Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 2:50 AM (in response to Mac_fool)
OH, and I dont know if it has any bearing on the matter, but I discovered that her phone was pretty full. She had about 850Mb free on it. I deleted a bunch od photo and got that up to 1.17Gb, but still not syncing contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Mac_fool)
I also lost all my contacts, suddenly, on Feb 4, 2013. I have an iPhone 4, running iOS 5.1.1. I do not backup to iTunes or iCloud. I have heard of MANY people with this identical experience - this cannot be coincidental and must be tied to either a pushed update or a virus?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:21 AM (in response to mzh)
Well In my experience, it wasn't an update. My wife still runs iOS5, and I don't think apple do pushed updates - the do a push notification that an update is available, but that's as far as it goes.
Viruses are also unlikely. Apple's strict rules on App store releases keeps this under control, and staying within the 'walled garden (i.e. not jailbreaking) keeps you further protected.
It's more likely a system glitch, possibly caused (in my wife's case) by limited space on the device.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to Mac_fool)
A few days ago my iP4 locked up. I did a hard reboot ("home" and "power" buttons). When the phone came back, all of my contacts had gone; however, it them re-synched over WiFi so I have all the details back on my phone... BUT... all of the contact photos have been messed around, so now I have the wrong faces on all of my iP4 contacts (but they are correct on my win7 laptop which I sync from).
Anybody else seen this?
If so, any resolutions to re-sync?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to Mac_fool)
i dont know why this seems to be happening all the time forces us to turn to buy products to recover things. one day my iphone froze for hours i lost absolutely everything, i ended up buying a product from http://www.enigma-recovery.com/
this recovered everything for me but not my iphone pics. but i was so relieved to get all my contacts and messages back even older ones i had previously deleted :-)