Update to iOS 7.02 deleted all my contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Ramius, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Ramius macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2008
    When I updated to the newest version of iOS today, from previously having iOS7.0, I lost all my contacts.

    And infact, it turned off all my iCloud preferances as well.

    And for some reason its really impossible to restore a backup now. Where is the restore button?

    The few times a year this happens I´m completely lost on which place to syncronize with. iCloud, or my Macbook which has the same contacts and data.
  2. errant macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2012
    So turn iCloud back on and let it do its work.
  3. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2008
    Why was it turned off though?
  4. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    After it rebooted it should have prompted you to authenticate your iCloud account. If it didn't or you just skipped or cancelled, then it would have shut it off.
  5. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've seen this happen to a lot of friends after updating to iOS 7. Flipped everything back on and they were in business.


    You select it when you set up the device first turning it on or after a restore. On the device. Once you get to the home screen it's too late. You'd have to erase it and start over to get back to that menu.
  6. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2008
    Definitely something dodgy with the 7.0.2 OTA or just iOS 7 OTA. I upgraded and none of my 3rd party apps would open. Apple ones were fine. I rebooted the phone and now all is well.

    What's interesting is it didn't prompt me for an APPLEID/icloud ID after the install. I suspect that's what caused my problem and yours.

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