Sometimes iOS users face the need to restore their contact list from iCloud to iPhone or iPad. In most cases, this is due to the purchase of a new smartphone (tablet) or resetting the device to factory settings. Also, sometimes you can accidentally turn off syncing for contacts in the iCloud section of your device.
Below are some of the simplest steps you need to take to recover contacts on iPhone or iPad from Apple cloud storage.
For a complete understanding of the process of storing and syncing contacts in iOS on iPhone and iPad, please read this material:
If you have used the service “Contacts in Gmail “then be sure to read this material.
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How to properly delete contacts from iPhone or iPad
When you delete a contact from your iPhone or iPad while syncing with iCloud is enabled, it is automatically deleted from the cloud as well.
Therefore, in any case, do not delete contacts yourself (one by one) in the application. Telephone or application Contacts…
You need to remove contacts from the device, but at the same time, so that they remain in iCloud. To do this, go to the Apple ID section (the topmost one in Settings) and at the very bottom click on the “Log off”…
From the options offered, select “Sign out of iCloud and the Store “ or “Sign out of iCloud “…
When asked by the system about what to do with contacts on the device, answer “Delete”, thereby deleting contacts from iPhone or iPad, but leaving them in iCloud.
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How to Recover Contacts on iPhone or iPad
one… Check for iCloud contacts by visiting icloud.com from your computer (requires Apple ID input).
The list of available contacts will be located in the section Contacts… If desired, add new contacts in the same place (the “+” button in the lower left corner). All of them will appear on the iOS device after setting up synchronization.
2… Open the application “Settings“On iPhone or iPad. Select the Apple ID section (at the very top), go to the iCloud section and log in with your Apple ID.
Note… If you have already been logged in and the switch “Contacts»Activated, but contacts are not displayed in the application Telephone, deactivate it. After that, a message will appear in which the user will be asked whether to save contacts on the iPhone (iPad) or delete them. Select “Delete from iPhone“.
If the Contacts switch is already deactivated (off), follow the next step.
3… Activate the switch “Contacts“. A pop-up message will appear. Select option Merge contactsto merge contacts on the device with contacts in iCloud, or Delete from iPhone (iPad) to remove them from the device.
Your contacts will begin downloading from iCloud to your device. Please note, contacts will not appear immediately. It may take a few minutes to sync.
How to Recover Deleted iCloud Contacts on iPhone or iPad
If contacts have been deleted from iCloud, then Apple allows you to restore them within 30 days. In order to recover deleted contacts, use this instruction.