Questions tagged [contacts]

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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iOS 12.3.2 Messages.app still associates a deleted/obsolete phone # with a Contact.app entry: how to fix?

How do I fix #4 in the scenario below? Details Day 1: Contacts.app entry X contains both mobile-phone numbers A and B. Day 2: Contacts.app entry X contains only mobile-phone number A. Also on Day ...
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Cannot sync iPhone contacts with Facebook [iOS 12]

The title is self-explanatory. All recent online tutorials (like this one) tell me to go to Settings -> Facebook -> Update All Contacts, but this option simply doesn't show up for me. Actually ...
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Is it possible to sync the same contact to multiple accounts in iOS?

In iOS, when one goes to Settings -> Contacts -> Default account, one can choose the cloud account (for example iCloud, Gmail etc.), to sync a newly created contact by default. Is there a way to sync ...
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Favorites and Contacts Search icons missing from Phone App navigation bar

iPhone 6, iOS 11 My mom's Phone app navigation bar has been modified. The nav bar now only contains icons for 'Recents', 'Keypad', and 'Voicemail'. Is there a way to restore the factory settings as ...
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Is it possible to whitelist contacts using the iOS iMessage app or iOS parental controls?

I would like to use the iOS parental controls (aka Screen Time) to allow a family member to only call or text specifically whitelisted contacts or numbers. As far as I can tell this is not possible ...
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How to get contacts and messages on iPhone (iOS 13) to sync with Mac (Catalina)?

I think I have everything set up correctly. Both the Mac and iPhone are logged into the same iCloud account. I don't see anything set that says "do not sync". I'm mostly worried about the contacts. ...
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My contacts are all messed up with syncing

So I am pretty big into the Apple ecosystem. I have an iPad, iPhone, and Mac. I love responding to my texts on all of these devices. Recently I have had one issue in particular that involves my ...
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iPhone failing to upload contacts to iCloud

For some reason, contacts are just not syncing between my iPhone and Mac. When I add new contacts on my phone, they don't appear on iCloud. If they do, I might start troubleshooting the Mac. I made ...
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How can I import facebook contacts to my Macbook?

This has been a classic question but the answers have been outdated. I'm currently using Mojave. Adding facebook account to internet account group doesn't seem possible now. Does any one know how I ...
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Changed phone number to new contact but messages still shows old contact

My phone is an iPhone on iOS 12.1. I had a second phone that was not an iPhone and in my personal contact card on my main phone, I had the second phone number added as an additional entry for mobile ...
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Print adressbook from iOS without computer

My father is switching from a PC to an iPad - everything works perfectly and no problems so far. But he still keeps a laptop where he has his addresses in a spreadsheet which he can print. He would ...
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iOS 13 message contacts with multiple phone numbers on separate threads

My brother in law has apparently been sort of doing a hack with iOS contacts for years with his business. He tutors high school kids, so he would create one contact called, "John and Billy Smith", and ...
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Why did backing up Contacts add over 1000 e-mail addresses to my Contacts list?

I went into my iCloud backup options and chose to back up Contacts. I was asked what I wanted to do with existing contacts -- only one option, Merge, which I chose. Now instead of a couple dozen ...
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Restore contact with no backup on iPhone?

I need to restore a contact which I deleted in June, I don't have a backup in iCloud or a iTunes backup. Here is what I have tried: Restoring from an iCloud backup (contact not there) Restoring a ...
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Contacts and text messages merging after 13.1 iPhone update

My boyfriend has an android for his personal use and an iPhone for work. I updated my iPhone to 13.1 and now both of his phones are combined in my text messages. I hate it! How do I fix this problem?
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Contacts not syncing on iOS 13.1

I have iPhone 7 plus and I have upgraded to version 13.1 but all my contacts info has disappeared. My contacts are still on cloud, but the problem is with the sync between my device and my cloud. ...
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iCloud contacts are merging with family members

It seems that all of my family's contacts are merging. None of us share and Apple ID. We do share a single account for purchases, though. Here's what's happening: There are four of us with contacts ...
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How to see recent calls in contact's info?

My phone is Iphone XR with iOS 13. I have contacts with few numbers. When I open some of them I can't see what number was used for last call (incoming or outgoing). And I can't find last call by ...
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iOS 13 not recognizing contacts with country code

This morning I downloaded brand new iOS 13 (Official Release) and found it very cool, specially dark mode. The thing is that I started receiving calls and the contact names are not being identified, ...
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Using Shortcuts app to change iOS contact names

I'm fairly new to this whole Shortcuts app and I'm not too strong with lots of programming terminology. I've had a hand-me-down phone and all contacts are in this format: Alex's Work - Jane R Alex's ...
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iPhone 6 and iCloud contacts reverted back to an old list

I recently noticed my contacts seem to have reverted back to what they were several years ago. I've lost contacts I added within the last year or so and old contacts I deleted years ago have made a ...
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Contacts not visible on icloud.com

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 12.4.1 I just visited www.icloud.com and noticed that the majority of my contacts are not there. I have about 800 contacts on my phone, while on the iCloud website under "...
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Where does Apple Mail find its suggested contacts?

I use Apple Mail.app daily, and I've noticed that sometimes it auto-completes email addresses that it shouldn't know about. For example, if I'm on mac "one", Mail.app knows about email addresses that ...
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Deleting contacts from “All iPhone” also delets them from “All Exchange”?

