iPhone Contacts Disappeared or Not Showing in Contacts/Phone App: Recover Contacts From iCloud

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Without Restore, No Software & Without Erase the device get all missing or Disappeared Contacts on your iPhone contacts app. Contacts data is one of the most sensitive just like precious lockers in the whole bank; No one can do provocation with contact app. It’s hence that, maybe you lost or clear all saved contacts from your iOS device locally and then in iCloud as well after sync it. My suggestion about contact is taken iPhone contacts backup time to time. After lost from the device, there are very fewer possibilities of recovery or restore after iPhone contacts gone, find from older iCloud Backup or Mac/PC using iTunes.

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Due to auto-sync saved contacts from different mail account Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and Bing. You may be surprised by Contact suddenly disappeared from the iPhone contact app. This is my personal experience, and I revert it back in-app using the below steps, let’s see what the circumstances are and how we reappear all contacts? On iPhone 12/Pro/Max/Mini, iPhone 11(Pro Max), iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8(Plus), iPhone 7(Plus), iPhone 6S(6S Plus), 5S,6(Plus).

How to Recover iPhone Contacts gone, Deleted or Not Showing

Early morning, I set up Gmail in the iPhone mail app. After successfully login, Screen says me to enable contacts, Calendar and note sync to iPhone automatically (Default selection is all enabled). After some time, I open the contact app there all contacts (704) not showing. And only showing Gmail contacts (4).

Now I found hidden contacts list from app settings. So you can manually choose which contacts group you would like to show within the app.

Enable iCloud Syncing on your iPhone from Settings

Your Apple iCloud Account will keep All Contacts Backup on iCloud. So You Can Easily Fetch or Get Your All Contacts on Other iPhone or New iPhone when you use the same iCloud account. Here’s the Steps for Enable iCloud Backup and Sync Missing iCloud contacts in Backgroud. After that, we can Manage from your Contacts app that’s showing in the next tip.

  1. Open the Settings app on iPhone > Tap on Your Name.

    Manage iCloud Account Settings on iPhone

    Manage iCloud Account Settings on iPhone

  2. Now, Tap on iCloud > Scroll to Contacts and Enable the Toggle to Start Syncing.

    Enable iCloud Contacts from iPhone Settings

    Enable iCloud Contacts from iPhone Settings

  3. All the Contacts will be Downloaded and Show in the Contacts app. That’s it.

Enable iCloud Contacts on your iPhone Contacts App

  • Step 1: From the Contact app, Tap on groups from the top right corner of the screen.

    Enable iCloud Contacts from Group

    Enable iCloud Contacts from Group

  • Step 2: All created default groups are: All iCloud, All Gmail…
  • Step 3: Tap on All iCloud. Tap on Done for Save,

    Select iCloud Contacts on iPhone Contacts app

    Select iCloud Contacts on iPhone Contacts app

  • That’s it. (After setup on a new iPhone with iCloud.com/Contacts, Apple Saved all contacts in your iCloud account first).

Here is an also option for only to access other’s group lists or not iCloud.

Contacts Saved From WhatsApp Not Showing on iPhone Contacts App

here I am sharing the problems that really helped me to find contacts on the iPhone contacts app that saved from WhatsApp chat conversation. Saved WhatsApp contacts will easily find in the WhatsApp app but unable to search on the iPhone contacts app after saved. Follow the below steps,

  1. Open the Contacts app on the iPhone.
  2. Next, Tap on Group option at the top left corner of the iPhone screen.

    Groups option on iPhone Contacts app

    Groups option on iPhone Contacts app

  3. Select the first option, Show all contacts, And Tap on done to save it.

    Show All Contacts on iPhone contacts app or Phone app on iPhone

    Show All Contacts on iPhone contacts app or Phone app on iPhone

  4. Now, You fixed that problem. Search with the missing contact name from the iPhone phone app or contacts app.
  5. That’s it.

Import SIM Contacts To Your Contacts App on iPhone

if all the Contacts are saved on your SIM memory, then you can import SIM contacts to your iPhone Contacts app. So, Apple Only Import All SIM contacts Directly to Synced Accounts like (iCloud, Gmail or Outlook). On Import time Your iPhone will ask to Where to Import. And Then Follow the Above Solution to Enable Your Account where you Imported.

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  • Step 1: Open Settings app on iPhone > Scroll to Contacts.

    Contacts Settings on iPhone

    Contacts Settings on iPhone

  • Step 2: Tap on Import SIM Contacts > Select Import SIM Contacts to Account (Gmail, Outlook, iCloud..)

    Import SIM Contacts to iCloud on iPhone from Settings

    Import SIM Contacts to iCloud on iPhone from Settings

  • Step 3: Just a Few Seconds, Process will appear on the screen, I Recommend selecting iCloud. But if you wish to import Contacts to Gmail or Outlook account then select that account and Enable from Group as of Explained earlier.

    Process for Importing SIM Contacts

    Process for Importing SIM Contacts

  • Step 4: That’s it.

Above step also useful for whom finding the way for iPhone contacts gone and restore all contacts from iCloud without iCloud backup or iTunes. Enable iCloud contacts group in the contact app.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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