Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to pinkiebike)
Thanks pinkibike! It didn't work for me though..I barely collected 100 Number so far from email replys. What a nightmare!!! looks like as I keyed in the No's, the icloud moved into the bermuda triangle!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to amaule05)
Has Apple ever commented on this? I've been having this problem and just now thought to look to see if anyone else did. I don't use mobileme or icloud. My phone will randomly delete contacts and texts. I don't really sync my phone with my Mac but I did notice the contacts that are deleted were the ones entered on my iphone but haven't sync'd to my Mac address book. But the problem here is I don't see an option to control the sync!! Unlike other devices there is no option to select newest, or more recently changed, etc........
Regardless as I said I don't sync often so i disabled that....yet still have the issue. about ready to ditch the phone
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to jakechi7)
Ditto here. No Mobile. No iCloud. I synch with my Mac and with Exchange. Thank goodness for exchange.
Any contact I enter on my phone mysteriously disappears within days.
I'm at my wits end and feel like an idiot calling my clients up trying to figure out who the numbers with no name belong to. They are impressed!
Apple, this is truly inexcusible! I've been an Apple user since '84 and for the first time I'm considering tossing this damned thing because it's use is harmful to my business.
Given the length of time this issue has persisted with no fix, I'm starting to see Apple as the new Microsoft. "We're too big to care."
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to amaule05)
I had recently my contacts deleted. It turned out that it wasy caused by enabling the iCloud. However is not much to worry about and is thought to be a temporary glitchas explained here: iPhone contacts disappear.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to ridindirty2130)
Didn't work for me. I know I've entered one person's contact and phone and email info 3 times. Each time it disappears and I cannot recover it. It's doesn't come back with a backup and synch. It might if I entered in my Yahoo contacts on my pc then sync. I don't know. But this is a HUGE flaw and it must be fixed. APPLE???
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to dianewms)
iPhone 4, IOS 5.1.1: I'll try the iPhone Contacts Disappear solution tonight.iPhone 4, iOS 4.2
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to amaule05)
Had same problem, i went into the icloud settings and turned contacts off then chose the "keep contacts" option and they all re-appeared, was starting to panic when they all disappeared!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to amaule05)
just got the iphone 5 on friday and 3 days later it is deleting contacts, texts and photos. great improvement! will be switching to something else. if apple would just acknowledge there is a problem and that they are working on a fix I'd stick it out. But since it seems like they won't, I'm not going to deal with it for another 2 years when I can buy something else that doesn't just randomly deletes my data
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to amaule05)
I just had all (everylast one) disappear from my iPhone. I have recently put everything in teh cloud and things were great. Then, suddenly all gone. BUT they weren't gone at all - purely by chance, I went to the "Groups" page (icon at top left on the contacts page) and everything was unclicked. I simply checked "all contacts" and everything showed up. Don't know why "all contacts" got unchecked, but this was the simplest fix I have ever seen. This may be a well known fact to the rest of you, but thought I'd at least put it out there. Maybe it helps some. Joyce
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 5:04 PM (in response to jakall)
Hi, did you ever manage to find out how to resolve your issue with only email addresses showing and no telephone numbers in your contacts because I have exactly the same problem?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to Grant5333)
I did not. I had the email addresses because they were already in my email. I use hotmail, so those contacts were in my hotmail already. How did your contacts disappear? Every time I meet someone (Mac technician) I ask them about this because I am still so puzzled.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to jakall)
Hi there. My contact email addresses came across from my Yahoo email account. I'm can't recall how mine ended up like this. Now I only have about 20 or so contacts left that are telephone numbers. All the rest are in email form. I have tried restarting my phone, an actual reset via the settings menu. I don't know what else to do to get it back to normal. I to am very puzzled.
So I'm left with 70 odd contacts and their numbers have just disappeared into thin air.
Like you I was hoping someone within the community would now how to fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to amaule05)
Well, I may have figured out how to fix it. Mine all of a sudden disappeared, but contact A-M were still there. After the Ms was a list of odd letters and numbers like this:
and so on...
Well, I noticed that EMOJ were in it, so I deleted the Emoji 2 app and walah! My contacts reappeared! I've had Emoji 2 for a while so I'm not sure why it did this. So far I have all my contacts back. Maybe it's an Emoji virus?iPhone 4