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Can I make my iPhone to show name and number on incoming calls? [duplicate]

When I recieve a call it only shows the name of the contact. Is it possible to shows the number as well? The same applies when I call a contact, it only shows the name, but I'll watch that thread ...
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where are the pictures of the skype contacts saved (see if someone is invisible)

i just thought you could see if someone is invisible in skype, if you just delete (reset) his profile picture. Because i know if you install skype on a new device the profile pictures are saved only ...
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Who controls the contact picture on iOS in address book?

My son has a inappropriate picture of a girl as her contact photo... When I questioned him about it he said that she had made it her outgoing contact photo and he had no control over it... Is this ...
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Can you sync only a group of contacts from a Mac to an iPhone?

I'm running iOS 6 on an iPhone 3GS. I see that all my contacts from my computer have appeared in the Contacts app on my phone. Now my contacts database on my computer is, to say the least, messy. It ...
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How to create an email group easily in Mac OS X?

I have a list of email addresses to which I frequently send emails. How can I create an email group in my address book easily? Is there any method other than add one email address at a time? I'm using ...
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Deleting contacts from mac contacts application with no Phone number

Is it possible to delete contacts from mac contacts application which have no phone no? Or export only those contacts which have a contact? Thanks.
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How to create new groups in iOS contacts app? [duplicate]

Title says it all: how can I create new address groups on iOS devices?
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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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cannot get my google contacts to show even after setting up the exchange account microsoft exchange

I have all my contacts in Google Contacts, so I was wondering is there anyway I could sync them with the contacts on the phone? I have spent hours trawling through stuff online today, and can see a ...
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Separating contacts

My wife has a iPhone 5 and a iPad 2. After she received her iPhone 5, I took over using her old iPhone 4 and also have a MacBook. We share one Apple ID, therefore we share all contacts. (I updated ...
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How to clear iPhone's concact cache for text messages?

My iPhone (model 5, IOS 6.1.2) seems to have some sort of contact cache which it uses when sending text messages: whenever I am sending a message to someone, I start typing the persone's name in te ...
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Hotmail synced contact incoming name do not appear

I just bought an iPhone 4S and successfully managed to synchronize it with my Hotmail account, all in terms of mail, calendar and contacts. However, although my contacts are visible and accessible in ...
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iTunes can't sync contacts as contacts has been disabled on iPhone

I am getting this error message. itunes can't sync contacts as contacts has been disabled on iphone Configuration: iOS 6.1, iphone 4
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Random contacts on my iPhone 5

I recently bought a new iPhone 5. When I was going through my contacts today, I noticed a lot of email adresses stored along with the other numbers. I didn't even know most of them! What has happened? ...
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How to save the contact from who I received an SMS?

I received an SMS from a phone nr that I don't have saved in my iPhone. How do I save that number as a new contact?
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Data differences between Apple Contacts and GMail Contacts?

I'm thinking of syncing my Mac's contacts with Google. But I'm a little wary of any data syncing between platforms, since some data is usually lost. Is there a list somewhere that describes which ...
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Does synchronizing google contacts with apple address book send my data to Apple?

I am using OS X 10.6.8 and I have a question regarding the address book synchronization. Does synchronizing google contacts with apple address book send my data to Apple? In other words, does the ...
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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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How do I make Messages.app override a contact's buddy icon?

I have a Jabber account configured in Messages. When other people on the server change their buddy icons, the changes are pushed to my machine. I want to override their icons and force Messages to ...
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Controlling which group new contacts on my iPhone end up in

I am trying to figure out how to control what group a new contact entered on my iPhone 4 ends up in. I have a couple thousand business contacts that are organized by type. However when I enter a new ...
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How can I sort by phone number type or length in Contacts in OS X?

I use Contacts on my work Mac to manage my phone numbers. I want the internal phone extension to display first. This is currently stored as one of three "work" phone numbers for most of my contacts. ...
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Why do I have duplicate groups in Contacts app on my iPhone?

If I open the Contacts app on my iPhone I get duplicate groups, hence duplicate contacts. I started to delete one of a duplicate contact but they both gone away. I thought I could solve this problem ...
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How to access/edit iPhone Contacts on computer?

