
Step 4: You could preview all of your WeChat Contacts in iCloud backup. Select these contacts you need to backup them on your computer.