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Deleted Numbers in iOS 6

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Robz1e17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 27, 2012 9:35 AM

Hey all

 

I don't know if this problem came with the iOS 6 or it was there with the previous versions too, but here is what I'm facing.

 

I recently updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6 and today I replaced the phone number of a contact with a new number. Somehow the old number is still there in my phone and still linked to the same contact. When I go into messages and type the contact's name, the number comes under 'Other'.

 

The strange part is that the phone is not showing the number in my Contact list.

 

Also when I delete a contact, the number is still there in the phone under the type 'Other'.

 

Anyone else experienced this problem? Is this some OS bug?

 

 

Help needed

 

 

 

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Arnav Goyal

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Robz1e17)

    When you compose a message and see the "old" number look if there is a blue arrow on it. If yes press it and choose "delete from recents.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Robz1e17)

    Go to Settings>Mail. Contacts, Calendars and look how many Accounts they are has "Contacts ON".

  • paulrice00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to Robz1e17)

    Did you try connecting your phone to itunes throught your computer.  I had the same problem and I didnt realise i had sync'd the contacts through iTunes too.  I deleted them all from there.

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Robz1e17)

    Ok you can go with paulrise00 advise.

  • jvanassen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Robz1e17)

    Hi Rob

     

    Thankfully you have already made this post. I was coming on here to make this post.

     

    I had this happen to me last week when i renewed someones number in my contacts.  There number is still visible in messages.

     

    I spent an hour on the phone to Apple and the guy i was speaking to had never seen this problem before and tried loads of stuff with me and none of it worked.

     

    I have once again just had a friend text me there new number and once again there old number even though ive deleted it is still sat there when i compose a new message.

     

    This is the second bug ive found with IOS6 / Iphone 5 and am getting very close to returning this phone and going for the S3. Its full of bugs!!!!!!

  • gossamerjohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to Robz1e17)

    I too am having this problem with multiple contacts.  Anyone I sent a message to at their old number still shows up, even if I've deleted that old number completely, everywhere, and added a new number. 

     

    It shows up as "other" in the message drop down but nowhere else on iCloud, MBP, iPad, Google, FB, etc..

     

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  • alpasu Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to Robz1e17)

    I too have the same issue.

  • jvanassen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to alpasu)

    Hopefully this is sorted soon as its very annoying!!

  • teflondon12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to Robz1e17)

    Any progress on this? What a pain in the bum.

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