I just lost all my contacts..
Well I feel like someoen just punched me in the face. I have about 300 contacts some of whom are probably irreplaceble and they all just disappeared into thin air. I updated gde and it came out with this new widget that's called "conversations", basically its a widget that let's u scroll through ur/missed calls/texts on ur home screen. Well I fired up the widget and realized that allthough it works swimingly it wasn't showing my contacts names in the texts just numbers... so haha I thought that's a glitch. I clicked my messages and all the names were there so I delted the widget and tried to place it one more time... it didn't work again. And then I clicked messeges and realized it was displayin numbers only... so wtf I thought I click contacts and nothing. I nearly **** my pants. No phone log no contacts nothing. I did a battery pull, nothing. Wtf did I just do and how do I fix it. Please tell me there's a way to fix this
- 12-09-2009, 11:29 PM #2
- 12-09-2009, 11:34 PM #3
If you have sync enabled your contacts are safe. Go to contacts, menu button and hit import/export. Now try to import from SD.
If that doesn't work go to contacts, menu button, accounts, manage accounts, select your gmail account, sync contacts.
- 12-10-2009, 12:26 AM #5
HEY! this happened to me too!! about 2 weeks ago I had to go back to best buy to have them transfer contacts again. How do I sync them with google or back them up to the SD card.
EDIT: I reread an earlier post and exported my contacts to my SD card and I also checked the box to sync with google, BUT how do I see my contacts on google?
- 12-10-2009, 12:31 AM #6
- 12-10-2009, 01:14 AM #7
- 12-10-2009, 01:28 AM #8
- 12-10-2009, 10:24 AM #9
- 12-10-2009, 11:17 AM #10
Well dont you export to your SD card when you have all your contacts then import them to your phone if you lose your contacts?
Btw, I woke up today and I had all the contacts in gmail, must have just been delayed or something.
- 12-10-2009, 11:51 AM #11
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Also, were all of your contacts in google before? Or were some of them pulled from facebook. The contacts list on phone has settings to control if you see contacts with only phone numbers, or all, or contacts from facebook, etc, etc....
- 03-22-2010, 08:41 AM #12
- 03-22-2010, 05:11 PM #13
- 03-22-2010, 07:41 PM #14
Actually, this happened to me with my first droid.
It deleted all my contacts.
Then it synced up with the server.
The server noticed I had no contacts, it then thought that I manually deleted them, and then deleted them off the server.
This was obviously a error with my specific droid
- 09-24-2010, 01:30 PM #15
The knucklehead from support said I should have backed them up. Um...THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT I DID! What's worse, the Blackberry I originally had them on two months ago has died...no power, no nothing. So I'm really screwed.
- 09-24-2010, 07:29 PM #16
- 35 Posts
We should all use this as a cautionary tale. A synch is not a backup. Alot of us fall into a false sense of security because frequently our data is also located in the cloud via a synch processes. Trouble is usually by default the nature of a synch means what happens HERE happens THERE and what happens THERE happens HERE so unless the synch process it interrupted there is a very good chance something erroneously deleted on either end will be propagated to the other location.
Simply put, a backup is a snapshot of the data at a given point in time and copied to another separate remote location. It takes DELIBERATE interaction in order to restore all or some of that data to the original or replacement device. You can automate a backup process to update the backup file but there is no reason anything or anyone should interact w/ a backup file other than to execute a restore.
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