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    Apple Nightmare!!!

    Updated my iPhone the other night to 11.0.3 and I have lost loads of my contacts!

    Some have completely disappeared but mainly it's just the names and I'm left just with loads of numbers in history but I now no longer know who's calling me and I can't look anyone up where the name is now missing!!

    I followed some YouTube videos to no avail but some contacts now have 'maybe' in front of them but are incomplete!

    I've had Apple Support try to help through the Twitter messaging but they speak in gobbledygook and expect everyone to understand their techy speech and know how to navigate around everything uploading this & that!

    A simple update has turned into a nightmare, anyone else experienced this and found a way to get their contacts back or can help, please.

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Did you do an icloud back up before updating? If so and you have it switched on for contacts you may be able to restore from a back up.

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    I think the iCloud is set to back up automatically as itís all enabled. Iíve since been onto the iCloud website and the contacts I regularly use are also not present and have disappeared!

    With some things Iíve managed to do some contacts have returned but with the word Ďmaybeí in front of them but they are incomplete!

    When searching for this issue on Google itís a widespread problem 😡

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Pay a visit to an Apple Store and get them sort it out?
    I'm no Apple fan, but I know they are normally annoying helpful instore
    Forever trying.

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Itís an issue in your settings.

    Sign in to iCloud

    Make sure update Apple ID settings has nothing next to it
    Scroll down to contacts and ensure itís ticked.

    The contacts are there yours just arenít syncing on this update.

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jobr1850 View Post
    Itís an issue in your settings.

    Sign in to iCloud

    Make sure update Apple ID settings has nothing next to it
    Scroll down to contacts and ensure itís ticked.

    The contacts are there yours just arenít syncing on this update.
    Do you mean on my iPhone or on the website?

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Either or shouldnít matter.

    But worth checking both mate.

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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    tell me about it!!!

    spent 2 weekends Pruning the Orchard and it was a great success with all the trees covered in blossom in spring.. only to all get blown off most of the trees by high winds before pollination.

    no where near enough good sweet verities to make a decent cider this year... a nightmare
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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    ...no where near enough good sweet verities to make a decent cider this year... a nightmare
    So it's all Verity's fault!

    She's probably high-tailed it over to Munich to serve Hacker-Pschoor Hefe Weisse for Oktoberfest!

    @OP/Seriously.... Good Luck re-syncing everything! Don't panic! I'm sure it's still all there - just needs r-connecting!
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    Re: Apple Nightmare!!!

    I have my contacts in both google and Apple at the same time, itís really cool.

    No idea how I did it though...

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