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5 Simple Tips to Fix iPhone Contacts Missing Names After iOS 12 Upgradeby  Edwin J. Parke  |  Tuesday September-18 2018  13:46:32

“There are reports of iPhone contacts names suddenly missing -- showing only numbers, no names (except for Facebook contacts). Anyone have a fix?”

Just as the problem above, lots of iOS users left the comment complaining that the iPhone contact names go missing without any reasons after upgrading to iOS 12. You can imagine how annoying it is for the missing contacts names bugs. We have devoted ourselves to helping users who encountered the problem of iPhone not showing contact names and came up with several tips to bring back those missing contact names.

Tip 1. Help Siri Out with the iPhone Contacts Names

As a virtual assistant, Siri can do much more than what you can imagine. The contact names could also be recognized by Siri. Try with this less-common tip before going ahead.

Tip 2. Reset Network Connections

The contact name mussing bug may also be caused by the network connection error. Thus reset network connection may well be a good way to successfully solve the problem. And it will take only about 2-3 minutes. To reset your network settings, just follow the simple steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings on iPhone, scroll down to tap General.

Step 2. Find Reset tab and select Reset Network Settings. Once you select the option, the cellular settings, Wi-Fi networks and passwords, , VPN and APN settings will be erased and reset.

Reset Network Settings

Tip 3. Edit Contact Information

It is also quite likely that edit the contact information will sometimes fix the problem of iPhone contacts missing.

Step 1. Open up your iPhone’s Contact app, choose the contact that the name disappears.

Step 2. The information for this contact will be showed in detail. Including email, address, mobile number, etc. Click Edit on the top right corner to make a minor change of the contact database.

Tip 4. Check the Google Account

iPhone contacts will synced with Google account if the Contacts backup is enabled on the iCloud on Settings. It is always neglected by most users. Look into the steps given below to check whether you can find the contact names on the Google Account.

Step 1. Find the option of Contacts from iPhone Settings.

Step 2. Go to Accounts > Gmail to select your Google account. You can check whether the Contacts is toggled ON or not. If not, toggle it on to get your contacts back.

Tip 5. Toggle Contacts on/off on iCloud

The contact names also missing due to the syncing issue of contacts between iPhone and Gmail account.

Step 1. Open Settings and click on ‘Accounts & Passwords’. On this screen, you’ll be prompted to select your default email.

Step 2. If the Contacts is on, just toggle it off and restart your iPhone.

Step 3. When the iPhone is turned on, repeat the steps above to go the screen of ‘Accounts & Passwords’, select the Email and toggle Contacts on.

How to Recover Lost Contacts on iPhone

If you found the contacts disappeared without self-awareness, the tool of iPhone Data Recovery is recommended (iOS 12 supported). In addition to contacts, it can also be used to recover other frequently used app data for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, like messages, photos, videos, voice memo, WhatsApp messages, viber, Kik, Notes, safari history, voicemail, etc.