0 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2010 3:31 AM by ninocaruncho
ninocaruncho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have been having this problem for AGES!!! Never found a solution. Maybe someone can help.

My iPhone contacts behave like this:

- when i open my contacts, I have this button on top that says GROUPS.
- when I click groups and then return to my contacts again -- ALL MY CONTACTS DISAPPEAR.
- my contacts are still there because my SMS still have the names, Favorites too. 3rd party contacts apps can display my "missing" contacts with no problem.
- to get my contacts back, I have to turn off Contacts syncing of my Mobile Me account then click "Leave Data in iPhone" then turn ON Contacts syncing again. VOILA!! All my contacts reappear.
- I tried syncing my contacts to outlook but after every sync outlook is still empty.
- I got a Mobile Me trial account and my iPhone contacts does not sync with Mobile Me. My Mobile Me contacts is still empty.
- when I add a contact in Mobile Me, it appears on my iPhone - that works. But syncing from iPhone to Mobile Me doesn't work.

it seems like my contacts is invisible to all programs.

I even tried backing up all my contacts in iDriveLite. iDrive backs up my contacts. I restore using "clean slate restore" - after restoring my contacts still behave the same way.

what gives? how do I fix this?

hope somebody can help.

iPhone 2G / 3GS, Windows 7