No Contacts?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bigbro1096, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

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    I love Apple and I love the iPhone 4 but the way it works is making me mad. I restored so I lost all my contacts and then when I restored from backup it only added apps, pics, music, etc but didn't add my contacts! I went under settings and went to import sim contacts and it still didn't have any contacts; any suggestions?
     
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

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    It was my understanding that the iPhone doesn't store personal data on the Sim.
     
  3. bigbro1096 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But, it did on for my iPhone 3GS! I'm sorry to Apple but if somethings don't get fixed I'll just go to android for a year. (not that it affects you, Apple, or Steve Jobs, but...
     
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

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    It can but doesn't do it by default, you have to set it to do this.
     
  5. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    None of the iPhones have ever saved any information to the SIM card. You have the ability to import SIM contacts that may have been saved from an earlier non-iPhone that uses the SIM in that manner, but not the iPhone.

    Contacts are designed to be synced to a supported application on your computer depending on the OS platform that you use. Mac uses Address book, Windows using Outlook, Windows Contacts (depending on XP, Vista, W&). If you have not synced the contacts to an application and only expected the iPhone backup to hold them and you did not get them from the restore, they are lost.
     

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