Lost iPhone Contacts But They Are Still In iCloud. How Do I Bring Them Back?

By | March 2, 2018

How do I get my iCloud contacts to come back to my iPhone?  My iPhone lost many of my contacts, for some strange reason, and imported strange email addresses instead. I am just wondering how I can get those original contacts that are in iCloud back to my phone. Thanks.

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This is a problem for an IOS user from the apple community. I found out that he’s not the only one having the issue of the iPhone losing the stored phone numbers. We all know that once iCloud backup is activated, iCloud will automatically back up your camera roll, accounts, documents, and settings when the iPhone is plugged in to a power source, screen-locked and connected to WIFI. It seems that data can go to iCloud easily but can’t easily come back from it. Don’t be frustrated, I think iFonebox can help you to bring lost contacts back from iCloud easily.

The following are some of its features:

  • Three powerful working modes: recover form iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup
  • It’s very easy to use
  • Come with a preview function
  • Compatible with all kinds of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • Selectively recovery
  • 100% security guarantee

If you’re going to restore missing contacts from iCloud, restoring the backup may not be the best option because some data that is not on the backup may be completely lost. iFonebox is capable of detecting the backup file and restoring missing contacts from that backup. Besides, this won’t cause further data loss. Sounds amazing, right?

iFonebox has two available versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. Once you have installed the program, next I will show you how to retrieve vanished contacts from iCloud backup.




Step one: Run iFonebox and enter your Apple ID

Run the program, then just click the “Recover from iCloud Backup” at the top right of the software. You’ll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.

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Step two: Download data from iCloud backup

After you have selected an iCloud backup to download, it will start the downloading process. You can select all to download.


Step three: Scan data

Click on “Contacts” icon to start scanning automatically. It will take some time, you should wait patiently.

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Now you can select the contacts you want and click “Recover to pc” or “Recover to device”, then the instruction is accomplished.

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