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How to Recover iPhone contacts from iCloud backup?

May 31, 2016 10:46 AM/Posted By Chann Ethan to iPhone Data Recovery

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  • How to recover iphone lost contacts from iCloud?
    1. How to recover lost contacts on iPhone 4?
    I switched numbers (and data) between an iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 recently, and some of the contacts in the iPhone 5 got lost in the process (I was trying to put them in the iPhone 4); is there any way to retrieve those contacts??? I thought I backed up the stuff in iCloud. - Hallelujah

    2. Recover lost iphone contacts?
    I synced my iphone to icloud the other day and yesterday all contacts deleted themselves How do i recover. Do i just resync iphone. I have used icloud so i think my contacts will be backed up there - RICHARD

    3. How do I recover my contact lists in iphone 4s? I recently activated my icloud but all my contact lists gone.? Could you please help me to get my contact lists (all names, telephone numbers and email address)? Thank you. - BLOOM3

    If you've lost or deleted some important contacts on your iPhone, and you think you can restore contacts from iCloud backup, but you should know this way will erase everything on your iOS device currently. If you have some important data, I think you’d better try another way. The iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac - Dr.Fone for iOS will scan your iCloud backup file and allow you to preview needed contacts. And then you just need to choose the needed ones and recover them from iCloud backup file.

    You can download the free trial version below to take a try.


    Step by step to Recover contacts from iCloud backup

    Step 1: Install the Dr.Fone for iOS
    Right after running the program on your pc, and then you will get the main user interface below.
    recover iPhone contacts from iCloud - main screenshot

    Select the "Recover iOS Data", Connect your iPhone to PC.
    iPhone Contacts Recovery - Connect iPhone

    Select the recovery mode: Recover from iCloud Backup File.
    Recover iPhone contacts from iCloud - main screenshot
    Note: You can try the first recovery mode by yourself: Recover from iOS Device, with this mode you can directly recover the lost or deleted contacts from iphone X / 8 Plus / 8 / 7 Plus / 7 / 6S Plus / 6S / SE.

    Step 2: Sign in the iCloud and download the backup file
    When you've logged in, it will detect iCloud backup files in your account automatically. Then select the one you want to get contacts from and click the button under the menu of State to download it. In the pop-up window, you can choose only to download contacts. This will saves you time to download the iCloud backup file.
    Recover iPhone Deleted contacts from iCloud backup

    Step 3: Preview and recover contacts from iCloud
    After the scan, you can preview the data extracted from iCloud backup in detail. Choose Contacts and you can check every item in detail. Tick the one you want to recover, and click on the Recover button to save them on your computer with one click. That's all. You've got your contacts from iCloud.
    iCloud contacts Recovery - extract icloud backup

    If you want to transfer the contacts to your iPhone, you can use "Restore to Device" to put the deleted contacts to your iPhone.


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