Does iCloud Backup Contacts? How to View and Extract Them?

Your contacts list is probably one of the most important pieces of data on your iPhone. Without it, it would be difficult to know who is calling you or even how to keep track of your friends, colleagues and family member’s contact details. As important as it is, it is very easy to lose the contacts on your device. You can accidentally delete them, damage to your device can result in the loss of your contacts or you can lose them for a variety of other reasons.

1 Does iCloud Backup Contacts?

Thus, you may want to know, whether iCloud backup contacts. The answer is yes. As long as your iPhone is connected to WiFi and plugged in and you have turned on contacts option in iCloud backup settings.

In this article, we are going to be looking at how you can back up all your contacts on iCloud. We will also introduce you to a tool that can help you gain access to this backup and extract the contacts you need.


2 How to Backup Contacts in iCloud

If you use iCloud as your backup solution, your contacts should automatically be backed up to iCloud as long as the option is turned on. To verify if it is, follow these very simple steps.

Step 1: Go to the “Settings” app on your device and then tap on “iCloud”

Step 2: Look for “Contacts” and make sure that it is turned on.

Step 3: Now scroll down to find “Storage & Backup” and then tap “Back Up Now.”

Backup  Contacts in iCloud


3 How to Extract Contacts from iCloud

It may happen that you lose these contacts for some of the reasons we have seen above and when you have a backup, all you have to do is restore the backup to get the missing contacts back. But restoring from an iCloud backup often means erasing all the contents and settings which can lead to data loss.

It is therefore prudent to find a solution that will allow you to gain access to the iCloud backup and only extract the contacts you need. The best tool to help you do this is iMyfone D-Back and the following some of the features that make it the ideal solution for you.

  • It is a data recovery tool that can help you recover up to 22 different types of files including contacts, messages, videos, photos and many more.
  • It can also be used to extract data from an iTunes backup file and also directly from the iOS device in case you don’t have a backup
  • Its preview function allows you to make sure you are extracting the right type of data from your iCloud backup.
  • It is very easy to use. A few simple steps are what stand between you and your contacts

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Here’s how to use iMyfone D-Back to extract contacts from iCloud. Before we begin, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps.

Step 1: from the program’s primary window, select “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.” In the next window, select “Contacts” and click “Next”

select “Recover from iCloud Backup”

Step 2: sign in to your iCloud account and then select the iCloud backup file that likely contains the contacts you need. Click “Next” to allow the program to analyze the backup file.

sign in to your iCloud account

Step 3: Once the analysis is complete, you should see all the contacts on the results page. Select the ones you want to extract and then click “Recover” to save them to your computer.

Select the ones you want to extract

Try iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac now to view your iCloud backup.

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