I noticed that one of my contacts (my dad!) suddenly disappeared from my iPhone, in the middle of the day. I don't remember doing anything or deleting it.

I looked online on iCloud.com, and saw that my contact is still there. Also I've noticed that on iCloud it says 532 contacts, while my iPhone says 528 contacts. So a total of 4 contacts are probably missing (not sure which).

I've tried waiting (overnight), restarting, and also I've disabled iCloud Contacts syncing completely -reboot- and re-enabled it. Still 528 and no Dad...

I've also tried sync with iTunes (event though I only use iCloud) and removing the entire iCloud account and adding it again.

As a sidenote, the Contacts app on the Mac seems fine, 532 contacts.

EDIT: another interesting twist, if in the Message app I manually type my father's phone number, I can see his name appearing in the autocomplete suggestions! Yet once I send it, only the number shows, the name is not there anymore...

  • Try adding a new contact with exact the same details manually. It seems 4 of your total Contact-cards are corrupted according to your iPhone. Let us know if manually adding a new one fixes your issue. – Rob Feb 6 '14 at 8:57
  • Have you tried syncing your device with iTunes yet? – Rob Feb 6 '14 at 8:58
  • Yes, nothing new. I've updated the question to reflect that. – nute Feb 6 '14 at 11:12
  • Make sure you are not perhaps only viewing some groups on your iphone. – Joop Feb 6 '14 at 12:22
  • Yes I've checked that - Showing All Contacts... – nute Feb 6 '14 at 16:03

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