Information stored on a computer about various methods to contact a person, such as e-mail, various chat networks, telephone, physical address, etc.

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How to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion?

I want to use the photo of a contact in the Address Book/Contacts in another app. What is the easiest way to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion to an image file? Dragging it out to the desktop ...
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Smart mailbox for senders who are not members of a group

I want to set up a smart mailbox in Mail that contains messages from any sender who is not a member of a particular group in my address book. There's an option in the smart mailbox rules for "sender ...
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How do I keep just my iCloud contacts?

The Contacts app on my Mac has separate "On My Mac" and "iCloud" groups, but I really just want one set of contacts on iCloud that will be accessible on both my Mac and my phone. Is there a way to ...
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iPhone 4S keeps old numbers in Messages

The numbers that are no longer in my contacts still keep popping up when I try to compose a new message. Why is this happening? Is there a way to purge the contact list so no already-deleted-contact ...
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IOS 6 - Contacts have disappeared then when I type it in they re-appear temporally

I recently updated my 3Gs to the new iOS 6. However after doing this I've noticed that a lot of my contacts are gone. However if they call me or I type the number in, they pop up and will stay in my ...
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Contacts.app command line interface

Is there a CLI front-end to the Contacts.app (formerly Address Book.app) database? Example: mycontacts --email '*@google.com' # to get Googlers
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iphone shares my email address without permission

I've found that with my iPhone 5 the following happens. When i give out my phone number to other people who also have an iPhone they can see my email address. I would rather this didn't happen. How do ...
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How to backup my iPhone 4S contacts to a CD?

Even though iTunes is backing up all my contacts while I'm syncing, the backup still exists on a computer. So I would like to make a backup on another physical medium, just in case my computer or ...
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iCloud sync keeps deleting my information!

Ever since I started syncing my Contacts and Calendars on my Mac with iCloud, I've noticed that stuff sporadically disappears. I've had to re-add an event to my Calendar 3 times now, and many of my ...
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Applescript to add sender of message to specific group in Contacts

I'm trying to set up an Applescript to add the sender of a selected message in Apple Mail to a specific group in the Contacts app. By reconfiguring the code provided in this answer, I worked up the ...
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Adium combined contacts sync

Over time, I have created quite a clean list of all my contacts across various IM networks - Faceboo, Google, MSN, ICQ - where every contact has their respective IM network account merged into one ...
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Why do I have duplicate contacts with limited info labeled “share contact”?

I recently got my first iPhone, the 4s. Verizon transferred my contact list from my Blackberry, but the entries were incomplete (missing addresses, etc.) I have a big list of contacts in MS Outlook, ...
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Best way to transfer iphone contacts away from Exchange server

The primary location for my contacts currently is with my company's Exchange server. I've sync'd with this since I got my first iPhone 3G in 2008. This is my last week with this company and I need to ...
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Where is “Contact” information stored within iOS4

I have a problem in iOS4.0.1 on my 3GS where not all contacts I have saved show up in the "Contacts" app or tab within "Phone". However, when I enter names in a new text message contact field, they ...
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Will updating contacts with Facebook or Twitter overwrite pictures?

In iOS Settings, you can "Update All Contacts" with Facebook and Twitter. According to the explanation in the phone this will update photos and user names for all matching contacts. In addition, you ...
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What is the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendar? (consolidated)

I'm trying to understand what the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendars on my iPhone and iPad. There seems to be plenty of options, all of which have downsides spread over lots of ...
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My iPhone 4 contacts just say 'share contact' instead of showing the number

I live in the UK. When I try to see my contacts details the screen just says 'share contact' instead of letting me see any phone numbers. This also happens if I try to store a new number, so I am ...
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How can I manage two different contact lists in iTunes?

I'm trying to work out how to best manage having two separate contacts lists, mine and my husbands, to back-up in iCloud and sync to our individual phones through iTunes? Could you assist with this? ...
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Why doesn't Messages recognize my contacts?

Ok, so this summer I was in Korea. I used a Korean SIM card in my iPhone 4S while I was there. I ended up losing my iPhone before I came back to the US. I recently purchased an iPhone 5 and backed ...
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iPhone Birthdays vs OSX birthdays

My OSX calendar app is configured to show all the birthdays of my contacts (they are displayed as this special calendar with the parcel icon in OSX). It seems that iOS (6, on iPhone 5) does that too ...
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Is it possible to VIEW Google Contacts Customized Fields on iPhone?

We have some Google Contacts with Customized Fields (not customized email titles) such as: Certifications Attained: Years Experience in this Field: Among other customized fields that show up ...
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iPhone Contact Sync

I have a new iPhone, which is synced with iTunes for music. I have around 200 contacts on here - I read somewhere if I now sync my iPhone with Exchange, it will overwrite all my contacts, leaving me ...
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Export vCF on a per contact basis

I am using Apple's Contacts app and I have hundreds of entries. Some are no longer valid (name change, incorrect phone, etc) So I want to export them so I get 1 file per contact. This way, I can ...
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How can I hide **some** birthdays in iOS Calendar?

