lost contacts with yosemite upgrade

Joined
Nov 22, 2014
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Points
1
:)My address book is now empty. Any ideas how to restore it, if that is possible?
 

Slydude

Well-known member
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 15, 2009
Messages
16,919
Reaction score
665
Points
113
Location
North Louisiana, USA
Your Mac's Specs
2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 2015 iMac 16 GB Big Sur
That depends upon the answers to a few questions.

1. Don't take this the wrong way but what were you doing that might have lead to loss of the contacts?
2. Do you have a backup of your data?
3. Are you using anything like iCloud that syncs data across computers/devices?
 
OP
R
Joined
Nov 22, 2014
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Points
1
1. This was the first time I had tried to use contacts after upgrading to Yosemite two days ago.
2. No. (Yes, I know I am an imbecile.)
3. A local Mac Experience person said on the phone that I should add iCloud to my accounts and that somehow I might be able to recover the data that way. So I did. Don't know what (if anything) I do next.
 

chscag

Well-known member
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Jan 23, 2008
Messages
65,249
Reaction score
1,830
Points
113
Location
Keller, Texas
Your Mac's Specs
2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, Numerous iPods, Monterey
This is probably either a bug or some kind of glitch since it's happening to quite a few folks. Please read through the following thread in this same forum to see if it helps you.

Lost Contacts Thread
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top