Google contacts screwed me up.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by JRoDDz, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    I'm using google contacts as my contacts on my daughters phone. When I removed and re-added google contacts while playing around with it yesterday, I lost a whole bunch of contacts. Apparently, most were google sync contacts and a bunch were not. I'm thinking the ones that were not were local to the phone itself?

    I had to restore from a backup and got all the contacts back, but when I get it all sorted out I'm storing all contacts on iCloud.
  2. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2011
    Southern California
    I'm a Google user (mail, contacts, calendar etc. . ) and had the same problems when I set up my iPhone with iCloud. Had duplicate contacts and calendar entries. I think that unless you pick one or the other for syncing (contacts & calendars), duplicate entries are inevitable.

    For me, I chose to stick with Google (set up as push/exchange) for mail, contacts and calendars syncing. I disabled iCloud for those features and all is fine now.

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