I have entered the birthday for several of my Contacts, and these birthdays show up in Calendar. I know that I can enable or disable all birthdays by selecting or deslecting "Birthdays" from Show ...
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iOS 6 Facebook Integration: How may I extract contacts from iPhone?

iOS 6 has a new feature that allows my facebook contacts to be synced as a separate group. I would like to extract the contacts, is it possible to do somehow?
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iPhone/Google contacts switched from Exchange to CardDAV but one way sync only

Having read the answers to Is it better for iOS to sync Gmail contacts using Exchange ActiveSync or the CardDAV protocol?, I switched off Contacts on the Exchange account, and set up CardDAV following ...
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iPhone Facebook integration overrides local contact names

IOS 6 on iPhone 4. I enabled Facebook integration and it correctly associated many contacts in the address book with Facebook friends. There were some errors (a contact got linked to a person I don't ...
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Script to delete all groups in contacts

I would like to have a script to delete all my groups in my Contacts. Somehow I got a kind of replication bug resulting in over 500 groups. Delete them one by one is not an option. Tried this script, ...
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Why were my contacts synced to my mother's iPhone?

I have recently downloaded the new software on my iphone, iOS 6. My mother and my sister also use my Apple ID to download their apps too. Today my mother downloaded iOS 6 and all of my contacts were ...
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Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
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Is it better for iOS to sync Gmail contacts using Exchange ActiveSync or the CardDAV protocol?

To date I've been using Google Sync as an Exchange account to synchronize contacts between Gmail and my iPhone. However, Google very recently announced support for syncing Gmail contacts using ...
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Contacts sync conflict with google and exchange

On my iPhone, I sync with my business Exchange account on one side and with my private Gmail account on the other side. This runs smoothly. My contacts information, however, is centralized in Google ...
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How to delete contacts from iPhone?

I just set up my brand new iPhone 5 running iOS 6. I set it up as a new device. I have been using Exchange to sync my contacts with Google (Gmail) Contacts for the past few days. Today I stopped doing ...
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How did a photo magically appear in the iphone contacts?

I am not wise to the ways of apple. I've had an iphone for about 6 months, and this is the first time I noticed this occurring. I created a new contact by directly entering it into the Contacts ...
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How can we ensure that contact photos appear as either full-screen or as thumbnails on the iPhone?

I've noticed that contact photos on the iPhone seem to appear in one of two modes: Thumbnail: A small square image shown next to the contact's name or number Full-Screen: The image takes up the ...
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Link Contacts between Facebook and iCloud

I have iOS6 and OSX 10.8. Both bring Facebook integration. It was smart enough for some of my contacts to merge (or "link") them. However for some on my iPhone I manually edited the contact card and ...
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Is there a way to see which contacts are “VIPs” outside of Mail.app?

Obviously, with Mountain Lion, users may define VIPs in Apple’s Mail.app. I would like to see which contacts are marked as VIPs outside of Mail – for example in Contacts.app (smart list??), or in ...
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Want to use multiple email addresses for one contact

I am updating my address book on my MacBook, and filling in all the information on the cards for each contact. My contacts have both work and home email accounts listed under their name. I'd like to ...
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applescript to find contacts that are not in any group

I have been using a script that does not work anymore in mountain lion even though I have changed the words "address book" to "contacts". If you select all the contacts, and then use the script, it ...
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OS X Contacts (Mountain Lion) with CardDav - “CoreDAVHTTPStatusErrorDomain error 500”

I've recently setup a CardDav account with a hosted Atmail Cloud account. It works perfectly on iOS, and seems to pull in some of the contacts, however every time Contacts re-syncs I am getting the ...
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How do you correct when Facebook picks the wrong contact?

I have Contact cards for my father- and brother-in-law, let's call them John Smith and Johnny Smith (he's a Junior). My father-in-law doesn't use Facebook, but my brother-in-law does, and since he ...
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Syncing contacts with iCloud

So I just upgraded to iOS 6 and have two questions: Is it possible that my updated contacts (using Facebook integration) will uploaded to the cloud so the same info appearing on iPhone will be ...
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Strange contacts on IPhone 4s

I have an IPhone 4s on which I loaded my contacts from my previous Blackberry. I have suddenly found that all of my daughter and son-in-law's contacts and diary entries (they both have Blackberrys) ...
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Synchronising contacts between iCloud and iOS

I have a problem with my contacts synching between iPhone and iCloud. There is a number of contacts that appears with the tag iCloud in my phone, although they arent on the iCloud website or my ...
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Contacts first and last name order inconsistent between iCloud.com and iPhone

The iCloud.com Contacts interface orders the name fields as following: Last name, First name On the iPhone, the order is reversed: First name, Last name. Can this be adjusted so the order matches?
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Auto configuration of mail/calendar/contacts?

First day when I launched my Mac mini (OS X Lion) and started to use Safari - at some point it asked me (during the login procedure to the Gmail account) if I want to auto configure mail/calendar/...
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What's the easiest way to get contact info from gmail into Mac's Address Book?

Do you know how mail.app makes it easy to add address info from an email sig into the Mac's Address Book? Well, I don't use mail.app, but I'd like to find a similar way to do that with gmail. ...
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How do I associate the right Contact Card under Users & Groups to my own profile?

Just got a Mac for the first time... Under System Preferences > Users & Groups, I have a user profile set as the Admin. My Full Name and Apple ID are shown correctly. However, when I click on ...
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How often do my Mac contacts sync with Gmail?

I set up my Contacts in OS X Mountain Lion to sync with Gmail. I just went to Gmail and made some contact changes. How can I determine when this will sync?
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How can I get all of my Gmail contacts into my Mac Contacts?

I was able to import all of my Gmail contacts into my iPhone but my Mac doesn't include them. How can I get all of my Gmail contacts into my Mac contacts app?