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recover iPhone contacts from iCLoud backup without restoring everything

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My contacts in the iphone suddenly dissappeared (lack of memory corrupted some apps). I have an iCloud backup but I only want to recover the contacts, not everything. Is it possible?
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Question by:jlgraupera3
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by:dbrunton
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Try the advice in this link http://www.imore.com/how-restore-contacts-icloud-your-iphone-or-ipad

Basically it involves using the Setting app on your phone, iCloud, and resetting the Contacts option.
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by:John Hurst
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The iCloud backup is just that - a backup. Your contacts are not separate.

I just used iCloud to change from iPhone 4s to iPhone SE.

I am quite certain the answer is No.
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you are right: iCloud back up is a full back up, not modular. Synched contacts in icloud.com can be recovered but they were not up to date.
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So you would have to restore everything and take what the full backup offers.
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by:Jackie Man
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There are paid methods to restore your contacts from iCloud backup but it is a bit expensive for me at about $40.

http://www.wondershare.net/ad/dr-fone/mobile.html

Other methods are listed below.

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/283920/How+to+restore+lost+data+from+iPhone+after+iOS+9.3+update
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by:Qian Bao
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Use iPhone Backup Extractor, it can extract any data from your backup, both individually or as a whole.

http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/
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