iCloud Contacts Not Syncing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rhwd2003, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. rhwd2003 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2011
    So I have been using the developer ios5 for a while and been backing up to icloud. But for some reason now my contacts do not backup. I bought 10gb more of storage so im at 15gb and I have contacts on to sync. But they aren't showing up. Anybody having similar problems?
  2. GeeSixx macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2011
    Try hitting the refresh arrow in the top left corner of your contacts. Did it work?
  3. rhwd2003 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2011
  4. Codepiink macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Westchester County, NY
    Mine isn't working either. I never had the iOS5 GM, I got the OS today through iTunes. :(
  5. thebassman78 macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    The basic solution is to go to your iCloud settings on the iPhone. Disable contact syncing. Allow for the contacts to be deleted. And then enable contacts to sync again. More info on iCloud contacts not syncing can be found here.
  6. Gpsmith macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    I think there are other issues here. I have differing numbers of contacts on my iMac, iCloud.com and iOS (two iPad, and iPhone 4s).

    I am finding that contacts that are missing that if I edit them on the iMac the iOS devices shortly (few secs) after gives the swirling indicator within the contacts app to show it's communicating with the servers. However the contact does not appear!

    At first my random syncing issue I thought was linked to capacity, now I wonder more if it's a bug.

    FYI: https://discussions.apple.com/message/16371971
  7. augratin macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2011
    same problem here. four different devices (two iphone, two ipads) all supposedly syncing with icloud and all with different numbers of contacts on them.
  8. sharpie88 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    This really helped. Thanks so much for posting! ;-}
  9. JCfromTB macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Tampa Bay, FL
    An easy work-around is to set up an Exchange account for only your contacts...

    I use Gmail Contacts as my primary... so I set up Gmail on an exchange (I use the Gmail app for email) and set it to only sync my contacts and calendar. Works like a charm.
  10. lookn4wifi macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    I added an email address to a contact, which never showed up on my Mac. Thought it was odd and just me.

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