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Why are contacts showing up as phone numbers instead of names?
freckles0210
Newbie

my text messages are showing up as phone #'s and not names.   I checked my contacts and none of them have any phone #'s listed.

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Re: my contacts are showing up as phone
Mitch_GH
Enthusiast

This is a common issue and is related to iCloud.  Go to Settings > iCloud then turn Contacts off and back on (or just on if they're off to start with).  It may take a few attempts but this will eventually pop them back in.  I had this issue frequently with my iPhone 4S but since upgrading to a 5 about a month ago I have not seen it again.  Good luck and keep those contacts backed up!

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Re: my contacts are showing up as phone
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

freckles0210 Don't worry! We can get your contats restored. Try and turn the phone off and back on. If you still have only numbers. Reset the network settings if you are in a vzw coverage area. Please keep us posted.

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Re: my contacts are showing up as phone
TyrionHalfman
Newbie

I have been having the same problem. All my phone numbers are gone, some of them I need access to very badly. Turning the phone off and on did nothing.

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Re: my contacts are showing up as phone
Mitch_GH
Enthusiast

This is a common issue and is related to iCloud.  Go to Settings > iCloud then turn Contacts off and back on (or just on if they're off to start with).  It may take a few attempts but this will eventually pop them back in.  I had this issue frequently with my iPhone 4S but since upgrading to a 5 about a month ago I have not seen it again.  Good luck and keep those contacts backed up!

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