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How do I restore contacts from icloud to my iphone?

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  • Lungs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to Trepang)

    It's not Apple's fault, it is your fault for selling, gifting, etc your phone and not removing your iCloud or any other private information that you might have had stored before departing with the unit.  How is this Apple's fault?

     

    And no I don't work for Apple.  The only Apple equipment I use is their phones, my computers are all Windows.

  • Faiz Wan Chik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to Lungs)

    Hi Lungs,

     

    My wife and I just came back from dinner when she realised that all the contacts have gone. The problems are she havent back up for quite a while and she's using my Apple ID for her phone. If i do the icloud solution, are the contacts that will appear is from her previous contacts or from my phone contacts due to she using my apple id..

     

    Hope you can help me.. Thanks

  • Lungs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If she has a different iCloud login than you, she should be fine.  Just log out of iCloud and use her "different" iCloud login different from yours.  You can share the same apple ID for apps, etc as it does not conflict with iCloud.  My wife and I share the same apple ID but have different logins for the iCloud.  In this manner the settings, contacts, photos, apps are kept separate on each other's account.

     

    If you both have the same iCloud ID than your out of luck.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,055 points)

    If you begin syncing contacts with iCloud you will be given the option to merge your contacts with the accout.  If you do, your contacts will be uploaded to the account and will appear on both your phone and hers (if she is sharing the same account/ID).  Be aware that if you do this, if she then deletes your contacts from her device, they will also be deleted from yours and they will be lost.  For this reason, it's usually recommended that different users maintain separate iCloud accounts with separate IDs.

  • Faiz Wan Chik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to randers4)

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for the info.. I think my wife never login her icloud.. If i create new apple id for icloud for her, will it restore her previous contacts from the phone?

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,055 points)

    Faiz Wan Chik wrote:

     

    I think my wife never login her icloud

     

    If she already has her own account, sign into her account on icloud.com and check to see if her contacts are still there.  If they are, she should go to Settings>iCloud, tap Delete Account, then sign back into her own account to sync her contacts and other data back to her device.

     

     

    Faiz Wan Chik wrote:

     

    f i create new apple id for icloud for her, will it restore her previous contacts from the phone?

     

    This won't restore her missing contacts if they are not on her phone.  It will only create a different account to keep her data separated from yours.  If her contacts are gone, she will have to restore them from a backup, if she has one.  If they are in a different iCloud account, she should sign into that account to sync her contacts back to her phone (as mentioned above).

  • Watsonno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are right. I would rely on iCloud or thrid party apps such as copytrans Contacts to   keep a backup of my iPhone contacts and restore at any time should I need to.

  • VandaFromCa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 5:37 PM (in response to Lungs)

    Thank You!  This worked for me!!!

  • Mommy4boys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am so frustrated after reading this!!! My son got an itouch yesterday and my other son set it all up of course using my apple id. When they noticed all my contacts were on his itouch they deleted them. Now my contacts are deleted from my iphone that I really need for work. Is there really no way for me to get them back? 

  • cheonweb Level 4 Level 4 (3,440 points)

    Mommy4boys wrote:

     

    my other son set it all up of course using my apple id.

    of course? Why? Did you read any manual before?

  • MFasil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 29, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to Lungs)

    Lungs.! its working perfect ..

  • Wayland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey LUNG Thanks

    This solved my problem of several contacts missing.

    Sure was aproblem yesyerday as I traveled without the phone numbers of serveral contacts.

  • n1lrtpaul88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 17, 2013 7:53 PM (in response to Lungs)

    Lungs, I took your advice on restoring contacts via icloud to the iphone. It worked and I thank you for it. If I can do it anyone can.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    paulkatz8@gmail.com

  • Abz112 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some of the contacts on my iphones got deleted via icloud. My mum deleted the contacts from her iphone that was connected to the same icloud id. The new contacts wernt sync to the icloud. How do i get these contacts back please help.

  • kimmy75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok so i am fixing to reset my phone to factory cause i have been having issues with my iphone the last coupls of months so was told the best way to fix it is to do a master reset i tried doing just a basic reset and it didnt work, but my ? is since all my contacts are backed up on icloud i should be ok? another ? would be what about my apps and my notes i have on the phone its weird cause i know my notes save to my email but will they be gone from even there was i reset,

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