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Recover Missing WeChat Contacts after iOS 10.3 Update

“I’m so glad that i didn’t lose any iPhone data after iOS 10.3 update, but then i realised that i lost some WeChat contacts. What should i do to recover my missing WeChat contacts after iOS 10.3 update?”

“There are many WeChat contacts on my iPhone, although we don’t chat with each other now, but we can still see each other’s daily life, so they’re still very important to me. But what if we lost some of them? How could we recover those missing WeChat contacts?”

It’s true that we may lost our iPhone data occasionally every day, so if you want to avoid losing some of your iPhone data, you can do some backup. And if you have lost some of them, especially those day, some people feedback they lost some WeChat contacts after doing iOS 10.3 update, you can refer to this article and learn some methods about how to recover them.

Selectively Recover WeChat Contacts after iOS 10.3 Update

There are many WeChat contacts, we just don’t need to get all of them back, so recover them selectively is necessary, and even we didn’t do any backup, it can also help us recover them. And now you can relay on third-party software iRefone for help.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can help us recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, WeChat messages ect. Also it can help us recover them with three recovery mode, that is Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup.

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



Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Then tap on “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”.



Step 2. Then we will enter the new interface, and there will be many data icon and media icon there. Find “WeChat Contact” icon, and it’ll be scanned by the software.



Step 3. When finish scanning and analyzing, you can preview and choose WeChat contacts you’re missing, tap on “Recover to PC”.



Recover Missing WeChat Contacts from Backups

If you have some backups on iTunes or iCloud, you can also recover them from your backups, but it will need us to erase all content and settings, and it doesn’t support us to restore them selectively. See below steps:

For iTunes:

Launching your iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC, click iPhone image icon on the top left corner. Then go to Files--Summary, and you can see all your backup files on the left side bar, choose the files you need. Tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”.



For iCloud:

Now connect your iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting--General--Erase All Content and Settings, when all content and settings are erased, go to set up assistant with a hello screen.

Swipe to begin the set up progress, choose the files you need, tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”.



Remark: when you need, you can also use iRefone to extract your WeChat contacts from your iTunes and iCloud backup selectively. And if you lost some other iPhone data, you can come to iRefone for help as well. For detailed steps, you can check below article:

Download WeChat Group Messages Via iTunes

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