4166 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2010 7:30 AM by nishrons
You can't selectively choose which data included with your iPhone's backup is restored on your iPhone from the backup. It is all or none.
Although contacts are included with your iPhone's backup, contacts are designed to be synced with a supported application on your computer. With Windows this can be with Outlook 2003 or 2007 along with syncing calendar events, or with Windows Contacts for syncing contacts only.
iTunes includes a general preference option to not automatically sync when any iPod or iPhone is connected. iTunes > Preferences under the Devices tab.
From my experience on a Mac, if contacts are removed from phone the next sync it will be removed from Mac as well.
So when the phone is connected and shown in iTunes. Under INFO | ADVANCED | Replace information on this iPhone, tick to select CONTACTS then sync. With this option enabled, all contacts shall be sync from PC/Mac to iPhone again after all contacts are deleted from iPhone.
For future reference it was correct. I synched it to iTunes and iTunes wiped the full contact database and replaced it with the directory on my phone (which had numbers deleted).
Luckily as it was synched to Windows Address Book and I had a backup of this I could go through each contact and could see what was missing and reinsert them back into the phone.