Skip to main content
Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

Contacts are showing only as siri found in app

I am using 14 pro max. My contacts are disappearing. When I search in contacts it shows as “siri found in app”. When i receive call/message/wattsapp it only shows number. Many times i upgraded ios.....
Zain Shaikh's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
66 views

iPhone is set up with one Apple ID, but my Apple Card is under a different Apple ID. How to consolidate them?

OK, here's my dilemma. I've been using one apple ID for over 10 years. It has my contacts, notes, passwords (in Keychain), etc. Then about 2 years ago, when I was buying a new macBook, I signed up for ...
c00000fd's user avatar
  • 421
3 votes
1 answer
55 views

Why do unwanted contacts appear on my iPhone when I use gmail app?

I started receiving unwanted contacts being added to my iPhone running iOS 17.3.1 and using the native gmail app. All I see is a new name and a Gmail address of people I don't even know. I don't know ...
Tim Maddox's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
16 views

Contacts cannot sync

Contacts on my iPhone, MacBook, and iCloud failed to sync; now I have three different Contacts versions on them! I have tried all methods listed in https://support.apple.com/en-us/102543 as well as ...
RS.'s user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
174 views

Unable to login into Google Internet Account for Mac Sonoma or Sync Contacts

I am trying to login to my mac with a personal gmail Google account (not GSuite) that has 2-Factor enabled, so I can sync mail, contacts, and notes. Previously, I was able to do this. However, ...
ZenBalance's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
139 views

How to decode/decompress Apple's vCard notes

I have vCards that were exported from the Contacts app of Mac OS X 10.8.2. From what I can tell, Apple exported the notes with RTF that was compressed with LZF and converted the compressed data to ...
fractional_ideal's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
40 views

Sync Outlook for Mac contacts with iCloud

What is best way to clean up these lists Outlook for Mac Contacts (via MS 365 Exchange) do not match iCloud contacts. On iPhone, I can see a large percentage of contacts are linked to both accounts (...
PioneerPoint2006's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
656 views

iOS 17 update: contact pictures

I have gone into the info section for one of my iPhone contacts and it says ‘recent photo update from (contact name)’ and looks like this: Does this mean my contact has added the photo shown to the ...
Meg's user avatar
  • 11
2 votes
0 answers
38 views

Contacts does not sync, while Reminders and Calendar do

I have two devices: iPhone (12 mini, iOS 16.7.2) and a MacBook Air (OS 12.6.7). iCloud is the only Contacts repository on my devices. When I create or edit a contact on one device, the change does not ...
jt bullitt's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
594 views

Macbook not showing contact names in messages?

I have the 2023 Macbook Air running MacOS13.4. I synced my apple ID from my iphone to my macbook, and in the contacts app on my macbook, I can see all my contacts; however, in the messages app on my ...
roulette01's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
47 views

How do Google contacts change without me making the changes?

I have windows and apple devices but mostly apple. iMac, iPhone and iPad plus a Dell XPS. Contacts are from google. I've noticed for quite a while that a certain category of contacts are changed ...
BrokenCookie's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
188 views

How to set a SMS sender to be a Known sender in Messages?

How do you set a sender of an SMS message to be a known sender? If it is a plain phone number you can hit the info button and add to contacts sometimes. But this does not work always - I have senders ...
mmmmmm's user avatar
  • 30.3k
2 votes
1 answer
116 views

Transfer contacts from a feature phone to an IPhone

I try to import the contact list from an old Samsung to an IPhone (SE 2020, running the latest iOS) and it looks like more challenging than it should. What I tried so far : Sharing contacts from the ...
phone_user's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
33 views

How to get rid of these contacts numbers in a group

How would I get rid of the two middle contacts In this group? I am new to iPhone and just transferred from an android when these contacts popped up in this group. They were never there before and am ...
Boeing787's user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

Syncing contacts not in icloud group

I have (for some reason I do not know) 68 contacts in iCloud and all the rest belong to another group. The 68 contacts are syncing correctly through iCloud. How to I sync the other contacts which are ...
testar123456789's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
655 views

iPhone 11 calls specific contacts via Teams instead of making a regular phone call via the Phone app

An employees' iPhone 11 calls specific contacts via Teams instead of making a regular phone call via the Phone app - from the Phone app's contacts list. He's on the latest iOS release - 16.5.1. When ...
Matty Brown's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
124 views

If I change the email address associated with my Apple ID account will my friends have to make a new contact and lose our chat?

