Deleted my old Mobile me account lost all my contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by belmardays, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. belmardays macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Deleted my old Mobile me account lost all my contacts
    today i got rid of the old mobile me account beciase the phone kept trying to log in saying wrong password so being i have not used mobile me in over a year i removed it and I lost all of my contacts

    my last sync to my mac minii was 11/11/2011 i do have an old copy on gmail still but i tried to restore the phone from backup and after 30 mins that did not work, I will have all my text messages but they are stripped of all names so instead of the thread being a sms back and forth with my friend it just shows hi s phone number ...any ideas... I dont have time machine on the mac mini

    any ideas?
  2. cewagner macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Deleting MobileMe usually will ask you if you want to keep your contacts or delete them. There's your answer. Outside of this, no idea.
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
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  5. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Wouldn't it make sence that enforce you did something like deleting mobile me you might want to back up your contacts (export) on your computer then your able to re-import them if it goes wrong?
  6. belmardays thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I did have a full backup dated from 2 weeks ago

    maybe apple should have autosaved it to the phone, how many lines of code would that have been to add to the disaster called Mobileme that sucked from day one and i paid for?


    Yes it did and I was ok with that but I had no idea mobile me had hijacked the $700 iphones 3k file of names and phone numbers I have never had this happen I have owned multiple phones from Rim Nokia Apple samsung, I have a near duplicate backup on my other iphone that i use for work so i will make sure not to upgrade or do anything till i sync to gmail contacts...

    A few lines of code on mobileme part could save people wo were paying like me for a cloud sync (mobileme) that never worked right from day one
  7. belmardays thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    If I turn off i could will my contacts return with the backup from 11/11/2011 that I made
  8. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    Sounds like someone didn't understand how a synced contact list works.

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