I did have them synced to my gmail account, but now, all of my contacts are missing on my phone...how can I get my contacts from the cloud back into my device?
If they were in the Google account, sign into that account from a computer and navigate to the Gmail area. Then select the Contacts section and see if there is an option to restore deleted contacts.
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