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How to Fix iPhone Contacts Missing Names

“My contacts name disappear from my iPhone 6. It display numbers instead of contact names in text messages, how to fix?”

Some iPhone users may suffer from the same issue as above user that their contacts have mysteriously disappeared and all you see is random numbers. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bugs, but it can be disconnecting if encountered. If you are having iPhone Contacts missing names problem, the good news is the missing contacts bug is usually really easy to fix, read on for a few solutions you can try to bring normalcy to your Contacts app.

Solution 1: Toggle Contacts in iCloud off and on again

Your contacts have not disappeared, they are just not showing up properly. Try toggling Contacts in iCloud on and then off again to fix it. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1: Launch the settings app on your iPhone and then tap on iCloud.

Step 2: Find “Contacts” and turn it “ON” if it is “OFF.” When asked, tell iCloud to “Replace your Contacts.” If it is already turned “On” toggle it “Off” and then “On” again.

Step 3: If asked, select “Delete from My iPhone.” Don’t worry, your contacts are still in iCloud and they will come right back to your iPhone.

Solution 2: Go to Contacts Settings

Step 1: Go to contacts app. Click groups at the top of your contacts page. Choose "All on My iPhone" instead of "All iCloud".

Step 2: Check to see if the contacts have come back. If not, try our 3rd option.

Solution 3: Reset Network Connections

You can also try resetting your Network settings and reentering your Wi-Fi password.

Step 1: Go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings.

Step 2: Enter your passcode when requested.

Step 3: You should see a warning message that this action will delete all your network settings. Choose “Reset Network Settings” to continue.

Step 4: Check to see if your contacts are back.

Solution 4: Change Default Account in Settings Back to iCloud

Step 1: Go to settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Click on Default Account under contacts.

Step 3: Select iCloud instead of On my iPhone as the default account.

If your contacts are still missing, you should consider using the third-party iPhone data recovery tool to get them back. The best tool to try is iRefone that can easily recover your lost data regardless of the circumstances leading up to the loss. It is easy to use, even if you have never used a data recovery tool and very efficient.

How to Use iRefone to Recover iPhone Missing Contacts

Main features of iRefone:
-Provide three recovery mode to get back missing Contacts directly from iOS devices, as well as iTunes and iCloud backup
-Support 16 file types including messages, notes, contacts, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more.
-Support recovery on all iOS devices, including iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPad, iPod Touch
-Preview and selectively recover the data you want

Steps to recover iPhone Contacts

Step 1: Run iRefone and connect your red iPhone with computer. Then choose the recovery mode according to your own situation.

Step 2: Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Click on Contacts icon to start the process of scanning and analysis.

Step 3: When the scanning is finished, all of the Contacts in your device or backup will be displayed in the interface. These missing contacts will be marked in orange. Preview these lost contacts and choose some contacts you need and click “Recover to Device” to transfer them directly back to your iPhone.

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