So I accidently deleted all my phonebook contacts.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ac921ol, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. ac921ol macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED??? is there any way to delete all my phonebook contacts in one swoop??

    weird thing is, all the number and names in my contacts are gone, but when i look under my favorites tab, the numbers are still there, just not the names of the 10 or so people I have on there.

    any idea what happened???
  2. gh0001 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    do you sync your contact with exchange, or providers such as gmail? if so was there anything done on that account?
  3. ac921ol thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    nope no on exchange, and not on gmail
    just odd.
  4. PeteLP macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2008
    If you had iCloud turned ON for contacts and then turned it OFF, that would have deleted all of your contacts

    They would have asked you first. but sometimes we just say yes without reading.

    If that's the case, turning iCloud back on will restore the contacts.


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