How to get back my info contact?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by MacMan988, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I accidentally deleted the contact that contains my information (the contact entry with my name). And its deleted from my iPhone, address book in my mac, and iCloud too. How do I get it back?
     
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a Time Machine backup? If so, open address book on your Mac. Then open time machine, select your contact name, and select restore. Done!

    Once it's added back to the Mac it will upload to iCloud and populate to all your iCloud devices.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    it's probably easier just to make it again, since it's your info, hopefully you know it all.

    once you do that, on the phone, to set it as yours
    Settings > Mail Contacts Calendars > Contacts > My Info.

    --edit.
    just did a check, setting it on the phone caused it to update on my mac, identified by a small silhouette of a head in contacts.
     
  4. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Or this...
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    If you're not backing up then make sure you do. Don't rely on sync or iCloud.
     
  6. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for both replies. I created the contact again and selected it as my info.
     

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