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How to Fix iPhone Contacts Missing Names

“My contacts name disappeared from my iPhone 6, now It only displays numbers instead of contact names in my text messages. What to do? how to fix iPhone contacts missing names issue?”

Some iPhone users may suffer with the same issue as above user does that their contacts have mysteriously disappeared, and all you can see is random phone numbers. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bugs, but it can be disconnecting when encountered. If you are having iPhone Contacts missing names problem, you can follow this page, and we will show you some solutions that can help you bring back your contacts with names.

Solution 1. Disable Contacts on iCloud and Enable it Again

When your contacts are missing names, actually they are not disappeared, they just don’t show up properly. Now Try to disable Contacts in iCloud and then enable it again to fix this issue.

Step 1: Open your iPhone, go to Setting--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 Contact Setting for Checking

Next, we can go to contact setting and check if our contacts are there.

Step 1. Open iPhone, go to Contact app. Then click group at the top of your contacts page.

Step 2. Now choose “All on My iPhone” instead of “All iCloud”.

Step 3. Then check if your contacts are back there.



Solution 3. Reset Network Connection

Now we can also try to reset our iPhone network connection to fix the issue.

Step 1. Open your iPhone, go to Setting--General--Reset--Reset Network Setting.

Step 2. Input the password when it needs, then you can see a warning message that this action will delete all your network settings. And now continue with “Reset Network Setting”.

Step 3. When finish it, go to Contact app to check if your contacts are back.



Method 4. Change Default Account in Setting Back to iCloud

Step 1: Now go to Setting, tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Click on Default Account under contacts. 

Step 2: 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.

Method 5. 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 X, iPhone 8/8s, iPad, iPod Touch ect.
-Preview and selectively recover the data you want 

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



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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