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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Synchronizing Gmail Contacts to my Mac

How do I sync GMail contacts into my Mac?
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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Where is Address Book in Mountain Lion?

After I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard, I can no longer find "Address Book" in the application but only "Contact". The application "Contact" does not allow me to add or remove groupings ...
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How to backup iPhone contacts (no iCloud, iTunes or Outlook)?

I have an iPhone from another age (pre 2008) which is ready to be commissioned as defunct and replaced with a new 4S. My question, is how to back up the contacts form the old iPhone and transfer them ...
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Will iCloud sync interfere with Gmail Contacts/Calendars sync?

I'm looking to setup with iCloud, and I'm concerned with their desire to sync my contacts, calendars, and bookmarks. While I'm fine with the bookmarks, I am legitimately concerned about contacts and ...
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How can I keep my home address private when sharing my vCard?

Instead of handing over cumbersome (and likely to get lost) business cards, I like texting my vCard. However, I'd like to not share some of the information in my vCard—most importantly, my home ...
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Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?

In OS X Mail, when I enter the name of a person to whom I have sent a previous e-mail, I'm often presented with a suggested e-mail address, corresponding (roughly) to the most recent frequently ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to search by partial phone number in iOS 7?

I'm trying to search my contacts to match a partial number (four digits) to a name. Is this possible?
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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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Why do newly added or edited contacts float to the top of my iPhone's contact list?

Any newly added contacts, or contacts that have been edited are immediately sorted to the top of my contacts list on my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 using iCloud. The iPhone has not been jailbroken, or ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Transfer contacts from local phone storage to iCloud account

I just noticed that all my new contacts was saved to local phone storage instead of iCloud (I saw Settings – Mail, Contacts, Calendars – Contacts – Default account – “On iPhone”). How to transfer all ...
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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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Add new number to existing iPhone contact, replace the old number

Today a friend called me from their new cell phone number. After the call, I added the phone number to their existing contact. Afterwards, I could not determine which of the two phone numbers listed ...
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How to make your email signature work well with iOS 8 data detectors in mail?

I have noticed that with iOS 8, that some mails come up with the 'contact information' at the top of the mail. This is super handy when you want to quickly add a new contact from the e-mail. The ...
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How do I tell iOS 7 which address is my “home” address?

In iOS 7, if you bring up the Notification Center in some circumstances it will tell you, “Right now, it would take you 18 minutes to drive home.” I recently moved and the address that iOS 7 has set ...
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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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Can the default contact store for Mountain Lion be iCloud?

I'm struggling to manage duplicate contacts and would like to entirely and permanently disable the "On My Mac" category for contacts. I never, ever want a contact to be added to a Mac and not be ...
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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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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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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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Share contact group

My wife and I have shared calendar groups and reminders lists (both requires using icloud.com website) for things like travel, parties, and grocery list. I would love to do the same with contact ...
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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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outlook.com calendar and contacts sync

I recently started using a mac, and my mind was blown by the fact that I can't sync my live.com calendar with the default calendar app (same goes for contacts). I don't understand why this is the case ...
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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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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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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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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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Maintain an email group on iPad - no Mac involved

I can't find an answer to this one here or elsewhere, so here goes. I have a friend who would like to maintain some school-based email lists using an iPad. She doesn't use any computers for this ...
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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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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?