One big feature iCloud has always been lacking is the ability to restore files, contacts or calendars in iCloud if they were lost.
A small feature quietly added to the service overnight, spotted by 9to5Mac, now allows you to easily restore items that were deleted or lost.
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The option is hidden under ‘advanced’ in the settings area of iCloud.com. From there, you can restore files deleted from iCloud drive in the last 30 days, along with any deleted calendars or contacts.
It’s a small tweak, but a welcome one for anyone who’s been burned (like me) by accidentally deleting a contact or files disappearing. I’m hopeful the dialogue will make its way to the Mac desktop so it’s easier to do restores directly.
➤ Restore iCloud backups [9to5Mac]