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Is there anyway I can get them back. Does iTunes have them stored somewhere. Or am i just screwed
ohh and this happened when i was syncing it to iTunes.
Go to the info tab in iTunes and double check your selections. You must have unchecked something or either selected it to clear your iPhone after the next sync.
ok. but can i get them back somehow
Do you still have the contacts in computer (PC = outlook)?
no. address book deleted them when i synced the iPhone again trying to get them back. but iTunes does have a back up from yesterday but i don't know how to sync to it one.
You could do a restore and that will put them back, if the file was not changed when you last synced.
hmm ill have to try that.
Also, if you are XP or Vista, you could restore your computer to say a week ago, and it will have your contacts back that way.
no im on a mac with leopard.
haha yes stupid me forgot to set it up.
Does that mean you can't use that Time Machine?
Then you need to do one of the other suggestions above.
yes because time machine wasn't set up nothing was backed up to it.
so i need to restore then sync the iPhone with the backed up one that is from iTunes?
I'm a mac user as well, and this same exact thing just happened to me. Any mac useful mac users out there who can help? If you figure this out, please post how you did it!
Exact same thing happened to me... 1000 contacts gone in a second and I swear it self-checked the erase all contacts on the computer button because I specifically checked it before I pressed sync.
Also when i put 14 contacts back on my phone, it promted me asking if it was ok that I was changing more than 5% of my contacts on my mac! Ahhh a safety for iPhone to mac but none the the other way!
I hate my iPhone and macbook so very very much right now
Give this a try, it might work if you haven't sync'd yet.
Settings -> Mail,Contacts,Calendars -> Import SIM contacts.
For future reference, you can sync your contacts with a Google/Gmail or Yahoo acct in iTunes.
Same thing happened to me. I just purchased the iPhone 3G and added about 40 contacts. I did this yesterday evening after syncing to iTunes. Today the contacts are gone. I have not synced since adding the contacts, so it has nothing to do with the sync process. I tried Import SIM Contacts, but nothing. Any ideas?
Ya the same thing happened to me With a pc HOW DO I GET IT BACK MY DADS GUNNA B MAD
i am so screw, i have a old 3g iPhone that i have use the itune once and i have a new 3gs for like half a year but i have never sync to the itune but today i have accidentally sync the itune and is restore to my old iPhone info, now all my new 3gs contact and data is been delete it. is that anyone know how i can get them back. i can give for helping me to get all my new 3gs data and contact back please reply. thank you