How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup Easily?
Most people prefer restoring their iOS data simply by carrying out a factory reset and then selecting the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option. However, this is a long and risky way to restore your data as carrying out a factory reset is likely to wipe all the available data on your iDevice including the one that you had failed to back up. Below are some tips on how to effectively, yet safely restore your contacts from iCloud. Please ensure that you have made an additional backup of your iDevice as a contingency plan.
See Also: How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backup
Obviously, there is various sophisticated Mac and Windows programs that can be used to restore iOS device data that you had previously backed up on iCloud. Some of the programs are extremely potent that they can be used to even restore previously deleted data on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. In this tutorial section on how to restore contacts from iCloud backup, you are going to learn how to use the iCloud Data Recovery program well. With it, you can:
- Restore not only contacts, but also photos, messages, audio, video, etc. from iCloud backups at ease;
- Recover from iTunes or from devices directly are also supported;
- Allow users to preview the iCloud backups on the computer without hassle;
A Step-by-Step guide on Extracting Contacts from iCloud Backups
Step 1. Download and install the program on your Windows or Mac computer, then launch it. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" and login into your iCloud account by using your Apple ID and secret password here.
Step 2. Once you have successfully logged into your iCloud account, you will be shown all the iOS backup data files that have been stored there. Select the one you need and click "Download" button to scan for detailed files.
Step 3. Click "Contacts" category in the left panel and preview the detailed contacts list in the right panel. Here, you can tick the whole contacts or specific contacts list and hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer.