“I add some of my contacts to my favorite contacts, like my family member, friends and some important clients. Also i backup them on my iCloud, now i lost my iPhone, and want to view those favorite contacts from my iCloud backup. How to do it?”
Favorite contacts are the most important contacts on our iPhone, it supports us to speed dail them. And it’s easier for us to pick them and make phone calls, and send text messages. As it’s so important, so we usually will do some backup to keep them safe. But the questions is some people don’t know how to view those favorite contacts from their backups.
Now in this article, we’ll focus on show you how to view favorite contacts from iCloud. But iCloud won’t allow us to view those contacts directly, so we’ll need to restore those favorite contacts from iCloud, or relay on third-party iOS data recovery software for help. Now see below steps.
Restore Favorite Contacts from iCloud
Firstly, we’ll see how to restore favorite contacts from iCloud, and check them. But please note that it will need us to erase all content and settings before restoring.
1.we’ll need to connect our iPhone with Wifi, then go to Setting–General–Erase All Content and Settings, when all content and settings are erased, go to set up assistant with a hello screen.
2.swipe to begin the set up progress, choose the files you need, tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”.
Directly View Favorite Contacts from iCloud
If you don’t want to erase all your content and settings before restoring, and you need to view them directly, there is a way can help you by using third-party software iRefone.
iRefone can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allow us to preview them before restoring. Also even we didn’t do any backup, it can help us recover them directly from iPhone, iPad and iPod, like contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, WeChat messages ect.
Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.
Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. when log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the files you need, click “Download” at the end of it.
Step 3. after downloading, new interface with many data icon will show up. Find “Contact” icon, and tap on it. Then it’ll be scanned by the software.
Step 4. when finish scanning, you can preview your favorite contacts. If you need, you can also recover them by clicking “Recover to PC”.
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