How to Find Lost Contacts from iCloud Backup with the Best 4 Way

How to Find Lost Contacts from iCloud Backup with the Best 4 Way
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How to restore contacts from iCloud if iPhone contacts disappear, or your iPhone was stolen and lost contacts on iPhone? Read 4 useful way and follow to restore contacts from iCloud.

"My iPhone has recently been lost so I decide to purchase a new iPhone7, then I need to go on the iCloud website to get my contacts, if can, I also want to find my call history back. But the contacts from my iPhone are coming up and not my iPhone, how to restore contacts from iCloud?"


Here are four useful ways for you to follow:



Part 1. Preview and Selectively Restore Contacts from iCloud (The Best)

Part 2. Access iCloud Backup on PC/Mac via Web Browser (Only When iCloud Contacts is Off)

Part 3. Download Contacts from iCloud to your iOS Device (All Contacts, Need Device)

Part 4. Restore the Whole iCloud backup to your iOS Device (Delete Existing Data, Need Device)




Part 1. Preview and Selectively Restore Contacts from iCloud (The Best)

Actually, you can restore your lost contacts from iTunes or iCloud. However, if you just want to retrieve some lost contacts instead of all the data on your device, just recovering isn't a good choice.

Therefore, we will introduce you the typical way to selectively access your iCloud backup from PC or Mac by iPhone Data Recovery.

To prevent data loss, you may need safe ways to backup: How to Backup iPhone with/without iTunes?



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Step 1. Choose recovery mode

After you running this iPhone contacts recovery software on your computer, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode. And then you should log in with your iCloud account.




Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup for data on it on iPhone device

The program will detect iCloud backup files in your account automatically once you have logged in. After that, there will be a list of iCloud backup files displayed. Then Select the one you want to get contacts from and click the button under the menu of "Downloaded" to download it. In the pop-up window, you can choose only to download contacts. This will save you time to download the iCloud backup file.




Step 3. Preview and retrieve 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.



If you do not have contacts backuped in iCloud or iTunes, you can also try to scan your device to retrieve contacts directly from iPhone. (iPhone Contacts Missing? How to Restore Contacts on iPhone )


Part2. Access iCloud Backup on PC/Mac via Web Browser (Only When iCloud Contacts is Off)

From the iCloud website, you just can only get back lost contacts when theiCloud Contacts is OFF. So if you enable iCloud contacts on, every change you made will be updated to iCloud server.

Step 1. Open the web browser and navigate to iCloud website.

Step 2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. And now you see Contacts.
(Note: you can also view the files in iCloud by clicking iCloud Drive to view the files in it.)



Step 4. Get your contacts as vCard file.

Click Contacts to go the address book, and then find the clog icon at the bottom left and click it. Choose "Export vCard..." in the drop-down list.



(If you use Android phone, you can try this: Practical Ways to Transfer Contacts from iCloud to Android)

By the way, Apple doesn't give you much permission on your iCloud backup. In other words, there is no Backup List for you to view all content in the backups like messages, call history, etc. So, if you need to recover lost messages, call history or photos, please check the easy iPhone recovery to get the solution.


Part 3. Download Contacts from iCloud to your iOS Device (Need iOS device and contacts may reduplicate)

It is a free way to merge all contacts in your iCloud backup to your device. You can keep the contacts on your device and get back all contacts in the iCloud backup. But contacts may reduplicate. Now let's have a look together.

1. Go Settings > iCloud on your iOS device.

2. Turn off Contacts.

3. Choose Keep on My iPhone on the popup message.

4. Turn on Contacts.

5. Choose "Merge" to merge existing contacts on your device with the contacts stored in your iCloud account.

6. Wait a few minutes, and you'll find that on your device there are some new contacts downloading from your iCloud.





Part 4. Restore the Whole iCloud backup to your iOS Device (Delete Existing Data)

This way is free but extremely not recommended unless you want to restore more than contacts, or restore to a new device. It will delete all the existing data and restore the old whole iCloud backup to your device like contacts, messages, notes, photos, and more. Follow and see how to do this.

Step 1. Erase All data and Settings
Firstly, you need to erase all data and settings on your device: tap to Settings > Genaral > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.




Step 2. Restore contacts from iCloud backup file
Your device will get restarted and you will be asked to set it up. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in your account > Choose a backup to restore.





These are the most useful ways to solve how to get contacts from iCloud. In short, iPhone Data Recovery is the best iCloud assistant to help restore contacts from iCloud. Besides, you also can use iPhone Data Recovery to selectively and easily backup and restore your data to computer or iTunes, why not download and try it now?


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