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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iCloud contacts not synching

I have a Mac, iPhone5S and iPad all running the latest OS. A couple of days ago I updated a friends mobile number on my Mac and wanted to call her from my iPhone. I discovered this still had her old ...
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Missing contacts.

Yesterday I signed into find my friends on iCloud using iphone5 but woke up this morning only to find my contact list empty. How can I fix this please
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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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Ghost contact folder in Outlook 2016 for Mac

I am migrating from Mac Mail to Outlook 2016 for Mac. When I view the "People" tab and click "Address Book" I see a random contact folder called "MA ANG". I added and deleted this contact folder in ...
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Can iPhone show the name of number previosely texted from me?

I am doing sales and contacting a lot of people calling them and texting them. I always write: Dear [person], [message here] But when someone calls back I don't know who is calling and for me it's ...
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How to restore my disappeared addresses/contacts after upgrading to El Capitan?

I just upgraded to El Capitan. I don't know if that caused the problem, but my Contacts folder on the dock is empty. I am sure the addresses and groups still exist since, if I create an email and type ...
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How to change default contact template

When i create a new contact and go to insert a phone number the default category for this is "Home", I don't have anyone's home phone number now as this is 2015 not 1999. How can i change this default ...
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Why can't Siri add the relationship for an account?

I'm using Siri in German, and one of the examples mentions the command: Meine Mutter ist Diana Pelzl That is, My mother is Diana Pelzl. So, I say something similar to the above German sentence, ...
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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iPhone 4 with updated iOS 7 not synching some contacts

Since updating to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4, the home address of some of Outlook contacts do not sync to the phone. Some contacts will show home and work, and some will not show any address on the iPhone. ...
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Synch Contacts from my MacBook Pro to another MacBook Pro

I want to synch, not move, Contacts from my MacBook Pro to my wife's MacBook Pro, both running OS X 10.10.5, in each direction if possible. We both have different iCloud accounts. I have seen so much ...
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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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Is it possible to get contacts from stolen iPhone 3GS?

I had an iPhone 3GS that was stolen (I don't remember the iOS version). Is there a way I can get my contacts that were on the phone?
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Converting .VCF to .CSV

I'm trying to get a group of contacts from BusyContacts to MailChimp. I have exported the group as a VCF file. Now I need to convert that VCF file to CSV. When I open my VCF file in a text editor, ...
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Different Apple ID contacts appear on my device

I got a new iPhone for Christmas and made my own Apple ID/iCloud so I could use it between my devices (I also have a Mac & an iPad) without sharing with my family. Today I realized that many of my ...
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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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Contacts not syncing

Here's my gear: iMac, 2009, OS 10.11.2 iPhone 6, iOS 9.2 Over two days ago, I entered a new contact in Contacts.app on my iMac. Two days later, the new contact still hasn’t appeared in my iPhone. ...
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iCloud contacts not syncing correctly

I have enabled Google CardDAV contact synching some time ago and disabled iCloud (contacts). Now I wanted to reenable iCloud synching too... I see some contacts on iCloud.com and on my Mac - probably ...
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iOS 9 iMessage notifications show sender's number, not name

After some annoying wifi problems with iOS 8.3, I tried out iOS 9 public beta 2 (now public beta 3) on my iPhone 5 (Edit: in the UK). When I receive a text message (iMessage/SMS), the lock screen/home ...
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iPhone Contact List - Custom Labels recognized as a Mobile Number

When a number is labeled as "mobile" in your contact list, you can click the little "cloud" shortcut to send a text message to that number. If the number is labeled as "Home" or anything else, that ...
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Restoring all contacts from Time Machine

My contacts on my iMac, OS 10.11.3 and iPad and iPhone are presently messed up beyond repair. There are hundred of duplicated contacts and a number of duplicate groups. I'd like to go back in my ...
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Force Contacts update in iOS9

Sometimes I update a contact on Mac and I need it immediately on my iPhone. Until iOS 8.x, to force contacts to update, was necessary to go in contacts, go back to groups then scroll tu update...easy! ...
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Airdrop Name is Incorrect

I have both an iPhone 6 Plus and a Macbook Pro, and both have Airdrop. On my iPhone, the name of my mac is correct, but on my mac, the name is of one of my contacts. The contact only has a name and a ...
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How to Sync Gmail's “Other” Contacts with OS X Yosemite (Mail.app and Contacts) and iOS Mail

I'm trying to get Mail.app on OS X Yosemite to autocomplete contacts on my Gmail "Other" group - i.e. the contacts google creates for you once you've sent them an email. I have a Google "Internet ...
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Contacts.app crashes on launch

