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How to Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

“I updated my iPhone 7 to the latest iOS 11 last night. This morning, I found some of my contacts are gone. I have backed up my iPhone 7 with iCloud last week. I just need the contacts, so I don’t want to restore my whole iPhone. How can I restore contacts from iCloud backup without losing any data on my iPhone 7? Thank you very much!”
Asked by Joe

Compare with iTunes, iCloud is more convenient and flexible than iTunes. It can backup your iPhone data automatically without connecting your iPhone to computer. Once you lose or accidentally delete contacts from your iPhone, you can use iCloud backup to get back the deleted or lost contacts for you. You can try to restore your iPhone with iCloud backup file, but this will wipe all the new data on your iPhone. Do you want to do that? If not, you can learn how to restore contacts from iCloud backup without restoring your iPhone in this article.

iPhone Data Recovery is designed for iPhone users to get back deleted or lost data from iPhone and iPhone backup. iPhone Data Recovery program to download and scan your iCloud backup to find the contacts for you without losing any data on your iPhone now. Besides contacts, you can also restore messages, photos, videos, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, Whatsapp messages, voice memos, voicemail, Safari bookmarks and other data in your iCloud backup file. You can learn how to retrieve photos from iCloud here.

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. Select “Recover Data from iCloud Backup” option on the main interface.


You can log in your iCloud account on the interface with your password. After that, you can see all the iCloud backup files in your account. You need to select the iCloud backup you want to restore contacts from.

icloud backup list

Step 2. Scan iCloud Backup and Find Contacts

Once you find the iCloud backup file, double click it and the program will begin to download it to your computer. After downloading, this iCloud Data Recovery will scan your iCloud backup file deeply to find the contacts and other data in your iCloud backup. You will find all the data in your iCloud on the interface after scanning with a data menu on the left side. With the help of this menu, you can find any contact you want to restore.

scan result

Step 3. Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

Go to the “Contacts” section, you will see all the contacts in your iCloud backup. You are allowed to choose any of them to preview before recovering. You can check the phone number, birthday, email address, mail address, job title and other information you had on your iPhone. After selecting all the contacts you want to restore, click “Recover” button. This program will restore contacts from iCloud backup to computer as soon as possible.

icloud contacts

iCloud helps you to backup iPhone contacts. iPhone Data Recovery helps you to extract contacts from iCloud backup file. With this program, you won’t worry about losing new data when you restore contacts from iCloud backup. Besides contacts, you can also recover messages, photos, videos, notes, Whatsapp messages, Safari bookmarks and history from your iCloud backup file.