Contacts appeared on other family phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nwxtl88, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. nwxtl88 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    My wife and I have the Verizon family plan and both have iPhones. Today, my contacts appeared on her iPhone and iPad. We have separate iTunes accounts and do not have any of our personal stuff shared.

    I just checked at the Verizon web site and see that we can set up to share our contacts in their cloud, but we have not done this and apparently you have to do it through their app which neither of us have.

    Neither of us has changed any settings recently that should apply to our iTunes or iCloud accounts or Contacts settings.

    I deleted one of my contacts on her phone and it instantly disappeared on my phone.

    Any ideas?
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Do you link contacts with a common Mac or email account?
  3. nwxtl88 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    No. We never have and neither of us has changed any settings recently. My contacts just suddenly appeared on here devices today.
  4. ElZeus macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    You can have different itunes accounts but use the same icloud account. Check under icloud.
  5. nwxtl88 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    No, we each have an iCloud account linked only to our own iTunes account. We don't have anything shared.

    As far as I know, neither of us made any changes that would account for my contacts suddenly appearing on her devices. I've looked through settings on our devices and don't see any setting turned on that should allow sharing between our accounts. There is no reason it should happen between us than it should suddenly happen between me and someone I don't know in another state. The only common denominator between her and I are that we have phones on the Verizon family plan. Again, on Verizon we don't have any data shared and don't use their cloud, and have made no settings changes.
  6. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    Something extremely similar happened to me and my father. My contacts appeared in his "recents" when you compose a new message and his contacts appeared in mine. We both have our own iTunes accounts, iCloud accounts, and are even on different AT&T plans. Very strange. iPhone 5s and 5.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    What shows up when you select Groups under Contacts?

    Have you checked under Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars?

    What desktop mail clients (if any) do you use?
  8. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Your contacts are also stored on your computer, so if she plugged it into the computer it could have synced over.

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