How to Restore Contacts from iCloud

By Emily Watson, Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

"I lost all contacts on my iPhone 5s after upgrading to iOS 8. I have no iTunes backup, but I back up my iPhone to iCloud due to it can backup automatically once I set it up. However, I don’t know how to restore contacts from iCloud. Help, please."

Compared with iTunes, iCloud has its own remarkable advantages. Using iCloud, you can back up your iOS devices wirelessly and automatically without connecting them to a computer. But how to restore contacts from iCloud backup when we lose contacts on iPhone? Some users will firstly reset iPhone to factory settings and then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" option in the "iOS Setup Assistant". However, it is not recommended because it will erase all the newly added data on your iPhone.

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can restore contacts from iCloud without causing any data loss on your iPhone. This software enables you to selectively recover your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch data. Additionally, it is very easy to use which requires no technology knowledge.


Free download the trial version below now and follow the guides to save your contacts immediately.

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View and Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Run the program and sign in iCloud

Please run the program after downloading and select "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Sign in your account with your Apple ID and password.

Recover from iCloud Backup Files

Step 2: Download and extract iCloud backup

When entering the program, you will see the backup files in your iCloud account automatically. Choose any data you want to recover by tapping "Download" button on the right side of the table. The whole progress of downloading depends on the amount of your data.

Choose One of iCloud Backup File

Step 3: Scanning and previewing contacts

The software will scan the data you downloaded automatically. You can choose "Contacts" only to preview details and turn on the button "only display the deleted items" to refine the results to save your time.

Main Interface of iCloud Backup Files Mode

Step 4: Restore contacts on computer

Proceed to "Recover" button to restore your contacts on your computer.

Recover Contacts from iCloud Backups Directly

By far, all steps are finished. You successfully restore iPhone contacts. FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can not only recover deleted contacts, but also empowers you to recover deleted photos, text messages, contacts, notes, videos etc. from your devices. The software in need is indeed!

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