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How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iCloud?

What if you suddenly lose or mistakenly delete some valuable contacts on your iPhone?

Contacts is a very important function on smart phones. With its powerful features, you can add phone number, address, company, email, ringtone, birthday and more other information to contacts. It records lots of treasured data related to your family members, friends, colleagues, etc. Without it, you may feel difficult to directly contact others.

In the following parts of this article, we will show you how to recover the deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud. If you are facing the contacts losing problem and want to recover them easily from iCloud, you can keep reading to find the answers.

Recover lost contacts on iPhone with iCloud

1. Unlock iPhone, Navigate to Settings > iCloud.

2. Find Contacts and turn off Contacts.

3. Choose Keep on My iPhone when you see the pop-up window.

4. Turn on Contacts and click Merge.

It will take some time to finish the process. After that, you may find that the deleted or lost contacts are back to your iPhone.

Restore deleted iPhone contacts from iCloud backup

In case you cannot recover the deleted contacts on iPhone with the first method, here we tell you the second method to do that. We sincerely recommend the reputable iPhone Contacts Recovery to help you to retrieve the missing contacts from iCloud backup to iPhone SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS. First, you need to download and install it on your computer.

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Step 1. Launch the software

Launch Software

Launch this iPhone contacts recovering program and connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. This excellent program will automatically recognize your iPhone and show its basic information.

Step 2. Log in iCloud account

Select iCloud Recovery Mode

Select the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files", and then input your iCloud account and password to log in your Apple account.

Step 3. Download and scan iCloud backup

Select iCloud Backup

Enter the main interface, all types of iCloud backup files will be listed in the preview window automatically. Choose the preferred backup file and click "Download". When downloading is over, tab "Scan" to scan the detailed information of the iCloud backup.

Step 4. Select deleted iPhone contacts

Scan iCloud Backup

After scanning, you can see all files are classified into categories on the left column. Tab "Contacts" and the contacts including the deleted ones will be showed on the right window. It allows you to preview the detailed information of each contact, so it's very convenient for you to recover the specific ones.

Step 5. Recover deletes contacts from iCloud backup

Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts from iCloud

Click "Recover" button and then select the destination folder for the recovered contacts from the pop-up window. Tab "Recover" again to start the restoring process.

Within a few seconds, the selected contacts will be restored to the computer. Then you are free to transfer them to your iPhone.


1. Besides contacts, it allows you to recover the deleted iPhone photos, text messages, videos, audios, notes, call logs, reminders, etc.

2. Apart from iPhone, this powerful data recovering program can help you restore the lost files from iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 4, iPod touch 6/5 and more. For instance, it enables you to restore lost notes on iPad and retrieve deleted music from iPod.