iPhone just deleted my all my contacts!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bubbamorgan91, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    Is there anyway I can get them back. Does iTunes have them stored somewhere. Or am i just screwed
     
  2. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    ohh and this happened when i was syncing it to iTunes.
     
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  4. ColsTiger

    ColsTiger Zealot
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    Mar 8, 2007
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    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.
     
  5. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    ok. but can i get them back somehow
     
  6. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
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    Do you still have the contacts in computer (PC = outlook)?
     
  7. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    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.
     
  8. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
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    You could do a restore and that will put them back, if the file was not changed when you last synced.
     
  9. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    hmm ill have to try that.
     
  10. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
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    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.
     
  11. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    no im on a mac with leopard.
     
  12. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
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    Time Machine?
     
  13. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    haha yes stupid me forgot to set it up.
     
  14. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007
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    Does that mean you can't use that Time Machine?

    Then you need to do one of the other suggestions above.
     
  15. bubbamorgan91

    bubbamorgan91 Member
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    Jul 6, 2007
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    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?
     
  16. nonoxynol9

    nonoxynol9 New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
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    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!
     
  17. Da_Shoop

    Da_Shoop New Member

    Apr 2, 2009
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    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
     
  18. Europa

    Europa Moderator
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    Dec 12, 2008
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    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.
     
  19. petes

    petes New Member

    Jun 19, 2009
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    Contacts Deleted

    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?
     
  20. AxelAkuseru

    AxelAkuseru New Member

    Sep 16, 2009
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    Ya the same thing happened to me With a pc HOW DO I GET IT BACK MY DADS GUNNA B MAD
     
  21. JACKYCHAN1024

    JACKYCHAN1024 New Member

    Feb 4, 2010
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    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
     

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