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How to Restore Only Contacts to iPhone X

Losing contacts on your device especially when they are important contacts can be frustrating. Yet, it happens a lot. It is not very uncommon to find that you actually accidentally deleted the contacts or you dropped your iPhone and lost some of the contacts on the device. If this happens, your best bet is to restore the missing contacts either from an iTunes or iCloud backup, if you have one. In fact, a backup ensures that any data lost is not lost for long.

But while it is easy to restore an iCloud or iTunes backup, it is worth pointing out that these two Apple recommended backup and restore solutions do have a few shortcomings. To begin with, you are unable to see the contents of the backup file. This creates a unique problem where you can’t restore just your contacts. You have to restore the entire device and this can be problematic in its own way. But we are here to offer you a solution to this problem.

The Best Tool to Restore Only Contacts to iPhone X

There is one powerful backup and restore tool that allows you the control you need to selectively restore data from an iTunes and iCloud backup file. This tool is iMyFone D-Port Pro and if this ability seems like the icing on the cake, that’s because D-Port Pro can do more than just allow you to selectively restore data to your iPhone. The following are some of its other handy features.


    The current version of iMyFone D-Port Pro doesn't support restoring contacts to your iPhone, it supports restoring Messages, WhatsApp Messages and WeChat data. It will soon reaching the goal of backing up and restoring contacts.Stay tuned!

iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • Backup just your WhatsApp, WeChat and messages, neglecting all other data on your device.
  • The Backup and restore process is quick and easy and can be done in a single click
  • You can choose to restore a partial backup to your device without affecting other data on your device.
  • It allows you to export data from your iPhone, iTunes or iCloud backup file to your computer.

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1. How to Restore Only Contacts to iPhone X from iTunes

To begin, install D-Port Pro on the computer you use to sync with iTunes and then follow these simple steps to restore the contacts.

Step 1: Launch the program and then choose “Restore Backup to Device.” Select the relevant iTunes Backup and then click “Restore Partial Backup.” If the device is not connected, the program will prompt you to connect the device. You will then need to select the type of data to restore (in this case contacts.)

Step 2: Click “Next” and the program will scan the backup for the missing contacts.

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, preview the contacts and choose the ones you would like to restore before clicking “Restore.” The program will begin restoring the contacts to your device without affecting the other data.

2. How to Restore Only Contacts to iPhone X from iCloud

To restore your contacts from an iCloud backup file, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: If your iCloud backup is not on the list when you open D-Port Pro, click on “Download iCloud Backup” from the main window. Log in to your account and then choose the backup that contains the contacts you would like to restore. Click “Next” and the program will download the iCloud backup and scan the data on it.

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Step 2: Choose the type of data you would like to restore (in this case contacts) and allow the program to scan the data in the iCloud backup.

Step 3: When the scan is complete, preview and then select the contacts and then click “Restore” to begin the process.

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