How to get back my info contact?

MacMan988

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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?
 

CosmoPilot

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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.
 

waw74

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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.
 

CosmoPilot

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waw74 said:
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.
Or this...
 

MacMan988

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