Contacts nightmare

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by creepy crab, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. creepy crab macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2011

    Is there a way to get all the contacts from my iPhone onto icloud? At the moment every time i switch icloud on on my phone, all my locally stored contacts disappear and I have to to restore from my itunes back up. I've not used icloud to back up to before and I've decided now is the time. I presume it's deleting them all because there aren't any stored on my icloud.

    The problem I'm having is that when i turn off 'contacts' in the icloud back up menu, this option is forgotten when i restore my iphone from the backup. So my options seem to be, icloud completely off, or switch icloud on and lose all my contacts. This happens basically the second I switch icloud on again.

    To clarify, I just want to import my local contacts into icloud. At present, as soon as I turn icloud on I lose all of my locally stored contacts. Therefore I can't switch the contacts backup off, because they're gone as soon as i log into icloud to access that menu. And if i do this and then back up, the back up causes this selection to be forgotten.

    Hope I've been clear, help would be much appreciated.
  2. creepy crab thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2011

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