How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Selectively

Want to restore contacts from iCloud but do not know how? This guide will tell you 3 easy and efficient ways to restore contacts on iPhone from iCloud with detailed steps.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Dec. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2018
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You’d typically need to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud when you mistakenly erase the contacts on the iPhone or upgrade to a new iPhone XS/XR. In this post, we’re going to show you 3 methods to restore contacts from iCloud. There are some differences among the three methods. Now you can choose one as you need.

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Method 1. How to Selectively Restore Contacts from iCloud

To extract only contacts from iCloud backup, you need to use some trusted and efficient data recovery tool like PhoneRescue for iOS to help you out. It can scan your iCloud backup file and allows you to view all deleted contacts, then you can choose the needed one (ones) to retrieve them to your iPhone. There are some wonderful features of it like:

  1. Allows recovering iPhone data by scanning your iPhone, or extract data from iCloud.com and iCloud backup or extract data from iTunes backup files.
  2. Supports previewing and selectively restore some or all of the contacts to your computer or iPhone XR/XS/X/8/7/6 with only a few clicks. More important is that there’s no erasing in the process of restoring.
  3. Supports recovering various types of data covering contacts, messages, notes, voice memosphotosvideosWhatsApp chat history, etc. 

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How about give it a try? Just follow the steps below to restore contacts from iCloud backup quickly and easily.

Step 1 Launch PhoneRescue and connect your iPhone.

Click here to go to the PhoneRescue download page (choose download for iOS) > launch it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer if you want to restore contacts to your iPhone directly > Select “Recover from iCloud” > Click the Right Arrow button.

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How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 1

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 1

Step 2 Sign into iCloud and scan the contacts.

Log in your iCloud account > select one iCloud backup to download > click Arrow button > check the box of Contacts and uncheck other boxes > Click OK. Contacts in the iCloud backup would be downloaded to the computer.

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 2

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 2

Step 3 Confirm to scan backup content.

If you only want to view all contacts in iCloud backup, please select Only Scan Backup, if you want to compare the contacts in your iOS device and iCloud backup, select Compare.

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 3

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and restore the contacts you need.

Now all your contacts in iCloud are displayed. Select contacts, you can recover them by clicking the To Computer tab or To Device tab.

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 4

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 4

Method 2. How to Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

This method may lead to data loss on your iPhone, if you do not want to lose anything, please refer to Method 1.

If you have upgraded your old iPhone to a new iPhone XS(Max)/XR, and you need to restore all contacts as well as other data from iCloud backup to your iPhone (so you won’t worry about erasing all existing contacts), you can try this method:

Step 1If you have already set your new iPhone, then you need to erase all content and settings on iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

How to Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

How to Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud Backup

Step 2Follow the messages to set your new iPhone, please select Restore from iCloud Backup to make it > Log in your iCloud > Select the right backup.

Method 3. How to Restore Synced Contacts from iCloud to iPhone

If you want to restore contacts from iCloud backup without data loss, please refer to Method 1 to get the detailed steps.

If you have synced contacts to iCloud in the past, then you can log in the same Apple ID on your new iPhone to restore iCloud contacts.

Open Settings on your iPhone > iCloud > Log in with the iCloud account that stores your contacts > Toggle contacts on if it is off > Keep on My iPhone > Merge.

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud to iPhone

How to Restore Contacts from iCloud to iPhone

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The Bottom Line

Does this post help you to restore contacts from iCloud successfully, with this one of best iPhone data recovery software? If yes, don’t forget to share it with more people. Any problems, welcome to share them in the Comments Section below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.