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Question: Contacts not syncing with Apple watch

My contacts only partially sync. I unpaired my watch and then paired again and all my contacts were there but today 3/4 of them are gone again

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The following steps may help:


On your iPhone, in the Contacts app, check that there is a single contact card for each of your contacts and that each card contains that contact's full name and phone number, along with their email address.


If you have not yet done so, enable iCloud Contacts:

  • On your iPhone, tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > enable Contacts.


If you have contacts from multiple sources and multiple entries for the same person have not been linked automatically (such that they are shown as a unified contact, with "Unified Info"), then manually link those contacts by following the instructions here:


Having made any changes in the Contacts app, on your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch > General > Reset > tap again on Reset Sync Data.

  • Nothing will seem to happen, but the process will run in the background / invisibly to you, so allow some time afterwards for it to complete.


If the issue persists, it may then help to restart both your iPhone and your Apple Watch again, turning both off together, then restarting your iPhone first:

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Nov 11, 2017 2:37 AM in response to mbuettell In response to mbuettell

Hi


The following steps may help:


On your iPhone, in the Contacts app, check that there is a single contact card for each of your contacts and that each card contains that contact's full name and phone number, along with their email address.


If you have not yet done so, enable iCloud Contacts:

  • On your iPhone, tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > enable Contacts.


If you have contacts from multiple sources and multiple entries for the same person have not been linked automatically (such that they are shown as a unified contact, with "Unified Info"), then manually link those contacts by following the instructions here:


Having made any changes in the Contacts app, on your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch > General > Reset > tap again on Reset Sync Data.

  • Nothing will seem to happen, but the process will run in the background / invisibly to you, so allow some time afterwards for it to complete.


If the issue persists, it may then help to restart both your iPhone and your Apple Watch again, turning both off together, then restarting your iPhone first:

Nov 11, 2017 2:37 AM

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