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 it.

How can I make a group that stays local to the machine and does not sync to my iCloud account?

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  1. Open Contacts

  2. For the On My Mac account, click the + button to add a new group.

  3. Enter a group name and press Enter.


You can’t. Mavericks removes SyncServices for local syncing and forces you to place your data in the cloud.

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