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    I was having issues with my wife's iphone 4 (covered in different thread). One possible solution was to restore the phone back to the factory settings. I did that but only took the SIM card out half way through the process. I lost all my contacts. Is there a way to get it back? I have never connected the phone to itunes. Is the information stored somewhere in the phone? I did try contacts from SIM but that didn't do anything. Any help would be really helpful.


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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Did you have them synced with your computer through iTunes?
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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    I had not syned the iphone through itunes prior to this reset.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Oh right, you said that - unfortunately if you didn't have them stored anywhere else then you can't retrieve them. On a restore everything is deleted.
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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Bummer. Thanks for responding.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Did she have a phone prior to the new (used) iPhone 4? Is there any chance of retrieving numbers from there? It's a bummer to start all over again, but it sounds like you might have to.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    I am looking for her old sim card which would be the only way to get her contacts back. Fingers crossed, I find it.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by sprtbiker View Post
    I am looking for her old sim card which would be the only way to get her contacts back. Fingers crossed, I find it.
    Did you happen to find the old SIM card with contacts on it?

    Next time, you might want to back up contacts online. There are applications that should be able to do that.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    No. I could not find the old sim card. She is using icloud now to make sure that she has all her contacts.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Try to do via iCloud:
    settings>iCloud>check to see if your signed in or have contacts on, if you do then turn off contacts, keep on phone, turn back on, merge and your contacts should show up again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sprtbiker View Post
    No. I could not find the old sim card. She is using icloud now to make sure that she has all her contacts.
    It's good that you're backing them up now, so it doesn't happen again.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by angelahill View Post
    1.Open iTunes on your computer.

    2.Plug in your iPhone to your computer just as you would to sync it normally.

    3.Locate the iPhone in the “Devices” column at the left of the iTunes application window.

    4.Right-click (Ctrl-click on a Mac) on the iPhone icon in the “Devices” column and select “Restore From Backup.” Select one of the backup versions from the drop-down menu and click the “Restore” button. This will restore any contacts that you have lost since your last sync in iTunes.

    5.Eject your iPhone and review the Contact list on your device. All lost contacts should be restored to your list.
    Thank you for the post! This should be helpful to many.

    In this case though, the member had not synced the contacts through iTunes, so I'm assuming this wouldn't work.

    In most cases, this should help.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    I think in this way you could not retrieve you contacts at all.



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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

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    Re: Retrieve deleted contacts

    Suffered from losing important contacts, photos and other files from your iPhone 4S by improper operations? Dr.Fone (iPhone 4S) will help you get out of the jams instantly.

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