Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to Blaksta0nine0)
I may have a fix for you. In my case, although several contacts were missing from the "Contacts" listing, they appeared when I did a search by typiing the first name. So the information was still on the phone, just hidden for some bizarre reason. The following steps appear to have unhidden the contacts.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings.
- Tap on iCloud.
- Turn "Contacts" OFF.
- When asked "What would you like to do with the previously synced iCloud contacts on your iPhone?", answer "Keep on My iPhone". You'll see the message "Turning Off Contacts".
- Turn "Contacts" ON.
- When asked "Your contacts will be merged with iCloud. Merge or Cancel?" answer "Merge". You'll see the message "Turning On Contacts".
- Hit the HOME button.
- Tap the PHONE icon, then select "Contacts". You should see your iCloud contacts appear, and you're good to go.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to Blaksta0nine0)
I have a slightly different experience. I updated to iOS 6 last night. It wasn't until this evening that I realized my phone numbers were all missing from my contacts. Also my contacts with multiple email addresses were now separated into multiple contact entries, each holding a separate email address.
I tried ProgMale's suggestion, but I get no prompt that's described in step 6.
I've since spent a few minutes going through my Google Voice entries and have updated some phone numbers that way. But what a PAIN!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to Blaksta0nine0)
Are you saying that your phone was not connected to anything to backup? All the data on your phone was only on the phone and no place else? If that's the case... ;-(.... you must backup to something in order to share the data someplace safe.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to Blaksta0nine0)
If you remember creating an iTunes backup at some point prior to updating, you might still be able to get your contacts back. You may restore from a previous backup in iTunes (might not work due to difference in iOS versions), or use a 3rd party app that can extract the backup contents for you. Try iPhone Backup Extractor. You can easily import the contacts back to your phone later on. Hope this helps.