How to Recover Contacts From iCloud – 3 Easy Methods Explained

We are way away from noting down the phone numbers in a book and keeping it somewhere safe. Today, you can save and synchronize your contacts in a blink. The irony, the same technology allows you to delete in a single tap. Is it possible to retrieve those deleted contacts? Well, you do have the options. You have the opportunity to recover data using three different methods – using (Apple’s cloud service), recovering from iCloud Backup, and using a recovery tool.

Way 1: Recover contacts from iCloud using Data Recovery tool

Apart from recovering deleted contacts using iCloud, you have the option to retrieve using a recovery tool. The best feature of using this process is that you do not have to download the entire archive of the contacts but select only the deleted contacts. Yes, you can have selective recovery rather than downloading the entire backup. iMyfone D-Back iCloud data recovery or iCloud data recovery for Mac gives you that opportunity. The recovery tool, unlike others, specializes in data recovery from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The essential features that make it unique include:

  • Assistance in recovering over 22 different file types such as contact, messages, notes, from iCloud Backup,iTunes Backup, or directly from device
  • A smart recovery mode that chooses the best option based on your input
  • Display of all the recoverable files
  • Compatible with all the models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Windows version  Mac version

Step1: Download and install the program. Launch it and from the main interface, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” tab. Proceed by clicking the “Start” button and select files.

choose mode recover from icloud backup

Step 2: You have to provide the iCloud account details so that iMyfone D-Back will search for available backup files. Pick the most recent file and click “Next” to allow the program to download the backup files.

download icloud backup file

Step 3: The application will display the results in the interface after scanning is complete. You can preview and select the files that you need and proceed by clicking the “Recover” button.

previw contact in icloud backup file

Step 4: A dialogue box opens up asking for the destination folder. You can pick an existing folder or create a new, and wait for it to complete the recovery.

After completion, you can then browse the folder to view the recovered files.

Steps to recover contacts from iOS device

You could alos try “Recover from iOS Device” mode to recover contacts directly from iOS device.

Step 1: After starting the software, choose “Recover from iOS Device” option, and click the “Start” button.

choose mode recover from ios device

Step 2: Select “Contact” in the next screen. The program will ask you to connect your device.

connect device to computer

Step 3: iMyfone D-Back detects the device. Now, click the “Scan” button to proceed.

scan data in device

Step 4: The application will display the recoverable contact files. You can preview them before downloading. You can also see only the deleted contacts by clicking “Show only the deleted files” option. Mark the files that you need and press the “Recover” button.

recover contacts directly from device

Step 5: A pop-up window will open where you have to tell the program where you want to store the files. Direct it to an existing folder or create one. Wait for the program to finish the process.

After completion, you can browse the folder to see the lost contacts.

It is difficult to tell when we lose crucial data from our device. Irrespective of the nature or the circumstance that you lost the data, iMyfone D-Back iCloud data recovery or iCloud data recovery for Mac gives you the chance to retrieve all the lost or deleted contacts with ease and in simple steps.

Windows version  Mac version

Way 2: Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud using iCloud Settings

If you have your contacts synchronized with iCloud, then you have the chance to retrieve them with ease.

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

Step 2: Turn off “Contacts”.

click contact in icloud

Step 3: Upon prompting, select “Keep on my iPhone” option.

Keep on my iPhone

Step 4: Once again, select “Contacts”, and tap “Merge” upon prompting. Wait for the process to complete.

Merge contact

Step 5: After the conclusion, you will observe the deleted contact/contacts back on your list.

Way 3: Recover iPhone Contacts from iCloud by exporting vCard

Step 1: Open your iCloud account by providing your login details.

Step 2: Click the “Contacts” menu.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon (clog symbol) located at the bottom left, and press the “Export vCard”.

Export vCard

Step 4: Now, save the file on your computer.

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