How to Recover Deleted Data Using iCloud.com

By Emily Watson, Friday, April 28, 2017

"I was managing my contacts, however, I by accident removed some contacts that were supposed not to be deleted from my iPhone 6s plus. I've made a backup a couple of days ago. Can I do a recovery online?"

Data loss is of course a disaster for most mobile users. As for iOS users, it's easy to get lost data back as long as an iTunes/iCloud backup has been done in advance. However, neither can users directly preview content nor selectively restore files from iTunes backup files. As opposed to iTunes, iCloud seems more reliable. You might probably don't know that you can actually restore deleted data from iCloud ONLINE. Incredible? For an overall knowledge, please take a look at the following parts.

Feasibility: Why Is It Possible to Restore Lost Content from iCloud?

You can restore certain contents from an earlier version that was automatically archived in iCloud. For example, you might want to restore an earlier version of your contacts to recover some that were accidentally deleted. When you restore an earlier version, your current version is first archived in iCloud so you can change your mind and go back to it.

If you've synced and backed up your current data on iOS device to iCloud, another possible way is to use FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery to extract data from your iCloud without a hitch, like Photos, Messages, Contacts, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminder, Voice memos and Safari.

Possible to Restore Data Online

Facts: What Kinds of Data are Recoverable on iCloud.com?

Online restoration on iCloud seems to offer just a few choices for users. If your deleted items are included in supported data, then you should definitely give it a shot. Before you go to practice, let's see what data are recoverable on iCloud.com in the first place.

  • Files: Documents or other data you've synced with iCloud Drive including app data that you've allowed to store in iCloud.

  • Contacts: Your social connections including your beloved ones, friends and colleague. Calendars: Special dates and events of you.

  • Reminders: What tends to remind you cannot be forgotten.

  • Bookmarks: Sites you brows and favor the most on Safari.

Data Supported

Tutorial: How to Retrieve Deleted Data from iCloud.com?

It takes a few simple operations to restore lost content from iCloud.com. However, I should tell you in advance that this method doesn't work all the time. Some users might fail in this way. Yet, this free workaround is still worth a shot.

Step 1. Open your browser on Win/Mac and go to iCloud.com.

Step 2. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple/iCloud ID.

Step 3. Click on "Settings" on the panel or click your username and select "iCloud Settings".

Step 4. Scroll down and under "Advanced" title, select the "Restore" button of the desired type of data you'd like to restore.

Step 5. Wait till the scanning is complete and select desired items to recover.

Note that there are four options: "Restore Files", "Restore Contacts", "Restore Calendars and Reminders" and "Restore Bookmarks".

Restore Data Online

Does this method come to help you out? If you have any lingering questions in mind, please contact me directly or drop your comments below.


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