Move iCloud contacts to phone's actual hard drive?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dndandrea, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. dndandrea macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    This may seem like a silly question. My dad just got the new iphone 5 and wanted to transfer all his files from his iphone 4 to iphone 5. He backed up his iphone 4 and restored it to his iphone 5. His contacts were all there after the restore. The next day he notices all his contacts are gone. I connect it back up to restore and then i noticed it must be setup through icloud or something because there's the refresh button on the top left.

    Is there anyway to add these contacts TO THE PHONE so his contacts don't disappear again and he doesnt have to rely on the icloud? Is the only way to do it 1 by 1 or can you just add everything from the icloud to the ACTUAL PHONE's hard drive with a few buttons?

  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Turn off iCloud contacts and when it asks if you want to delete them off the device, say no.

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