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How to restore deleted Iphone 4s contacts, without itunes backup

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mhemani9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 31, 2012 5:35 PM

How to restore deleted Iphone 4s contacts, without itunes backup

iPhone 4S
  • Bsiders522 Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    got icloud?!

     

    settings>icloud>check to see if your signed in or have contacts on, if you do then turn off contats, keep on phone, turn back on, merge and your contacts should show up again

  • Bsiders522 Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    you can also go to icloud.com on a computer to see if your contacts are there as well, make sure you do it on a computer

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)

    mhemani9 wrote:

     

    How to restore deleted Iphone 4s contacts, without itunes backup

    If you have failed to sync them, as the iphone is designed, then they are likely gone.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,200 points)

    Since you have given no explanation at all about your situation, it is very difficult ot guess why.

     

    The iphone is designed to be synced to your computer or cloud service regularly.  All of your contacts should be on your computer.  Your iphone just allows you to take them with you.

     

    If you fail to sync them regularly, then you run a risk of losing them.

  • ilostfromoh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too recently switched to icloud and than realized all my contacts were gone!  I'm in the process of trying to recover thru itunes.  I'm hoping it works

  • jodieyilli Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Try to do via iCloud:

    settings>icloud>check to see if your signed in or have contacts on, if you do then turn off contats, keep on phone, turn back on, merge and your contacts should show up again.

     

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  • strumbilly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok - here is a crazy fix.

     

    After accidentally deleting contacts on the iphone 4 and then pluging it into itunes while failing to stop an automatic backup - (thereby overwriting itunes contacts with the now blank contacts from the iphone (all gone...) my wife came up with the following fix...

     

    1. Open message app -  Pick a message thread which has a name.

     

    2. Scroll up and open contact info. There was the contact.

     

    3. Then select - 'share contact' - choose 'by message' - and send it to yourself.

     

    4. Then you will recieve this message as 'attachment: 1 contact'.

     

    5. Open it and then select 'add to existing contact'. When this opens you can see all of your contacts.

     

     

    She did this three or four times and played around some more with different messages and suddenly by the fourth time you could see all the contacts through the contact app. This last bit is a little vague but at least by step 5 you can see that all your contacts are still in your phone somewhere. Play around after that and with a little luck someone can add the details of the last step.

     

    Good luck - hope you can also save $99 buying software to do this for you.

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    mhemani9 wrote:

     

    How to restore deleted Iphone 4s contacts, without itunes backup

    Hello,

    Just Follow Some Steps Are:

    >> Firstly Tap The Setting

    >> Than Tap The iCloud Option

    >> Than Sign In The iCloud Using The Apple ID And Password

    >> Than Click On The Storage And Backup

    >> And Restore The Backup Which You Have Made

    >> Than Your Contact Are Back In The List.

     

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

     

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  • Wyoapple307 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just looking to fix the same problem. All of a sudden my contacts were gone/empty.

    Been lazy and never set up iCloud. So all these other suggestions weren't going to work.

     

    What I ended up doing

     

    Double tap home button

    Hold down on an icon that appears on bottom of screen and close all running apps

    Tap home button again

    Power off your phone

    Turn phone back on

    Open contacts and they should be restored.

     

    Hope this works for you and any one else with the same

    Problem. I'm off to go back up my phone to a computer and the cloud.

    I've learned my lesson.

    Good luck.

  • Anmmylily Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After accidentally deleting contacts on the iphone 4 and then pluging it into itunes while failing to stop an automatic backup - (thereby overwriting itunes contacts with the now blank contacts from the iphone (all gone...) my wife came up with the following fix...

     

    1. Open message app -  Pick a message thread which has a name.

     

    2. Scroll up and open contact info. There was the contact.

     

    3. Then select - 'share contact' - choose 'by message' - and send it to yourself.

     

    4. Then you will recieve this message as 'attachment: 1 contact'.

     

    5. Open it and then select 'add to existing contact'. When this opens you can see all of your contacts.

     

     

    She did this three or four times and played around some more with different messages and suddenly by the fourth time you could see all the contacts through the contact app. This last bit is a little vague but at least by step 5 you can see that all your contacts are still in your phone somewhere. Play around after that and with a little luck someone can add the details of the last step.

  • Mepansy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you get an iCloud ID? If so,

     

    Go Settings > iCloud > check to see if your signed in or have contacts  on, if you do then turn off contats, keep on phone, turn back on, merge  and your contacts should show up again

     

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  • P.Sammy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Always try this first:

    HT1766--restore_from_icloud-001-en.png

    Userguide:  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766

     

    You MAY have a backup, without you realizing it.

     

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  • oneuscgrl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG FINALLY

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