Restoring contacts to iphone after updating
There was a local copy on my i Phone somehow and deleting the Exchange account deleted the contacts associated to that account.
I added everyone back then they disappeared AGAIN today. In fact, it deleted the few remaining contacts that were already on my phone AND all the information that i kept in them. This deleted everything and now they are not coming back.
Mostly, the incidents occur after updating to a newer version of i OS, a bug in the device, accidental deletion, or else formatting of the i Phone.
You can always restore from i Cloud or i Tunes backup, but sometimes even those attempts might fail to recover deleted contacts.
Losing contact names and numbers from the device all of a sudden is not new for i Phone users.
Sometimes contact names are missing with only the random numbers visible or the contact list is altogether empty.