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How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Easily

Jesus, my iPhone 5 was stolen days ago. I remember I once made an iCloud contacts backup for my iPhone. How to access and get the contacts from iCloud backup to my iPhone 5? - Lily

As an iOS user, have you ever lost important contacts for an accidental deletion? Are you anxious about restoring contacts after a failure jailbreak or from a broken iPhone/iPad/iPod? Such problems are really troublesome. Fortunately, Apple offers iCloud to help you to restore iDevice contacts, so that you can solve the problems by yourself.

In another word, you can back up your contacts via iCloud under the Internet connection. Also after the loss of data, you can get your contacts back from iCloud to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. This post provides two ways to recover contacts from iCloud backup.

Restore Contacts from iCloud

Restore Contacts from iCloud

Method 1: Access iCloud contacts by re-sync files on iPhone

In this way, you can get the deleted/lost contacts from iCloud backup with internet connection in your iPhone.

1Open "Settings", and go to "iCloud" in your iPhone. (Kindly note that you have logged in your iCloud ID)

2Slide "Contacts" to "Off".

3Click "Keep on My iPhone".

4Slide "Contacts" to "On".

5Choose "Merge".

Then you will get your contacts restored to your iPhone.

Disadvantages of restoring deleted contacts from iCloud

From this method, there are some obvious disadvantages for getting contacts from iCloud.

1. You have to get all the contacts without any selection, and have no choice to merge the contacts with previous data.

2. During the process, you must make sure your iPhone/iPad/iPod is in a good Internet connection. However, if you travel in a remote area without good network, you will suffer in syncing contacts from iCloud for an emergency.

3. iCloud's privacy leak affair is still fresh for you. You are in a risk of privacy disclosure with contacts and other important information from iCloud.

4. iCloud only provides you free 5GB storage, so if you have storded many data on iCloud, and do not want to spend more money on purchasing its space, you should learn to clear Up iCloud Backup to keep more important data.

Method 2: Get back contacts from iCloud with iCloud Contacts Recovery

The first way to retrieve contacts from iCloud by re-sync must bring you inconvenience, so we take an easy and safe way for your reference. FoneLab, the professional iCloud data recovery program, can let you check and get your contacts from iCloud backup. Follow the steps to recover your iCloud contacts.

FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery For Mac

1Download, install and run iCloud Contacts Recovery on your computer.

2 Scan contacts from iCloud.

Here, this program offers you 2 ways to scan iPhone contacts from iCloud backup.

1. Tick the box of Contacts at the top to start scanning contacts from iCloud.

Fonelab Select Data Type from iCloud for Scanning

2. Choose "iCloud Backup" and click "Start" to choose one iCloud backup

Fonelab Scan iCloud Backup

Entering the main interface of your iCloud, you will see all backup files listed there. Just scan and select a backup file that includes the data you want to read and check, and then click "Download" behind it.

Download iCloud backup files to computer

After clicking "Download" button, you need to choose "Contacts" > "Next" on the pop-up interface.

Choose File Type and Restore Contacts from iCloud

3 When the scanning process is done, select "Contacts" from the left column of the interface, and click "Recover".

Preview and Recover Contacts from iCloud

4 Choose the target output folder, and click "Recover".

Save and Restore Contacts from iCloud

Advantages of restoring the deleted/lost contacts with iCloud Contacts Recovery

1. It is simple and fast to get iCloud contacts with the help of iCloud Contacts Recovery.

2. The accessed contacts from iCloud are complete and safe enough without any privacy involvement.

3. Except for getting contacts from iCloud, you are allowed to preview contacts before recovery.

4. The software can help you retrieve photos from iCloud quickly or view text messages on iCloud with several clicks.

5. It enables you to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud backup conveniently.

6. It can be performed without any internet connection for iPhone, iPad and iPod, which is a necessity for you in a remote village without internet connection.

7. When you want to restore iCloud contacts to iPhone 4/5, iPad, Mac or PC, you may need another reputable iOS Data Transfer.

Do not mis this video tutorial to get contacts from iCloud.

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December 11, 2020 16:02 / Updated by to iCloud Tips, Contact

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