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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Contacts keep disappearing from iPhone 4 when iCloud is turned on

I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS5 yesterday morning, and noticed after the install was complete that the contacts seem to have disappeared completely from my phone after setting the Preference for them to ...
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Suggestions for an iPhone app for contacts

I am looking for an iPhone app for our sales team that would allow them to do the following: Group contacts into custom groups Add meeting notes against a contact Locate contacts on a map (optional ...
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How can I export my Comcast address book to my iPad?

I have tried many systems to export my comcast address book to the Ipad without success. The sync worked for my files but not the contacts. I used carbonites "sync and save" and also tried manually ...
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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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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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Sharing an Apple ID on different iPads, but having different Contacts

My daughter has my old iPad, and we share the same Apple ID, for convenience with purchasing. However at present we also have a shared Contacts list on the two iPads. It would be better to have ...
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How to get gmail contacts on my iphone?

Under the 'settings' -> 'mail contacts calendars' -> gmail there is no option to sync the contacts what's the workaround?
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Can OS X apps access my contacts even if I don't give them permission?

After I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I noticed that apps have started asking for permission to access my contacts. Very cool. When Skype initially asked for permission to access my contacts, I decided ...
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Duplicates in contacts in iphone

I am using icloud, but always sync my contacts using itunes. Still have a lot of duplicates. How do I get rid of the duplicates
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How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?

If I have an OS X Address Book group of people I want to email periodic updates to, and I want to send that list to a second person who wants to email updates to this group as well, how can I do that? ...
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Showing contact name with received SMS from Google Contacts

For those of you who have linked your Google Contacts to your iPhone, when someone sends you an SMS did it display the person's name or did it simply display the number? Because, although I have ...
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Can I add 100 Phone Numbers to a Single Contact?

My bank insists on sending me account info SMS (texts) from ~100 different numbers. They all start the same, only the last two digits differ. e.g. +43 664 6601301 +43 664 6601302 +43 664 6601303 ...
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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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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 can I add/move icloud contacts to a group?

I see that iCloud can create groups. It appears that other than All Contacts, I only have another group, contacts-other that was created when I imported my addresses (I think via Outlook, which I no ...
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Can no longer edit my contacts in iOS 5

I just updated to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4, and now I can not edit my contacts. Where "edit" use to be is no longer there. If I type a new number on the keypad and hit add to existing contact, I can edit ...
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How can I import contacts into iPhone from Palm Centro?

I'm planning on purchasing an iPhone 4, and I want to know the most direct method of copying my contacts from my Palm Centro to my iPhone. Extra points for solutions that work on Linux.
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Setting Outlook.com contacts and calendar on OSX

There are similar questions regarding the synchronization of Outlook.com on AskDifferent, mostly related to the native OSX Mail app. However, I'm particularly interested in connecting the Contacts and ...
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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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iPad Contacts app incorrectly formats telephone numbers

Some time ago my iPad Contacts app has begun an odd behaviour of incorrectly formatting American telephone numbers. Instead of displaying "(415)-123-1234", for example, it displays "41 5123 1234". ...
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Importing vCards from a website into iOS’s Contacts.app [closed]

I have a web page with tables full of people & their contact information. I started writing a pairing of php & javascript to automagically generate vCards (*.vcf) for each contact. Half way ...
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How to sync OS X Contacts and Calendar with Windows Phone?

How can I sync Windows Phone contacts and calendar with the Mac contacts and calendar? I have done some research and found the following: Windows Phone app …but it's taking care of the media only ...
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Batch update the birthdays in my iPhone contacts

Years ago when I got my first iPhone, AT&T transferred all of the contacts from my old phone. My old phone didn't have a birthday field in the contacts. Instead of leaving the field empty on the ...
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How to restore backed up contacts to my iPhone 4? [duplicate]

A couple of days ago all the contacts from my iPhone 4 disappeared. I am not sure how to restore them using iTunes. I am afraid that if I plug the iPhone to my computer it will sync the other way ...
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'Add to Contacts' hyperlink in Pages (iOS/iCloud)

I'm a one-day novice at Pages (iOS/iCloud). I just figured out how include hyperlinks for emailing (mailto:xxx@xxx.xxx) and calling (tel:+00000), but as of yet I couldn't work out how to include a ...
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How do I set Mail.app not to send the recipient names as they appear in my address book

When I send mails to addresses from my address book, the recipients in the address bar are shown like name <nick@domain.tld>. Can I somehow prevent that name part, so that only the actual mail ...
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Facebook Contacts disappearing from contacts

I am using the iOS Facebook Integration, which adds my Facebook friends to my contacts in the phone app. Yesterday I noticed that some of these Facebook contacts have been disappeared, despite being ...
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I don't want to carry all of my old contacts on my iPhone. How could I select which groups to sync with iCloud?

