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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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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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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iOS7 Contacts Have All Disappeared

I upgraded to iOS 7 yesterday. Today, all my contacts suddenly vanished. They were working in iOS 7 this morning, but have since disappeared. I'm not syncing contacts with an external system ...
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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 as of iOS 9. Is there a way to manage contact groups on iOS (iPhone, ...
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How do I back up my iPhone contacts to iTunes over USB?

How do I back up my iPhone contacts to iTunes over USB? I followed the standard procedure and my contacts were wiped out on my iPhone so I am scared about backing them up.
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Two identical iCloud Group lists in Contacts

For some reason - & this has been the case for as long as I remember, years at least - I have two sets of iCloud Contacts in my Contacts address book. One is called 'iCloud (me.com) the other ...
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New iOS9 Spotlight search not finding contacts

I've just upgraded to iOS 9, and the new Spotlight search isn't finding contacts for me - it sometimes finds contacts, but not the one I'm searching for. I've turned off every app in Spotlight ...
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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 to restore iPhone contacts lost after an app crash?

After a crash/reboot I lost all contacts on my iPhone. I have an iTunes backup, but it is several months old. The iPhone was set to sync with my Windows Contacts list, but it also appears to not ...
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Exchange contacts do not appear in iCloud

On my iPad and iPhone I have several email accounts: three Gmail and one Exchange account. I stopped using the Exchange account and tried to remove it from the iPhone, but also all my contacts were ...
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Is it possible to export all my iPhone contacts to my iPad 2?

Does anyone know of a way to export all my contacts from my iPhone straight into my iPad 2 without having to re-type all of them in?
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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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How to create a private distribution list [group mailing list] in Mail.app?

I know I can make a group in Contacts, and send a message to the group. Is there a way to hide the list of recipients? I have this setting in Mail prefs: I don't know any other setting to tweak. ...
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How do I sync contacts between 2 iCloud accounts with iOS 8?

I have one iCloud account, and my wife has another. I have an iPhone, and so does she. It's easy to share calendars in iOS 8, and I'd like to do something similar with our contacts. How can we keep ...
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Syncing iPhone Contacts with an Exchange Server

Happy new year! I'm using an iPhone 4 with 4.2.1. On the iPhone with Exchange Server, how do you get the group 'All On My iPhone' to sync with the exchange server? At present everything but that ...
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Email Contacts/Phone Contacts

I have an iPhone 6, and my email contacts are in my phone contacts. I am not using gmail so none of the suggestions that I have seen address this problem. Would be gracious for some help with this? ...
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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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How to stop iPad/Safari from treating certain numbers as 'phone numbers'?

I've got some pages on an intranet that show numerical rates to 4 decimal places, eg 147.1453. When these pages are viewed on an iPad, some of these rates appear underlined and clicking on them causes ...
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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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How do I enter Dutch names in Address Book?

Dutch surnames are kind of weird, in that a lot of them start with small words such as de/'t/het ("the"), van ("of"), van 't, van der ("of the"), etc. This makes them a pain to enter in most address ...
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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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How to force a sync update between Gmail contacts and iPhone with iOS 9?

I am successfully synchronizing my iPhone contacts with my GMail account. When adding a new contact in my GMail account, the new contact takes a few hours to sync to the device. This is cumbersome, ...
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What do the numbers after an invitee's status in iCal mean?

After the text describing the status of an invitee in iCal (in the context menu for the invitee) there is a number. For example I nearly always see numbers like 1.1 or 1.2: and occasionally I see ...
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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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Any way to move contacts between groups on iPhone?

Is there any way to move a contact in Contacts on my iPhone into a group? I can create a new contact in any group, but I don't see a way to move an existing contact between groups. Seems like an ...
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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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sync calendar and contacts without iCloud in Mavericks

How can I sync calender and contacts in Mavericks and iOS 7 without using iCloud (or any cloud for that matter)? Is the only option really to setup a CalDav and CardDav server in my local home WiFi ...
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One Apple ID or Two?

Can someone please help me out? I currently own an iPhone and an iPad and my son has a iPod touch 4th Generation. iCloud works well between them, but my wife is looking to get an iPhone as well. If ...
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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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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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Contact picture not connect with Faces on Photo

Each time I'm going to select a face picture for my contact in the MacBook Pro (Mid. 2010 OS X 10.11) and I select the option Faces the window display the following message: Find and organise photos ...
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Where is my iPhone backup kept? (Created prior iOS5 upgrade)

I've just updated my wife's 3GS to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4. The restore seem to only restore the messages/photo roll and some other settings. I don't see most of the apps but the most important part is the ...
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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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How can I send an email to a google contact group on my iOS devices?

I have groups in my Google Contacts for sending emails to sets of people via the web interface on a browser. I sync Google mail and contacts onto a couple iOS devices via Microsoft Exchange. How can ...
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Is it possible to only see contacts with phone numbers?

I recently started syncing my iPad and iPhone with iCloud. I selected to merge my contact list into iCloud from both devices. The problem is that, while I use my iPad for my email, I don't use it at ...
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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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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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Is it possible to restore contacts from a few days back

I honestly don't know what happened, but it appears that I lost a number of key contacts out of my address book. I didn't delete them manually, but regardless of what the cause was - they are gone. ...
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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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How do I know where is a specific contact stored by Apple Contacts.app?

I am using multiple contact storages, like Gmail or Exchange and I want to know where a contact is stored, so I can remove the right duplicate. Also I would like to know how can I move a contact from ...
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How can I configure my iPhone to show my contacts photos full screen when they call or I call them

I used to see my contacts' photos full screen when they called or when I called them now I only see a thumbnail when they calling and when I call them.
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how do i make iphone sync all contacts from Google Contacts into IPhone?

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Mobile/thread?tid=1b27fcd343e0544a&hl=en (rephrased): if you want to sync google contacts with iphone over the air using google sync, you ...
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Duplicate contacts in iPhone 4 with two Exchange accounts, one is Lotus Traveler

I have two exchange accounts on my iPhone 4. One that connects to my gmail, the other connects to my work's Lotus Notes. There are no overlapping contacts in the two accounts. There are also no ...
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Mail, Contacts & Calendars refuses to connect to Google

Since yesterday the System Preferences pane on Mail, Contacts & Calendars refuses to connect to Google to setup e-mail, calendars and contacts. It started after Contacts.app did not want to sync ...
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Exchange contacts not syncing with iPhone 5

All my contacts have disappeared from my iPhone 5. I have tried to delete end reinstall my exchange account but that did not help. Also I have tried resetting network settings and turning syncing ...
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Why don't my icloud.com contacts download to my iPhone?

I've manually imported my Google Contacts into icloud.com (via a vCard file). Now I'd like to have these contacts available on my iPhone. My iCloud is property set up (Settings > Mail, Contacts, ...
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How do I create a groups OS X Mavericks Contacts app that remains local to my machine?

When creating a new group in the OS X Mavericks version of the Contacts apps the group is automatically synchronized to iCloud. I'd like to keep this group local to just the machine where I created ...
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How to use different contacts on different iPhones with the same Apple ID

My daughter and I use two iPhones, both connected to the same Apple ID. At the moment I see my daughter's contacts merged to my contact list, but we'd like to use our contact lists separately from ...
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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 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 ...