I honestly don't know what happened, but it appears that I lost a number of key contacts out of my address book. I didn't delete them manually, but regardless of what the cause was - they are gone.

Is it possible to restore contacts back, say from a few days ago?

Additionally, and this might be symptomatic of a bigger issues, some of my contacts appear in duplicate.

Please help

1 Answer 1

  1. Disconnect all iCloud devices from the network (in case one is problematic)
  2. Log in to iCloud.com from a computer
  3. Select Settings web app
  4. Scroll to the bottom left
  5. Select Restore Contacts
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  6. See what archives exist and then go to the contacts web app to make sure the cloud version of contacts is wrong.
  7. Optionally, export all the current contacts in case a restore makes things worse
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    This worked. I love you!
    – JAM
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 15:17
  • Love you right back! @Jam
    – bmike
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 15:21

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