How to Restore Contacts from iCloud [3 Methods and Easy to Follow]

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

iCloud is regarded as the commonest method to backup data wirelessly for iOS users. It provides 5GB for free to back up all kinds of data including contacts, messages, calendars, photos and reminders. If you lost contacts on your phone when you delete them accidentally or upgrade iOS, please stay calm. Here we will provide you with three solutions to restore contacts from iCloud.

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1 How to Restore Contacts from iCloud by Resetting iPhone

If you choose the first solution, please note that all the contents on your iPhone would be erased. After you upgrade your iOS device to the latest version, please follow the instructions below to extract contacts from iCloud.

Step 1 Clean up your device by clicking Setting > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings

Step 2 On the set-up screen, choose Set up your device. After signing in to your iCloud, tap on Restore from iCloud Backup and select the backup that contains the earlier version of your contacts.

2 How to Restore Contacts from

If you worry about losing all your contents on your device, you can simply download your contacts from

Step 1 Go to on any computer browser and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2 Choose Contacts and click on the gear icon at the bottom left. Then select Export vCard from the drop-down list. Please note that all the retrieved contacts will be saved on your computer, which means you need to use iPhone transfer to extract your contacts back to your device.

3 How to Restore Contacts via Data Recovery Tool

When you need to contact someone urgently but could not find his or her contact on your phone, considering the weaknesses of the solutions above, you may ask whether there is an effective and simple way to get contacts back without cleaning up data in advance. Here we recommend iMyFone D-Back to you. It is a professional data recovery tool, which helps you save time on finding your missing contacts as soon as possible.

Please read the specific features of iMyFone D-Back below to have a well-rounded understanding of it:

  1. It offers 4 data recovery methods including smart recovery, recover from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  2. It supports over 22 types of data including contacts, messages, photos and data from other third-party software.
  3. Users can preview and selectively recover contacts including names, numbers, emails, etc.
  4. Your data will never be overwritten with 100% security.
  5. It can be tried for free before purchase.
  6. It is fully compatible with all models of iOS devices and the latest iOS 11.

Now let’s use iMyFone D-Back to retrieve missing contacts according to the following steps.

Step 1 Download iPhone Data Recovery and launch it to your computer. Then click on Recover from iCloud Backup and next Start button from the main window of iMyFone D-Back.

Several data types will be displayed. Tick Contacts as you need to retrieve your contacts. Then press Next.

Step 2 Sign in to iCloud to access your backups. Please note that we provide a 100% security environment for you. When you have logged in, you will see several available backups are displayed, select the most recent one and press Next.

Step 3 Next, you will see a complete list of contacts that you have backed up before. Please preview them and choose the ones that you wish to retrieve and press Recover. Finally indicate the location to save all the recovered contacts on your computer.

Bottom Line:

Download the free version to have a try. With one of the best data recovery tools iMyFone D-Back, next time if you lost contacts accidentally, you can find them simply as soon as possible without erasing all the contents on your iPhone. Don’t forget to share this useful software with people around you.

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