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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Icon4 iPhone deleted all my contacts automatically

I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 jailbroken via redsnow ( no semitether ) .

Today a wierd thing happened . I added a picture for a contact , and then that person called me . But to my surprise his name didn't appear on the screen and only the number . And then when i went in to see that contact again in the Contacts , there were no contacts at all .

Iphone automatically deleted all my contacts automatically . How could this have happened .??

And now i need a way to restore my contacts .

I have syncd my iPhone to iTunes just a day ago , so would resyncing it to iTunes now would get my contacts back .??

i.e would resyncing iPhone bring back the conatcts to iPhone or instead will delete the contacts from iTunes as well .??

Also i have a backup made 2 days ago via iTunes , but I've installed many new apps since then ...

What to do now .?? Should i resync .??
 

 
Unread 10-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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If you are on ios5 it should back to the icloud. Restore it icloud.
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Not yet set up iCloud .....
 

 
Unread 10-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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If you want your contacts back you just re-sync it again. You can always get the apps.
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If you want your contacts back you just re-sync it again. You can always get the apps.
My doubt is : would resyncing iPhone delete the contacts from iTunes library instead of putting it back on iPhone .??

i.e by logic of sync'ing , Sync should delete the contacts from iTunes as well since they have been deleted from iPhone .Isn't that right .??

If yes , how to force iTunes to sync contacts back to iPhone .??
 

 
Unread 10-30-2011, 01:54 PM   #6
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I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 jailbroken via redsnow ( no semitether ) .

Today a wierd thing happened . I added a picture for a contact , and then that person called me . But to my surprise his name didn't appear on the screen and only the number . And then when i went in to see that contact again in the Contacts , there were no contacts at all .

Iphone automatically deleted all my contacts automatically . How could this have happened .??

And now i need a way to restore my contacts .

I have syncd my iPhone to iTunes just a day ago , so would resyncing it to iTunes now would get my contacts back .??

i.e would resyncing iPhone bring back the conatcts to iPhone or instead will delete the contacts from iTunes as well .??

Also i have a backup made 2 days ago via iTunes , but I've installed many new apps since then ...

What to do now .?? Should i resync .??
copy your itunes databases, and restore. You can always copy them back.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Should i sync or restore from a backup .??

Can i only sync the contacts back to my iphone anyway .??
 

 
Unread 10-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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This happened to me running iOS 4.3.3 non jail broken. After syncing with iTunes my contacts were restored.
 

 
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So should i just sync with itunes again .??

Won't the contacts from itunes be deleted that way .??
 

 
Unread 10-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #10
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I always get back my contacts list when sync with itunes. If you have an updated contact list on your outlook, so you dont worry about that, bcause you can add them into itunes library anytimes you want. I frequently do that when i swicthed device with my wife.
 

 
Unread 10-31-2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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mate just sync your iphone with itunes ,no need to worry ,once you sync your iphone to your itunes one time ,it doesnt matter what version is your ios ,you will get your contacts back ,because syncing means backup to almost all your basic stuff in your iphone ,if you restore another iphone to your itunes from your last backup ,that iphone will have all your contacts in it , if syncing didnt work ,restore your iphone from your last backup ,now go and sync it and let us know if u got them back ,hit the thanks button.

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Unread 11-01-2011, 05:54 AM   #12
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My mate has experienced this problem a few times now, even within IOS 4 and on IOS5, like you stated with your friend and the phone call. My mate did the same, picked up a phone call and noticed it was a number and not his mates name.
Thing is there's no definite fix, searched high and low in regards to this.


Maybe this is an ongoing problem?
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Unread 11-01-2011, 06:04 AM   #13
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I've been having that same kind of problem the last few days. Started when i got a text and call at he same time. It froze up my phone and when it resprung all my contact pics were gone. I tried to add a pic to a contact and bam...the apple with a loading bar popped up. I thought it was trying to OTA update. when my phone stopped freaking out all my contacts were gone. This has happened 6-7 times now and usually when i try to add a contact pic. very weird.
 

 
Unread 11-02-2011, 03:33 AM   #14
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just sync to itunes and choose option "Replace Information on this Phone" and check "Contact"

it will replace ur iphone contacts (which is now none inside) with data from your address book.

Btw, i'm also curious with this, as this shit also happen to me 2 days ago, my contacts also lost after i add picture to my contact..

it happen again yesterday, but instead of re-syncing i tried rebbot my phone, and my contact was coming back..

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