Imagine picking up your iPhone to make a call. Imagine the phone icon. Imagine the list of names that comes into view. Imagine how you would feel if a message popped up that said NO CONTACTS. That happened to me. I did not know what that meant. I looked at it and wondered where all the contact names were hiding. I knew there must be a mistake. My body turned cold as if I had been drenched with ice water. It was a horrible feeling. Then reason took over my brain.
We have several older, no longer used phones. I decided to turn them in. In most cases, I had to remove each phone contact manually. It was not an easy task. Phone contacts are not easy to delete in mass – or so I thought. Therefore, my iPhone contact could not have just disappeared. I called my daughter-in-law. She is a long time iPhone user. She had never heard of such a thing. She suggested I call my service provider.
I called my provider, Verizon Wireless. Alas, they could not restore my contacts, but they did restore a version from my last Android phone. Something got lost in translation. I went from 200+ contacts to 50.
Trevor, the very nice man at Verizon, explained to me the importance of having an iContact app that backs up my contacts. He said this can also be done through iTunes.
This whole incident is very embarrassing. I back up my computers regularly. Why did I not think to back up my contacts, where I put valuable information that I use daily. This is a painful lesson. In case you are like me and have not backed up your contacts, I urge you to do so.
This morning, more contacts returned, but information is missing. Life goes on and I have learned another valuable lesson.
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