1. grunt0300's Avatar
    In my haste to delete things "Google" from my iPhone, i delete my gmail account and my google drive account. Before doing that, i opened an iCloud account and put all my stuff from google drive into it. However, my contacts were deleted when i deleted my gmail account, and i can't get them back on to my phone. They are still in my iCloud account. I must have looked at a dozen videos on the subject, but after a day of trying i'm stumped. I could some help, please. Thanks.
    01-15-2021 09:24 AM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    Have you set up your iCloud email account in the stock mail App? When you do that, you will be prompted to add your calendar and contacts.
    01-15-2021 09:37 AM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you haven’t tried these two things yet:

    1 - Settings - open Apple ID at the top - iCloud and make sure Contacts is toggled on

    2 - Go to the Contacts app directly on your iPhone and on the top right “Groups” make sure the iCloud group is turned on
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    01-15-2021 10:45 AM
  4. grunt0300's Avatar
    Tried those, but no go. My contacts are definitely in my iCloud storage, so i did a factory reset on the iPhone 7 Plus, and installed a back-up from iCloud storage. Everything came back perfectly, except no contacts. Can't figure it out, so i may have to go to the Apple Store.
    01-15-2021 03:16 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Tried those, but no go. My contacts are definitely in my iCloud storage, so i did a factory reset on the iPhone 7 Plus, and installed a back-up from iCloud storage. Everything came back perfectly, except no contacts. Can't figure it out, so i may have to go to the Apple Store.
    Are you using the latest iOS version, by chance?
    01-15-2021 03:46 PM
  6. Annie_M's Avatar
    Tried those, but no go. My contacts are definitely in my iCloud storage, so i did a factory reset on the iPhone 7 Plus, and installed a back-up from iCloud storage. Everything came back perfectly, except no contacts. Can't figure it out, so i may have to go to the Apple Store.
    That definitely is frustrating. If you decide to go to your Apple Store I know that most of them are requiring reservations because of the pandemic so make sure and do that before you go. You could also contact Apple support online or through a phone call they might be able to help you figure this out with out you having to go to the Apple store.
    01-15-2021 03:47 PM
  7. grunt0300's Avatar
    Are you using the latest iOS version, by chance?

    Yes. 14.3
    01-15-2021 06:33 PM
  8. grunt0300's Avatar
    Apple Store is about 15 miles away. Not a big deal, if i can get this squared away.
    01-15-2021 06:35 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes. 14.3
    I had a similar situation a while back when I erased my uPhone and set it up as new. Everything synced back with the exception of my contacts. As soon as I enabled iCloud Drive, the contacts started appearing on the device. I assumed it was a fluke since I’ve never known contact information to be associated with the iCloud Drive.

    If you don’t have it enabled on your iPhone, give it a try and see what happens.
    01-15-2021 07:37 PM
  10. grunt0300's Avatar
    Explain what you mean by “enabled”. The contacts are in my iCloud folder on my MacBook Pro, and in the iCloud folder on my iPhone.
    01-15-2021 07:49 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Explain what you mean by “enabled”. The contacts are in my iCloud folder on my MacBook Pro, and in the iCloud folder on my iPhone.
    Are the contacts in a single file? If so, can you import them into your Contacts folder in iCloud online? I was under the impression they were simply not syncing to your iPhone. My apologies for the misunderstanding.
    01-15-2021 08:08 PM
  12. grunt0300's Avatar
    The contacts folder, it looks just like the contacts icon on the phone, is in iCloud Drive on my Mac and in the "other documents" folder of iCloud on my iPhone.
    01-15-2021 08:18 PM
  13. grunt0300's Avatar
    The contacts are on the Mac and in the iPhone, but not in the "contacts" folder and not in the "phone" folder on the iPhone. When i tap on the contacts icon, or the phone icon, there is nothing there. I can't explain it any other way.
    01-15-2021 08:26 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In your initial post you stated, “However, my contacts were deleted when i deleted my gmail account, and i can't get them back on to my phone. They are still in my iCloud account

    For clarity, please login to iCloud via a web browser on your Mac and then select the Contacts option therein and verify that ALL of your contacts are present. The reason I’m asking you to do this is because the contacts, according to your previous reply, are indeed in your iCloud Drive and not in the general sync portion of iCloud where your Contacts, Calendars, Reminders & Photos are kept.
    01-15-2021 08:49 PM
  15. grunt0300's Avatar
    They are all there.
    01-15-2021 09:24 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    They are all there.
    Then you should be able to sign out of iCloud on your iPhone, reboot it, and then sign back in to iCloud on it and then see your contacts and other iCloud information sync to it.
    01-15-2021 09:40 PM
  17. grunt0300's Avatar
    Got it. Imported contacts, in the form of a vcard, from my Mac to my iPhone via iCloud Drive. No rebooting needed.
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    01-16-2021 12:10 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Got it. Imported contacts, in the form of a vcard, from my Mac to my iPhone via iCloud Drive. No rebooting needed.
    Awesome and thanks for the update, sir...
    01-16-2021 07:12 AM
  19. grunt0300's Avatar
    Just as a side note: I love the security that Apple brings to the table, however, learning this system after being on BlackBerry first and then Android, is a Mother!!! I Apologize if i offended anyone.
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    01-16-2021 10:50 AM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Just as a side note: I love the security that Apple brings to the table, however, learning this system after being on BlackBerry first and then Android, is a Mother!!! I Apologize if i offended anyone.
    Agreed. Speaking of Blackberry, I really miss those devices...
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    01-16-2021 11:04 AM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Just as a side note: I love the security that Apple brings to the table, however, learning this system after being on BlackBerry first and then Android, is a Mother!!! I Apologize if i offended anyone.
    I'm more offended that you aren't allowed to use the full term on this forum.

    Not only do I miss using a Blackberry Bold 9000, I miss the simpler times of that quiet before the tech storm.
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    01-16-2021 12:05 PM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm more offended that you aren't allowed to use the full term on this forum.

    Not only do I miss using a Blackberry Bold 9000, I miss the simpler times of that quiet before the tech storm.
    I was just talking to my partner about this an hour ago. The BlackBerry Bold days were golden!! He said he would go back if he could LOL
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    01-18-2021 07:18 AM
  23. grunt0300's Avatar
    Haha. I still have my Bold 9000. If they could get 128gbs into it, i would probably fire it up again.
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    01-18-2021 10:52 AM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Haha. I still have my Bold 9000. If they could get 128gbs into it, i would probably fire it up again.
    Oh wow! I wish I still had mine because I sure as heck would fire it up on occasion.
    01-18-2021 11:28 AM
  25. grunt0300's Avatar
    I don't think that i still have the charging cord for it, and i'm sure that the SIM card wouldn't fit.
    01-19-2021 10:36 AM

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