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Lost contacts on iPad 2

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by carol jonke, Jul 21, 2012.

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    If one has never synced their iPad 2 to a computer (because one doesn't have a computer) how is it possible to retrieve
    Contact list that was lost after adding a new contact manually?

    There has to be an easy answer and way.

    Thank you

    Carol
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    Have you been backing up through iCloud. If so, check and make sure you're backup is before you lost the contact, then restore. Do it soon, since your backup will automatically update (if set that way). When it does, the old data will be gone.

    Hate to lecture, but you should never trust your important data to just one place, especially if it's a mobile device. Pick a service like GMail or iCloud, and sync your contact and other data. Or find another backup solution than Apple's. It's fragile, in that you only get one backup (the most recent) and you have to restore the entire device.

    These do exist in the App Store, on a app by app basis. I can't recommend one though, since I don't use them.

    Good luck,.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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