The difficulty in restoring iCloud data from a back up is that the back up is older than the current version on iCloud and anything that is restored gets removed again when an iCloud sync occurs. So I need to restore only contacts from iCloud backup to iPhone. Any help?
iCloud is easy to back up all contacts or other data like messages from your iPhone, but it is not easy when you need to restore contacts from iCloud backup. As is known that when restoring from iCloud, you have to reset your iPhone and erase all contents on your iPhone, which means you will lose some data you need if restoring. So how to restore only contacts from iCloud backup to iPhone?
Don’t panic. We’ve got a method to help you selectively retrieve contacts from iCloud back to your iPhone.
In order to restore contacts from iCloud back to iPhone, there would be some trouble if no help from iFonebox
, which is a professional iPhone contacts recovery. It is widely recognized that iFonebox is a powerful iPhone data recovery
tool supporting to extract and restore contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Also, under the help from iFonebox, you can also retrieve deleted messages
, contacts, notes, whatsapp messages
, etc, from iPhone and iPad directly with or without backup. One more thing, iFonebox enables to transfer recovered contacts, messages & notes back to iOS device directly.
But before restoring contacts from iCloud backup via iFonebox, you need to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
How to restore contacts from iCloud backup to iPhone?
Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode. Please sign in with your Apple ID and password, then select one iCloud backup to download. You can only choose Contacts to download to save more time.
Scan contacts from downloaded iCloud backup.
Once downloaded successfully, you can click on Contacts item to start scanning and analysis.
Preview and select contacts to restore.
After scanning, now you can choose those contacts you need, and then click Recover to Device
button to transfer found contacts to your iPhone directly.
That’s it. In a word, it is pretty convenient and functional to restore contacts from iCloud backup to iPhone under the help from iFonebox.