Contacts on my iPhone not syncing to iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by SenileTomato, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. SenileTomato macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2014
    Montclair, NJ
    This is my second time posting this because I have still not found out the issue. I currently have an iPhone 5 with iOS 7, and need to sync the contacts currently on my iPhone to iCloud in order to transfer to the new iPhone I have received. For whatever reason, the contacts are not being transferred. I would like to note that I have the "Contacts" option ON, as well as have gone through the following process without success:

    If all of your contacts do not restore:

    a) Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Contacts, and set contacts to "Off".
    b) When asked about your existing contacts, select "Keep On My iPhone".
    c) Exit to the home screen, then navigate back to Settings -> iCloud -> Contacts, and set contacts to "On".
    d) When prompted to merge your contacts to iCloud, select "Merge".

    I have heard that this has proved to work for some, so if anyone hasn't tried this yet, give it a go! As for myself, if anyone has an answer to how to sync my contacts from my iPhone to iCloud, please let me know.

    I am also eager to hear any other programs or ways to back up my iPhone contacts to my Mac or PC. I would prefer to be able to use iCloud, but if that proves to somehow not be possible, simply having the numbers backed up in any way would certainly suffice.
  2. themarkofbooks macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013
    A hack, but

    This is VERY much a hack, but it should work:

    1. Export your phone contacts to a google account (multiple apps that will do this).
    2. Upgrade your phone
    3. Import contacts from that google account onto your phone (note: not merely linking the google account to your phone but actually importing them so they'll be stored in iCloud)

    Should work.
  3. bdetroMac1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2014
    Contacts not syncing with iCloud

    I had that same problem but I had multiple accounts and my contact were defaulted to a different account once I maid iCloud my default account for contacts sync'ing was okay.

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