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LOST CONTACTS - they just disappeared????


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Hi everybody,

I’ll give you the rundown on my issue here...

My iPhone 4 was synching with my Outlook at work, including all of my ~2000 (very important) contacts, calendar and other stuff. At home I have a MacBook Pro which I use to back up my iPhone every now and then.

I am no longer using my Outlook account at work, so I deleted it from my phone via Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars, leaving my phone with just my Gmail personal account. After doing this, ALL of my contacts have completely disappeared. Gone. I tried a restore from back up via iTunes on my laptop but nothing. My contacts in my phone book are completely empty and my "Recents" calls list and my "Messages" are all listed as phone #s and not my contacts first/last names.

Just so everybody knows, I did a search and nothing that came up (similar problems) have fixed this issue.


Does anybody have any ideas whatsoever that may help? If I am unable to retrieve my contacts via restoring from a backup from iTunes, how can I get them back? How could they just disappear without my confirmation?

Any help is appreciated! I need these contacts back before I go back to work next week
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Doesn't deleting it mean it's gone (forever)? How could restoring Outlook bring back my contacts/calendars etc?

Furthermore, the Apple Store set Outlook up for me. I have no idea what they did as it looked much more complicated than setting up my Gmail account.

Lastly, my Outlook account is no longer active(?) through my workplace as I am no longer there.
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Thanks for your help! I'll see if I can get it sorted out tomorrow.
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Ok…..
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Hi guys, I have a similar problem with my iPhone as my iPhone contacts disappeared. However, in my case, I just turned Contact sync under my iCloud settings. What happened? Did I do something wrong? Just 5 minutes ago I used to have my iPhone full of contacts - now that the iCloud is on - there is Zero!

I am on iPhone 4 running on os 5.0. Thank you for your help as it is needed urgently. I will not touch my iPhone until somebody provides me with a set of instructions. Thank you.
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I'm not sure but this might help you:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4079098

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I also just had this happen to me. Kept getting kicked out of my apps, so I turned my phone off and back on and realized I have lost all of my contacts. Not good!!! I have some that I only contact once in awhile during ball season, so I have no idea how to get iPhone contacts back.
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I also just had this happen to me. Kept getting kicked out of my apps, so I turned my phone off and back on and realized I have lost all of my contacts. Not good!!! I have some that I only contact once in awhile during ball season, so I have no idea how to get iPhone contacts back.
You really haven't given us much to go on.... However, if you're signed into iCloud from your Mac and iPhone and use the same Apple ID, your contacts will automatically sync from your Mac to your iPhone.
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