My own Phone Number in Contacts!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vilasgn, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. vilasgn macrumors regular

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    If you opne the "Contacts" from within the "Phone" app, at the top of the contacts you will see your own phone number.

    I have seen this on other people's phone but I don't see that on my own iPhone.

    Is there anything missing?
     
  2. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    My contact info is in my Address Book on my Mac by default, probably from when I registered it. Hence, it's in my iPhone, too.

    ETA: I don't see my phone number listed elsewhere in that app, though.
     
  3. vilasgn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Usually, your phone # will be above the search box.
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It doesn't show up in the standalone Contacts app but it does in the Phone app. Kind of like how the BlackBerry shows your number on the recent calls list.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The OP means this.
     

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  6. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Aw man, you blacked your number out. Now how are we supposed to "rick-roll" your iPhone? :p
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I don't have that. :confused:
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Are you in the Contacts app or in the Phone app's contact section?
     
  9. vilasgn thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was talking about.
     
  10. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I went through both, and don't see it.


    You know, my phone number doesn't show up in iTunes either. Hmmmm...
     
  11. carve macrumors 6502a

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    You are using 2.0, correct?
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Strange. I don't get that in the phone app > contacts tab but I do show up in OS X Address Book as "me."
     
  13. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    2.0.2, yes.
     
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  15. Barry Scott macrumors newbie

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    You need to have your number in one of the 4? special areas on your SIM for it to show up in your phone book like that.

    It also makes is show in iTunes when it's there. Mine has it and has done since I manually entered it in using the card reader on my laptop, some sticky tape and some freeware :D

    It's nothing to do with the software version...and I'm a good boy on an O2 contract, not unlocked or jailbroken....
    With a 1st gen silverback 8gb!
     
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Not jailbroken, with AT&T (it's a 3G), nothing special at all...

    Is there a reason I should care? My phone works perfectly, so I don't want to mess with a good thing, but if there's a good reason I should maybe get a new SIM or something, I will.
     
  17. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    Is this something particular to ATT? I don't have that and I have a plain vanilla 3G O2-UK phone on 2.0.2. Where are these 'special areas' on the SIM and how do you get at them?
     
  18. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    I have it on my Rogers 3G. You have to scroll all the way to the top, past the search box even
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    Mine doesn't show up in Contacts but it does in iTunes and in the Phone app.
     
  20. 61132 Guest

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    This happened to me. Call AT&T and have them send an OTA (over the air) update/reset to your SIM card. The problem is your SIM card was not properly initiated, and your number was not written to it.

    After they send the OTA update, turn off your phone, then turn it back on, sync it, and your phone number should be there.
     
  21. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I saw this on my Dad's iPhone, but its nowhere to be found on mine.
     

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