How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Selectively
Want to restore contacts from iCloud but do not know how? This guide will tell you how to restore contacts on iPhone from iCloud with detailed steps.
PhoneRescue is an iTunes/iCloud backup extractor that enables you to view and recover data in iPhone backup. Try it now to restore contacts from iCloud to iPhone 7/6s/6/SE/5s/5c/5.
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. In this post, we're going to introduce you three methods to restore contacts from iCloud entirely or selectively.
Firstly, we will talk about how to restore contacts from iCloud selectively by extracting contacts from iCloud with an iPhone backup extractor PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery.
Method 1. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue
PhoneRescue is one professional iOS & Android data recovery tool, and for iOS users it can help you recover iPhone/iPad/iPod lost contents easily and quickly.
1. It gives you three recovering modes: Recover from an iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup, and Recover from iCloud. So you can easily restore contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue.
2. It allows you to preview the contacts before recovering, and lets you decide which contacts you want to restore. You can also choose to save the contacts to computer or restore iCloud contacts to iPhone 7/6s/6/5s directly.
How about give it a try? Just follow the steps below to restore contacts from iCloud backup in 3 steps.
Step 1. Click here to go to PhoneRescue download page (choose download for iOS) > launch it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer if you want to restore contacts to your iPhone directly > Select "Recover from iCloud" > Click the Right Arrow button.
How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue - Step 1
Step 2. 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 iCloud backup would be downloaded to computer.
How to Restore Contacts from iCloud with PhoneRescue – Step 2
Step 3. 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
Step 4. 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
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 updated to a new iPhone 7/7 Plus, 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 1. If 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
Step 2. Follow 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 Get 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
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