iPhone Problems

Top 5 Ways to Fix iPhone Not Showing Contacts

"My contacts are not showing up when I receive calls or texts. I'm only getting numbers. How do I fix it?"

It has been a very common problem for a lot of iPhone users. Upgrading to the latest iOS 12 but the contacts not showing on iPhone. In this article, you will find different ways that can solve contacts not showing on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/ 7/7 Plus/6s/6 issue easily. Keep reading till the end to find a solution that best suits you.

Part 1: Why Contacts Not Showing Up on iPhone?

There are various reasons why contacts not showing up on your iPhone. Here are some of them that can describe what actually is happening.

1. iPhone is unable to access contacts on iCloud:

Most of the time, your iPhone is not showing contacts because it's unable to access contacts on iCloud.

2. Wrong Cloud Credentials:

If your iCloud credentials are wrong, it can make your iPhone not to show contact names.

3. Groups are switched off:

Maybe your groups are switched off and it can be a normal reason for your contacts not showing on iPhone .

4. iTunes Sync errors:

All contacts are not showing on iPhone, maybe because the iTunes is not synced properly. This syncing error can also cause the problem.

5. Software Glitches:

Software glitches can also stop your iPhone not showing contact names.

Here are the best ways that can help you to fix iPhone not showing contacts efficiently.

Way 1. Force Restart Your iPhone

If you are having an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/XS/XS Max/XR, then you will need to press the volume up and down button. Then, long press the side button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

If you are using iPhone 7/7 Plus, you only need to press and hold the Power (On/Off) button and Volume Down button to restart your device.

If you are having an iPhone 6s or earlier model, then long click the home button and the sleep button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

force restart iphone

Way 2: Enable the "Show All Contacts" Option

1. Firs you need to go to the "Contacts" menu of your iPhone.

2. Now from the top left corner of your screen, tap on the "Groups" option.

3. Now ignore "Hide All iCloud" option and enable the "All on My iPhone" option.

enable show all contacts

Way 3: Sign out of iCloud and Sign in back

1. Go to "Settings" option and choose "iCloud".

2. Now scroll down and tap on "Sign Out".

sign out from icloud

3. Tap "Sign Out" again and then tap on "Delete from my iPhone".

4. On the next option tap "Keep on My iPhone".

5. Now provide your password and tap on "Turn Off".

keep or delete important stuff

Way 4: Check Your Cloud Settings

You can try checking your iCloud settings. Sometimes upgrading your iOS may change your iCloud settings which will obviously make iPhone not showing contact names. Here is how to do it.

For iOS 10 and earlier:

1. Go to "Settings" option, then select "Mail", then go to "Accounts".

2. Now tap on your account and turn the Contacts "On".

For iOS 11/12 and newer:

1. Go to "Settings" option, then select "Accounts & Passwords".

2. Now tap your mail account and turn Contacts "On".

keep or delete important stuff

Also, inaccurate iCloud account names, passwords or settings can prevent your iPhone from syncing with contacts stored on your iCloud account. To check that:

1. Go to "Settings", choose "Mail, Contacts, and Calendars". Now tap your account and turn Contacts "On".

2. Tap "Account" and enter your username correctly. Now re-enter your password and press "Done."

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Sometimes contacts not showing on iPhone may be caused by iOS errors. In this case, you need to repair your iOS with a professional tool like Tenorshare ReiBoot. This amazing tool can help you enter/exit recovery mode of your iPhone in one click. It can solve any kind of iOS related problems on your iPhone. Here is how you can use it to solve the contact not showing issue:

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Step 1 Download, install and launch the software on your PC and connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable. Now click on "Fix All iOS Stuck" when your device is detected.From the "Screen Stuck" option page, just click on "Fix Now" to proceed.

screen stuck page

Step 2 As your iPhone is working properly, you will see an interface like below. Click on "Fix Now" here.

device connected

Step 3 Now on the firmware download page, you can click on the "Browse" button to set the path for the firmware to download. Then click on the "Download" button.

download firmware

Step 4 After finishing the firmware download, click on the "Start Repair" button to start system repairing. It can take almost 10 minutes to finish the process and make sure that your device never gets disconnected during the process.

system repairing

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