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How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone (iOS 12 Supported)

Unfortunately, many iPhone users are stuck in a situation where they cannot recover contacts from broken iPhone by themselves. Actually, this can happen easily, especially if you accidentally drop your iPhone from a height. It even worse prevents you from unlocking iPhone screen passcode to access your contacts freely as usual. You may wonder what you should do in this bad scenario. Alright, just calm your mood and keep pace with us to learn 4 best methods in this post. We will present different solutions for different cases.

Tool to Use - Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

In order to recover contacts from iPhone with broken screen without damaging existing data, you cannot miss Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Windows (or Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac). It perfectly provides three recovery modes to meet various requirements, including "Recover from iDevice", "Recover from iTunes" and "Recover from iCloud".

Its full compatibility, real-time preview and selective recovery make it an excellent tool. No matter what kind of contacts you'd like to restore, common or encrypted, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery can help you to extract at fast speed. Apart from broken device, it's also applicable to more situations, such as water damaged, factory reset, virus attack, mistaken deletion, locked screen, jailbreak, etc.

Key Functions of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Get contacts off broken iPhone in three recovery modes

Support contacts, photos, videos, etc. in a total of 20+ data

Run on Windows & Mac and compatible with iOS 12.4

With good performance for all iDevices, like iPhone 11/X/8

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Part 1. How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone Directly

Make sure it's possible for computer to detect and recognize your broken iPhone. To adopt this method, 'Recover from iDevice", you should guarantee the broken device has been synced or connected to the required computer and clicked "Trust" option to finish authorization before.

  • Step 1 Connect broken iPhone to computer

    connect broken iphone to computer

    Take you to Joyoshare official download page to complete iPhone data recovery installation. Get it launched directly, choose "Recover from iDevice" mode and plug the broken iPhone to computer with one USB cable.

  • Step 2 Select "Contacts" to scan

    choose contacts to scan

    Once your broken iPhone is recognized successfully, this program will soon show all related device info. You can "Scan" all default data types directly, or just mark "Contacts" for further scanning.

  • Step 3 Preview and restore contacts from broken iPhone

    preview and recover contacts from broken iphone

    If there is too much data, the scanning process can take some time. When it ends, you can preview to select desired contacts from this broken iPhone. After confirmation, go to click the "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Part 2. How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone with iTunes Backup

Terribly, your broken iPhone cannot be identified by computer. However, if you have created backups in iTunes to sync important contacts, you can additionally make the most use of the following solution.

  • Step 1 Set "Recover from iTunes" mode

    choose recover from itunes mode

    Open Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery on the trusted computer that you have synced broken iPhone data to iTunes. Then select the middle option on the top navigation bar, "Recover from iTunes".

  • Step 2 Start to scan iTunes backup

    scan itunes backup

    The program will display all detected local iTunes backups in a list. You can next go to choose one from them, tap on the gear "Setting" icon to select "Contacts" and simply begin "Scan".

  • Step 3 Extract broken iPhone contacts from iTunes backup

    extract broken iphone contacts from itunes backup

    Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery will help you scan chosen data types and bring the recoverable files for you in different categories. Just preview your broken iPhone contacts and get what you want checked to "Recover" on computer.

Part 3. How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone with iCloud Backup

Likewise, your iCloud backups with broken iPhone contacts can be used to assist you. Now, set about to check this guide.

  • Step 1 Sign in iCloud on Joyoshare program

    recover from icloud mode joyoshare

    Let Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery launch on your computer, switch to "Recover from iCloud" mode and sign in iCloud account as request. Suppose you've enabled two-factor authentication, you have to beside enter a random verification code that you receive.

  • Step 2 Download iCloud backup to scan contacts

    download icloud backup to scan contacts

    After login, you will see a list with synced iCloud backups. Similarly choose the most relevant one to "Download", then mark "Contacts" and more data in the gear "Setting" icon and go on to "Scan".

  • Step 3 Retrieve broken iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

    retrieve broken iphone contacts from iCloud backup

    Check the broken iPhone contacts in results page and choose important contacts as you want. Afterward, you can get down to recovery with "Recover" option at the right bottom.

Part 4. How to Retrieve Contacts from Broken iPhone Using iCloud Online

Happily, there is another good solution to recover broken iPhone contacts. If you have turned on iCloud sync function on your iPhone before the screen was smashed, you are suggested to get help from iCloud. Just follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 Visit and sign in

    Navigate to the online official website,, on any browser to log in your iCloud account that the broken iPhone data has synced to;

  • Step 2 Find and export contacts

    export contacts on icloud online

    Go to "Contacts", click on the gear settings button in the bottom left, press "Select All" and simply tap on the "Export vCard..." option to save all contacts on your computer in .vcf file.


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