My Contacts.app crashed on launch. In the crash report I found, among others, the following excerpt: Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ...
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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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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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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 recent calls list does not show contacts

My contacts app seems to be working fine. But when I go into Phone -> Recents, it shows the full phone numbers of all recent calls instead of labeling by contact. Even worse, if I tap the i ...
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One user has problems syncing contacts from his iPhone to the exchange server

I have a user at work with an iPhone 5. He also has an iPad 2 with the same problem. He has his exchange work mail set up on his phone and has previously had no trouble syncing his contacts between ...
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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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Contacts LDAP Account on 10.11 (El Capitan)

I am trying to set up an LDAP account for the Contacts application in the 10.11 (El Capitan) OS X version. I need it, for example, to be able to autocomplete addresses via the Mail application. I've ...
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How can I create a new contact from Messages & add it to a specific Group in Contacts?

When I receive an SMS message, I can create a new contact from the number. Works great, very useful. Lots of business folks must do the same. What I want to do is create the contact in my business ...
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Devices with different Apple IDs responding to the same FaceTime calls

This is really weird. Whenever my sister-in-law calls my wife via FaceTime, my phone and Mac also ring at the same time. When my wife answers the call, then both of my devices stop ringing. It's ...
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How do you get iPhone to share contacts with Mac Messages app?

When I get a new text, it appears both in the Messages app on my iPhone and in the Messages app on my Mac. The iPhone text show the person's name, and the Mac text only shows the person's number. I ...
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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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Using sqlite browser to extract OSX contacts

This is following up on this previous useful answer; I'd have left a comment there if i had the rep(: In case you have the same questions i did: First, i had to rename AddressBook-v22.abcddb to end ...
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Edit the Display Name for a contact in Contacts.app

First off: I'm mass printing envelopes. I export my contacts (from Contacts.app) to vCard, then convert them to CSV, before using MS Word's built-in mass-mailing tool. In my contacts, I've found it ...
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El Capitan - Google contacts syncing

I know there are many topics on this here, checked lots of them and didn't find the solution yet. Here is the problem. I have only one Google account enabled on MBP with El Capitan. But Google ...
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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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Can you set custom ringtones for contact groups?

In iPhone, you can easily change the default ringtone (Settings → Sounds → Ringtone) and set a custom ringtone for individual people (Contacts → [some person] → Edit → Ringtone). But can you set a ...
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One contact with several numbers - sent messages

I have a contact with multiple (two) mobile numbers. How do i know to which number the sms (text message) was sent? The system did not ask me which telephone number to use. Is there a way to check ...
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How to export Contacts version 9.0 data or .abbu file to .csv or other usable spreadsheet format

In the newest Apple Contacts version 9.0, how do you export all contacts or an .abbu file to a .csv file or other usable spreadsheet format? Dragging and dropping to Numbers does not work. Exporting ...
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Contacts only appear if I toggle hide/show last import

When I open Contacts on my computer, it's empty. No cards. However, if I toggle Hide/Show Last Import, it populates and everything is there. But when I quit and reopen, no cards again. Toggle ...
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How do I send a group email on my iPad Air?

I'm having trouble sending email to a group from my iPad (with the email app that came with the iPad). The groups are there under my contact groups. I open a new email, click on the "to" field, and ...
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Is there an easy way to save a contact for a phone number in the text of an SMS (iphone 4s IOS7)

I want to use the number that's in the body of the message, NOT the senders's number. IOS clearly recognises this as a phone number as it highlights it and gives me the option to dial it, but nothing ...
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Broken iPhone, no back-up - How can I access my contacts

So my phone's been in the wars. The screen died on me this morning, it struggles to charge unless I find the sweet-spot, fiddle with the wire and keep it in that exact position. I haven't backed up ...
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Dashboard contact widgets can't forun any results?

Hello i have 7000+ contacts syned to my apple i cloud account. I can see with contact app when i search some via spotlight. But in Dashboard Contact widget, it can not find any match with my ...
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Contacts on the El Capitan [duplicate]

My Contacts shows two iCloud groups (El Capitan operating system). Only one of them has contact information. Another one seems to be empty. In the Library:AddressBook:Sources are two folders with a ...
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El Capitan Contacts.app most of contacts are duplicates, but not all

Most of the contacts in my Contacts.app are duplicated, but not all. I tried Apple's solution, to no avail. Contacts that are not duplicated and that have data in Company field, have a column ...