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How to Find Lost WeChat Contacts Back to iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Tuesday, September 15, 2020

You may sometimes realize that you deleted somebody's WeChat by mistake. It can be awkward because you didn't mean to break the relationship but the contact is just gone. Want to get back the contact secretly? How can you reach that? Here are some useful ways to help you. Beforehand, you should know that the opposite won't be prompted when you add it back successfully and that the chat history will be cleared up totally.

Method 1: Search for WeChat ID directly

If you still remember the WeChat ID, you can just search for it and add it back.

  • Step 1: Click on the plus icon in the upper-right corner and choose Add Contacts.
  • Step 2: Enter the WeChat ID in the blank and start to search.

Search Contacts

Comparably, people tent to add friends through Contact Card and phone numbers because WeChat ID is not easy to remember and spell. The search will not succeed unless you enter the right ID completely, so using ID search seldom gives a hand. Don't worry. There are more practical solutions below.

Method 2: Looking for Contacts' Related Information

People often post their daily life on Moments and interact with each other by giving a like or leaving a comment. The interaction will not disappear even if you delete the friend, which enables you to find him or her. The hunting will get easier if you can remember when the talking tip is and what the friend's avatar is like.

  • Step 1: Open Moments on your WeChat.

  • Step 2: Tap on Discover.

  • Step 3: Click on Moments.

    Find in Moments

  • Step 4: Browse and find the talking tip on which you remember interacting with the person.

  • Step 5: Hit the talking tip for details.

  • Step 6: Tap on the icon of Like and Comment in the bottom right corner.

  • Step 7: Find the person's profile picture and tap on it.

  • Step 8: Click on the Add button.

Now the contact is coming back!

Alternately, you can get the contact back through phone number or QQ number that are connected to the friend's WeChat account. In such a situation, you should check you phone contacts or QQ buddy list to add the WeChat contact back. However, this is not suitable for those who are added through QR code or Contact Card.

Method 3: Contact Your Mutual Friends

The methods mentioned above require the related information of the contact's account. If you are not able to find any of the information, you may consider seeking help from your friends in common. Try to explain your dilemma to the friend and ask for a favor to send the contact card of the lost contact.

Method 4: Use FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery - Fast & Easy

If you are using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) will be a good helper to recover the lost data. It supports over thirty types of files recovery from any iOS, which especially includes WeChat. No need to search any information on your WeChat but follow a few simple steps on FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery. Then this powerful software will retrieve the lost contact.

Step 1: Download FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery from the link below and install it on your computer.

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Step 2: Launch FonePaw and connect iDevice to computer with a matched USB cable.

Launch iPhone Data Recovery

Step 3: Choose iPhone Data Recovery.

Step 4: Click on Recover from iOS Device > Start Scan.

Scan iDevice

When the scan is finished, all the found data will appear on the interface.

Step 5: Select WeChat Contacts on the left side and the user that you want to retrieve on the right side.

Recover WeChat on iPhone

Step 6: Preview the contacts details and hit the Recover button to get the lost WeChat friends back.

The recovery process will get started immediately and takes a little while.

When the process is done, the contact problem should be fixed. The WeChat contacts only can be saved on your computer. You can add the friends again according to the recovered information.