Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Roshanalex)
How are you syncing contacts to your iPhone?
All you have to do is delete the contact group from your contact manager app on your computer and then sync the iPhone again.
Or delete the group from iCloud or Exchange, if contacts are synced over the air.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to whatheck)
I just use icloud to sync my contacts.
The problem is that once my icloud was turned off by mistake and when I created a contact, it got saved into the phone instead of iCloud. So the phone automatically created a group called "All on my iphone". This group doesnt sync with icloud. It doesnt show anywhere except in the phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to Roshanalex)
So you've turned iCloud contact syncing back on, and the locally-saved contacts have not been pushed to iCloud? I would have thought that would happen right away.
If not, then you may have to look for a contact manager app (many are free) that let's you export contacts from your phone as a vcard file, then import that into iCloud using a computer.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
i turned my icloud syncing back on rightaway and deleted the contact that i saved to phone. All my contacts are on my icloud account. The only problem is that i can't delete the group that the phone created itself.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to Roshanalex)
Take a look at this thread -> Remove contacts group "on my iPhone"
It looks like they found a few ways to get rid of the group, the easiest looks to be just turning iCloud contacts off and then back on.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to whatheck)
In the post you referred, they were talking about iOS 5. Im using iOS 6 and theres no option to uncheck it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to Roshanalex)
In iOS 6 there is, look in your Settings for iCloud (either Settings/iCloud or Settings/Mail, Contacts,.../(your iCloud account) there is an ON/OFF toggle for Contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
Yes, there is that toggle button Under icloud. But switching that OFF and On doesnt make any difference because im talking about the group thats stored locally in the phone.
You can also check that yourself. When you turn OFF contacts under icloud, it asks you whether you wanna delete the contacts in iphone or keep them in iPhone. If you choose to keep it, the phone will create a group called "All on my iPhone" and puts all the contacts in that group. This is what happened to me. I then deleted the contacts but still the group is there with no contacts in it. I think my only option now is to format the phone and also delete the icloud backup and then start as a new phone instead of restoring from backup.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to Roshanalex)
I understand all that, but you may not have waited long enough with iCloud OFF. Toggle it OFF again, then maybe even Reset your iPhone with iCloud off, then after several minutes try turning it on again.
If you still have trouble, try creating a new contact with iCloud OFF to make a local entry. Then activate iCloud Contacts and this time select the Delete option., perhaps that will get rid of the group.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
The group got automatically deleted now.
I turned off contacts in icloud and it asked me whether to delete the contacts or keep in iPhone. I opted to keep in iPhone and the "All on my iPhone" group got all the contacts and then I turned back ON the Contacts in iCloud and it asked me whether to merge or not. I opted to merge and suddenly all contacts got tmerged to icloud and the other group just dissappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Roshanalex)
Cool, glad you got it sorted.