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 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 ...
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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 6.0 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, ...
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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

new iPhone, which is synced with iTunes for music. I have around 200 contacts on here - I read somewhere if I sync now my iPhone with Exchange, it will overwrite all my contacts, leaving my with only ...
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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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How can I send all of my iOS contacts at once via e-mail?

Is there a way to send all contacts on my iPhone without doing it one at a time via e-mail? I have an iPhone 4S.
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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 ...