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That was how I deleted them in the first place. Back up a step. I synced to an Xfinity account and ended up with all of my iphone contacts plus about a gazillion of my husband's contacts jumbled together.
I logged onto iTunes and selected sync contacts using the computer's contacts thinking I was going to get my last backed up iTunes version of my iPHone contacts. No. It wiped EVERYTHING in my contact file.
Shouldn't there be a backup somewhere in iTunes of the iPhone contact list?
I did but it didn't work. I exported the contacts from Xfinity to a .csv file which I am importing into Yahoo at the moment just to make sure I have them captured. Then should I attempt to use iTunes to populate the phone using the Yahoo contacts? It has that "one time" replacement option in iTunes.
I have no clue why I cannot sync with the iphone app like i did when this whole mess started.
I got them back by using Yahoo. WHEW!!!!
I tell you. Apple needs to work on how easy it was to wipe the contacts out. Thank you for bearing with me. I was near tears over this. 2200 contacts. Now I still have my hubby's and mine combined but would much rather weed them out than have none.
Have a wonderful evening!