Apple iPhone ranks among the best smartphones out there. Every year, thousands of people queue up in front of Apple Stores worldwide and hope to be among the first few to get their hands on a new iPhone. However, iPhone is not perfect, as it has its own issues.
There are times when the contacts on your iPhone suddenly disappear with no explanation. If you are facing the issue, then this tutorial will show you how to bring back your missing contacts on your iPhone.
Steps to bring back the missing iPhone contacts
1. Sign out of iCloud and Sign back in
If your iPhone contacts don’t just show up, try signing out of iCloud and signing back in. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, you need to head to Settings app from your home screen and then select iCloud
Step two: Scroll down to the bottom and hit the Sign Out button
Step three: Once you are done, sign back into your iCloud account. After that, all you need to do is to tap on the toggle next to Contacts
2. Disable contacts in iCloud
Step one: First and foremost, you need to launch the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen and the select iCloud to proceed
Step two: Next up, make sure that the toggle for Contacts is turned off. If you are prompted to remove the previously synced contacts on your iPhone, you simply need to tap Delete from My iPhone. Note that this step will remove contacts from your iPhone only
Step three: Once you are done, you now need to force reboot your device. If you now have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, the process of force rebooting is slightly different.
- On iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press the Volume Down and Home button at the same time
- On older iPhone models, press the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons
Step four: Head back to the Settings app and tap iCloud. After that, scroll down and tap on the switch next to Contacts
3. Locate missing contacts and add them to Contacts
You can easily find all contacts that are missing from your iPhone and then manually add them to the Contacts app. Here is how.
Step one: Launch the Phone app from your home screen and then tap Contacts
Step two: Next up, you now need to tap Groups in the top-left corner and uncheck the All iCloud option
Step three: Once you are done, tap on All [iPhone name] and then hit Done in the top-right corner. You will see a list of all contacts that are synced to your iPhone. All you need to do now is to locate any missing contacts and add them to the Contacts app.
4. Restore your iPhone
If none of all the above solutions works for you, the best shot now is to restore your iPhone. Here is how
Step one: Connect your iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC and then launch iTunes (Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes)
Step two: Next up, hit the Device icon to open the Summary page and then click on Restore Backup
Step three: You now need to choose your backup and then hit the Restore button.
Note: Make sure that you have already made a recent backup of your iPhone before proceeding.
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