How to Download Contacts from iCloud [2021 Update]

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Nowadays many mobile users state that they usually forget to back up their data like contacts while they are resetting their iPhone into factory settings, especially or, it may happen some troubles upon their iPhone lead to losing their contacts unfortunately. Therefore, in order to solve these various problems, here are some different ways to download iCloud contacts from your iCloud account.


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1 How to Download Your Contacts Directly from iCloud account

The following is a simple step by step tutorial that you just need to follow suit.

Step 1 Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2 Tap on your name, tap iCloud and make sure that you have logged in your iCloud account.

Step 3 Turn on Contacts.

PS1: If you have already turned it on, turn it off and then back on again. When you turn it off, there will emerge a message that asks you whether keep the contacts. Please select delete from my iPhone.
PS2: Remember to connect to the network while you are doing this step

2 How to Download Contacts from iCloud.com

Another option is to download your contacts from iCloud.com. This is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to switch services or just wants an extra backup of their contacts. The contacts are downloaded in .vcf file format which you can then upload to an app that supports it. However, there may happen any problems.

What you got to do is to visit www.iCloud.com, log in to your iCloud account, open Contacts and export contacts in vCard by opening the gear settings on the left-bottom.

However, if your browser appears that the "iCloud not exporting contacts". Do not be worried about it. It is just a fault occurred by your browser (Google Chrome and IE will appear this situation). you can try Microsoft Edge or Firefox as the web browser when visiting the iCloud website. You are likely to solve the problem.

3 How to Download Contacts from iCloud by iOS Data Recovery

The two methods above are very simple and quick, but they still have limitations, if you want to download more than just contacts from your iCloud backup file, and you need a tool to help you gain access to an iCloud backup file without restoring, then iCloud Backup Extractor is an ideal choice for data extraction from iCloud backup.

PS: iOS Data Recovery can also back up many files stored by app like WhatsApp. And remember to connect your phone to your computer if you want to use this feature.

The following is a simple step-by-step process to help you use iOS Data Recovery to download contacts from your iCloud account.

Step 1 Install the program to your computer and then launch it.

Step 2 Select Extract Data from Backup and then you will see all the backups on your computer. Click Download iCloud Backup as the following picture shows to proceed.

Step 3 Then you are required to sign in your iCloud account, after signing the iCloud account, you will see the backup files you have. Select the backup file you want to download the contacts from. Click Next to check Contact as the following picture shows to proceed.

Step 4 After doing all the tutorial above, you will get this result page, click the contact you want and then click Extract to save them onto your computer.

To conclude, we would like to say that the next time you search the web for“How can I re-download my contacts ?”, refer to this article and follow the tutorial given above to find all your iPhone contacts that went missing. Also, it is advisable to install iOS Data Recovery on your PC to quickly download contacts disappeared from iPhone, and resolve many other data missing problems without losing any data.


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