How to Fix Contacts Showing as Number on iPhone

Here is how you can troubleshoot your iPhone to fix contacts showing as a number and not showing the actual name of the person while calling on iPhone.

Contacts Showing as Number not names while calling

Another day, another amazing guide for iPhone users who are just facing a new problem. If you are one who is seeing contact number only when they are calling you then you are not alone. Out there, many users face such the issue due to different reasons. So, we just want to let you know you are at the right place where we are going to fix iPhone showing contacts as a number only.

Actually, what happened here? Your contacts are still available on your iPhone, but you are not able to see contact name while they are calling you. That’s just a temporary issue. We have a quick fix for you. Don’t worry.


Fix Contact Showing as Number Only on iPhone:

Here are some troubleshooting steps for you to fix the contacts name not showing as a caller. You can try different options without using a computer.

1- Turn off your iPhone

The very first way is to restart your iPhone in a normal way. Just go to Settings > General > Shutdown. Just swipe to shut down your device. Now turn it back and see if this works for you.

settings genealSlide to power off

You can also shut down your device by holding the power button on older devices and newer devices like iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone X by holding the power + Volume Up button.

2- Force Reboot your iPhone

Honestly, there is always a backup and Apple have also added a quick way to troubleshoot different type of problems on your iPhone by force rebooting your device.

If you are using iPhone without Homebutton then do follow the given steps.

  1. Press then release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press then release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power button until phone reboots and you see Apple logo.

If you are using iPhone with Homebutton then do follow the given step.

  1. Hold the Power button and Home Button together and keep holding until you see iPhone showing Apple logo on your screen.

Moreover, if you are familiar with Hard Reset then this is the same term people use for Force reboot. Don’t worry no data will lose in this case. So, give this method a try and drop a comment below if this works for you.

3- Enable Dial Assist Option

Apple have added a dial assist feature in iPhone which automatically determines the correct international or local prefix when dialing. Just go to Settings > Phone > Check dial assist option at the very bottom. Make sure it’s enabled. I am 100% sure it will fix the issue if above mentioned are not working.

iPhone SettingsPhone Dial Assist

4- Delete Duplicate Contacts

You should check and delete duplicate contacts by using any third-party application on your iPhone. This also results in iPhone showing contact number without name while they are calling you. For example, you can search for a number in Spotlight search bar. If results are double just deleted anyone to get rid of this issue. If all contacts are duplicated, you can try any application from AppStore.

App Store Contacts Cleanup

Let’s finish up this article with another possibility. Make sure your contacts all still saved and available on your iPhone. Just open the Contacts application and take a look. If your contacts are not available you should try iCloud contacts to sync on your iPhone.

Apple ID iCloud icloud contacts

Using all these above options you can troubleshoot contacts showing as a number only on iPhone. I am sure anyone of the mentioned will work for you. So, let us know in the comment which one is that. Also, if there is another method available let us know.

That’s all for today. If you have any questions regarding this content let us know. We will give a reply as soon as possible.

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