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The pace of change in the technology sector has always been brisk. Our mobile devices and other gadgets keep updating in models and softwares, which makes it a need for us to be in accordance with that in order to be with the fast pace of this world. 

The models of phones keep updating and so does our urge to buy the new one. And when we get new devices, it becomes important to update the data, documents, and contacts into the new devices. 

When you use iOS or iCloud, it may seem a little typical to manage your contacts and contact information, remove duplicate contacts, add new contacts and groups, and much more on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. 

In the following blog, we will show you how to:

Guide to add/group contacts on iCloud

Creating Group for Contacts on iCloud

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. You will get a prompt that will ask you to sign in with your iCloud email address, Sign In with it.
  3. After signing in, you will see multiple logos of Contacts, Notes, Calendar, etc., choose Contacts icon.
  4. Click on the + sign that you will see at the left bottom side of the screen.
  5. Now you will see two options, ‘New Contact’ and ‘New Group’, choose the ‘New Group’ in order to create a whole new group of relevant contacts. 
  6. You will get a prompt to name the group of contacts, there you can name your group according to your requirements, for example Customers, Unengaged Customers, Company XYZ, and more.

Adding Contacts to Group on iCloud

It's really easy to add contacts to your designed group of contacts, let us learn how we can do that.

  1. Go to All Contacts on the left side bar.
  2. You can select one or more contacts that you want to add to the group. 
  3. Now you have to drag and drop the selected contacts into the destined group that is visible on the left side.
  4. And there, you have your desired group of contacts ready.

Guide to Edit contacts info on iCloud

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. You will get a prompt that will ask you to sign in with your iCloud email address, Sign In with it.
  3. After signing in, you will see multiple logos of Contacts, Notes, Calendar, etc., choose Contacts icon.
  4. You will see all the contacts on your iCloud, you can search and select the contact you wish to edit the information of.
  5. Once selected, you will see an option that says ‘Edit’ at the top of the screen, click that. 
  6. After clicking on the ‘Edit’ option, you will see several fields to fill information like Notes, Email Addresses, Homepage, and more. You can add or edit the contact information in one of these fields and then 
  7. After adding and editing the contact information, you can press the ‘Done’ button on the right bottom corner of the screen, and you are good to go. 

Guide to Import/Export Contacts on iCloud

Import Contacts on iCloud

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. You will get a prompt that will ask you to sign in with your iCloud email address, Sign In with it.
  3. After signing in, you will see multiple logos of Contacts, Notes, Calendar, etc., choose Contacts icon.
  4. Click on the icon of Settings that you will see on the left bottom side of the screen.
  5. You will see a list of options being popped up. From that list you have to choose Import vCard.
  6. You will see a prompt that directs you to the files on your desktop, from there you can fetch the contacts of your vCard to the iCloud account.
  7. Now all your contacts are imported to ‘All Contacts’

If you wish to add the newly-added contacts to one of the groups that you have created, you can refer to the steps mentioned in the section above. 

Export Contacts on iCloud

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. You will get a prompt that will ask you to sign in with your iCloud email address, Sign In with it.
  3. After signing in, you will see multiple logos of Contacts, Notes, Calendar, etc., choose Contacts icon.
  4. From all the contacts, select one contact or more contacts. 
  5. Click on the icon of Settings that you will see on the left bottom side of the screen.
  6. You will see a list of options being popped up. From that list you have to choose Export vCard.
  7. Now all your selected contacts are exported to the device in .vcf format. 

Guide to Recover iCloud contacts

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. You will get a prompt that will ask you to sign in with your iCloud email address, Sign In with it.
  3. After signing in, you will see multiple logos of Contacts, Notes, Calendar, etc., above these icons you’ll see Account Settings, click on that. 
  4. A new page of Account Settings will be opened on the tab, scroll down and move to the end of the screen. 
  5. On the left bottom corner, you will see a few options under the word Advanced.
  6. From the options, you will have to choose ‘Restore Contacts.’
  7. Once selected, you will see a prompt on the screen that will show a number of contacts that have been deleted from your account.
  8. On the right side of the list you will see ‘Restore’, click on that.
  9. And this is how your contacts will be recovered from iCloud. 

Conclusion

So this is how easy it is to handle and manage your contacts on iOS and iCloud. There’s more to just editing contacts and restoring lost contacts, like backing up contacts as well. In order to learn how to backup iPhone contacts, you can refer to our detailed guide by clicking here.
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