Some users have reported the case of Contacts Missing or Contacts Disappeared from iPhone. You will find below the steps to bring back or Restore Missing Contacts on iPhone.
iPhone Contacts Disappeared or Missing
The problem of Contacts Missing or Contacts Disappearing from iPhone could be due to iCloud not recognizing your Apple ID, iCloud Syncing issues and other reasons.
In addition to this, Contacts can be mistakenly deleted or go missing after an iTunes or iCloud Restore process.
You should be able to bring back the Missing Contacts on your iPhone using the following methods.
1. Restart iPhone
Starting with a simple fix, restart iPhone and check to see if the Contacts are back on your device.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.
Wait for 30 seconds and restart your device by pressing the Power button.
2. Sign Out of iCloud and Sign Back
As mentioned above, the problem of Contacts Disappearing from iPhone could be due to iCloud not being able to recognize your Apple ID.
Open Settings and tap on your Apple ID Name.
On Apple ID Screen, scroll down to the bottom of screen and tap on the Sign out option.
After 60 seconds and Sign back into your iCloud Account and see if the missing Contacts are back on your device.
3. Merge iCloud Contacts to iPhone
If your Contacts are being stored on iCloud, you should be able to bring back missing Contacts by merging iCloud Contacts on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Apple ID Name > iCloud > move the toggle next to Contacts to OFF position.
On the confirmation pop-up, select Keep on My iPhone option. After the process is completed, enable iCloud Contacts back on your iPhone by moving the toggle to ON position.
On the next pop-up, select the Merge option.
Hopefully, this should bring back all missing Contacts back on your device.
4. Check Contact Group Settings
Follow the steps below to Show Contacts from all Contact Groups on your iPhone.
Open Contacts App on your iPhone and tap on Groups.
On the Groups screen, make sure all the required Groups are selected and tap on Done.
Note: You can also tap only the Groups that you want to show Contacts from.
5. Check Default Account
The Contacts displayed on iPhone are based on your default account settings for the Contacts App.
Go to Settings > Contacts > Default Account > select your Default Account.
Now, see if the missing Contacts are now back on your device.
6. Reset Network Settings
Sometimes, the problem is due to change in Network Settings and this can be fixed by performing a Network Settings Reset on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > Reset > select Reset Network Settings option.
On the next screen, enter your Lock Screen Password. On the confirmation pop-up, tap on the Reset Network Settings to confirm.
7. Restore iPhone from Backup
If the above methods did not help, the only available option is to Restore iPhone from a Backup that was made prior to loss of Contacts on your device.
If you do have a backup, you can refer to: How to Restore iPhone From Backup on Mac, PC and iCloud