I have about 800 contacts in different contact groups on my iMac. Some of these groups are a sort of archives. I don't want to use all my contacts on my iPhone but still I don't want to delete the ...
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Any way to move contacts between groups on iPhone?

Is there any way to move a contact in Contacts on my iPhone into a group? I can create a new contact in any group, but I don't see a way to move an existing contact between groups. Seems like an ...
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Syncing Contacts and iCal between multiple macs and iOS?

I have a two macs, an iPod Touch and an iPad, so 4 devices in total. I wonder if there is a way to sync contacts and ical calendars between these devices automatically (or in case of the iPod/iPad ...
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Why can't I add or edit contacts on my new iPhone 4?

On my new iPhone 4, I can add a new contact after talking to them (Add as new contact) but I cannot otherwise add new contacts, or edit existing ones. It looks like a bug. Is there a way to work ...
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How can I assign more than 2 phone numbers to a contact on my iPhone?

A large proportion of contacts I have gained over the years have more than two current numbers. Examples include: home, work, mobile; home, NZ work no., US work no., Spanish work no; etc I have ...
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text messages forwarded from my google voice number aren't recognized as being from my iPhone contacts

I set up my google voice number to forward to my AT&T number, but when I get texts from some people who are in my contact list, the text appears to come from phone numbers I don't recognize. The ...
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How do I add the phonetic contact fields to a contact on iOS 5 when using an iPhone 4?

Recently I have seen some interesting tips for increasing the accuracy of Siri by entering phonetic details for contacts with names that is has trouble understanding or saying correctly. This ...
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Some Contacts not showing up but are still stored in iPhone 4

I noticed today that several of my recent contacts are not in my contacts. However, I have been texting them and their info shows up when I go to contact from a text message or recent call. When I am ...
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Import Google Voice Contacts Into iPhone

What I'd like to do is have my Google Voice contacts available on my iPhone, not the other way around. I recently had to restore the phone to factory defaults and it's a pain to manually enter all ...
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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Can I create/edit contact groups in iOS?

I have been successful in managing contact groups with OS X's Contacts.app and iCloud.com, but haven't found a way to do this on iOS 6. Is there a way to manage contact groups on iOS (iPhone, iPad, ...
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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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How to change the contact photo in mountain lion?

I have iPhoto library in which all my photos exist. I want to pick a photo from iPhoto library and apply it to a contact. But I don't find any such option in new Contacts app (picking a photo form ...
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Numbers appear with country code in message app

A friend of mine just bought an iPhone. She imported all her SIM contacts using the regular method: Settings > Contacts > Import from SIM All went well. But when she opens the Messages app, ...
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How to seamlessly sync contacts and calendars across devices?

I currently have all my contacts and calendars on my Mac, but would like to sync them over the air with my other devices (iPod, iPad and Android phone). I also want it to be multidirectional: being ...
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How to look up your contacts and see who can I talk with iMessage?

How can we quick look at our contacts and see how is having iMessage or not? So we can easily contact them, instead of going through all contacts one by one to check them.
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Export local contacts from iPhone

My primary means of handling contacts on my iPhone is gmail sync, but somehow it appears I have added a number of contacts to my phone locally. I want just these local contacts to sync back to gmail. ...
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Can't sync contact & calendar to iOS 4.1 device since Mavericks update

I just installed Mavericks. I have an old iPhone 3GS and it is running iOS 4.1. Since updating to Mavericks, iTunes syncs everything but Address Book and Calendar, however under OS X 10.8 everything ...
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How do I get Siri to ignore a particular contact that shares someone else's name?

I have two people in my contacts with the same first name (let's call them John). One person, John Appleseed, I talk to all the time. The other one, John Doe, I haven't spoken to in years. When I ...
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In the OS X Contacts app (v7.1) how can I delete a group?

I've acidentally created a group in the Contacts app, below 'All Contacts'. How do I delete it? If I remove the group name it renames itself to 'untitled group'. Here's a screenshot of what I see:
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Get contact photo iOS

I took a photo using the contact app on my iPhone 5. I would like to copy that photo, but there doesnt appear to be an easy way to get it. I did some googling, but all the answers were several years ...
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What can I do to stop imessage from engaging on a certain contact without an iphone? [duplicate]

I have a friend who used to have an iphone but has since gotten another phone. When I go to text him it automatically does an imessage which fails. I've deleted him and re-added him. I've turned ...
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Where does the Apple app Contacts store its files in Mavericks?

I'm making a clean re-install of Mavericks on a client's computer. I believe she had a large number of address book entries in the Contacts app that were not in iCloud, and I need to restore them from ...