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Thanks Kaykaykay. I understand the difference between storing info on an app running locally on my device and storing info on providers' servers. I , too, use dropbox to store some of my files but not a file containing my passwords. But how can you be 100% sure that a specific app supposed to run locally is really running ONLY locally ? I mean .... Even proposals of upgrading my apps reaching me all the times make me think that no app is really ISOLATED locally ...Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
Maybe I am just too concerned
This is a side of the issue I posted
The other still lingers in my mind: How could the ipad delete all these fake contacts I created to store my passwords, All together, and only those ? My take: a bug in the contacts app, hitting those contacts which have been twiked a lot (as I did) to store info which has nothing to do with tel number or addresses, which is what the app was born for.
1. Tap Settings
2. Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
3. Tap on the account in question (the account that has lost the contacts)
4. Slide sync control for “contacts” to Off.
5. Tap "Deleted from . . . ."
6. Power Off the iPad [Press and hold the top power button]
7. Power On the iPad [Press and hold the top power button until the Apple symbol appears]
8. Tap Settings
9. Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
10. Tap on the account in question
11. Slide sync control for “contacts” to On
See if the contacts have been restored.
CLOSING APPS: If an app has stopped responding or closes on launch, try the following: * Home screen * click the Home button twice * Tap and hold on the app * When it jiggles, tap the (-) to close it * Double-click the Home button and re-open the app
We can't actually be 100 percent sure of anything but death and taxes, as the saying goes.
Even password managers can be broken:
Security Fail: Apple iOS Password Managers - Security - Encryption - Informationweek
And scammers also can infect you with a bug that logs your keystrokes, even if you store locally:
Keystroke logging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For your own peace of mind, you should use what seems most secure to you, after reading up a bit. At least that's what I'd suggest.
As for what happened to your contacts entries, that's a hard guess, not knowing what you did.
Originally Posted by followthesapper
Hi and thank you for the good suggestion. That's interesting, see what happened:
I did 1 and 2
I have 3 accounts, 2 yahoo and a gmail
I could do what you say for the yahoo accounts, as i see the "contacts"
I cannot do it for the gmail account as the "contacts" option is simply NOT THERE. Why I don' know. But I guess this is the problem. I have probably created the faked contacts as part of the gmail account (not on purpose). Or the system for some reason has associated these contacts with the gmail account later. At the time I did not even know that the contacts are associated with an account: after all if I create a contact why does it have to end up associated with an account ?
And now the contacts have completely disappeared from the gmail account, even as an option .... !
Any suggestion how to bring the option back ?