How to Restore Only Contacts from iPhone Backup to iPhone 8

Did you lose some of the contacts on your iPhone? It can be quite a problem especially when the contact information that has been lost is important. Having a backup of the contacts on iCloud or iTunes certainly helps since you can just get them back by restoring the backup. But what do you do when you just need to restore only the contacts. It can happen that you have newer data on the device that may be overwritten if you decide to restore the backup.

This is the main shortcoming of an iCloud or iTunes backup; you can’t actually gain access to the specific data on the backup file. You can only restore the entire backup; there is no option for the restoration of a section of the backup file. For this reason, it is important to find a solution that can allow you to restore just your missing contacts. Read on to find out how to restore only contacts from iPhone backup to iPhone 8.

Restore Only Contacts from iTunes/iCloud Backup to iPhone 8

If you have searched all the backup and restore tools in the market, you will find that there is only one allowing you to only restore the missing contacts. This tool is iMyFone D-Port Pro, a tool that grants the user control over their backup and restore processes to the extent that you can backup and restore only a section of your data. Some of its other features include the following.

Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro

  • You can backup and restore only messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data
  • Backup and restoration of data can be done in a single click
  • You can restore a partial backup to your device without overwriting the other data on your device
  • It can also be used to export data from your iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud Backup
  • This tool is completely compatible with iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, and other iOS devices running on iOS 11/10/9/8/, etc.

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Tip 1. How to Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup to iPhone 8

If you have an iTunes backup of the contacts, here’s how to restore just the contacts from that backup file. Before we begin, ensure that you install the program to the computer you use to sync with iTunes and then follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Launch the program and then choose “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.)

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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.

Tip 2. How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup to iPhone 8

If your contacts are in an iCloud backup, follow these simple steps to restore them.

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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