Ok so as the title suggests, I want to change the email address that is associated to my Apple ID account as it's something old and embarrassing that I don't want anymore, the issue is, I only use my ...
fabio's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
164 views

How to switch phone line when clicking on a phone number link?

I'm using an iPhone 14 with iOS 16.5 and two SIM cards. When calling someone from Contacts I can select which line to choose to call him. When dialing a phone number in the Phone app I can also select ...
David's user avatar
  • 260
2 votes
0 answers
194 views

Missing the linking contacts feature in Contacts on Mac

I've noticed that the linking contacts feature doesn't seem to be available on my Mac, even though it's mentioned in the Contacts user guide for macOS Ventura 13. I've tried linking my contacts on my ...
Timofey Suyargulov's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

iPhone unable to call a certain contact

Ok this is really weird and I’d appreciate any guidance. In the last few days I have been unable to call one contact, my wife. My phone can call all other contacts and numbers that I’ve tried. I can ...
Ro.'s user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
55 views

Prevent Apple Mail from suggesting contacts from my personal contacts

I have macOS and contact from two different account: personal (using my Gmail account) and professional (using an Microsoft Exchange server). I'm using Gmail webmail for personal mail and Apple mail ...
Martin Delille's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
544 views

How to write a readable contact to an NFC tag

I just recently got some NFC tags, and while I was playing around with https://nfc.software's iOS app, I tried to write a contact (by importing a contact) to an NFC tag and then read it, but it was ...
npxr c's user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
0 answers
104 views

The order of names in Contacts app

I try to understand how the contacts are sorted in the Contacts app. I use Contacts on Mac and I don't have iPhone, but I think there should be no difference. I'm Russian (sorry about the war, I don't ...
jsx97's user avatar
  • 130
1 vote
0 answers
47 views

stop Siri announce the type of called contact

Each time I call contact with siri it announced [name] + [type of the phone number] for example Dad - mobile. There is any way to prevent it from reading the number type?
Dan's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
108 views

Unable to recover contacts from Mojave to Big Sur

I upgraded from Mojave to Big Sur and forgot to export contacts. I have a backup of the files in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook, which I tried to recover with the three methods mentioned in ...
emonigma's user avatar
  • 1,047
1 vote
1 answer
92 views

Is there a way to send mail to "Joe Blow" <[email protected]> without adding them to Contacts?

How do I send an email to a single person with their first name and last name (not just their email address) without having to add them to my Contacts in the Mail app on my Mac? Is this possible?
StevieD's user avatar
  • 1,516
0 votes
0 answers
33 views

Transfer contacts from older iPhone [duplicate]

I have an older iPhone. I updated the iOS as much as I could, but it only goes up to iOS 15. With iOS 16, in the Contacts is a "Lists" link, which gives the option to AirDrop all the ...
Zombo's user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
0 answers
511 views

'Message Send Failure' to one contact from iPhone - have tried everything

I'm trying to send messages to my father's phone number (iPhone) but the 'Not Delivered' error is always being thrown back. Currently, iMessage is disabled but I've tried it enabled but, as suspected, ...
MrFish's user avatar
  • 41
1 vote
0 answers
417 views

Shortcut or widget for contact on iphone home screen? Iphone 13, ios 16.2

Shortcut or widget for contact on iphone home screen? Iphone 13, ios 16.2 Appreciate someone perhaps walking through these steps with their iphone, trying them and correcting them and verbiage, if you ...
PeterC's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
48 views

How to sort out confusion in iPhone Contact Groups?

My usage of my iPhone SE is that I never sync to the cloud because I keep private inforamtion in my Contacts. Instead, I sync my Contacts over home Wi-Fi, and it gets synced with an Exchange Server [...
user2153235's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
905 views

Is there a way to request access to local iOS contacts from a website?

Is there an equivalent to requesting native iOS contact permissions that can be triggered on a mobile website, e.g. for the purpose of uploading contacts to a chatting app or social media for social ...
Jared Zimmerman's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
274 views

Prevent Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to Apple servers

Is there a settings combination on current Apple operating systems (macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16.1) that prevents Siri and Dictation from sending my contacts to an Apple server? Apple's web page Siri ...
pommy's user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Can't edit or delete groups in Contacts.app

I'd like to delete a contact group or remove a person within one in Contacts.app and can't The contextual and top menus doesn't have any commands for this, and the delete key does nothing. I can ...
Merchako's user avatar
  • 1,116
0 votes
1 answer
140 views

AppleScript - Update Contacts app by reference to their ID

I've been using AppleScript to create new people in the Address Book/Contacts app on my Mac running macOS Monterey 12.6. I've been storing their IDs (e.g. 778C4D8D-0A22-4918-A5B6-73361FFF8779) and I ...
user982124's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
96 views

Can Apple Mail and Calendar search directory contacts?

