5 Solutions for iPhone Contacts Disappeared

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There are reports of iPhone contacts suddenly disappearing -- showing only numbers, no names or contacts just gone at ramdom. Anyone have a fix? - User Question from Apple Communities

In this post, we will introduce some helpful tips that we found in Apple discussion board and recommend a ultimate tool to help you get back the disappeared contacts from your iPhone.

4 Tips From Apple Discussions Board

We start our search by looking at the Apple discussions board to see if anyone else had this problem and have found the following 4 helpful tips for you.

1 Turn iCloud Contacts Off

Step 1: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 2: Turn on contacts off, When it asks you to keep or delete the contacts, select"keep contacts on iphone"

Step 3: The contact info should be back on your iPhone.

 Turn iCloud Contacts Off


2 Go To Contacts Groups Settings

Step 1: Go to contacts app. Click groups at the top of your contacts page. Choose "All on My iPhone" instead of "All iCloud".

Step 2: Check if you can see your disappearing contacts again.

  Go To Contacts Groups Settings


3 Reset the Network Connections

Step 1: You can also try to reset the Network Connections and then re-entered the Wifi password.

Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Step 3: Enter your password of your iPhone.

Step 4: A waring message will appear: This will delete all network settings, returning them to factory defaults. Choose "Reset Network Settings".

Step 5: Check if your cotacts come back or not.

 Reset the Network Connections


4 Change Default Account In Settings Back to iCloud

Step 1: Go to settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Click on Default Account under contacts.

Step 3: Select iCloud instead of On my iPhone as the default account.

If you still havn't got your missing contacts back, try to use a 3rd-party programm to get them back. iMyfone D-Back is a iPhone data recovery software that selects and recovers your lost data given any circumstance. The software is easy to use (even for a technophobe like myself) and best of all it recovers the data by scanning your device directly or your iTunes/iCloud backup.

Quick Fix for iPhone Contacts Disappeared Using iMyfone D-Back

To restore iPhone contacts using iMyfone D-Back iPhone contact recovery for Win or iPhone contact recovery for Mac, download the program onto your PC or Mac. To get the best out of the program it is advised to read the features below so that the user can make the best choice:

  • Preview and selectively recover the data you want.
  • Support 22+ File Types, such as Contacts, PhotosMessagesVideosNotes and other files.
  • Support recovery on almost All iOS Devices, including iPhone 6siPhone SEiPad, iPod Touch.
  • There are four modes that can be used as per user’s proficiency which are Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup. Recover from iCloud Backup.

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Steps To Recover iPhone Contacts

1  Once finish downloading, choose the mode that suitable for your situation: Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup. Recover from iCloud Backup. We will select Smart Recovery mode, which is the best choice for unsure users, for example.

my iphone contacts disappeared

2  Select the files you want to recover this covers a wide range of files from texts, images and most importantly contacts.

select the files

3  The next window asks you to select how you lost your data, this is a unique feature of iMyfone D-Back. Due to my phone randomly losing contacts I chose“Deleted or lost data by accident”

select how you lost the data

4  Once this has been done iMyfone D-Back will let you connect your iPhone to the computer tailored to your situation. Click the scan button to start scanning.

scan iphone to find iphone contacts disappeared

5  Once this has been completed you can preview and choose the contacts you want to recover and then click Recover to restore contacts.

preview and choose the contacts

I am glad that I now know about iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery as I can rely on iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac the specialise in having your data to hand whatever the emergency. Why not to try it now?

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  • Mychala Aryal

    Thank you! This post fixed the issue. I have my contacts back. My memory was getting low. Is it possible that may have triggered the loss?

    • Hello Mychala, There are many causes of iPhone contacts disappearing. Have you just updated your iOS system? Some Apple users found there contact are disappeared after they updated iOS system.

  • Susan

    I just recovered a few important contacts. But I can’t seem to remember what one contact was saved as. (older contact from long ago). Any suggestions?

    • Hello Susan, thanks for your question. We will export the recoverable contacts as a CSV file. You can check the CSV file for more details.

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