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  • GoldenEye039 Level 1 (0 points)

    Experiencing the same thing.  My contacts are there one time and then disappear with them reappearing after a short while.  It takes about 10 minutes for all 4000 of my contacts to repopulate.  This has happened at least 10 times that I know of.  I do not use MobileMe, just sync OTA with GMail.  This is frustrating.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what caused this or what can be done to keep it from happening?  The trouble is that it uses data each time it pushes my contacts, which is data from my plan I could use for other things.  Thoughts? 

  • khansameer786 Level 1 (0 points)

    To Apple CEO Steve,


    Sir as you know that this is a very ongoing issue with IPhone & your team has not yet done anything to resolve this issue, please look into this mater ASAP. Sir Apple say’s to compete with BlackBerry in cooperate world but this is a very serious issue which Apple has to look into this first, as you know, contacts are the most important part of the cooperate world.

    We in our small business were planning to change our entire Blackberry with IPhones but now have to wait & see.


    From your valued customer.

  • Heathcliff76 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing happened here; all contacts missing after receiving a text message. Is it something to do with mobileMe? I recently added an account.

  • philippefromdallas Level 1 (0 points)

    This is most strange.  My phone (3gs) just lost all of my contact names during a sync after downloading the pre lion system update.  Everyone's (383) phone number is there but their names have just magically disappeared.  What is going on.  I did not download anything or do anything but just use the phone as a phone.  Wow!! How does one fix this.  Obviously the numbers are in there but the names just disappeared.

  • conniefromcasselberry Level 1 (0 points)

    I used the textnow app this morning then later when I got a call there was no name or ringtone so I checked my contacts and sure enough they were all gone! Any fixes yet? Has anyone contacted apple or gotten a response from apple?

  • Matt1968 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing happened to me today - although I have a 3GS. All of my local iPhone contacts just disappeared, after they were all there the last time I checked this morning. I didn't synch or update my phone in the meantime. Anyone got their contacts back?

  • vickyfrombury Level 1 (0 points)

    This has just happened to me, I was online with Apple Mobile Me support trying to set my mobile me mail account up on my phone (although they didn't ask me to touch my phone in any way). Next minute I received a text message showing the name of who it was and when I opened the message I noticed the name had been replaced by the phone number, same as all my other texts!  So I checked my contacts have every single one has disappeared!!!


    I went back to Apple chat and told them, they asked me to access my account online (re MobileMe) - didn't mention the missing contacts, so I tried to login to my account online and once I had done so, I went back to my Apple chat page and they'd gone!!


    This is unacceptable - I can't believe they haven't posted a solution to this!

  • jmw1480 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exact same thing happened to me just now.  Edited one contact, then contact list switched to all "No Name," and now No Contacts.  Thankfully I sync my address book w/ my desktop, so I SHOULD still have everything.  But I have had zero iPhone 4 problems.  Strange one of this calibar would start up now.  Behind-the-scenes iCloud syncing bugs perhaps?

  • justin97 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too just had this happen.  My work is my contacts.  I connect people for a living.  I need these contacts back now.  Not cool.  Anybody know what the F is going on? I have an iphone 4.

  • kristie83 Level 1 (0 points)

    any solution to this?


    im experiencing the same problem. phonebook is empty, all my messages are there. when i use search i do find messages from a certain contact with its name on it but when i open there is no name to it. help please. this is very frustrating

  • MrT2 Level 1 (0 points)

    A friend of mine with an iPhone4 and iOS5 reported to me he could not find some contacts in the address book. When i used the spotlight-page (swipe in the homescreen so you get to see the screen to the left of the homescreen) COULD find the contacts. So the contacts where there, but the Address Book just wouldn't show them! I am still looking for a fix for this, but i wonder if this is also a problem for more people finding this page...

  • snowman007 Level 1 (0 points)

    today I received a text and my whole contact list of over 400 names, phone numbers and addresses was wiped out. I run a biotech company in seattle and apple was of no help. they said I should have backed up my list but I havent done so for 1 year due to other gliches in the calendar sync update that I ran into. Bottomline -this is a mysterious bug that im sure apple knows aboout b-but guess what if you havent bakced up your contacts and it merely disappeared - you are SOL -they don't know how to fix it - and I had to start finding my contacts and repopulate all over again which should take be 3-4 weeks!

    Apple support also had me purchase apple support for $70 for 2 years and I thought they would know the answer to getting my contacts back -and after 3 calls and 2 hours on hold -they still didn;t know what to do - even after talking to 2 technical persons; bottomline this is a bad thing with no explanation as to why it happened and no remedy to help me- bunch of bs -shame on Apple -get it right and get it fixed!

    They should know better as what is going on!!!!!

  • sinmay Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I woke up one morning last week and found all my contacts wiped out!! I have not done any syncing for months but still this crap happens.  Clueless I went online for solutions but the only thing I found was restoring from my backup which I've tried but gonly ot another "error message 3194" which is quite frustrating really.


    I'm beginning to feel iphone just a nice phone with form no substance, design without the function and reliability of a mobile phone.


    This is a BAD apple!!!

  • JFCalvano Level 1 (0 points)

    FIXED IT!!

    Had/have same issue with iphone 4. I do not use Cloud, but do sync via Exchange with my work.


    This is what I did to fix it (so far, fingers crossed): rebooted phone using the two button method, then turned back on while holding the main button (two button method). Everything came back and, so far, is still there.


    MOST frustrating experience EVER with my contacts appearing and disappearing before my eyes! Abracadabra!

  • JFCalvano Level 1 (0 points)

    AAAAARRRRRRGH! Sorry - it's back. DANG APPLE PIECE OF CR$&!!

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