How to Restore iPhone Contacts from iCloud and Email

Even if you own only the iPhone and don’t have an iPad and iPod touch, you should still think about backing up all your contacts, just in case. The release of iMessage made it possible to send messages across all iOS devices, so it is best if you make sure that your contact list is backed up securely. Previously I showd you how to setup Google sync for iPhone contacts and now you can restore and backup it via iCloud and iTunes.

Would you like to know how to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud? Do you need an instruction on how to backup iPhone contacts via email address? You will find such a guide inside this post. Follow it if you wish to never have a problem with your contact information on an Apple gadget.

Restore iPhone Contacts Instruction for iCloud Fans

These are useful steps that can guide you through the process of how to restore iPhone contacts from iCloud. In order to use this method you need to make sure that your smartphone is running iOS 5.0 and above. If you need to delete iPhone contacts you can use Cydia tweak for this.

Step 1

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First Step

Launch the Settings app on the iPhone. Choose the iCloud cell [you can find it in the 4th section of your menu].

Step 2

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Second Step

Make sure that your Contacts toggle is “On.”

Step 3

Third Step

In case you haven’t performed the iCloud backup yet, choose “Storage & Backup” option [it is located in the bottom].

Fourth Step

Ensure that your iCloud Backup toggle is “On” and choose “Back Up Now” [you will find this option in the bottom of your screen]. By the way, you have to use your Wi-Fi connection for the backup as all iCloud backups require it.

Fifth Step

Now if you wish to use a different iOS device, you will just have to set “Contacts” to “On” and sync your backuped contacts to that gadget via the same Apple ID.

Backup iPhone Contacts Instruction via Email

You have learned how you can restore iPhone contacts from iCloud above. Now we will share a guide how you can perform the same task via your email address Microsoft Exchange account. As an example, we chose to use a Gmail account, still this backup can be done with other emails as well.

First Step

Launch the Settings app on the iPhone. Choose the Mail, Contacts, Calendars [you can find this option in the 3rd section of your menu].

Step 2

Second Step

Choose Microsoft Exchange on the list of accounts if you do not have any active accounts yet. If you do, you can simply add a new email account from which you plan to restore iPhone contacts from. Now choose “Add Account” and select “Microsoft Exchange.”

Step 3

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Third Step

It is time to enter the email address into the first line and then add your associated account password and description.

Step 4

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Fourth Step

Choose “Next” [it is located in the upper right hand corner of your screen]. Now enter m.google.com into the server field. Add your email address once again to use as your username.

Step 5

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Fifth Step

Choose “Next” and ensure your “Contacts” option is set to “On.” Now when you use a new gadget, your contacts will be easily restored.