I run Windows 7 (no Outlook available) and don't seem to find any native Address Book application on my computer (it is a work-provided laptop). We use Lotus Notes as our mail application. Because my ...
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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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Imported contacts are empty

I have an odd problem. I got an iphone5 and of course, I want all my contacts from my nokia into my iphone, I imported the contacts into outlook, then exported to an csv file, then imported to gmail ...
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How to download contacts from iPhone to Mac?

I was able to do a backup of the phone using iTunes, but how do I see and access the contacts? Do I need to import them into Address Book? Is there a better way to download contacts from iPhone to ...
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Is there an alternative to Adress Book that works both on a Macbook or Imac *and* on Iphone?

Is there an alternative to Adress Book that works both on a Macbook or Imac and on Iphone? I always get stuck on managing contact groups on all my apple devices. Or is there a strategy to keep ...
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Any way to delete custom fields of cards in Contacts.app?

Some custom fields of contact cards in Contacts.app are really annoying. For example, nicknames always appear in Mail.app. To make things worse, there seems to be no menu option to delete custom ...
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OSX 10.8 Contacts can't access Active Directory 2003 via LDAP

I've recently upgraded to OSX 10.8 and have discovered that the Contacts Application can no longer access our Active Directory 2003 domain via LDAP. I have confirmed that the exact same settings work ...
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Determining which contacts use Facetime

In either the iOS app or the Mac app for Facetime, you are given the option of selecting any contact listed in the corresponding device's Contacts app, regardless of whether they are capable of using ...
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How to keep all contacts on both devices when syncing?

I have some contacts on my iphone and some on my computer. How do I sync my phone and my computer so that each has all contacts? The first question I see when opening ITunes is "Do you want to set up ...
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Delete all calendars and contacts in iOS

I'd like to delete all calendars and contacts on an iPod Touch with iOS 5.0.1 without affecting calendars and contacts in OS X. I've read guides that instruct to disable calendars for accounts in ...
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Contacts sync via CardDav misses some

I recently set up a CardDav account on my iPhone 4S which is running iOS 6.01. It synced with my GMail account just fine, however, the Contacts app only shows those that are within the My Contacts ...
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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 to have a specific contact make a ring sound even in silent mode

I have an iPhone 4, and I have the switch on the side set to switch silent mode on and off. I'd like specific contacts (for example, She Who Must Be Obeyed) to ring when they call, even in silent ...
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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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How do I mark certain details as old (such as a numbers or addresses) but keep them in Contacts?

I have a lot of friends who move countries and jobs frequently. I want to keep their old email and street addresses their Contact card, but not have it appear in the autofill. Currently, I have ...
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What could cause contact syncing errors on iPhone?

I deleted a contact about two years ago and it now appears under another person's contact. I have deleted all numbers for the contact I no longer need, but when I sync to computer Gmail the number ...
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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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Can I use Google's new CardDAV-based contacts sync to sync between my Exchange contacts and Google contacts on my iPhone?

I want my Google contacts and my Exchange contacts to sync through my iPhone as follows: Google contacts <--> iPhone <--> Exchange contacts and I was looking at Google's CardDAV sync as a way ...
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How to fix contacts being read-only?

My Contacts (accessible via Mail or the Contacts applications) are read-only on my Mac Book Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.2. Contacts reports itself as Version 7.1 (1167). I have 5 total contacts ...
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How can I use my iPhone's contacts with the new Google Maps?

The new Google Maps app seems like a good substitute for the inbuilt Maps app, as has been discussed ad nauseam. However, one drawback it exhibits over the inbuilt app is that it doesn't seem to ...
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sync all contacts between devices

Ok, I got an iPhone & iPad, only I use two different libraries on iTunes. I got Google installed on both devices (plus desktop). But for some reasons only part of my contacts are on the iPhone, ...
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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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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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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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Can I use Google CardDAV sync on my Mac?

Is it possible for me to use Google's excellent CardDAV contact sync service on my OS X (10.8) computer? It works very well on iOS, but the same settings do not work on a computer.
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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 ...