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 can I back up my contact name list

My contacts on my IPhone 4s was lost. If I backed up my phone to the computer, will the contacts also be saved? where can I find that or how can I restore my contact list?
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Safari autofill defaults to wrong email address on my card

I'm using Safari on OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks. Anytime I fill in a form that contains an email address field, autofill selects my Evernote email address instead of my real address. This is really annoying ...
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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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Sync contacts from iPhone to Gmail

I cannot sync contacts from my iPhone to my Gmail account. I have a standard Google account setup in my Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings (Exchange is not available to me). Also, my Gmail is set as ...
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Using Nickname or Contact Photos in Facetime

I recently inherited a broken iPad which I fixed (hooray) and I have decided to use it by putting all my kids games and apps on it, so there is less risk of my daughter accidentally messing with my ...
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Why does the message icon show only for one number

In one of my contacts I have added two phone numbers. I want to know why the message icon that let's me text to this number show up only for one of the two numbers as well as how can I fix this.
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Cloud data backup tool

I'd like to automatically backup my mail (IMAP), my contacts (CardDAV) and my Calendar (CalDAV) from my provider to my local system. It should be a separate solution, nothing like "Export it from ...
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don't show contact photos in mail message view

How do I disable showing of the contact photos in OSX mail in the message headers in the message view? The faces distract me from the messages. They are pulled from some ldap server based contact list ...
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Apple Contacts- creating a group with only one of the addresses in Contact card

I want to create a Christmas card group from my Contacts list. However, I only want to use the home address and NOT the work address or alternate address. Is there any way I can just pick one of the ...
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Refresh a contact's iMessage status

I've explained one of my contacts how to set his phone number as a recipient for iMessage. However, his name still appears as Text Message and not iMessage. How often does iOS check if a number is ...
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How can I delete contacts from iCloud?

After OS X 10.9.3 with the restored ability to sync contacts with iTunes (over USB) was released, I finally upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Before I boycotted OS X 10.9 because I didn't want ...
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Contacts does not read properly from LDAP and/or Zimbra

I can't get Contacts to work with an Open LDAP server in OSX 10.9.2, apparently regardless of the settings that I use. I can query it from the command line, so it's definitely working. I have also ...
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Contact information frequently removed from contacts except email address

I frequently (at least once in 3-4 months) lose all my contact phone numbers. I see the contacts but if I click the contact name, I see their phone numbers, address all cleared except e-mail address. ...
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Local WiFi sync in Mavericks 10.9.3 iTunes

With iTunes contact and calendar sync over USB reinstated in 10.9.3, does this change also reinstate the ability to locally synchronize over WiFi (i.e. not cloud sync) as is available in Mountain ...
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How to keep exchange emails from showing up in contacts? (iOS7)

After upgrading an iPhone user from iOS6 to 7, I'm having an issue where, in my contacts app, all 2000 email address from my exchange account are showing up in my contacts. How do I get rid of them so ...
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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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Merge old exchange contacts to iCloud (with iPhone)

I'm trying to export my contact from my old exchange account to my iCloud account. The problem is that I do not have access to my exchange account anymore. All I have, is my contacts saved on my ...
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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 ...
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Can't find contacts in Time Machine

I'm trying to restore lost contacts information from Time Machine. Where is the data stored on the HD? I've searched the Library, Documents and other likely places, but can't find the actual cards ...
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How to reorganize labels in iPhone contacts?

How to rename and delete these customized labels generated during adding or editing contacts on the iPhone?
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How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
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Want to clean up contacts

Years ago I thought I was going to be smart and import 6000 contacts to my database. Several mail systems and mail clients later, I would now like to clean this up down to about the 800-1000 that I ...
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Unknown contacts appeared out of thin air

My contact list op my iPhone 5s suddenly shows hundreds of contacts for people that I do not know with full contact info. I have synced with Facebook and have LinkedIn and Exchange installed, but ...
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My phone numbers in my favorite list now shows no names?

Under my "favorites" tab it now only shows phone numbers with no contacts name.
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Add someone to contacts through Game Center?

Is there a way to add the friends I have added to Game Center to my contacts app? I'm using iOS 7.1 on iPad.
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How to extract contacts from Mail.app

A friend of mine just got her GMail account hacked because of a weak password. The attacker still has control of her account. She was using Mail.app to read her emails. I would like to find a ...
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Can I add EAS support to Mac OS

Is there a plugin, or some third party solution that I can install on OSX to get EAS support for native calendars and contacts apps? I'd like to add "internet accounts" in the settings for my ...
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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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iphone 5 merged mail contacts become unmerged

I have linked all my contacts phone numbers and their e-mail addresses from Hotmail together to see their phone numbers and mail addresses in one place. After a while ı found out that all separated ...
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Setup LinkedIn account with two-step authentication in Mac OS X?

How do I setup a LinkedIn account on my Mac OS X Mavericks when I enable two-step authentication within LinkedIn?
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contact groups not syncing with google

using 10.9.2. I had all my contacts in various groups on my mac. I uploaded to iCloud in order to import into google. The groups designations did not seem to go with the contacts to iCloud, so when i ...
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OSX Server - Messages - Jabber issue

My current environment is set up using AD-OD magic triangle, I have messages server set up and everything is logging on and connecting fine using Jabber. The only issue that I am having is that our ...
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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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OS X Messages.app images are out of sync with Contacts

I synchronize my contacts on OS X under Internet Accounts. I have contacts selected under iCloud, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. I've updated contact images using this profile aggregation and it ...
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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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IOS messages - contacts with both IOS and text messaging

So my kids all have "dumb" phones and iOS devices (iPods, iPads). Currently, I only have one contact per person, with both their iOS device and regular phone number as part of their contact. ...
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Restoring iPhone as a new iPhone but backing up contacts

I have an iCloud account, but I am backing up via iTunes. I want to restore my iPhone because of the "other" files taking up a really huge portion of my phone's memory (2 GB and I have only ...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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Why doesn't the keyboard appear to type name or number in Contacts?

I can't add a new contact as keyboard doesn't appear in the Contacts. I have deleted email account from Settings. Also the Contacts service is on in iCloud. I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 7.
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Where are the actions stored that the Contacts.app can apply on telephone numbers?

When I click on a telephone number in Contacts.app (or more precise: on the word left of it) I get to see the following menu: Where does Contact.app store these actions? I couldn't find anything in ...
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Can't load contacts from iPhone to iCloud account

I have an iPhone 5S and I cannot seem to get my contacts loaded from my iPhone to my iCloud account. I have reset the iCloud and also deleted the account on my phone and reset etc. but nothing has ...
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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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'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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Itunes Info Button Missing?

I am running the most current iTunes 11.14 version and am trying to sync my contacts on my computer to my iPhone 4s. From everything that I have read, I'm told to find the "info" button and select ...
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iPhone is missing a hanfdul of contacts

I noticed that one of my contacts (my dad!) suddenly disappeared from my iPhone, in the middle of the day. I don't remember doing anything or deleting it. I looked online on iCloud.com, and saw that ...
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Adding a “Fax Number” when adding a new contact in my iPhone 5, ios6

When adding a new contact, I"m confused when I get to the "phone contact numbers". I only see Mobile and Home. I want to add a fax number, but it isn't available and it isn't offered in Add another ...
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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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How to import Outlook vCard into iCloud.com

I am trying to export a single contact from Outlook on Windows to iCloud.com. I successfully exported the vCard but when I import it I get: 1 contact could not be imported because there was a ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...