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  • PriyaP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So i tried this:

    1. took a current back up of the iphone to the computer

    2. then restored to the last back up i had taken by right clicking on the iphone icon in itunes and clicking back up. (this was over 3 months old sadly :-(

    3. All my contacts from December last year appeared (yayyy!!!)

    4. took a back up into icloud of the contacts by clicking on back up to icloud.

    5. logged on to icloud to ensure that all my contacts were there as of the december back up. (great)

    6. reverted back the iphone to the current back up i did as of todays date.

    7. when the restore process was completed, it automatically brought back all the contacts...

     

    Hopefully fingers crossed this works for everyone who have tried all else and had no luck :-)

  • adalie.g Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Your contacts were backed up by iTunes upon update.

    Just restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes. When prompted to restore from backup, select the most recent backup entry. The backup contains your contacts along with other data such as calendars, notes, and Camera Roll photos.

     

    In addition, you might want to look at ways to manually backup and manage iPhone contacts should you happen to lose track of your contacts again.

  • gionav Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK TOP FIX HERE

     

    LOGIN TO https://www.icloud.com

     

    CLICK CONTACTS

     

    HIGHLIGHT ALL CLICK EXPORT OR PRINT PDF

     

    THIS IS HOW I RECOVERED YOU MUST KNOW YOUR ICLOUD ACCOUNT THAT YOU HAD ON YOUR IPHONE WHEN THE CONTACTS DISAPPEARED.

     

    I SWITCHED MY ICLOUD ACCOUNT LOST ALL CONTACTS EVEN THOUGH I HAD SIM FROM AT&T EVERYTHING WAS SAVED ON WEBSITE GIVEN. I WAS ABEL TO EXPORT {WINDOWS VISTA 7} VCARDS STORE TO WINDOWS ALSO PRINT FROM CONTACTS SETTINGS ICON AFTER LOGGING IN CLICK CONTACTS [LOOK AT BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER] . CHOOS OPTION BEST FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP I AM WILLING TO HELP YOU. I FOUND MY SOLUTION WITHIN 1 HOUR AFTER I LOST EVERYTHING AND GOT ****** AT APPLE SUCH IDIOTS ON THIS THING MAKING LIFE HARDER GOSH.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REGARDS GIO

     

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  • t0pc4t Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    'm in a real jam here.  My iphone lost all its contacts last Thursday.  I presumed that it was because I had let the battery run flat (was using GPS while cycling).  The weird thing there was that I had about 33 contacts left, all the others had gone. 

     

    I could not see how to make the text message fix work as when I scroll to the top of the text message I just get 'call' 'facetime' and 'add to contacts'

     

    There is no contact >

     

    I had all my text messages remaining and so for each of them I added the contacts manually.  It was a bit long winded but it worked and I retained a lot of my contacts.

     

    Then, being a bit dumb,  I thought I would clear out my text messages to tidy things up.

     

    Yesterday I checked my icloud contacts page (thinking I would export a backup of these to help out in the future) and noticed it was empty other than the 'default' contacts

     

    I thought nothing more of this until this morning when all my contacts other than the 3 defaults were removed from the phone.

     

    I am now so ticked off, once is forgiveable but twice is so frustrating

     

    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong with the 'contact' fix?

  • Cholsey Chick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Your way seemed much more comprehensive and easy and it worked !!!

  • smilexxmorexx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry guys.. Suppose everyone got their fix already but...

     

    Like everyone else I recently updated my iPhone and yes... lost all my contacts and apps.

    I don't care too much about apps but my contacts.

     

    My situation is...

    - I don't have any previous backups.

    - My first time using iCloud.

    - Tried the whole sim import.

    - Tried the edit txt contact and etc.

    - Tried windows contacts.

     

    I've pretty much tried all the suggestions provided.

    Can anyone give me any other suggestions?

     

    I have AT&T btw.

     

    Thanks.

  • Cholsey Chick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     

    Same problem. I did the iCloud merge after the iOS 5 update and my contacts were gone, but info under Favorites and Recent were still there.

     

    What I did was turn off iCloud Contacts. It then asks if you want to keep or delete the current contacts on your phone. Since I had no contacts anyways because they were missing, I hit delete. I went back into Contacts but there was nothing. Then I turned on iCloud Contacts again and went into Contacts. All of my original contacts prior to the update re-appeared.

     

    Note: Ensure that you're connected to Wi-Fi especially if you decided to turn the "Use Cellular" off under iCloud Documents & Data.

     

    I hope this helps you guys.

  • w!llthethrill Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    they are just gone

  • tsunadei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same trouble. My contact list and even the names on messages were all gone. But when I use WhatsApp, the name appeared on the pop up screens but gone again when I go into the program. Does that mean my phone still has the contact in them? Does anyone know how to fix that? I've tried all the methods listed here but nothing worked. Please help . Please.

  • Lesocute Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Try to dial *228...

  • Spinila Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, your advice seemed promising. How do you do step 1?

     

    I have never connected my phone to a computer. Is this a problem?

     

    Getting desperate!

  • peachy815 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's what I did...restored to a previous iphone update from April by right clicking on my phone icon in itunes.  Then I restored again to the restore from today where I lost everything.  For some reason when I did this, my phone was properly updated and I had all my old contacts, photos, everything!  I'm so relieved!

  • Ashraf999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It did not help for me

  • cammybear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How about if you had three IPhones and didn't back it up could you still get your things like phots etc.?

  • karnik666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I got back most of my contacts.... I thought it was all gone