The trouble with being connected all of the time is that when something bad happens to the data stored on one device, like losing your contact list, it can quickly spread like wildfire across all of your devices. If you do end up losing your contacts, there are some steps you can take to hopefully get most if not all of your contacts restored. The following will guide you through the recovery, restoration and prevention techniques to keep all of your contacts safe. Like throwing an electronic device into a bag of rice when you spill something on it, turning on airplane mode when you think that you have accidentally deleted or erased your contacts from your iOS device is a good first step to take. This could allow you the opportunity to log on to your account from another device or browser and see if your contacts are still available online before your device has a chance to sync.