What happens when I restore from backup?

If you decide to restore your backup first consider whether the addressbook source itself provides a restore option. For example, Gmail and iCloud enable you to restore your contacts to a specific point in time.

Covve's restore functionality will restore your contacts to the state it was when you signed up. Any changes since then will be lost.

If you choose to restore from backup this will trigger the restore process. This takes place in two steps:

  1. Covve will add all the contacts from your backup into your address book. For a short while you will see the number of contacts increasing
  2. When the first step completes successfully, Covve will delete all your old contacts so that only the newly restored ones remain. For a short while you will see the number of contacts decreasing