help with contacts !

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bab3, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. bab3 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an Iphone 4 and I never had a back up before.. Today, as I wanted to make one , i connect the Iphone with my laptop (not Mac) ITunes. On this computer i had also an another apple id account (not mines it was for an another iphone) (on the past).
    So, i signed in with my apple account , and i make a sync. When the sych was over, I wanted to make a back up.. And accidentally the back up was from the other apple id address (and iphone) and all my contacts dissappear and i see contacts and apps from the other iphone . ....

    I called a technician and told me to make a restore.. And then everything dissapeared.. when i import ''the sim contacts'' i saw contacts from the other iphone..

    please give a little help.. i dont know what to do all my contacts are gone!
     
  2. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    This is why people need to stop storing contacts on the sim card, or the phone itself. Start storing contact on via email contacts. Gmail is a good example and when you set it up as a MS exchange account you can then sync contacts.

    Sorry to say it, but you're probably screwed if you don't have a backup of the phone with the contacts.
     
  3. bab3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Shamil macrumors newbie

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    sorry to say that your contact is gone.because you did not back up your iphone to your iTunes.
     
  5. maplelegend macrumors newbie

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    hope someone could help you..
    but looks like we have to backup the contacts to itunes from the beginning...
     
  6. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Instead of backing up to iTunes, put your contacts in the cloud. Then you can jump to any phone or the internet and access your contacts.
     
  7. maplelegend macrumors newbie

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    Really?Never thought of that.I should try for it, thanks for the tip.
     
  8. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Personally I use gmail to do it. I actually rebuilt all my contacts from a few sim cards I had, a PDA and an address book. I put them all into a spreadsheet and imported them into gmail, then synced my contacts. Up front it's a pain, but in the end it's all worth it.
     
  9. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I just recently put all my wife's contacts into her iCloud a few Saturdays ago.. She ALWAYS stores her contacts on the device she is using at the time; so I figured with her getting my phone in a month or so, I would save her a few headaches.. I have ALWAYS told family and friends to use GMail/iCloud to store their contacts.. It seems like no one ever takes the time to do it, which is a shame...:rolleyes:
     

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