Lost my contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by doyle369, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. doyle369, Apr 17, 2012
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    doyle369 macrumors regular

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    My new iphone 4s has just decided that it needs restoring, so I have restored it, all my pics are still there, all my recent calls are still there, but all my contacts have gone!! all my recent calls are just numbers, no names, anyway of getting my contacts back?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What are you syncing your contacts with.

    Edit your title. You'll get little "Help!!" from it.
     
  3. doyle369 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what do you mean by 'what am I syncing my contacts with?'
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Should we call 911....

    Did you make a backup of your iPhone?
     
  5. doyle369 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah... else it wouldnt of saved all my pics...
     
  6. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

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    This isn't 1999 try to sync your contacts with Google.
     
  7. doyle369 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont have a google account..
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    His response wasn't remotely helpful, if you hadn't synced your contacts to Google before you did the restore.

    When you setup your phone, didn't you pick some some software to sync contacts with (like Address Book).....ANYTHING??
     
  9. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

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    Just go to your local carriers store they'll help you get your stuff back. I know AT&T and Verizon help out. Then once you get everything back create a google account and tell the rep to sync your contacts with google. If the rep is cool he'll do it for you.
     
  10. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    OP, please don't do this.

    Store reps are first and foremost salespeople, not customer service people. They usually know less about a device than someone who's spent 5 minutes Googling it.

    Here is a very easy tutorial on how to sync your contacts with Google that you can perform yourself: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740
     
  11. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    If you were not sync-ing your contacts with anything outside the phone prior to the restoral, they are most likely gone.
     
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  13. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    that is why you save your contacts on your computer or somewhere else...
    live and learn
     

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