I thought I'd try out Apple Calendar, here is my first stumbling block We use Google Workspace, so I can normally make events with anyone in the company, google automatically searches for contacts ...
mcfedr's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
0 answers
68 views

iOS 16 – Recovery Contact shown as added 1 Jan 1970

After upgrading my iPhone SE 2020 to iOS 16.0 (20A362), I went to Settings > Family > Family Checklist and saw a prompt to add a recovery contact. After adding a family member they’re now shown ...
Louie Louie's user avatar
  • 1,475
1 vote
1 answer
585 views

Apple Mail Display Name versus Contacts Entries (several of them mentioning the same email address)

How does Apple Mail decide which "long name" / "full name" to be displayed in the various panes for an email address that occurs in several entries in the scenario outlined below, ...
U Nix's user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
671 views

messages not showing contact names on mac (google contacts)

I use google contacts on my iPhone and previous mac, but recently switched to a new mac. After linking the iCloud account to messages on mac, and adding google contacts to the internet accounts, I ...
Joey Baruch's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
762 views

How to make a Shortcuts message automation to add number to a contact

I'd like to create a shortcuts automation on my phone to automatically add spam messages to a "Spam" contact. However, I can't get the shortcut to work. This is what I currently have This ...
asmeurer's user avatar
  • 1,995
0 votes
1 answer
120 views

Export macOS Contacts with Groups

Is it possible to export macOS Contacts with Groups? Exporting All Contacts seems to create a flat file with all contacts and does not populate the CATEGORIES: property.
Milliways's user avatar
  • 8,022
0 votes
1 answer
81 views

Convert email to Contact

I have a text file of a list of contacts in the form Name <emailaddress>. I would like to convert this to a Contact group - or at least convert each to a contact. Currently I have to edit into ...
Milliways's user avatar
  • 8,022
0 votes
2 answers
145 views

Is it possible to add a list of contacts to an iOS/iPhone device?

Could I add a text file containing a list of my friends' phone numbers to my contacts without doing it manually/individually?
Amir Ashar's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
1k views

I split a contact into two, one with an Apple ID and with a phone number. How can I get iOS to let me open two messages conversations?

Someone in my contacts list that used to have an iPhone has switched to a non-Apple phone, but still has a MacBook. So I want to be able to send this person messages using both iMessage and SMS. To ...
Bri Bri's user avatar
  • 2,508
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

iOS: Incoming Calls - show company name on all calls from any extension number (wildcard?)

what i do: i save a contact and they have an extension number +49/030/12345-678 - here is the company head number 12345 - the 12345-0 would normaly the company reception and many extension numbers ...
muescha's user avatar
  • 152
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

Safari accesses Contacts

I’m reading the App Privacy Report of my iPhone. It says that Safari accesses Contacts. I‘ve never explicitly allowed it and I don’t know why Safari does it. I have disabled the use of contact ...
BonBon's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

what is the correct international mobile phone number format for UK-based iphones

A while back my iPhone would not dial mobile phone numbers correctly. The problem seemed to be that the '07' at the start of the UK mobile code was identified by the phone as being a country code. ...
Dan's user avatar
  • 321
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

The phone of a new contact showed my name without having me as contact yet

I am using an iPhone 12 Mini, with the latest software updates. Met someone today and we exchanged the contacts, but something funny happened: I gave him my phone to enter his name, phone and email I ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
69 views

iOS silencing calls from known callers

In iOS 15 I've had a lot of calls from known contacts silenced. This happens at normal times, when my iPhone might be in its sleep/lock state, but not in any of the Focus modes. I do have Silence ...
Pedro's user avatar
  • 630
1 vote
0 answers
471 views

What's the role of "My Info" under Contacts?

I found a generic siri generated Contact card that identified myself in iOS for purposes unknown to me. This appears consistent with the following support page iPhone uses your Apple ID to create ...
jxramos's user avatar
  • 845
2 votes
0 answers
502 views

How can I import a vCard without getting duplicated fields?

The vCard format has a UID field which should uniquely identify a contact to avoid duplicates. This works: when importing the same vCard twice with multiple contacts inside and a fixed UID for each, ...
Luc's user avatar
  • 121

1
2 3 4 5
19