Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to avite621)
Your contacts should still be in whatever contact manager or cloud service(s) you were syncing them with. Are they?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
No, they're all gone. When I check my text messages, and recent calls, it's only displaying the phone numbers and when I check my "contacts" tab, it's completely empty.
I also have my phone through AT&T, so if they didnt go to the cloud, like they should have...they should at least be on my SIM.
I'm very worried about the possibility of having lost EVERY contact.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to avite621)
What were you syncing them to before you started the update? If you were syncing them to iCloud (which you would have had to turn on... it doesn't just happen by magic) then they should sync back to the phone from iCloud.
The iPhone does not store any data at all on the SIM.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
I guess I just assumed that my contacts would remain intact with an update. Every other phone I've ever had stores contacts on the SIM and doesnt touch my contacts when updating. I wish I had known updating my hardware would delete everything. My photos and music remained, but the contacts are gone.
Makes no sense to me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to avite621)
I had a same situation today with my 3GS. I'm trying to restore them with iTunes but I can't.
If you succeed to solve the problem please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 6:22 PM (in response to vladavb)
I have the same problem. Apple needs to sort itself out. How they can release such bug ridden upgrades it astounds me for a business of this size. I now can't sync anything since upgrading, and all my photo's and contacts have been deleted.
I use my iphone 5 for business so now I have a mobile device with no contacts and no answer from Apple to the problem. This is so not cool.
Apple needs to notify their customers of these MAJOR issues with 6.1 or retract the update.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to photouser_100)
The iphone is designed to be synced to your computer/cloud service regularly.
All of your contacts should be on your computer or cloud service. The iphone simply allows you to take your computers/cloud service contacts with you. The iphone is not a storage/backup device.
If you fail to sync your contacts regularly, I would fully expect for you to lose them at some point.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to roaminggnome)
Ummm....NO I shouldn't fully expect to lose my phone contacts when doing a software update recommended by Apple, considering it is supposed to be the leader in tech stuff. I have had these contacts through the past 3 phones I have owned and I have never needed to back phone #s up before. I chose not to use iCloud and back up through the computer. While I saved my pictures to my computer, I did not put any phone #s on my computer and Apple software has never prompted me to do so when I have plugged my phone into my computer.
So, this is my first Apple product, bought this past fall, and with their first recommended software update I AM NOT TOO HAPPY WITH THEIR COMPANY.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 9:47 PM (in response to avite621)
I just don't understand how all of my photos, and other items that are "stored" are still intact. ALL of my contacts were only deleted...
Im infuriated, and dumbfounded at how this could have happened. I expect much more from apple, which is why I made the switch to an iPhone. I've had these contacts from phone to phone through FOUR phone upgrades. Then I go and switch to apple and lose everything when I update the software. Unbelievable.