Contacts Keep Coming Back to Haunt Me!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nvleisides, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. nvleisides macrumors newbie

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    Is it Facebook, ICloud, Yahoo, Google,LinkedIn, Itunes???!!!! I have over 1500 contacts and every time I edit contacts or delete them they soon reappear. I can't figure out where the mysterious syncing is happening. I only have 125 contacts in the cloud I just discovered. I see contact information that could only have come from Facebook or LinkedIn perhaps like job titles and companies. I've dinked around all my settings...I haven't a clue where to begin with how to resolve this...it is driving me nuts. I've tried apps like Simple Merge, Simpler, etc. to no avail!
     
  2. Ramio macrumors 6502a

    Ramio

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    Try going to settings then click on Facebook and toggle contacts to off. Does that help?
     
  3. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to Cloud Hell! The only way to break free from it is to develop a simple strategy for yourself on how... to be free from it. You can simply put all your contacts in a text or basic html file, put the file in Dropbox or similar, and open this file when you need it. It's a 100% crossplatform, cloud-free solution, and works 100% of the time. That's what I did. I put Contacts, Notes, Reminders, etc. apps in iCrap folder, detached them from iCloud, transferred data to text files, and... became free.
     
  4. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    Do you not recommend iCloud? I'm not a fan of it, but was contemplating in it when I back up my 4S before I make the 6 purchase. Or do you recommend I back up from iTunes instead?
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    I avoid any cloud or app syncing for this very reason, gmail for contacts and calendar has never failed me
     

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