How to Backup iCloud Contacts and Calendar?

Taking a backup of iCloud contacts and calendar is of utmost importance. It can help us switch to a new device or to simply maintain a second copy of our vital contacts and calendars. Since iCloud can automatically backup iPhone contacts and calendars, it allows us to extract it as well. Nevertheless, the process can be a bit tedious. You can backup iCloud contacts and calendars using its native interface or a third-party tool. In this guide, you can explore these options in detail.

Part 1. How to back up iCloud Contacts?

Your contacts are undoubtedly the most important part of your phone and losing them could be a nightmare. The good news is that Apple allows us to sync our contacts (from iOS devices or Mac) with iCloud. In this way, your contacts would stay safe in the cloud from any accidental deletion. Though, if you wish to move these contacts to any other device, then you first need to transfer them from iCloud to your computer. You can go to the official website of iCloud and export your contacts to a vCard.

Follow these steps to backup iCloud contacts:

  1. To start with, launch any web browser on your system and enter in iCloud.com on the address bar.
  2. Log-in with your iCloud credentials. Make sure this is the same account that is linked to your contacts.
  3. From the home screen of iCloud, go to the “Contacts” option.
  4. sign icloud account to backup icloud contacts

  5. A list of all the synced contacts will be displayed. You can manually select the contacts you wish to save. To select all contacts, go to the gear icon and click on “Select All”.
  6. Now, click on the Settings (gear icon) again and select the “Export vCard” option.
  7. backup icloud contacts to computer
    Export the selected contacts on iCloud to computer for backup.

A vCard file of the iCloud contacts will be saved on the computer. After taking a backup of iCloud contacts, you can simply move this file to any other device as well. Also, when you backing up contacts to iCloud, you might face different issues. You can follow this guide to fix different iCloud contacts not syncing problems. Fror users who use multiple accounts to manage iPhone contacts, you can also follow this post to export iCloud contacts to Outlook.

Part 2. How to back up iCloud Calendars?

After learning how to backup iCloud contacts, you can easily do the same for iCloud calendars as well. Since our calendar is synced with all the important events, it can have information about our meetings, travel details, work plans, birthdays, and so much more. A lot of people find it hard to manage their schedule without having their calendar handy. You can also export iCloud calendars to your computer local storage.

Follow these steps to backup iCloud calendars:

  1. Firstly, launch any web browser and go to the official iCloud website.
  2. Log-in with your iCloud account credentials and select the “Calendar” icon from its welcome page.
  3. This will display all the calendars and their information. You can switch between different calendars from the left panel. Select a calendar and click on the share/signal icon, which is located beside it.
  4. This will display the Calendar Sharing feature. Enable the “Public Calendar” feature by enabling the option.
  5. backup icloud calendars - step 1
    Enable Public Calendar feature under Calendar Sharing Settings .
  6. A text box will display the exact URL of the calendar. Simply copy the URL and paste it into your browser’s address bar.
  7. The original URL would be starting from “webcal”. Remove “webcal” from it and replace it with “http”.
  8. backup icloud calendars - step 2
    Replace the "webcal" with "http"
  9. Once you press Enter, the calendar will automatically be downloaded on your system. You can go to the system’s Downloads folder to access the file.
  10. backup icloud calendars - step 3
    Then the iCloud Calendars will be downloaded to computer automatically.

Later, you can open it with any other tool or even sync it with your Outlook account as well.

Part 3. Backup iCloud contacts and Calendars to Computer

As you can see, it can be a bit tedious to back up iCloud contactsand calendars using the native interface. Thankfully, you can also backup iCloud contacts and calendar directly using dr.fone – Recover (iOS). As a part of the dr.fone toolkit, it provides a hassle-free solution to recover our data from various sources. You can extract your iCloud backup to your computer without any trouble. The tool can also recover lost data from iOS devices. It can also help you restore iTunes backup and iCloud backup to an iOS device without resetting it.

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Since you can have a preview of the iCloud backup content, you can select the kind of data you wish to retrieve. The tool is extremely easy to use and doesn’t need any prior technical experience as well. It is compatible with every leading iOS device (including iOS 11) and supports all the major data types such as photos, videos, contacts, calendar, etc. You can download its Mac or Windows application from its website.

Follow these steps to backup iCloud contacts and calendars to computer using dr.fone:

  1. Install the tool on your Mac or Windows PC. Whenever you wish to back up iCloud contacts or calendar, launch the tool. From the welcome screen of the dr.fone toolkit, choose the “Recover” option.
  2. backup icloud contacts and calendars with dr.fone
    Extract the contacts and calendars from iCloud for backup.
  3. From the left panel, you can view different recovery options. Select the “Recover from iCloud Backup file” to proceed.
  4. sign in icloud account

  5. Now, you would have to log-in to your iCloud account by providing the right credentials. If you want, you can load a previously downloaded iCloud backup file from here as well.
  6. Once you log-in to your iCloud account, the interface will automatically display a list of all the iCloud backup files. It will also provide some basic details like the date and size of the backup as well.
  7. select the icloud backup file

  8. Simply select the iCloud backup file you wish to recover.
  9. The interface will display the following pop-up. From here, you have to select the type of data that you wish to retrieve. In this case, it would be contacts and calendars. You can extract other types of data files as well.
  10. download the icloud content

  11. After making the appropriate selection, click on the “Next” button. Wait for a while as the application will download the selected data from the iCloud backup.
  12. The interface will automatically display the retrieved data from the backup. You can go to the relevant category from the left panel and preview your data.
  13. save the icloud contacts and calendars to computer

  14. In the end, you can just select the data you wish to backup and click on the “Recover to Computer” option.

In this way, you can backup iCloud contacts and calendar on your computer without much trouble. Not just contacts, you can also backup photos, voice memos, messages, and other data files. The tool can also be used to recover the lost and deleted data from your iOS device as well.

Part 4. Tips for managing contacts and calendars on iCloud

Now when you know how to backup iCloud contacts and calendars, you can easily keep your data handy. Furthermore, you can follow these tips to manage your iCloud data.

4.1 Enable the iCloud backup

Needless to say, you won’t be able to store your contacts and calendars on iCloud, if you haven’t enabled the backup. To do this, just go to the iCloud settings on your phone and turn on the iCloud backup option for contacts and calendar.

enable icloud sync for contacts

4.2 Backup your system’s contacts

If you store contacts on your Mac or Windows system, then you can also backup them to iCloud as well. To do this, just launch the iCloud application on your computer and enable the syncing option for contacts and calendar.

enable icloud sync for contacts

4.3 Merge Outlook data with iCloud

If you already have your contacts and calendars saved in Outlook, then you can easily merge it with iCloud as well. To do this, launch the iCloud desktop application. Go to the contacts or calendars “options”. From here, you can sync your Outlook contacts and calendars with iCloud.

4.4 Manage iCloud storage

By default, every Apple ID only gets 5 GB of free space on iCloud. Therefore, it is important to manage your iCloud storage. To do this, go to iCloud Settings > Storage > Manage Storage option. You can also buy more iCloud storage from the iCloud desktop application as well.

I’m sure that after reading this informative post, you would be able to backup iCloud contacts and calendars pretty easily. Out of all the provided solutions, dr.fone – Recover (iOS) provides the simplest and the most time-saving option. You can use it to recover iCloud and iTunes backup to the computer and other devices with a single click. It is also one of the first data recovery software for iPhone and can restore the lost and deleted data from your device in different scenarios.

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May 21,2018 14:34 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iCloud

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