1. iMore Question's Avatar
    While reading a text this morning the person's name changed to their phone number. Apparently all of my contacts names disappeared also. I have turned the phone off, and restarted it holding both buttons and nothing.

    Suggestions?
    10-11-2013 03:43 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    While reading a text this morning the person's name changed to their phone number. Apparently all of my contacts names disappeared also. I have turned the phone off, and restarted it holding both buttons and nothing.

    Suggestions?
    Turn off sync for the mail account they are associated with and delete the information from your phone when asked. Afterwards, re-enable the contacts sync. Your contacts as they appear online should re-sync to your device. Create a backup via iCloud and/or iTunes first.
    10-11-2013 04:18 PM
  3. myersct's Avatar
    OK, I tried that and no luck.

    Any other ideas?
    10-11-2013 04:49 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    OK, I tried that and no luck.

    Any other ideas?
    Other than going to Settings>General>Reset and then select "Reset Network Settings", and maybe a reboot! I don't know what to tell you. You might want to check to make sure the entity that has your email account isn't having problem.
    10-11-2013 04:56 PM
  5. myersct's Avatar
    I reset the network settings and rebooted. It's not just my email contacts, but also my phone contacts. Uggh. Thanks for trying to help!
    10-11-2013 05:11 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I reset the network settings and rebooted. It's not just my email contacts, but also my phone contacts. Uggh. Thanks for trying to help!
    If you feel it is not an online or network issue, go ahead and select "Reset All Settings" or put your device in DFU mode, connect it to your computer, fire up the computer's iTunes app and then select to restore. Afterwards, set it up as a new device. Before reinstalling any apps, configure your email account and see if the contact names and numbers appear like they should. If so, great. Continue to set up as new or opt to restore your last backup and hope that it doesn't restore the problem.
    10-11-2013 05:16 PM
  7. Trey Walls's Avatar
    I had this happen today as they were all numbers and no names. It turns out one email exchange server I had on the phone had been deleted (old domain name). I removed this account and all the names and contacts returned.
    10-17-2014 03:56 PM

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