So I have 1090 contacts on my iPhone 4S. I have iCloud set up and when I go to iCloud.com or when I sync my MacBook Air (Lion) with iCloud only 590 contacts are merging. I have turned iCloud on and off on my iPhone to see if this would trigger a new sync but the same amount of contacts seem to merge. Does anyone have any idea how I can get all my contacts from my iPhone to merge to iCloud?
Thanks so much community!!!
I know this is an old thread, but since I had the same issue and finally solved it, I'll post this for future reference.
I had over 300 contacts on my iPhone 4 but only about 60 were showing up in iCloud. Saw lots of discussion, tried a few things, but here is the fix that worked for me.
1. Got to Settings
2. Go to iCloud
3. Slide Contacts option to Off (You'll get a warning, make sure you choose to save the Contacts on your phone)
4. Close out of Settings
4. Wait 5 minutes or so
5. Go back to Settings\iCloud
6. Slide Contacts option to On (You'll get a message asking to merge Contacts, say yes)
7. Go to Settings\iCloud\Storage & Backup
8. Select Back Up Now
That should do it. All of my iPhone Contacts are now in iCloud
OMG.... gophigure you totally rocked. Typiclly I hate coming to forums because its always tends to a bit of a fiddle**** when it comes to trying some suggestions that are offered. However I must say, I read yours, tried it, and it worked fantastically! Awesome job and thank you for sparing me a nite of staring at my screen with a blank look on my face.
Frustratingly, this didn't work for me. iCloud shows only three contacts from my iMac. Followed the script, waited about 10 minutes, finished the script to the letter, and still only three contacts in iCloud. Have been trying off and on to fix this for weeks, ever since I got an iPhone 5, which has downloaded my contacts from Yahoo, but has not uploaded them to iCloud (the three contacts in iCloud are also on my iPhone, so some synching has occurred, which adds to the mystery of why the rest don't sync).
MrCheg, thanks very much for the reply, and yes, that would normally work. After I posted my response above, I discovered part of the issue: The iPhone contacts that wouldn't sync were Yahoo contacts, which won't sync with iCloud. I then turned off iCloud syncing, hooked up the iPhone to the Mac with a cable, and used iTunes to sync the contacts. It worked just as advertised (on a different discussion thread). I just hadn't realized that the main issue was with the contact group (Yahoo, in this case). Thanks again
So this did not work for me either. Only about 75% of my contacts are on the cloud and i cant seem to get the rest on there. Things I have tried,
Doing what gophigure said above
Going to Mail, Contacts, Calendar and turning default to iCloud
Went to my contacts app, went to groups, thats when i realized i had checkmarks next to an Exchange account and my college email as well as icloud. So that means some of my contacts are saved somewhere else. But how to i move them to the icloud account?