Here's how you can restore deleted files, contacts, calendars, reminders using iCloud. If you accidentally deleted something, then follow the steps we've outlined here to recover everything in one fell swoop.
Apple has today rolled out a new feature for iCloud users on the Web that allows anyone to recover their deleted files in a snap. The feature is hidden from plain view, and we'll guide our users on how to access it and subsequently recover files.
Restore Deleted Files, Contacts, Calendars On iCloud
1. Using your Web browser on your computer, open icloud.com.
2. Enter your iCloud credentials when prompted and hit the 'return / enter' key on your keyboard.
3. Click on your name in the top right hand corner and then click on 'iCloud Settings.'
4. Scroll all the way down in iCloud Settings and you'll see a section labelled 'Advanced.'
5. Here you'll see options labelled 'Restore Files,' 'Restore Contacts,' and 'Restore Calendars and Reminders.' Click on either one which you wish to restore.
6. Select the files you want to restore. You can even select multiple files as well. Click on the 'Restore' button once you've made your choices.
7. You'll see a 'Restore Complete' prompt on the display confirming that your selected files(s) have been restored.
It's great to see that Apple has finally implemented this feature as it can go a long way for those who accidentally end up deleting their files from iCloud without any sort of knowledge. Furthermore, recovering contacts is a huge deal maker here for every user out there. We really wish this feature was there from day one since iCloud made its big debut, but there you have it, it's now here and every user can make use of it to their heart's desire.
iCloud is a great way to create a backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and can save you from a lot of trouble from losing everything altogether. If you're an iOS user, then we recommend that you go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and turn the 'iCloud Backup' switch to the ON position. Once you're done, your iOS device will create a backup of everything on Apple's servers when your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is plugged into a power source.
If you ever lose your device for any reason, then you can simply restore everything from iCloud when you're setting up your new device. Your photos, contacts, calendars, reminds and files will be back as they were when you created the backup.
It's better to be safe than sorry, folks.
You should also check out: Delete Old iCloud Backups On iPhone, iPad, Mac To Free Up Space.