lost all my contacts!!

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

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    k I just updated my 2g iphone to 3.0 and once again lost ALL my contacts.....htis happens everytime i update......for next time, is there a way to backup my phone numbers before I update??
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    www.me.com .... seriously, it really is an incredible service if you can stomach the $99/year fee.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Just sync your contacts to Outlook or some other program with contacts.
     
  4. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Best bet is to synchronize your contact with another program, such as Outlook.

    Or, if you really want to be sure, write down everything manually. Old fashioned, and a pain, but definitely effective. Unless if you lose whatever you wrote it down on...
     
  5. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Or just sync to windows contacts...its so easy.
     
  6. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so..since theyre gone...is there any way i can get them back? like a restore..?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    No, restore does not restore contacts. Only a sync does that. You just need to make sure you sync in the future to something like Outlook, as I said above.
     
  8. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, so?? I said something like Outlook. That's what I use. There are others that you can sync to.
     
  10. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm ya i only have a mac so I need something for a mac....I was hoping maybe there was a file on the phone that stores the contact info that I could just copy to my computer incase I lost it..
     
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    You could what AiralynRose does above, perhaps?
     
  12. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    Just back them up to Address Book on your Mac.
     
  13. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess i'll use Address Book .......anyone know how to import the numbers off my iphone? I did a restore and got them back to my phone =)
     
  14. chris001 macrumors regular

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    hey guys,
    i have an iphone 2g, firmware 1.0 =/
    i'm planning on upgrading it to latest firmware.
    if i sync the phone to outlook/address book.

    and then i restore it, upgrade it to the latest firmware 2.1.0? and when i sync it back with outlook/address book, will all my contacts sync back into it?

    even though i was on firmware 1.0 and now i have the new 2.1.0 firmware?
    'thanks.
     
  15. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I started using Funambol to sync contacts. Its a free app and works like a champ.
     
  16. Gatorac macrumors member

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    How did you do this?
     

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