Recent contacts suddenly deleted!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by naz-dream-boys, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. naz-dream-boys, Feb 19, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017

    naz-dream-boys macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2012
    I've noticed today that many of the contacts I've added over the past year or so, have suddenly deleted! I have no idea why, I didn't restore from a backup or do anything unusual. But it's really upsetting, some of the people I only have the phone number of and no other form of contact.

    I have checked my iCloud but the contacts there are syncing with my phone, so the deleted ones are also deleted from iCloud.

    Why has this happened, is it a common problem for anyone else?
    Is there any way I can get these contacts back? And what can I do to stop it happening again?

    Note: I have also now noticed that a lot of my old notes I've deleted ages ago have re-appeared! What's going on!? :mad:
  2. lebronhuo macrumors newbie


    Jan 12, 2017
    I think your problem is not a common problem, and it is really strange(a lot of my old notes I've deleted ages ago have re-appeared). I guess that your iphone is infected by some kind of virus. And in order to try to get your contacts back, you can try some third-party softwares.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Is it possible you shut off one of your groups?

    In the Contacts app on the top left press on Groups.

    If there is no check by a particular group those contacts in the group will not show.

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    If they are all checked then it's a different problem and I don't have an answer.

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