The problem of importing the contact list into the iPhone from third-party services or a SIM card is quite common and most often manifests itself as a lack of names (only numbers are displayed). At the same time, users often do not find a solution to the problem and each time they are engaged in manually restoring the phone book.
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Contacts without a name in iPhone usually appear due to incorrect address book synchronization (or lack of synchronization per se), and archaic way to store data on a SIM card. To avoid iOS errors, it’s much better once configure saving contacts in iCloud (instructions below), even if you enter them manually, saving a lot of time on restoring the iPhone phone book in the future.
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Why did the names of the contacts in the iPhone disappear when importing?
In most cases this happens. when transferring the address book to iPhone from a SIM card, which was previously installed in the phone of another manufacturer (iPhone never saves data to SIM card). As a result of decoding, reading Cyrillic names or numbers, iOS often simply ignores signatures, leaving only “bare” numbers on the Phone. Moreover, similar bugs can be observed on some versions of iOS, with incorrect import of contacts from third-party services, and when importing contacts without using the international format. Always make contacts using the international country code (+7 in Russia, +380 in Ukraine, +375 in Belarus), etc.
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How to transfer contacts to iPhone?
In fact, to avoid such problems is very simple, it is enough to synchronize the phonebook with the iCloud cloud service in order to restore the contact list in a few actions in the future without any nuances.
- If the contacts are stored on an Android smartphone, use this instruction to transfer to your iPhone.
- If contacts are stored on Gmail, use the instructions at the end of the article or this material.
- If the contacts are only on the SIM card and transferred to the Apple smartphone without names, delete them from the iPhone address book, because identifying each entry will be very difficult. In this case, try (if possible) insert the SIM card into the phone, in which the contacts are determined and manually enter them into the iPhone directly in the address book or on icloud.com.
Now in more detail:
So, in order to forget the problems with contacts for life, enter manually (if there is no other way) or import the address book into iPhone and after that go along the path: application Settings → Apple ID (click on the first and last name at the top of the screen or use your Apple ID account to sign in) → iCloud.
Find iCloud in the list of cloud applications Contacts and set the “slider” opposite to Included.
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How to check if contacts are saved in iCloud?
In order to make sure that the above actions are performed correctly, it will not be superfluous to check the synchronization operation.
Go to icloud.com from your computer, enter your Apple ID login and password, and then open the web application Contacts.
Check if all contacts are in place.
Here you can add new contacts, they will be instantly transferred to the iPhone, if you have access to the Internet.
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How to import contacts to iPhone from Gmail?
Users of Android smartphones that store a contact list in Gmail can also quite easily transfer their phonebook to iCloud without any bugs and errors. To do this, you must use the special export function of Google Contacts, be sure to specify vCard as the format of the created file.
Then in the section settings menu Contacts on iCloud.com select the appropriate function Import vCard and download the contact file you received earlier.
Detailed instructions for transferring contacts to iPhone with Gmail posted here.