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Why did my iPhone 4 randomly delete all my contacts ?

Never had this happen to me i wake up to an empty contact list I don't remember much from last night but I do know there's no way I could've deleted all my contacts just like that so any advice on what I should will be greatly appreciated I do have iCloud set up but it will only sync my contacts that I've had a few months ago which isn't all that bad but I would like to get back my new contacts I received recently also

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I encountered the same situation, but I found the simply way to recover my contacts, you can have a try, here is the detail: http://goo.gl/YckYG, hope it can help you as well, good luck.

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Because even technology has it's flaws, which is uncomprehendingly hard to believe but somehow we must accept it. Best of luck to you on your quest of retrieving your lost contacts!

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Haha ok I did get my contacts back just not all no biggie though thanks for your help
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probably because you hit something .

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Maybe a few things
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ok than get it taken somewhere
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hope i helped!
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My mom got that and she said it deleted almost all of hers. I think it's a technicality or something. Or you just dropped it and abused the phone.

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Most likely someone formatted your phone
that means someone cleared the hard drive but nothing that gets deleted on a phone is really gone

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@ Exhausted_Love :

I know how you feel!! Mine didn't get deleted by themself, I accidentally deleted some important contacts myself :S

But LUCKILY, I retrieved my important contacts this way:

http://www.enigma-recovery.com/how-to-recover-lost-and-deleted-contacts-from-an-iphone/

I hope it works for you too!

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If you have already backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can recover deleted data by the following steps using iTunes:
Click the File menu and select Devices > Restore from Back up.
Or
Open the iOS device's Summary tab. There are two ways to access this:
Click the device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
From any view in iTunes, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar. Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices.
Click the Restore Backup button.

If haven't had time to back up your iPhone before the deletion, there are also two methods for you to retrieve deleted data of iPhone:
1. Recover the deleted data directly using a third party software;
2. Recover the deleted data under DFU mode.
Read more: http://goo.gl/OSjc4X.

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Every time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, iTunes will create a backup of your iPhone. So try to restore the deleted contacts from iTunes first if the backups were created before the deletion and is up-to-date.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766

Other than restoring from iTunes backup, there are still at least 4 other solutions for you to retrieve deleted contacts from iPhone:
1. Extracting from previous iTunes backup if the backup is not the latest and you don’t want to lose the data generated after the backup;
2. Retrieving directly from iPhone using an iPhone data recovery software;
3. Copying from old phone’s SIM card;
4. Syncing with other cloud backup, such as Google contacts.
All the details about the above methods can be found at http://goo.gl/mD7yV3

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