On my iPhone SE, I found that my "Default Account" for Contacts was iPhone. That was why newly created contacts would not sync with an Exchange Server. So I changed it to Exchange. I did not like ...
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Wrong caller ID showed for call and “000000” in calls journal

My friend has an issue with her iPhone. For some reason, the phone app suddenly started to show the wrong caller name. After this she tried to logout/login into iCloud and then all callers in the call ...
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How to allow Siri to call only specific persons

I use Siri to call some fixed persons(e.g. family), but sometimes Siri calls to wrong person. I don't need to call with Siri for other people. Is it possible to create whitelist or blacklist to call ...
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If I delete synced Google contacts on my iPhone, does that affect my google contact?

I needed some of my gmail contacts to email them and get some info, so I decided to sync my google accounts to my iPhone. The problem is that I have some repeated contacts and I want to delete those ...
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What modifications to Address Book database will trigger a sync to iCloud?

I had an issue where my contacts were no longer syncing between my desktop and my iPhone/iCloud lists. I found the only trick that worked was to backup everything, export from the iCloud website all ...
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Where is the original file for the default Contacts profile picture located?

I'm trying to find where this icon is located. I've looked through /Applications/Contacts.app's Assets.car file and it wasn't in there. I've also looked through /System/Library/CoreServices/C­oreTypes....
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Why do some of my contacts not sync with Google?

When I add a new contact on my iPhone then after a few seconds I see it in my Google contacts. When I remove it from Google contacts, then within few seconds it's removed from my phone. So far so good....
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Contacts and Phone on iPhone think I'm in a different country

Yesterday I got a call from my wife and the iPhone said "Maybe Mrs. SSteve". The phone number was the international version of a U.S. phone number and her custom ringtone didn't play: Voicemail is ...
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In iOS or macOS Contacts App, I would like to duplicate a contact. What is the easyest way to do this?

I am planning to keep some of the info in the original contact and all of it in the copy, where I would later add more. What is the best way to accomplish this.
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Lightning cable pitted contacts fix?

Lightning cables are expensive, and I have 2 of them which are in great shape except that they are failing because of pitted contacts. That is, the gold metal of one of the 8 leads has been removed, ...
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How to change “display name” for email contact in mac mail?

Ive got an email contact with the email address careers@example.com , but for some reason in the "display name" for their email address in OSX mac mail, it shows up as "Studio - Example". Here is ...
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How do I export contact photos from iCloud?

I am trying to export contact photos for my iCloud Contacts. I initially tried exporting my contacts as a vCard, but iCloud doesn't include profile pictures when exporting. (Interestingly, iCloud ...
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Random email address attached to my Apple ID

I logged into the Apple ID website, and it lists my contact address as usual. But then it also has some other contact address there too. I know who it is (some random hobo who I gifted my old iPhone ...
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Iphone contacts changed to emails

All my iPhone contacts changed from names to emails. When I want to call someone, all I get is email and FaceTime, not phone numbers. I have gMail so is because of something that app did? How can I ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

Edit: this is still true even after multiple iOS updates. I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.4.1 (current) (12.2 when I ...
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Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts

Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts. I tried all the suggestions given on here and it didn’t work. Added the field ‘phonetic spelling’ and spelled it the way Siri is spelling it. Then added the ...
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Gmail contacts syncing to and from iPhone

I have observed that when I add an email contact to my Gmail account, it also shows up in my iPhone contacts list. I don’t want email contacts under my iPhone contacts unless I have a phone number. I ...
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How to show actual email address in iOS Mail app?

iOS: 12.2 In the iOS Mail app, if the sender or recipient of an email has more than one email address associated with it, how can I tell which specific email address was used? For example, if I send ...
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Contacts missing on iphone [duplicate]

Why did some of my contacts disappear on my iPhone? I know they exist because when they call me, they show up on the Caller ID with their contact info. But if I go to My Contacts on the phone, they ...
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Text messages from contacts going to Unknown Senders

Running iOS 12.1 on iPhone 6S and have messages from people in my contact list show up in Unknown Senders. These are people who text often and it happens randomly with 4 contacts and 3 groups. To “fix”...
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Removing numerous ‘homepage’ entries from Contacts.app with AppleScript extremely slow

A syncing issue with Outlook left me with hundreds, if not thousands of duplicate contacts. After managing to merge duplicates without Contacts crashing, I was left with 177 contacts, most of which ...
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Create shared address book for iPhone like webcal

I want to create a shared address book with all contacts of a cram I’ve created. Is possible to create an address book for automatic sync the address book and sync it every time will be any changes or ...
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iOS mixes up calls from different contacts with shared phone number

On my iPhone (iOS 12.1.4), I have several contacts who share the same workplace landline number (though each of them have their own extension numbers). After I call the workplace landline number of ...
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How do you add a custom social profile in Contacts on macOS?

How do you add a custom social profile in Contacts on macOS? On iOS, you can add a custom social profile: However, on macOS I only see this: Also, I organised my contacts on iOS. For most contacts, ...
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Outlook to iPhone contact synchronisation

I ran into a weird problem involving the synchronisation of contacts between Outlook (on a Windows Computer), an iPhone and an iPad. It all began when I had to do a couple of changes to a number of ...
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How can I create shortcut for Facebook Messenger's contact?

An elder complain to me that she finds it hard to make calls in Facebook Messenger app (hard to find contact, I guess). Unfortunately, she's using iPhone. In Android I can easily make a shortcut for ...
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How to determine whether a contact syncs with Gmail or with Apple?

I'm logged in to my Gmail account on my iPhone. On the iPhone I click "+" under Phone \ Contacts, and I add a contact. I decide I'd like the convenience of using my desktop to add a few more ...