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How do I get back my contacts that are in my iCloud acct??!!! I need to download all of my contacts that are currently in my iCloud account!!!? Someone help please?!!! Thanks Alfie

iPhone 6, iOS 8.1

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Do I need a Apple computer to download my contacts from my iCloud account to my iPhone6?? Or not?!!! Someone please help me out there getting back my contacts from my iCloud account back to my iPhone6 pretty please??!! Walk me through it step by step?!! Perhaps?? I’d greatly appreciate it!! Alfie

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Nov 16, 2017 1:43 PM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

I'd suggest before going any further, you log in to iCloud - Sign in on your web browser and verify your contacts are found there. If they are there, and you're using the same iCloud account on your iPhone, then they should automatically sync to the Contacts app when the toggle is on. If they don't, you should try signing out and back in to iCloud on the iPhone.


Also, to be certain, double check you're not thinking of contacts from some other cloud service, facebook, google, WhatsApp, etc etc. Only iCloud contacts will sync to iCloud automatically.

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Nov 16, 2017 8:23 AM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

On your iPhone 6, make sure you are logged into your iCloud account and connected to the internet. Then go to your Settings>iCloud, and turn on the switch to sync Contacts. They should populate on your phone. Depending on the quantity of contacts, it may take a few minutes.

Nov 16, 2017 8:23 AM

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Nov 16, 2017 8:26 AM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

If the switch is on, then your contacts should be synced from your iCloud account. What is happening that makes you believe they are not synced? Are you logged into the same iCloud account on your iPhone that you are logged into on the computer?

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Nov 16, 2017 1:43 PM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

I'd suggest before going any further, you log in to iCloud - Sign in on your web browser and verify your contacts are found there. If they are there, and you're using the same iCloud account on your iPhone, then they should automatically sync to the Contacts app when the toggle is on. If they don't, you should try signing out and back in to iCloud on the iPhone.


Also, to be certain, double check you're not thinking of contacts from some other cloud service, facebook, google, WhatsApp, etc etc. Only iCloud contacts will sync to iCloud automatically.

Nov 16, 2017 1:43 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 1:29 PM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I already tried I turned the contacts switch off for awhile then back on and none of my new contacts I just put into my contacts page didn’t even show up like they should have!!! What The “””””?!!! Why is this so difficult to do when it should be a piece of cake Yo !!!! Fu** iCloud I hope the iCloud gets ripped in half by a lure jet flying through it!!! For real Dow !!!

Nov 16, 2017 1:29 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 1:35 PM in response to robogobo In response to robogobo

Do I need a Mac computer for restoring my contacts from iCloud to my iPhone 6 ??? Or can I do it without having a Mac computer???! I’m dazed n confused from a severe head injury I got brain damage and head trauma when my motorcycle hit a cement bridge wall doing 90mph!!!!!! So I’m a bit slower than I used to be!! And dumber too!!! Can anyone walk me through this iCloud recovery contacts back to my iPhone 6

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Nov 16, 2017 1:39 PM in response to ChrisJ4203 In response to ChrisJ4203

Do I need a Apple computer to download my contacts from my iCloud account to my iPhone6?? Or not?!!! Someone please help me out there getting back my contacts from my iCloud account back to my iPhone6 pretty please??!! Walk me through it step by step?!! Perhaps?? I’d greatly appreciate it!! Alfie

Nov 16, 2017 1:39 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 1:49 PM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

Let me ask you a few questions:


1) Where are you adding contacts (what "contacts page" are you talking about?

2) Did you check iCloud - Sign in on your web browser? Are your contacts there under the Contacts tab?

3) Do you have more than one iCloud account?


You don't need a Mac to manage your contacts. You can do it all from your iPhone. But the iCloud.com website does make it easier.

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Nov 16, 2017 2:04 PM in response to robogobo In response to robogobo

To be honest with you I screwed up by changing my Apple ID and password more than a few times and now since I have brain damage and head trauma from a horrific motorcycle accident I have been permanently disabled for rest of my lifetime and so my short and long term memory were greatly affected and so I feel like a complete idiot because I’ll never figure out what Apple ID’s and what passwords that I used beforehand!!! So I totally screwed myself over!! God I’m stupid I guess I just lost a lot of very very important contacts like all of my 10+ Drs/Specialists/Trauma Surgeons/Primary Care Physicians/Physical Therapy Centers, My Urologist, My colonoscopy Dr/My Gastrointestinalist Dr MacKinnlay etcetc!! And I still need to restore my iPhone 6 from my moms Mac and need help with retrieving some back ups I did 8 months ago and i still haven’t been able to figure this out too!!! Someone please help me out I’m disabled and really frustrated right now and am scared losing my contacts,phone numbers, pics etcetc!!! I’ll be waiting on an angel to come help me out I’m hoping so!!! Sincerely,Alfie

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Nov 19, 2017 8:42 AM in response to iluvoldmenover60 In response to iluvoldmenover60

Hey I'm sorry to hear about your injuries. I know how hard that can be. My son had some brain injury from an infection last year and it's been a very difficult road to recovery. I'll do what I can to help you but you may also benefit from someone assisting you in person. Can you book an appointment at an Apple Store to get someone to look at your phone? There may be special assistance they can give for disabled customers. Or perhaps a family member or a friend can help you out?

Nov 19, 2017 8:42 AM

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Nov 19, 2017 3:21 PM in response to robogobo In response to robogobo

Hey guy I just really wanted to let you know that I am very appreciative for you wanting to help me out !! I’m also very thankful and grateful to have found a nice cool patient helpful dude like yourself!! And plus you understand or realize what I’m dealing with on a daily basis from my horrific motorcycle accident I had years ago and how I’m a bit slower with my brain damage and head trauma plus being in a coma for a month did some damage too Yo !!! So thanks for having a big heart by understanding my being disabled permanently for the rest of my life causing me to get very overwhelmed and impatient trying to figure out how my iPhone6 works especially for the tricks n tips for my iPhone that I’d like to learn how to use but dude I can’t figure out how to download stuff from my iCloud to my iPhone6 like my contacts, messages, pics, etcetc So buddy can you please help me out and walk me through this counting each step #1, do this #2, touch that home button, #3 reboot iPhone etcetc just like that??? Only because of my brain not working out correctly having short n long term brain damage it really makes it tough for me but I st least reach out for help even though I feel like a complete ******** failure doing so!!!! So please my friend hit me back and use step by step for a stupid *** (myself) I’d really be stoked bro hey thanks for caring and for helping and for understanding my life’s situation and wanting to help me out you’re way too cool and thoughtful guy!! Friends,Alfie

Nov 19, 2017 3:21 PM

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Nov 19, 2017 3:32 PM in response to robogobo In response to robogobo

Well guy I need a new battery for my iPhone6 !! Only had my iPhone for 1year I cannot believe that my battery only lasted 1 year that doesn’t even seem correct to me at all!!! None of my other cell phones I’ve ever owned never needed a battery and I had some of my older cell phones work for over 5-10 yrs without changing the battery!! *** man!! Anyways I went to an Apple store last week cuz my iPhone6 was acting crazy and doing bizarre things like it picked up a virus or someone is hacking my **** up maybe anyways how do I get my contacts from my iCloud account to my iPhone6 should I try n use my moms Apple Mac computer to download **** from my iCloud to iPhone6 please help me out I’d really appreciate it bud thanks again Alfie

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