Restored iPhone 4 and lost all contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NitroBiz, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. NitroBiz macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2009
    After syncing my phone several times just to be sure I went ahead and upgraded to 6.1.3 thinking everything was safe to do so. Once I got the phone back I was ready to restore and iTunes did not find my last sync so in short I lost all my contacts :mad: Can anyone help me try to find my missing contacts. I tried to recover them by previous syncs but there is not listed and I also tried to use Dr. Fone with no luck. How can they be missing after I synced my phone??? Please help!!! Thank you for your assistance!
  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    Did you not have iCloud syncing your contacts?
  3. NitroBiz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2009
  4. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Sounds like iTunes was not syncing your contacts.

    I believe in both backing up on the computer via iTunes AND letting the cloud do it own backups. It is all depending on how much you value what is in your phone.
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Exactly, I don't trust the cloud any farther than I can throw it.
  6. elfy macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    Glasgow, Scotland
    You want to get on Facebook and tell all your friends to send you a text with their name in it.
  7. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Restore from your last known backup. And for goodness sake back them up and keep them synced.
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you don't have a backup, a backup with contacts saved, nor do you sync to iCloud, I'm afraid you're out of luck.
  9. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    I learned this lesson earlier in the year before I got in to iCloud. Now I wouldnt be without it backing up all my important information and allowing me to access within my browser.
  10. NickRichyRich macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2013
    As people have said try restoring from the last known good backup.

    Some other tips are that Facebook and Twitter have some services that allow you to import all of the contacts from these service. This is something that is fairly easy to do and most of the time it covers a great deal of the contacts that people loose.

    Hope this helps!
  11. Thakureor, Dec 29, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2013

    Thakureor macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2013
    Contact your phone service provider and ask them to keep your number.

    If you want to restore contact numbers, you may need a recovery tool that might be able to restore your contact lists.

    However i did not tried, i guess there are some tools.

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