What can we do if iCloud contacts disappeared from iPhone?
On our iPhone we can access our contacts both from the Contacts app and from the contacts tab in the Phone app. Some essential contacts to be able to communicate that, sometimes, due to some error in the configuration, they may have disappeared. let’s see how to bring them back quickly.
Different scenarios to recover our contacts easily
The most common thing is that we use iCloud to synchronize our contacts between all our devices and keep them safe. Making them disappear from the iPhone is really an inconvenience (less if we have made a backup when exporting the contacts), but it has an easy solution. In order, these are the steps we must take.
- Check that all groups are visible: since contact groups can be shown or hidden to narrow down the list we see. Making sure everyone is visible is as easy as opening the Contacts app or the Contacts tab in the Phone app, play Groups in the top left, and make sure Everyone in iCloud is turned on.
- Check the configuration of our Apple ID: because it is through it that we synchronize our contacts. Just open the Settings app and make sure our name appears at the top and sign in if it doesn’t.
- Check iCloud synchronization: If the Apple ID is in charge of the synchronization, it is the contacts settings that activate or deactivate this synchronization individually. opening the Settings apptapping on our name and tapping on iCloudmake sure Contacts is turned on.
- Restart our iPhone: as it could be a random error. Turning off the iPhone and waiting 15 seconds before turning it back on usually fixes any errors that don’t depend on the settings we just checked.
As always, let’s also make sure that our iPhone is running the latest available version of the operating system. We can do it within the app. Settings by going to General and then Software Update. We can also try signing out of the Apple ID by going to Settings > our name and tapping sign out before starting again.
At this point, the next thing to do would be to completely reset the iPhone, always having a backup, or go to an Apple Store so they can help us. However, it is very rare that we have to reach these steps, because with the ones that we have exposed in this article we should be able to recover our contacts in seconds.