Back To The Old Address Book…

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Back To The Old Address Book…

It just may come down to this. Since the digital cloud, etc, I’ve done my best to adapt and do away with as much paper as I could. That said, I always have cloud storageback-ups and believe in redundancy.

 

However, I spent almost one and one-half hours on the phone with Apple Support trying to figure out what happened to several of my contacts.

 

Last week I received a text from the “713” area code but no name was attached to it. When I opened the text there was a thread that I’d sent to a good friend in Houston. What had happened to her information?

When I went to my Contacts, she was nowhere to be found.

Since then I’ve discovered 4 more contacts who are not on my phone or in my contacts in the Cloud. I will have no idea how many other contacts may have vanished until I either go to look for them or someone on the missing list contacts me.

 

While I was on the phone with the first customer support person, I mumbled something about going back to an old-fashioned address book. To my surprise, she said that it was something that she herself might look into!

 

At any rate, we toggled, and restored, and searched and looked but no one has come up with an answer. |

 

My thought was that it had something to do with the recent IOS12 update but had no verification of that.

 

I did find a post on some solutions when I searched the web and after trying one of the solutions, I did find some of my missing contacts.

 

I have decided not to sweat the small stuff because it’s just not worth it.

I am considering dusting off my trusty book that has always served me well. It's over 20+ years old but the pages are still there.

 

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Libby Cousins
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Sorry to hear of your experience Kathy. I have a love/distrust relationship with technology. It is great when it works, but very frustrating when it doesn't!

Oct 09, 2018 09:14 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Glad Apple was able to help you restore your contacts, and a paper back up helps also.  A

Oct 09, 2018 09:45 AM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I have backup on top of backup, but often rely on old paper stuff still hanging around which would otherwise be haunting me.

Oct 09, 2018 09:47 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Kathy. Always wise to have a backup and a paper trail too.

Oct 09, 2018 11:16 AM #18
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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I still have an old address book in a drawer. It saddens me every time I open to read half the entries are dead. Yet, I don't toss it.

Oct 09, 2018 11:46 AM #19
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Kathy Streib
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR thank goodness I still have my old one too. It's really weird how some are missing and others are still there. 

Wayne Martin I still think it has something to do with a recent update.

Michael Jacobs I agree. In the past I might have but in the big scheme of things, I can reach everyone I need to. (I think!)

Oct 09, 2018 11:46 AM #20
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Kathy Streib
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Gita Bantwal back in the old Palm Pilot days (remember those) I would print my addresses every quarter.

Exactly Donald Urschalitz with social media and other outlets, I can still reach someone for their numbers. 

Oct 09, 2018 11:48 AM #21
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Kathy Streib
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Gabe Sanders same here. I have an external harddrive, thumb drives and Carbonite.

Brian England I read that the new Windows update will be out again and they suggested everyone back up their computers. Mine has already been backed up. 

Oct 09, 2018 11:50 AM #22
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Beth Atalay yep. Try as we'd like to get away from paper, we still need it. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I remember the Rolodex I had when I placed office admin. 

Sharon Tara you know what's funny...I love paper and pens!!!! 

Oct 09, 2018 11:52 AM #23
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Joan Cox print them!!!!   You can choose to print groups if you want. 

Will Hamm this is the first time I can remember losing a contact from my phone. Oh well!!

Grant Schneider I print out my calendars every few months. 

 

Oct 09, 2018 11:55 AM #24
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Thank you Roy Kelley I am still finding contacts that are missing. 

That's it exactly Libby Cousins I love my gadgets but don't entirely trust them. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel they walked me through a lot but the link I found helped restore 1 or 2. I'm still working on it. 

Oct 09, 2018 11:57 AM #25
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Myrl Jeffcoat I still have an excel file that my cousin made for every one of the whole family and their contact information. Thank goodness!!!

Sheila Anderson unfortunately, the back up worked except that it backed up my contacts without the deleted contacts! bummer. 

Oct 09, 2018 11:59 AM #26
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I am so glad that I still have my very old address book. Naturally half of the people I know now aren't in it. 

Oct 09, 2018 12:00 PM #27
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Marte Cliff
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My son keeps telling me to use the cloud, but I resist.

Oct 09, 2018 12:17 PM #28
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Kasey & John Boles
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What a bummer! I do still have a good old fashion address book, though many of the addresses are outdated, and I also have an excel sheet along with my phone contacts. Technology is only so good... -Kasey

Oct 09, 2018 12:34 PM #29
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy,
Good reminder, Kathy. I do keep a paper copy of my most important contacts, including an emergency contact list in my wallet. 

Oct 09, 2018 02:04 PM #30
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Kathy that may seem like something small but it is annoying.  Buy the way we have a physical address book for all the important addresses and dates

Oct 09, 2018 03:25 PM #31
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Marte Cliff I do use the cloud but have several backups. 

Kasey & John Boles I agree!  What I have in the could is also backed up on my hard drive.

Carol Williams so do I!!! I put one in Larry's wallet too. 

 

Oct 09, 2018 03:26 PM #32
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

I keep all of my contacts in the cloud, in two separate locations.  If one goes down, I always have a backup

Oct 10, 2018 12:51 AM #33
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Hi Kathy, I also lost some contacts on my cell phone which was not backed up on hard copy.  I am wary about a lot of digital info that seems to degrade over time.  I looked up an old video I posted on YouTube and the quality has deteriorated.  Amazing.  Of course you should back everything up but the effort to keep track of your digital footprint is overwhelming and I can see going to pencil and paper again if things continue to get lost, etc.

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