Contacts

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  1. mark1960

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    Is there a way to get information of the contacts in a back up without restoring from a backup? I deleted a contact and now I need it back.
     
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    My understanding is that if you are syncing with Gmail you can recover any contact deleted in the last 30 days.
     
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    None that I am aware of. The backup isn't stored in a readable format. Restoring from backup is an all or nothing deal.
     
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    Perhaps going back to the day before the contact was deleted and restoring it all would be an option. Or possibly I haven't understood it correctly.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. I'll just live with my mistake. Guess I need to be more careful.
     
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    If you are not syncing your contacts with a computer or online service like Google, I recommend you change that. Holding all your info on one device is risky, and the Contacts app has been known to lose the database.

    I recommend using Google, at least until iCloud and iOS 5 come out. The Google account must be set up as an Exchange account on the iPad to sync Contacts.

    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help
     
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