Incoming Call Not Displaying Contact Name on iPhone [Fixed]

Many iPhone users have started complaining about an issue with their iPhones. When they receive an incoming call, it displays the contact number instead of the contact name stored on the iPhone. This is becoming frustrating because nobody remembers the contact number of most contacts on the iPhone.

This can happen due to one of the following reasons listed below.

  1. Technical/software bugs within the iPhone.
  2. Changes in the Apple ID password recently.
  3. The contact number is saved twice with different names.

After researching more about these points mentioned above, we have gathered some good troubleshooting tips which you will find in the article below.


Fix 1 – Force Restart your iPhone

Step 1: You first need to press the volume up button once on your iPhone and then leave it.

Step 2: Do the same with the volume down button on the side of the iPhone.

Step 3: Once done, press and hold the power button until there appears Apple sign on the iPhone screen.

After this, you will see that the iPhone starts force restarting.

Fix 2 – Enable the Dial Assist feature on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Settings app, search for the Phone option, and then click on it.


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Step 2: Scroll down all the way to the bottom and enable the Dial Assist option by tapping on the toggle switch as shown below.


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Fix 3 – Disable and Enable the iCloud Contacts option

Step 1: Firstly, go to the Settings page of your iPhone.

Step 2: Then select the Apple ID profile name at the top of the Settings page by clicking on it as shown below.


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Step 3: Next, click on the iCloud option.


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Step 4: You should click Show All to view all the options available for iCloud on your iPhone.



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Step 5: Once it loads the list of options, try disabling the Contacts option by clicking on its toggle button.


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Step 6: Select the Keep on My iPhone option from the pop-up menu as shown.


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Step 7: Now wait for some time and enable the Contacts option again by tapping on the toggle switch.


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Step 8: It will ask you whether you want to merge with local contacts, so click Merge to continue.


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Fix 4 – Check if there are any duplicate contacts

Usually, these kinds of issues can happen when there is an ambiguity created on the iPhone. The ambiguity that might have been created is the duplicate contacts stored on the iPhone for the same contact number but having different contact names.

So now when that particular contact person calls you, the iPhone tends to get confused about which contact name to display on the screen. Eventually, it ends up displaying none of the contact names and only displays only the contact number.

Therefore, to avoid confusion, it is better to check if there are any duplicate contacts on the iPhone and try to remove them.

Fix 5 – Sign Out and then Sign in to iPhone using Apple ID

Step 1: First of all, to do this, you need to go to the Settings app.

Step 2: After that, select the Profile Name at the top as shown.


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Step 3: Then scroll down to the bottom and select the Sign Out option by clicking on it.


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Step 4: Now enter your Apple ID password to continue and click Turn Off as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: Later, you can select Health, Keychain, etc. option’s toggle button if you wish to keep a copy of it and then click Sign Out at the top right end.


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Step 6: This starts signing out from your iPhone.

Step 7: Once done, go back to the Settings app, and at the top, you will see an option called Sign in to your iPhone.


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Step 8: Please click on it and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process to sign in to your iPhone using the Apple ID credentials.