Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to soxfan234)
I have exactly the same problem. Did anyone find a solution so far. iCloud is not active for me but I can't get both mail settings and contact apps to work. iPhone upgrade worked fine though...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 2:11 AM (in response to soxfan234)
I am also having similar issues.
From the forums, other users online fixes seem to work after "switching on" contacts in SETTINGS>iCLOUD.
When I try this and get a "YOUR CONTACTS WILL BE MERGED WITH iCLOUD" box - I tap this and also get kicked back to the front home screen.
I also get kicked back to home screen when I tap SETTINGS>MAIL,CONTACTS,CALENDARS.
I've tried a hard reset and restore but no joy - anyone any ideas ?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 4:49 AM (in response to soxfan234)
Hi, same problem here. Any time I try to open Mail/Contacts/Calendars... it jumps out to the home screen. And also can not create new contacts. When trying to switch on contacts in iCloud settings it also quits to the home screen. When I log in to iCloud.com the contacts book is empty so iPhone is not syncing to iCloud. iTunes is also not syncing properly, backup takes ages although the iPhone is new and almost empty. All these problems exist only since upgrading to iOS 5. I have a suspicion that it may as well have something to do with multiple user accounts on Windows 7. I have installed iOS 5 twice but nothing got better. Let`s try to find solution!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 7:15 AM (in response to soxfan234)
Hi there - it's me again - found a solution which involved a totally clean restore as a new iPhone.
Do NOT USE an existing BACK-UP to restore or YOU'LL END UP WITH THE SAME SYMPTOMS.
When asked to sign on to iCloud ----DECLINE ---- then put your stuff back on piece by piece. After all that's done you can switch Contacts on in iCloud and Roberts your Auntie's husband.
Once all done back it up a few times to overwrite old existing back-ups.
Best of luck
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to soxfan234)
Finally got this fixed at the Apple Store today. They said it was a total software corruption so they replaced the phone and manually pulled the contact info out of the old phone and put it into the new one. As lisbonbhoy said, you can't resotre from backup or you'll have the same problems. Re-downloading all my apps was a bit of a pain, but it's a heck of a lot better than not being able to email or use contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 12:45 AM (in response to soxfan234)
I also have mail probs since the ios5 update. When I open mail on my 32GB iPhone 4 running iOS 5 it opens, gives a blank white screen, then quits after about ten seconds, returning to the home screen. A second attempt and it launches fine. I did an update to ios 5 and not a clean install but I don't want to wipe everything if I can help it. All other aspects of ios5 seem fine. Any ideas anyone?? By the way, I'm still syncing mail with Mobile Me as not yet on Lion on my Mac so can't "upgrade" (downgrade?!?) to iCloud yet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 6:42 PM (in response to chads_mad)
it's one of two things: either ios5 or the iTunes upgrade needed to install ios5 UNCHECKS the box in iTunes that syncs your contacts.
Go to iTunes, go to "Info" in the top menu, check the box to sync your contacts, then sync again, and all will be well. You will have your contacts, and your Favorites will be names instead of numbers.