1. Zach7's Avatar
    So I updated via wifi to the most recent iOS update. Now a server error box popped up this morning and the contacts have now all disappeared. Using Yahoo. Thanks for any help!
    11-14-2011 08:46 PM
  2. Rockdog97's Avatar
    no backup to the iCloud??
    Zach7 likes this.
    11-14-2011 09:14 PM
  3. E_Brown's Avatar
    So I updated via wifi to the most recent iOS update. Now a server error box popped up this morning and the contacts have now all disappeared. Using Yahoo. Thanks for any help!
    You can export you contacts from yahoo to you computer, then sync your contacts to your phone thru iTunes, then backup to iCloud so it doesn't happen again.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    Zach7 likes this.
    11-14-2011 09:29 PM
  4. noaim's Avatar
    You can export you contacts from yahoo to you computer, then sync your contacts to your phone thru iTunes, then backup to iCloud so it doesn't happen again.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    I wouldn't necessarily fully trust icloud either.. always keep a copy on your computer and any other devices you own to make sure you have them no matter what
    Zach7 likes this.
    11-14-2011 09:31 PM
  5. E_Brown's Avatar
    I wouldn't necessarily fully trust icloud either.. always keep a copy on your computer and any other devices you own to make sure you have them no matter what
    Yeah, keeping them on your computer is always smart, but I like how easily accessible iCloud is. I like being able to edit contacts, and calendar entries on my cloud, and just have it pushed to my phone.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    11-14-2011 09:56 PM
  6. Zach7's Avatar
    no backup to the iCloud??
    No, I thought the Yahoo sync would work fine. Until today that is!!
    11-14-2011 10:39 PM
  7. Zach7's Avatar
    You can export you contacts from yahoo to you computer, then sync your contacts to your phone thru iTunes, then backup to iCloud so it doesn't happen again.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    A little by of a process, but worth getting my contacts back. Any idea why the Yahoo server is not doing the contact sync anymore? Thanks for the help!
    11-14-2011 10:41 PM
  8. Zach7's Avatar
    I wouldn't necessarily fully trust icloud either.. always keep a copy on your computer and any other devices you own to make sure you have them no matter what
    I figured Yahoo would do a good wireless sync, one reason why i Switched from the Blackberry! But now I am just trying to figure out what happened to the server this morning that stopped my sync. It will get a bit tiresome to sync to by desktop for each contact addition or edit!
    11-14-2011 10:43 PM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
    So I updated via wifi to the most recent iOS update. Now a server error box popped up this morning and the contacts have now all disappeared. Using Yahoo. Thanks for any help!
    can you access your Yahoo contacts from your computer..
    11-14-2011 10:46 PM
  10. Zach7's Avatar
    On the PC yes. Thankfully!
    11-14-2011 10:48 PM
  11. noaim's Avatar
    I figured Yahoo would do a good wireless sync, one reason why i Switched from the Blackberry! But now I am just trying to figure out what happened to the server this morning that stopped my sync. It will get a bit tiresome to sync to by desktop for each contact addition or edit!
    almost all wireless sync that I have ever come across has major bugs where you can duplicate contacts or completely lose your address book.. When syncing using a cable to one device IE my computer from way back in the pocket pc days I have never had issues with contact problems... its your choice but wireless sync is still not perfect enough for the most important information on my phone.


    There is one exception to me and that was android with google gmail seems to work perfect.
    Last edited by noaim; 11-14-2011 at 11:35 PM.
    11-14-2011 11:31 PM
  12. zee921's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me last night. Frustrating!

    I had my contacts in a gmail account too, so I was able to get most of them back, but now I have to go through them and combine and edit most of them.
    11-15-2011 09:32 AM
  13. Laelipoo's Avatar
    Under Mail, Contacts, Calendar then your Yahoo account, did you try turning sync off then back on? Maybe that will un-stick things.
    11-15-2011 10:49 AM
  14. zee921's Avatar
    Under Mail, Contacts, Calendar then your Yahoo account, did you try turning sync off then back on? Maybe that will un-stick things.
    Didn't work for me. Tried a reboot also with no success.
    11-15-2011 10:56 AM
  15. Zach7's Avatar
    Under Mail, Contacts, Calendar then your Yahoo account, did you try turning sync off then back on? Maybe that will un-stick things.
    I did this as well as totally remove the account and re-add it. No Luck!
    11-16-2011 07:33 PM
  16. Zach7's Avatar
    Also should mention spent hours on the phone with Apple support, upper tier etc and no resolution. Sounds like it is a Yahoo Server problem with the updated iOS. Reason many are not having problems is either they don't use Yahoo or they have it also sync'd to the icloud. But if you go under contact lists on one that is sync'd to the icloud the Yahoo contact list doesn't show anymore. Pretty sweet!
    11-16-2011 07:38 PM
  17. E_Brown's Avatar
    I did this as well as totally remove the account and re-add it. No Luck!
    Did you get your contacts on your computer, and try to sync them to your phone that way. It's really not all that much of a process.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    11-16-2011 07:38 PM
  18. Zach7's Avatar
    Did you get your contacts on your computer, and try to sync them to your phone that way. It's really not all that much of a process.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    I haven't tried that because I will still not be able to sync updates or edits back to my Yahoo account. Very frustrating, but Yahoo said they are looking into it!
    11-16-2011 07:59 PM
  19. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I haven't tried that because I will still not be able to sync updates or edits back to my Yahoo account. Very frustrating, but Yahoo said they are looking into it!
    I wonder if this is also related to Yahoo's problems with syncing with Blackberry's... I know my wife's 9800 has had Calendar sync issues for months now and it still has not been resolved..

    Maybe it's time to swap over to gmail/Google?
    11-17-2011 12:58 AM
  20. Zach7's Avatar
    What a great amazing interaction I had with Yahoo! I contacted them via Twitter and then went thru the problems with their staff. Within 1 day the problem was resolved! What great service from Yahoo!
    11-17-2011 12:01 PM
  21. tnrambler's Avatar
    Would you care to enlighten us with how the problem was resolved?
    11-17-2011 12:19 PM
  22. Zach7's Avatar
    Would you care to enlighten us with how the problem was resolved?
    Sorry, should have clarified that working with their staff was explaining what was happening and they resolved the problem on their side of the server. So I don't know exactly what it took, other than communicating directly with them. Maybe a server setting after the most recent iOS update?? Don't know.
    11-17-2011 12:25 PM
  23. Rockdog97's Avatar
    What a great amazing interaction I had with Yahoo! I contacted them via Twitter and then went thru the problems with their staff. Within 1 day the problem was resolved! What great service from Yahoo!
    So what were the problems and how did you correct them?
    11-17-2011 12:34 PM
  24. Zach7's Avatar
    So what were the problems and how did you correct them?
    All the contacts had been removed from my phone, but were still in my online yahoo account. No sync was taking place. Yahoo looked into it and fixed the sync problem on their side of the server. So during the last day or two I tried everything myself to sync, delete, add the account etc with no luck. So after speaking with Apple Tier support and several of you fine folks, nothing worked. So I contacted the Yahoo staff and within 1 day, click/boom it was fixed!

    No information was released about what the server problem was, but it is now working and resolved.
    Last edited by Zach7; 11-17-2011 at 12:43 PM.
    11-17-2011 12:39 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD