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Thread: Lost All Contacts
01-14-2012, 07:41 PM #1Lost All Contacts
Hello, today I was using my iPhone 4S on IOS 5.0.1 and just randomly, all of my contacts were gone. I added one new contact and after about five minutes, they were all erased. I restored it and then restored from the iCloud backup but I still have no contacts. The iCloud backup was from about 24 hours ago. Is there any way to recover my 300+ contacts?
01-14-2012, 08:30 PM #2
That is the strangest thing I've heard all week. If you go to your text messages are they listed as contacts or just phone numbers?
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01-15-2012, 02:27 AM #3
01-15-2012, 03:22 PM #4
So, I went to the genius bar and it was a thirty second fix....My old mobile me was signed in and for some reason it was fighting with my iCloud...I booked four appointments one after another so that we could not be rushed and it took about five minutes...The guy who helped me, said that he had the same problem about a week ago! So to anyone that reads this, make sure that you have migrated and signed out of mobile me on all devices running iCloud.
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01-15-2012, 09:00 PM #5
Thanks for sharing the info, I'm sure this is going to help others. Cheers
01-24-2012, 06:45 AM #6
My old mobile me was signed in and for some reason it was fighting with my iCloud...
03-27-2014, 08:42 PM #7
I guess this is what you could do if someone you know could recover iPhone contacts:-
1. Get an iPhone and take a backup of the same on your system - use iTunes to do that;
2. Now (this is really critical and follow it at your own risk) log into your iCloud account on the phone and restore that phone while pointing to the iCloud backup. In this was you will have all of the iCloud data in that phone;
3. Now use another computer (or at least another user account on the same computer) to take a backup of the phone with your data - don't use the same account as everytime iTunes takes a backup of your phone, it overwrites the previous one. So you risk a chance of loosing the data which originally came with the phone;
4. Get an iPhone Data Recovery software and install it on the computer which has your data backed up.
I hope this will help you!