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Full Guide: Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

Any device including iPhone is vulnerable to data loss. It is not always possible to prevent loss of data and you need to have a backup to make things right. You can make a backup on either iCloud or iTunes for your device. Then it is possible to recover your data like contacts, messages from iCloud. We will show you how to retrieve contacts from iCloud backup in easy ways.

Method 1. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud on iPhone Device

Method 2. Restore Selectively iPhone Contacts via iCloud Backup Extractor

Method 1. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud on iPhone Device

Never lose out on your important contacts. You can restore all your iPhone contacts from iCloud with the following easy steps.

Step 1 - Take your iPhone and open the Settings tab in it.

Step 2 - Choose iCloud by tapping on it.

Step 3 - Check if the Contact option is turned on. If it is already activated, turn it off and slide to on again. This initiates a download of the backed up contacts from iCloud. Select the Delete option when asked by the device to choose what to do with existing contacts.

Step 4 - You might choose Merge Contacts if your device prompts for it. All the contacts will be synced on your device from iCloud.

restore iphone contacts from icloud backup on iphone

Method 2. Restore Selectively iPhone Contacts via iCloud Backup Extractor

If you don't want to restore all the contacts from your iCloud backup to your iPhone device, you can select the contacts you want from iCloud backup to restore to your iOS device with the help of iCloud Backup Extractor.

It is a professional program, which allows you to preview and select the specific contacts to recover them on your iDevice from iCloud backup. Actually, you can select and restore not only contacts from iCloud backup, but also the messages, calendars, photos, notes, reminders, voice memos bookmarks and etc. to all versions of your iPhone/iPad/iPod. You might now download and try the software to fix your problem on your own.

Here is the guide:

Step 1. Launch the installed program on your computer and switch to the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Then follow the screen to sign in to your iCloud account.

log in icloud account

Step 2. The the program might automatically scan and show the iCloud backup from your iCloud account. Select and download one backup of your device.

scan and download icloud backup to restore contacts

Step 3. Enter the Contacts section to preview and select the contacts you want, then click "Recover" button to restore the selected contacts from iCloud backup immediately.

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