If you have ever moved files from one phone to another you know that in most cases you lose some of you contacts.
Even I had to spend some time trying to figure out some way to transfer my contacts to another phone.
The simplest way to backup your contacts involves iTunes but to use this option you need computer. It shouldn’t take more than few seconds up to few minutes depending on how much information is on your iPhone. Another option to backup your iPhone’s contacts involves iCloud, it is Apple’s effort in cloud computing that was introduced in the fall of 2011. This method will backup only selected data and not the entire phone, so it is recommended to use iTunes backup feature one in a while. Jill Duffy is a contributing editor, specializing in productivity apps and software, as well as technologies for health and fitness.
The downloading process of your iCloud backup files takes some time, especially when you have a lot of data saved on iCloud, such as photos. You can download and restore any files from iCloud to iPhone, including Contacts, Text messages, Calendar, Call logs, photos, etc. The advantage of above iCloud backup restore solution is obvious and however you can also find its disadvantages at the same time.

Even if you do a backup for your contacts and then move them to your new phone there is always some errors in the process and you lose some contacts without even noticing it. Now you can use this backup when restoring your iPhone or when you want to setup a new iPhone using information from the old one. You may want to check that you have the latest version of iTunes (go to Help > Check for Updates), but in many cases it's not necessary. She writes the weekly Get Organized column, with tips on how to lead a better digital life. You can also download any data from iCloud backup to computer and transfer to any compatible smartphones, like iPhone, Samsung, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nexus and so on.
For example it allows you to select specific file type so you can recover only contacts, or only SMS, but it does not allow you to select and recover specific contacts or text messages.
Some phones have a specific contact format and transferring them to a different phone is close to impossible. Below these instructions, you'll also find a list of things that do and do not get backed up—each list applies to both backup methods.
Her first book, Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life is available for Kindle, iPad, and other digital formats. Then connect your iPhone, Android phone, like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo, Google Nexus, LG to computer through USB data cable comes with the phone.

So if you do not want to recover all files in a certain type or group, you still have to stick to the data recovery solution as mentioned at the first beginning of this guide to download any data from iCloud backup to computer and restore to iPhone. However this may cause data loss because you may have new data on iPhone that has not been uploaded to iCloud server yet. We have also launched detailed instructions for particular data recovery in earlier guides.
Also you may want to know what you have backed up on iCloud before you proceed to restore iPhone from it. You can recover deleted Reminders on iPhone, recover Facebook Messenger, retrieve lost WhatsApp messages, just to name a few. Go back and check the guide above to extract iCloud backup to computer so you can see what you have on your iCloud account. Is there any way we can select and download any data or files from iCloud backup to iPhone directly?

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